From Bob Buell,

The Chabot College Fire Technology Program is happy to announce the full-time employment opportunity for a lead Fire Academy Instructor.  This instructor will primarily teach fire academy class sessions at the new Hayward Fire Training Center.  Our need is for an instructor who currently meets the State Fire Training requirements to teach CFSTES and FSTEP courses as a lead instructor for:

  • Firefighter 1 and 2 curricula
  • Fire Fighter Survival
  • Fire Control 3
  • Confined Space Rescue Awareness
  • Vehicle Extrication or Common Passenger Vehicle Rescue Technician

The instructor should also be a certification examination skills evaluator.

I intend to assist the lead academy instructor as a co-instructor as needed during the first year as we will be adapting to our operations at the new training center.

I am available to answer any questions you may have about the position, especially regarding the time commitment and responsibilities.  I have attached the job announcement and the link to the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District’s web page to access the application.

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Greetings everyone,

We are working on a letter writing campaign to support SB 577 (Hurtado) (see attachment for proposed bill) which would allow the State Fire Marshal to accept additional funding sources for the California Fire Service Training and Education Program. The bill would make the same change relative to the California Fire and Arson Training Act. Permitting the State Fire Marshall to receive additional funding sources for training programs will help to mitigate rising fees for those seeking fire training certification.

California State Fire Training (SFT) provides curriculum and certification to current fire department firefighters, and individuals seeking a career in the fire service. Over the years the fire service has become more professional and certifications are now required for every position in the fire service. To generate enough revenue, fees needed to be raised by over 200% and in some cases as high as 400%. This has resulted in courses and certification becoming unaffordable to volunteer firefighters and for individuals seeking entry level positions. SB 577 allows the State Fire Marshal to accept additional funding sources for the California Fire Service Training and Education Program.

We would like to see if your institution would be willing to draft a letter () in support of the SB 577. If so, please send Please send a copy to Harrison Pardini at Ha[email protected] and Submit online via Advocate Portal Thank you for your time, help and consideration.

Matthew Jewett

CFTDA Vice President

[email protected]

SB 577 Letter of Support.docx
SB 577 Letter of Support CFD.pdf
SB 577 State Fire Training Accessibility Act (Hurtado) Fact Sheet.pdf







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Help El Camino College recruit qualified candidates by forwarding this announcement to individuals and organizations you belong to and are associated with.  We are looking to hire individuals who are open to and skilled at working with people from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds and persons with disabilities


Martha E. Lopez

Human Resources

310-660-3593 X5809A2223-049 – FT FAC FIRE TECHNOLOGY Brochure

Director of Forestry, Fire and Public Safety

Greetings All,


Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) District announces an exciting professional opportunity to manage California’s growing need for firefighters, forestry professionals, and other first responders as the new Director of Forestry, Fire and Public Safety. This position will support LTCC in increasing the number of students and certificates and degrees earned served in forestry, fire and public safety training programs and ensuring graduates obtain jobs in high-demand fields in the Tahoe Basin, California and across the country.


To make this position possible, LTCC has secured grant funding to support 75% of the cost of the position through Fall 2026. Specifically, LTCC was named as a partner in the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FoundationCCC) California Resilient Careers in Forestry project, which was selected for funding through America’s Good Jobs Challenge. As one of only 32 grants awarded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, FoundationCCC will receive $21.5 million to coordinate a four-year pilot program aimed at expanding forestry and fire training programs in Northern California and placing qualified workers into high-quality jobs. As a backbone partner, LTCC will receive $1.2 million to support staffing and equipment in the LTCC Forestry Education and Fire Science programs. In addition, LTCC received a private philanthropic donation of an additional $200,000 over four years to support this staff position.


The Director of Forestry, Fire and Public Safety position is categorically-funded pursuant to Education Code 87470 and will collaborate with the Dean of Workforce Development and Instruction to identify and secure highly-qualified Public Safety program faculty and instructional aides, and coordinate Forestry Education programming. Additionally, the Director will be responsible for the coordination of all administrative aspects of Fire Science, Fire Academy, Allied Health/Emergency Medical Services, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Officer training, and assist with Wilderness Education/Search and Rescue programs – including securing and managing equipment and training spaces, and managing grant funds related to programs.


