Full Time Tenure Track Instructor, Fire Service Technology @ Las Positas College (Fire Academy Focus)

This tenure track position will have a focus on the Fire Fighter I/II Academy at Las Positas College in Livermore CA.

Job Title Instructor, Fire Service Technology
Position Type Faculty
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Position Code 3FSS23
FTE 1.0
Pay Rate (or Annual Salary) $62,996 – $96,885/annual
FLSA Exempt
Job Location Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore, CA 94551
Department Public Safety, Advanced Manufacturing, Transportation, Health and Kinesiology
Job Summary
Las Positas College provides an inclusive, learning-centered, equity-focused environment that offers educational opportunities and support for completion of students’ transfer, degree, and career-technical goals while promoting lifelong learning. At Las Positas College we know that equity will be achieved by changing the impacts of structural racism, ableism, homophobia, and systematic poverty on student success and access to higher education, achieved through continuous evaluation and improvement of all services. We believe in a high-quality education focused on learning and an inclusive, culturally-relevant environment that meets the diverse needs of all our students and staff. ​
Equity is parity in student educational outcomes; it places belonging for students of color and disproportionately impacted students at center focus. Our prized and emerging equity efforts include Puente, Umoja, ConnectUp, Brother 2 Brother, Sister 2 Sister, Black Student Union, Presidential Task Force on Systemic and Institutionalized Racism, the Presidential Speaker Series, Black Education Association, UndocuAlly Taskforce, curriculum reviews and a linguistic justice curriculum.
Located in Livermore, Las Positas College is becoming an institution that reflects the diversity in California. We are a learning-centered institution focused on excellence and student success, and are fully committed to supporting all Tri-Valley residents in their quest for education and advancement.
Joining Our College Community
We seek equity-minded applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to an educational community. We look for applicants who:
    1. Value and intentionally promote diversity and consciousness of difference
    2. Demonstrate cultural humility and an ongoing desire to improve cultural competence
    3. Are dedicated to addressing issues of social justice
    4. Accept their shared role and responsibility in addressing opportunity and achievement gaps experienced by students
    5. Have experience and success in closing student equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices, or are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about implementing practices that achieve these goals
    6. Actively seek to identify, disrupt, and remove institutional and/or systemic barriers that adversely impact historically marginalized communities
    7. Empower the underrepresented and underserved
    8. Foster students’ potential to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders
    9. Believe that all people have the right to an education and work environment free from fear, harassment, or discrimination

 

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking an Instructor, Fire Service Technology position for Las Positas College in Livermore, California.

This position reports directly to the Division Dean.

Representative Duties
1. Ability to effectively and enthusiastically teach Fire Service Technology courses, including, but not limited to: State Fire Marshall accredited courses leading to State and National Certification, the Basic Firefighter Academy and Wildland Firefighting, Fire Protection Organization, Fire Service Operations, Firefighter Safety and Survival, Fire Behavior and Combustion, Fire Prevention Technology, Fire Equipment and Systems, Fundamentals of Building Construction and Fire Protection, Hazardous Material, Fire Command Services, Fire Prevention, Fire Investigations, Fire Instructor.

2. Ability to design and implement innovative teaching methodologies in the above mentioned curriculum.

3. Demonstrated knowledge of current state and national curriculum and accreditation standards for course and program development and instruction.

4. Demonstrated knowledge of methods of instruction, testing, and assessment of students.

5. Participate in campus professional activities, which include, but are not limited to: committee membership, curriculum development, staff meetings, and community outreach.

6. Ability to contribute to the total operation of the instructional program including fulfilling Department, Division, and College responsibilities as well as within the community and the District.

7. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.

8. Ability to adapt instructional techniques to accommodate varied learning styles, and utilize a variety of teaching modalities including distance and hybrid learning.

9. Ability to seek and support professional growth and demonstrate career objectives consistent with the mission of Las Positas College.

10. Availability to teach morning, afternoon, evening, weekend, distance learning, and/or off-campus classes when scheduled as part of the regular teaching assignment, to teach outdoors and in sometimes inclement conditions, as well as the ability to effectively demonstrate operational firefighting techniques.

