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Cosumnes River College


Fire Technology Assistant Professor (60%) /Fire Technology Program Coordinator (40%)

Job Posting Number: F01491P

Salary: $53,855 to $101,638 per year. 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 institutions and experience. Candidates not holding the minimum degree requirement may start at a salary lower than posted above.

Closing Date: 02/21/2024


Complete job description and application available online at:


Position Summary

The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: coordination of instructional programs and/or teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning and program outcomes; maintaining a thorough and current 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.


The assignment percentage between these two roles may be adjusted based on student, department, and program needs.


The college has an MOU with Cosumnes CSD Fire District that only allows CSD employees who have been hired by Los Rios to teach the Fire Technology (FT) 210 internship course. If the successful candidate is not a CSD employee, an instructional load will be created with other FT courses.


Under the direction of the Dean of Health and Suman Services, the Fire Technology Assistant Professor/Coordinator will: supervise the internship site; maintain certification requirements; develop and maintain agency agreements with affiliated fire service agencies; develop, revise, and align curriculum with Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) standards; and assist with program marketing and recruitment.


The department maintains a focus on:

Integrating industry experience with classroom teaching experience to meet the needs of a diverse student population. CRC’s student population consists of traditional students, re-entry, mid-career changing students, employed fire fighters, and international students with varying needs with regard to instruction and mentoring.


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.



As a Los Rios employee, you have access to a comprehensive, competitive benefits package that offers you the flexibility and security to thrive both inside and outside of work. Check out the benefits guide for complete information.


Assignment Responsibilities


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

  • Maintaining a robust Fire Technology Advisory Board to assure the curriculum meets the needs of the industry, certification, and the community.
  • Collaborating with the regional fire service agencies and other college programs on fire technology academic and career pathways.
  • Coordinating with other Fire Technology adjunct faculty in the college system on class schedules, student learning outcomes, and program assessment.
  • Utilizing technology including computers, computer software, internet, email, virtual reality and multi-media equipment to support instruction and communication.
  • Assessing student course success, student learning outcomes and completing program review.
  • Remaining current in the subject area and in the techniques of effective instruction.
  • Participating in department and division meetings.


The fire technology coordinator duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating with the work experience/internship program coordinator and instructor on work-based learning and maintaining required documentation and student records for the Fire Technology Internship Program.
  • 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.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications


Any bachelor’s degree or higher and two years of professional experience; OR any associate degree and six years of professional experience; OR the equivalent*. Professional experience must be directly related to the assignment being taught. All degrees must be from an accredited institution completed by July 1, 2024.

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.


I wanted to provide you with the link to the new full time tenure track faculty position we will be hiring. Please pass this info along to anyone you think might be interested.

Thank you all in advance. If you have any questions please reach out.

Gail Warner

Dean of Health and Public Safety

Imperial Valley College




Good afternoon CFTDA,

If you are looking to teach in the Santa Cruz area or know someone who is interested they are looking for an instructor.

The Career Technical Education Fire Technology Teacher will be responsible for teaching one section of Fire Technology at our Santa Cruz location This course will provide a starting point for students that are new or curious about Fire Technology as well as those that are already interested in a future career in this technology industry.


  • Imperial, CA
  • Full-Time Faculty-Temporary – $65,033.00 – $81,592.00 Annually
  • Category: Education / Fire & EMS / EMS / Emergency Management / Higher Education / Sciences / Faculty / Faculty – Science
  • Division: Academics-Health & Public Safety
Gail Warner
Dean of Health and Public Safety
Imperial Valley College

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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Matthew Jewett, SMFD Engineer (Retired)Fire Academy Director, Instructor[email protected] | (530) 718-4853Miramar College Fire Fighter Academy Program

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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 [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