job posting fire tech_wildland.pdf
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OPENING DATE: 10/15/19

CLOSING DATE: 11/11/19 11:59 PM

DESCRIPTION:

This part time pool is to fill positions at Oxnard College to begin during the Summer 2020 semester

with the immediate assignment pertaining to the Wildland Fire Academy. If you have applied for

previous pools in this discipline, you will need to apply to this posting to continue to be considered.

Under the general direction of a dean, an Instructor (Non-Contract/Temporary) provides

comprehensive classroom instruction to students from diverse backgrounds for the purpose of

facilitating the attainment of their academic or vocational objectives. In accordance with the provisions

of Education Code sections 87482.5, Instructors (Non-Contract/Temporary) may be employed up to

67% of a full-time assignment.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

Provide academic instruction to students through lecture, lab, or performance courses; assess and

develop cognitive abilities, communication skills, and higher order thinking skills among students

through appropriate assignments and activities in one-on-one, classroom, and distance mediated

instructional settings. E

Advise and instruct students regarding programs of study, other institutions of higher education,

lifelong learning resources, and effective study skills; refer students to support services, programs,

resources, and other professionals as appropriate. E

Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning

outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely

manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established consultation office hours. E

Plan and organize instruction according to approved course outlines and student learning outcomes to

maximize student learning in alignment with department, college, and district goals; implement the

student performance objectives as listed on the official course outline of record. E

Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress,

course curriculum, and student learning outcomes; prepare and submit data and reports related to

course and student progress in a timely manner. E

Evaluate and select instructional materials such as textbooks, manuals, software, and tools in

collaboration, as appropriate, with discipline faculty; order instructional materials according to campus

bookstore procedure to ensure timely delivery. E

Revise and update course content and materials of instruction in accordance with new theory,

application, and industry developments within the discipline or area of specialization. E

Update syllabi; collaborate with discipline faculty on a regular basis to assess and revise measurable

student performance indicators for each course. E

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May participate in curriculum and program development; may provide input into the development of

student learning outcomes.

May attend and participate on committees and in department, division, campus, and district meetings.

May participate in articulation and matriculation related activities.

May provide work direction to others.

Perform related duties as assigned.

E = Essential duties

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications for the discipline as approved by the California

Community Colleges Board of Governors and defined in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and

Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook. The minimum qualifications for this

discipline are as follows:

Any bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience; OR any associate degree and six

years of professional experience; OR the equivalent*; OR possession of an appropriate California

Community College Credential.

Professional experience is required when the applicant possesses a master’s degree.

The professional experience required must be directly related to the faculty member’s teaching

assignment.

All coursework must be from a recognized accredited college or university.

In addition, candidates must meet the following qualifications:

Registered instructor with CA Office of the State Fire Marshal – State Fire Training

Engine Boss certified by State Fire Training or NWCG

Completion of S-215: Fire Operations in the Wildland Urban Interface

Registered with CA Office of the State Fire Marshal – State Fire Training and/or NWCG to teach

the following courses:

S-130: Fire Fighter Training;

S-131: Advanced Fire Fighter Training;

S-190: Introduction To Wildland Fire Behavior;

S-212: Wildland Fire Chain Saws

*APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT MEET THE ABOVE-STATED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS MUST COMPLETE

THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE FOR EQUIVALENCY IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED ON THE

BASIS OF POSSESSING EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATIONS (EQUIVALENCY). The Supplemental

Questionnaire for Equivalency is available on our website at http://www.vcccd.edu/sites/default/files

/files/departments/human-resources/supplemental_questionnaire_for_equivalency_03.05.15. When

completing the form, be sure to explain in detail how your qualifications are equivalent to the required

minimum qualifications.

If the title of your degree as stated on your transcripts does not exactly match one of the

degree titles listed in the minimum qualifications, you must complete the Supplemental

Questionnaire for Equivalency. Do not assume that you do not need to submit a

Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency because your degree is similar to a degree

stated in the minimum qualifications. DEGREE TITLES THAT ARE NOT AN EXACT MATCH

WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED OUTSIDE OF THE EQUIVALENCY PROCESS.

