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Training Officer (Fire)

Office: Fire Service
Salary: $40,000 - $48,000

Announcement Date: 6/22/2020
Closing Date: 7/22/2020


Under general supervision, is responsible for the Training Division of the Fairfield County Fire Service program. Duties include but are not limited to developing training programs, maintaining training data, maintaining standards, monitoring the execution of proper laws, regulations, procedures and service, scheduling and teaching courses for full-time and part-time employees, temporary staff and volunteer firefighters for the Fairfield County Fire Service. Reports to the Deputy Fire Chief



Plans, develops, conducts and coordinates training for all full-time and part-time employees as well as temporary staff and volunteers.

Coordinates and conducts skills assessment and orientation for department new hires; ensures legal requirements are met.

Guides and assists new volunteers through the initial training process.

Accurately documents training activities.

Works within general policy and organizational guidelines.

Does independent planning and implementation and reports progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings.

Periodically reviews and evaluates state and federal laws/requirements; ensures departmental compliance; and implements changes.

Assists with the review of current operations to modify procedures, standards and quality to control.

Assists with department budget and determining training related expenses.

Responds to emergency calls for service.

Responds to problems, complaints, and inquiries.

May inform general public of crisis conditions, emergency response, life and death situations, on- scene updates, etc. through press releases; performs interviews with television, radio and print media in the absence of the Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief.

Receives, reviews, prepares and submits various records and reports including invoices, purchase orders, budget documents, cost spreadsheets, maps, training material, memos, etc.

Plans, coordinates and conducts test and trial emergencies to prepare staff and volunteers in crisis conditions; develops appropriate training schedules.

Ensures appropriate certifications and paperwork are processed for staff and works effectively and efficiently; meets necessary staffing requirements, guidelines, expectations and goals of the department and state.

Performs semi-annual/annual assessments of all shift personnel and volunteers; determines changes needed; and assists with developing plans for implementation.


Performs other related duties as required.


Associate degree in a related field, and at least six (6) years of related work experience including supervisory experience OR High School diploma and ten (10) years related experience. Must possess a valid state driver’s license. Must have National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Firefighter II; Emergency Vehicle Driver Training (EVDT), Pump Operations I, Fire Officer I, Fire Instructor I, National Incident Management System (NIMS-ICS) 300, 400, 700 and 800, and Emergency Medical Responder (EMR).

Fairfield County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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