This position is open until filled but to be considered for the first wave, please submit your application by noon on Monday, January 9, 2023.


The Lake Tahoe Community College Human Resources department is upgrading its applicant tracking system and is currently in a transition stage. During this time some recruitments, including this one, will be tracked through a California Community College statewide application system known as CCC Registry.


Further details regarding this opportunity are provided by clicking hereTo apply, please visit


Lake Tahoe Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity. Qualified applicants for employment and employees will not be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, religion, creed, military or veteran status, marital status, age, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.


Questions may be directed to [email protected] or (530) 541-4660 x226. Please spread the word!



These are not necessarily Fire related, but are opportunities that others may be interested in.

Cabrillo College is seeking experienced community college/workforce development leaders to serve in a variety of roles for the 28-college Bay Area Community College Consortium (BACCC). Roles include 6 Sub-regional Directors, 2 Generalist Regional Directors and a Regional Director of Workforce Partnerships. These positions will play a critical role in facilitating alignment of community college, K-16, Adult Education and workforce development efforts, some at the 12-county regional level and some within each of the Bay Area’s 5 economic sub-regions (North Bay, East Bay, SF-Peninsula, Silicon Valley and Monterey Bay). This will be done by working with the position’s stakeholders to set priorities; project managing efforts and resources to address those priorities; providing technical assistance to colleges; and performing related duties as assigned. Comprehensive details can be found on the Cabrillo webpage at this link: RD Job Opportunities

Commitment to equity and diversity

Ideal candidates will share Cabrillo and BACCC’s commitment to educating the region’s racially and socioeconomically diverse student population and working towards the goal of equity for these populations in participation in the region’s career programs, successful completion of these programs, and of placement in employment at livable wages within the field of study. 

What we value

  • Passion
  •  for the mission
  • Teamwork
  •  and collaboration
  • Effective
  •  communication, thoughtfulness and ability to adapt
  • Shared commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in creating a community where all members can thrive as their authentic selves


  • $96,973
  •  – $136,451 – placement depending on related experience
  • PERS
  • Comprehensive
  •  Health Benefits

Applications accepted until positions are filled. Priority screening scheduled for October 17, 2022.

Rock Pfotenhauer, Co-Chair               Kit O’Doherty, Co-Chair

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[email protected]                                  [email protected]   

Holly Bow

RJV Coordinator – Public Safety Sector

[email protected]

(951) 533-9050 c

Hosted by Los Medanos College

Posting Details

Position Information 

Job Posting Title Fire Technology Assistant Professor (60%) / Coordinator (40%)
Location Los Rios Community College District (American River College)
Department Location McClellan Center / Sacramento Regional Public Safety Training Center
Posting Number F01158P
Position Type
Temporary Position Category
The Institution
Founded in 1955, American River College (ARC) is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Sacramento region, serving about 30,000 diverse students each fall and spring at its main campus and centers.

Our Strengths
The College has an outstanding record for academic quality and is among the top community colleges in the state for transferring students to the University of California and California State University systems. The College offers education and support for students to strengthen basic skills, earn associate degrees and certificates, transfer to other colleges and universities, and achieve a career as well as other academic and personal goals. ARC also has a strong reputation for its wide array of career programs in areas such as Healthcare, Hospitality, Human Services, Business and Computer Science, Public Safety, Applied Arts, Advanced Transportation and Manufacturing, and Apprenticeship.

Our Vision
Our vision is to transform the future of all students and our community through inclusive, equitable education. The College seeks individuals who share our mission of placing students first by providing an academically rich, inclusive environment that inspires critical thinking, learning and achievement, and responsible participation in the community.

Our Commitment to Social Justice and Equity
American River College strives to uphold the dignity and humanity of every student and employee. We are committed to equity and social justice through equity-minded education, transformative leadership, and community engagement. We believe this commitment is essential to achieving our mission and enhancing our community. The College seeks candidates who are committed to culturally inclusive practices and serving the ARC student population. Faculty and staff are encouraged to engage in the ongoing development of their professional skills. The College thus supports employee engagement in a broad range of trainings, workshops, and activities such as the Equity Action Institute, the New Faculty Academy, and the Classified Leadership Academy. Also, faculty and staff regularly participate in trainings offered through the College’s Center for Teaching and Learning and its Instructional Technology Center.