For further details regarding equivalency and the criteria by which equivalency may be granted, please

click on the following link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/vcccd/Board.nsf

/goto?open&id=83LDBP0DD9E5.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

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SALARY RANGE:

Part-time classroom faculty are paid between $1,589 and $2,700 per semester per .1 load. Placement

on the salary schedule is based on education and experience. Faculty may be assigned any

combination of lecture, lab or lecture/lab classes. Following is an example of a 3 unit class:

3 hour per week lecture = .2 load

3 hour per week lecture/lab = .15 load

3 hour per week lab = .1333 load (Except for those listed on Appendix F of the VCCCD/AFT Contract

calculated at 75% of regular load.)

STARTING SALARY:

Part-time classroom faculty receive between $1,589 and $2,302 starting pay per semester per 10%

load. Part-time faculty salaries are governed by the collective bargaining agreement between the

VENTURA COUNTY FEDERATION OF COLLEGE TEACHERS, AFT, LOCAL 1828, AFL-CIO and the VENTURA

COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT. To review the contract, go to: http://www.vcccd.edu

/departments/human_resources/contracts.shtml.

Please be aware that we will require verification of all part-time teaching experience for which you wish

to receive credit toward placement on the salary schedule. You will have 30 days to provide

verification upon receipt of the offer of employment. Verification must come from the human

resources department and state the percentage of full-time-equivalent assignment you worked during

the specified time period.

For more information about how salaries are determined for part-time faculty assignments, please click

on the following link: http://www.vcccd.edu/sites/default/files/files/departments/human-resources

/part-time_faculty_salary_explanation_version_7.pdf.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

All applicants, including previous and current VCCCD employees, must submit the following materials

in order for their application to be considered. Failure to submit all required materials will result in

disqualification.

All required documents must be submitted by the applicant. Human Resources Department staff will

not upload your documents for you.

Please be sure to upload all materials, including all transcripts, that you wish for the committee to

consider. The hiring committee will NOT have access to materials kept in personnel files, and

such materials will not be considered unless they are included with your application packet.

* Letter of Application: The letter of application must contain the following pieces of information: A)

include the date, your name, and the position and locations for which you are applying, B) address

your sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and

ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and C) provide the screening committee with an

understanding of how you will contribute as a fully participating member of the VCCCD community.

* Completed Application for Academic Employment

* Resume

* Letters of recommendation (Recommended but not required. If you choose to submit letters of

recommendation, they should be uploaded with your application materials.)

* Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency, if applicable (see minimum qualifications above)

* Complete official or unofficial college/university transcripts demonstrating attainment of minimum

qualifications. Transcripts must show the degree title and the date the degree was conferred

or the degree will not be considered for the purpose of determining if you meet minimum

qualifications. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. If the qualifying degree has

yet to be conferred and you expect to have the degree before you begin employment, you must submit

transcripts that state the title of the degree you are working toward obtaining and indicate the

anticipated completion date in your response to the associated supplemental question provided during

the application process. An official copy of your transcripts will be required upon being hired.

Instructors will not be allowed to start working until official transcripts have been received.

NOTE: If you have completed coursework at a foreign institution that is not recognized as accredited

by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, you

must include a full evaluation of the foreign transcript with your application materials if you wish for us

to consider the coursework. To search for institutions that are recognized as accredited by CHEA or

the U.S. Department of Education, visit http://www.chea.org/4dcgi/chea/search

/index.html?MenuKey=main or http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. For a list of VCCCDJob

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recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit https://www.naces.org

/members.

SELECTION PROCESS:

A screening committee will review and screen all applications and associated materials. The candidates

deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to an interview. When completing the application

and the supplemental questions, it is important to outline in detail your education, training (classes,

seminars, workshops), and experience. You will be evaluated based upon the information provided.

Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform

the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than

the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should

document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to

participate in the selection process.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

http://www.vcccd.edu

761 East Daily Drive, Suite 200

Camarillo, CA 93010

805 652 5500

hrmail@vcccd.edu

Position #2019-01469

INSTRUCTOR IN FIRE TECHNOLOGY PART-TIME (INITIAL FOCUS:

WILDLAND FIRE ACADEMY)

AC

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Instructor In Fire Technology Part-Time (Initial Focus: Wildland Fire Academy) Supplemental

Questionnaire

* 1. What are your areas of specialization within the discipline?