11. Ability to seek and support professional growth and demonstrate career objectives consistent with the mission of Las Positas College.

12. Evidence of a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical and learning disabilities.

Minimum Education and Experience
Any bachelor’s degree or higher and two years of professional experience, OR any associate degree and six years of professional experience OR equivalent.

You will be required to upload your transcripts. You must upload all applicable transcripts, credentials and/or certificates required to meet minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Any degrees earned outside the United States must have an official US evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application. In the case that the file you are uploading is too large or you do not have your transcripts readily available, please upload a document in place of stating you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, or by fax (925) 485-5254, by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on the closing date.

*Degrees in Progress: To be conferred on or before July 1, 2022 will be considered, provided that the applicant also submits (1) an up-to-date transcript, (2) a photocopy of the degree requirement from the school catalog, and (3) proof of current course(s) and enrollment. Please provide your explanation and background material by using the optional document upload called “Other Document”. If you are unable to upload the above, please upload a document in its place and state you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on the closing date.

Applicants applying under the “Equivalent provision” must provide details that explain at time of application how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degree listed above. Please provide your explanation by using the optional document upload called “Equivalency Statement”.

Minimum Qualifications
Evidence of a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical and learning disabilities.
Desirable Qualifications
1. Teaching experience in Fire Service Technology a the college level.

2. Certificates, or the equivalent certificates for: Fire Instructor 1A, 1B and 1C Training Instructor, Regional Instructor Orientation, Ethical Leadership in the Classroom.

3. Experience as a training program coordinator and/or supervisor or manager in the Fire Service.

4. Demonstrated experience teaching the most current Firefighter I Curriculum at an Accredited Regional Training Program (ARTP) or Accredited Local Academy (ALA).

Job Work Schedule
This position is full-time, tenure track, beginning Fall 2022. Employment will begin on or about August 15, 2022.
Physical Demands and Working Environment
INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES WHO ARE UNABLE TO CARRY OUT THE PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES OF THE POSITION WILL RECEIVE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS TO ENABLE THEM TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION.
Posting Detail Information 

Posting Number F123P
Open Date 05/16/2022
Close Date 06/03/2022
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants
The Board of Trustees has implemented a vaccine mandate for all employees. Accordingly, finalist(s) must comply with the vaccine mandate prior to being forwarded to the Board of Trustees for approval. See vaccine mandate information at http://districtazure.clpccd.org/policies/files/docs/BP7330.pdf.
Notification to Applicants
The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.
Instructions for Personal Qualifications Statement
The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.
EEO Statement
It is the policy of this District to provide equal opportunity in all areas of employment practices and to assure that there shall be no discrimination against any person on the basis of sex, ancestry, age, marital status, race, religious creed, mental disability, medical condition (including HIV and AIDS), color, national origin, physical disability, family or sexual preference status and other similar factors in compliance with Title IX, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, other federal and state non-discrimination regulations, and its own statements of philosophy of objectives. The District encourages the filing of applications by both sexes, ethnic minorities, and the disabled.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts/Credentials/Licenses
  4. Personal Qualifications Statement

Optional Documents

  1. Other Document
  2. Equivalency Statement

Had a request from CPT Turner to send this out to the group. Based on the questions in the quiz it is what is in the curriculum for FF1. However, I still wanted to send it to the group for you to respond.

