Description of Duties
Under direct supervision, audits of local fire jurisdictions training records and reimbursement claims to establish compliance with Office of the Illinois state Fire Marshal (OSFM) administrative rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Proctors fire protection personnel certification examination. Promotes participation in the certification program offered by the OSFM to local fire jurisdictions by explaining program purpose, benefits, administrative rules, regulations, policies and procedures to local entities. Maintains a record of jurisdictions contacted. Travels as necessary in the performance of duties.
Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of two years of college with primary concentration in fire science, business or public administration or a program emphasizing firefighting response, fire prevention, fire administration, or emergency medical services management. Requires State of Illinois certification as a Fire Service Instructor II. Requires five years of documented fire service experience as a firefighter in a fire department. Requires four years of experience in a training environment instructing developing training programs. Successful applicants must obtain certification as a Training Program Manager within twelve months of hire; failure to obtain such certification within the allotted time frame is grounds for dismissal. Requires working knowledge of the OSFM's Division of Personnel Standards and Education policies and procedures. Requires working knowledge of principles, practices, procedures, and technologies utilized in the development and implementation of fire personnel training and education leading to the certification of fire personnel. Requires ability to operate a personal computer and utilize software in performance of duties. Requires ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form. Requires ability to maintain a comprehensive record system. Requires ability to speak before public groups. Requires ability to identify issues of non-compliance with fire certification training standards and effect corrections. Requires ability to interpret and explain agency policies and procedures. Requires ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with fire service organizations, local officials and the general public. Requires ability to conduct workshops or conferences, and provide instruction in both oral and written methods, using instructional tools. Requires valid; appropriate, driver's license and ability to travel statewide.
PLEASE NOTE: THE SELECTED CANDIDATE MUST RESIDE IN JEFFERSON COUNTY WITHIN 90 DAYS OF HIRE.