* 2. Are you requesting consideration based on equivalent qualifications? (Note: All applicants must

meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job posting or be determined to possess

equivalent qualifications. If the title of your degree as stated on your transcripts does not exactly

match one of the degree titles listed in the minimum qualifications, you must complete the

Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency. Your application will not be reviewed to determine if

you possess equivalent qualifications unless you submit the questionnaire.) Click here for the

Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency.

yes

no

3. If you do not currently possess a qualifying degree but you are enrolled in a qualifying degree

program, please provide the date by which you anticipate such a degree will be conferred.

* 4. Please provide the days and hours you are available to work.

* Required Question

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Rio Hondo College is an open-access California community college that contains nine cities, in whole or part, four distinct unincorporated communities, and a portion of one other unincorporated community of Los Angeles County within our district boundaries. The cities include El Monte, South El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, and Whittier. The District also encompasses portions of Norwalk, Downey, La Mirada, and the City of Industry. The unincorporated communities within our District include Los Nietos, East Whittier, South Whittier, West Whittier, and a portion of Avocado Heights. The College is a Hispanic Serving Institution with over 70 percent of students identified as Hispanic/Latino/a and a total ethnic minority student population nearing 90 percent.

Management Job Announcement

Job Number:          MAN00057P

Position:                 Director of Fire Academy

To view the position details and/or apply click on the link below:

https://riohondo.peopleadmin.com/postings/1467

Regulation Notice

To Interested Parties:

The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is providing Notice of a 45-Day Public Comment Period of proposed modifications to California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Division 1, Chapter 13, related to State Fire Training – Fee List.  The Notice (NOPR), Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR), Text of Regulations (ET),  and other materials may be accessed on the State Fire Marshal website under the tab titled (SFT) State Fire Training – Firefighter Training and Certification-Fee List at: http://osfm.fire.ca.gov/divisions/code-development-and-analysis/title-19-development/

The documents relied upon: Strategic Plan Blue Print 2020 is available for review at: https://osfm.fire.ca.gov/media/4168/bp2020.pdf) and State Fire Training Procedures Manual at http://osfm.fire.ca.gov/media/1697/proceduresmanual2019.pdf

The OSFM will accept written comments regarding this proposed regulatory action for 45 days beginning October 25, 2019 and ending December 9, 2019.

FIRE TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTOR
FULL-TIME, LONG TERM TEMPORARY POSITION

BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

Sierra College is seeking a full-time, Long-Term Temporary Fire Technology Instructor. Sierra College is a Community College located near Sacramento, California where a heavy emphasis is placed on academic excellence and student success. Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the evolving needs of the students and communities that it serves. The Sierra Community College District covers more than 3,200 square miles and serves the Northern California foothill counties of Placer and Nevada, as well as parts of El Dorado and Sacramento. We serve over 18,000 students throughout the region in both on-ground and online courses, including students at our main Rocklin Campus as well as at three centers located in Grass Valley, Tahoe/Truckee, and Roseville.

Sierra College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students and values the rich, diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. A strong candidate for this position must demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds. This includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities and sexual orientations, as well as individuals from historically underrepresented communities and other groups. Our District is committed to providing strategies for success and proactive student-centered practices and policies focused on eliminating equity gaps.

As an institution, Sierra College is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, learner-centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community.  The ideal candidate will share the College’s commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students develop the critical skills necessary to succeed in their degree and career objectives. Currently, Sierra College enrolls 18,300 students per term: 26% of Sierra College’s students are Latinx, 3% are African-American, 2% are Filipino, 5% are Asian-American, 1% are Native American, 6% are multiracial and 57% are White. As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Sierra College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our students.