Good Afternoon Sir,

I am currently working on a proposal for creating a SFT forcible entry class.  I am looking to send out a brief survey to get data to see if there is an interest on developing this Statewide.  I received your email from Chris Fowler from SFT and was advised you may be able to send it out your ARTP group for their input.  Would you be able to send out this link to a google form that gathers information regarding this concept?  It should only take a few minutes of the respondents time.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdU2VFMy6Ne2FS2EAic_Pnb4z1WYZqFET6rXK-7Oce5tDhpbA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

Nic  Turner

Training Captain/ Tower Coordinator

Training Division
San Bernardino County Fire Protection District
Cell: 909-762-5357
2824 ‘W’ Street, Bldg. 302,
San Bernardino, CA 92415

PSG Learning is actively looking for an author to revise Shackelford’s Fire Behavior and Combustion Processes.  For individuals with expertise in this area who are interesting in authoring opportunities, please send your CV alongside a writing sample to Laura Carney at [email protected].  If a writing sample is not available, a Lesson Plan illustrating how you cover these topics with students is also sufficient.  For those who are not interested in authoring but would like to provide feedback on this product to help inform a new edition, please reach out to Laura Carney indicating your interest in reviewing.

From Caryn Petty,

State Fire Training (SFT) is seeking Instructors/Subject Matter Experts (SME) active within Fire Fighter academies to volunteer for test item analysis on select questions within the cognitive test banks. These meetings will be entirely online.

 

All SMEs will be required to attend a 60-90 minute orientation briefing on 11/01/21. Question items from FF1A, FF1B, FF1C, and FF2A will each be reviewed separately in 2-3 hours blocks via MS Teams on 11/01/21 or 11/02/21. Only two SMEs per module will be selected and SMEs may attend only one module. If you are qualified and interested then complete the survey below. All responses are due by October 15, 2021.

 

To apply, visit: Subject Matter Expert Test Item Review Survey

 

Let me know if you have questions.

 

Caryn R. Petty, MA, Deputy State Fire Marshal III/PM

State Fire Training, Academy Coordinator

The Office of the State Fire Marshal

2251 Harvard Street, Suite 400

Sacramento, CA 95815

(916) 662-0611 mobile

[email protected]

 

Hello all, we would like to share our new Stand Alone Fire Fighter I/II Certification Exam Course @ Oxnard College that will be offered Fall 2021. Please share this flyer with anyone who may be interested. Thank you

FF I.II State Cert. Flyer.pdf

New awards: Oxnard College Company Officer AS & COA starting Fall of 2021. Please share with anyone interested.

NEW FLYER OXNARD COLLEGE PUBLIC SAFETY (3).pdf

Teaching Opportunity Adjunct Faculty Member Oxnard College with focus on EMT

Oxnard College is in need of adjunct/part time faculty members to teach as part of their EMT program Fall of 2021 and Spring of 2022. If interesting please apply at the following link by April 30th:

Apply for the job

If you have any questions in regards to the program or position, feel free to call Matthew Jewett at 805-678-5307

Adjunct Faculty Member Oxnard College with focus on SFT Company Officer Courses

Oxnard College is in need of adjunct/part time faculty members to teach their new Company Officer A.A./A.S. Degree program Fall of 2021 and Spring of 2022. We have extended the deadline to May 31st. If interested please apply at the following link by May 31st:

Apply for the job

If you have any questions in regards to the courses or position, feel free to call Matthew Jewett at 805-678-5307

 

From Caryn,

State Fire Training has expanded the provision to skill simulation on Certification Exam to Fire Fighter 2 (2019) for the following Random Skills:

  • Skill 3-1: Extinguish an Ignitable Liquid Fire
  • Skill 3-2: Control a Flammable Gas Cylinder Fire
  • Skill 4-1: Extricate a Victim Entrapped in a Motor Vehicle

The Fire Fighter 2 (2019) Psychomotor Summary Sheet denoting this information may be viewed online: https://osfm.fire.ca.gov/media/10452/fire-fighter-2-psychomotor-exam-summary-sheet.pdf

These skills may be simulated only when a corresponding registered FSTEP course has been taught during the Fire Fighter 2A (2019) module. It is the responsibility of the host ARTP/ALA to verify FSTEP course completion by all Certification Exam candidates, including Alternate Delivery participants.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

State Fire Training will begin rollout delivery of the new Behavioral Health and Cancer Awareness(BHCA) FSTEP curriculum in Spring 2021. ARTPs interested in serving as hosts of the Instructor rollout of the course(s), should contact Caryn Petty, SFT Regional Coordinator, via email at [email protected].