Position Summary
General Responsibilities:
The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in their regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.

The department maintains a focus on:

    • Social justice and equity for students, staff and faculty.
    • Fundamental principles, practices, current trends, and a broad and in-depth understanding of the Fire Service field.
    • Pathways for students who would like to transfer to a California State University campus and provide a foundation appropriate for entry into a variety of fields and careers.


American River College is committed to employees:
  • Actively demonstrating a commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Engaging in self-reflection and continuous improvement regarding individuals and their cultural competence
  • Exercising responsibility and accountability for actions
  • Viewing students, ALL students, as equally capable and worthy of our care, time and energy
  • Demonstrating appreciation and respect for others’ perspectives and lived experiences
Position Salary Information:
Initial maximum salary placement is based on academic degree, upper/graduate level units earned, and/or related professional occupational experience per the Los Rios College Federation of Teachers Contract (the initial maximum placement is Class V, Step 8). For more information on the step placement process, please click here.
Salary $49,866 to $94,109 annually. Additional earnings may be available for summer, overload, and stipends. LRCCD Salary Schedules
Additional Salary Information Initial annual salary within a given range varies, depending upon units/degrees completed at accredited colleges/universities and experience. Candidates not holding a master’s degree may start at a salary lower than posted above.
Assignment Responsibilities
The assignment between these two roles may be adjusted based on student, department and program needs.

Instructional Assignment
The instructional assignment may include, but is not limited to, teaching courses in all levels of Fire Science and Technology offered at the college; in addition to:

    • Developing a robust Fire Technology Advisory Board to assure the curriculum meets the needs of the industry, certification, and the community.
    • Assisting the Dean in developing, evaluating, and implementing the Fire Technology and State Fire Training Courses and Center programs.
    • Curriculum management of State Fire Marshal courses related to Public Safety Training.
    • Reviewing, developing, revising, and improving curriculum.
    • Assuming the duties of the Fire Technology faculty chair.
    • Participating on peer review teams.
    • Assisting the Dean in screening, selecting and reviewing of suitable instructors for the Center.
    • Coordinating with other Fire Technology adjunct faculty in the college system on class schedules, student learning outcomes, and program assessment.
    • Participating in department and division meetings.


Coordinator Assignment
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Adhering to standards of the Office of the State Fire Marshal, California State Fire Training.
  • Maintaining the State Fire Marshal’s Office Accredited Regional Training Program certification.
  • Administering program budgets, equipment, and supplies with the ability to forecast Fire Technology department needs, and establishing departmental goals and objectives.
  • Participating in professional organizations and activities.
  • Preparing Perkins reporting.
  • Participating in program reviews.
  • Orienting new public safety instructors to their assignment and obligations.
  • Conducting program/course evaluations and providing the Dean and certifying agency with information on instructor/student performance ratings.
  • Preparing Career Technical Education (CTE) reports.
  • Collaborating with the regional fire service agencies and other college programs on fire technology academic and career pathways.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.
Additional Information
Work Year 174 days
Work Schedule
The assignment may include day, evening, online, hybrid, weekend, and/or off-campus classes/hours.
Total Hrs per Week/Day 7.5 hours per day
Special Requirements
Minimum Qualifications
1. Have a bachelor’s degree AND two years of occupational and/or professional experience directly related to the teaching assignment; OR have an associate’s degree AND six years of occupational and/or professional experience directly related to the teaching assignment; OR hold a California Community College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area; OR , the equivalent.* All degrees must from an accredited institution and completed by January 1, 2023.

2. Five year’s fire service experience to manage the Accredited Regional Training Program (ARTP).

3. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.


  • If your degree title differs from the minimum qualifications listed above, you are requested to apply under the “equivalent” provision.
  • Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation and/or professional experience is the equivalent of the degrees/minimum qualifications listed above. Please visit our website for a sample letter and information on the equivalency determination process.
Application Instructions
Applicants applying to this position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:
    1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application
    2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work
    3. Resume
    4. Letter of Interest


  • Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified.
  • Applicants indicating “see resume” on the application will not have that referenced experience considered for minimum qualifications, which may lead to the application being disqualified.
  • Applicants, including current Los Rios Community College District employees, are required to provide official transcripts, if required to meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
  • Applicants are required to submit official transcripts within 60 days of the time of hire.
  • Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as official transcripts.
  • Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees, and other relevant documents.
  • A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
  • Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. For additional information on foreign transcript evaluations click here.
Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.
Posting Detail Information 

Posting Date 09/13/2022
Closing Date 10/23/2022
Open Continuously No
Beginning On (or About)
Full-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Beginning on or about January 1, 2023.
Ending Date, if LTT
How and where to apply
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 during regular business hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday.

After hour inquiries should be emailed to [email protected]. Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m., of the posting closing date.

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.

All faculty and staff must be fully vaccinated in order to:

    • be physically present on District premises for an extended amount of time, generally more than 15 minutes; or
    • participate in District activities for an extended amount of time, generally more than 15 minutes; or
    • be inside a building or office unless they receive an approved medical exemption or religious accommodation.


All new hires must be fully vaccinated or receive an approved medical or religious exemption within forty-five (45) calendar days of hire. Within seven (7) calendar days, all new hires must show proof they have received the first dose of a two-dose vaccine, or one dose of a one-dose vaccine, or have applied for a medical or religious exemption.

For the latest information on the COVID Vaccine mandate, please visit the COVID Vaccine Requirements informational page.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions of the position you are applying to with or without reasonable accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * I acknowledge and agree that I understand that by answering the question below, I certify that the information provided by me is true, correct and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorize investigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881 (if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability all persons and organizations furnishing such information. I understand that any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts on this form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 or attachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. If you have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minor traffic violation you are required to complete the form “Arrests Which Led to Convictions for Crime”, P-881 (you must disclose convictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section 1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). If needed click on the link and download the form and attach the completed form to your application.
    • Yes, I acknowledge and agree
    • No, I do not acknowledge or agree
    • No answer
  3. * Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Select the appropriate answer.
    • I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline as listed on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts from an accredited college/university and/or evidence of job experience.)
    • I possess a valid California Community College Credential for this discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential with application.)
    • I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and have attached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)
    • I have previously been granted equivalency to teach this discipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach the Equivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.)
  4. * I acknowledge and agree that I have read, that I understand and I meet the minimum qualifications for this position. I understand that I am required to provide official transcripts, if required to meet the minimum qualifications for the position, within 60 days from the time of hire. I also understand that individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees, and other relevant documents. For additional information on foreign transcript evaluations
    • No
    • Yes
  5. * Considering this specific position that you are applying to – where/how did you learn about this position?
    • College Department
    • CareerBuilder
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • Community College Registry Online Job Board
    • Community Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)
    • LRCCD Resource Group – Comunidad
    • Craigslist
    • D’Primeramano Magazine
    • EdJoin
    • Facebook (Campaign)
    • Facebook (Los Rios Page)
    • Glassdoor
    • Greater Sacramento Urban League
    • Handshake
    • HigheredJobs
    • Indeed
    • Job Sites
    • Job Journal
    • Latina Leadership Network of the California Community Colleges
    • LinkedIn
    • Los Rios Community College District Employee
    • Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Email
    • Los Rios Community College District Website
    • LRCCD Resource Group – Asian Pacific Islander Legacy (API)
    • LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association (BFSA)
    • LRCCD Resource Group – Native American Collaborative (NAC)
    • LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)
    • Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Builders Exchange
    • Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Works
    • The HUB
    • ZipRecruiter
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Interest
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1

Optional Documents

  1. Unofficial Transcript 2
  2. Unofficial Transcript 3
  3. Unofficial Transcript 4
  4. Unofficial Transcript 5
  5. Foreign Transcript Evaluation
  6. Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency Request Statement)
  7. P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For Crime Document
  8. California Community College Instructor’s Credential

Good morning CFTDA,

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