The successful candidate will join a Fire Technology department dedicated to the use of culturally responsive teaching strategies and methods that meet the varying needs of our students and ensure a successful learning environment. Sierra College demonstrates its commitment to equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty, and staff. These opportunities include trainings and workshops on equity and inclusion, a Faculty Equity and Inclusion Certificate, SC4 (Sierra College Community, Creativity, Culture, and Collaboration Training), active Academic Senate standing committees concerned with student success and equity, a Presidential Equity Advisory Committee (PEAC), culturally responsive student engagement centers, support for our undocumented and AB540 students, campus-wide equity summits, a robust set of programs, events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Responsibilities and qualifications for this position include:

  • Teaching basic-skills and college level Fire Technology courses, such as Firefighter I Certification Training, Firefighter II Training, Fundamentals of Fire Service Operations, Building Construction for Fire Protection, Fire Apparatus and Equipment. Represent the District in Federal, State, and local professional forums and organizations focusing on Fire Technology.
  • Interact with public and private agency partners to develop and improve curriculum and programs.
  • Interact with Federal, State, and local agencies to ensure compliance with mandated course content accuracy and certification requirements.
  • The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about culturally responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging students who are historically underrepresented and underserved in traditional classrooms.
  • The faculty member will participate in curriculum development and in the review and assessment of student learning outcomes and course success rates disaggregated by race/ethnicity and other key demographics to ensure the success of all students.
  • Participation in campus governance, faculty organizations and committees, departmental activities such as program review, and in one’s own professional development is also an integral component of the position’s regular responsibilities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree AND two (2) years of occupational experience in the discipline OR Associate’s degree AND six (6) years of occupational experience in the discipline OR the equivalent.

o   If claiming equivalency, please attach the Request for Equivalency Hearing form. The equivalency form may be found at: https://www.sierracollege.edu/about-us/human-resources/employment/index.php.

o   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.

o   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.

o   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. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here.

  • Knowledge of:  Fire Technology practices and processes; teaching practices, methods, and techniques; current directions in Fire Technology theory and research.
  • Ability to:  Lecture in front of large groups of students; explain Fire Technology concepts in a clear, logical and concise fashion; interact effectively with student, peers and administrative personnel; work independently to solve problems; recognize variation in student backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles; be patient with students; maintain integrity, honesty, reliability, and cooperation.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Certified and/or Registered State Fire Training Instructor through the Office Of the State Fire Marshal.

COMPENSATION

Placement on the District’s Faculty Salary Schedule is dependent upon years of experience and level of education. Entry level is from $55,333.90 to $74,152.72 at time of employment. The current highest salary attainable after employment is $99,371.74. The District offers a very competitive benefits package, which includes health and welfare as well as income protection. Employees will be members of the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS). Sick leave, sabbatical, and other leaves are available according to the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

There are five (5) required documents to apply for this position:

  1. Employment Application
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. Cover Letter that addresses the  responsibilities and qualifications listed above, including:
  4. The transferable experience, knowledge, skills and abilities for teaching basic-skills and college level Fire Technology courses.
  5. Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom and in the campus community.
  6. Applicable Transcripts
  7. Teaching Philosophy Statement that must include discussion of the following questions:
  8. What do you feel are the best strategies for supporting historically underrepresented and underserved students? Specifically, what are the key factors that contribute to their success and the closing of equity gaps in the classroom, particularly for African-American, Latinx, and Native American students?
  9. Think of the most successful class you have taught or equivalent experience. What were the key factors in creating that success, particularly for African-American, Latinx, and Native American students?
  10. What role should faculty play in student success?
  11. Describe how your teaching approach has changed/evolved since you began teaching. Provide examples of what motivated the change(s).

Candidates must apply at: https://sierracollege.hiretouch.com/

DEADLINE:   Applications must be received by the Sierra College Human Resources Department no later than WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2019.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Please note that letters of reference may be utilized during the reference checking process, but will not be provided to the hiring committee.

EEO EMPLOYER

Sierra College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination and the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

Sierra College

5100 Sierra College Boulevard

Rocklin, CA 95677

(916) 660-7105

hr@sierracollege.edu

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Brittani Kelly
Human Resources Specialist

(916) 660-7106
bkelly8@sierracollege.edu
www.sierracollege.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Sierra College – Job Opportunities

State Center Community College District (SCCCD) is currently recruiting for the following faculty position:

Coordinator, Fire Academy

Career & Technology Center

Starting Salary: $72,540 – $109,209 based on education and experience.

Filing Deadline: Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 11:55 PM For complete announcement, application process, and job descriptions, please visit: http://scccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/2943

State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants.