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Sr. Program Coordinator, Fire Service


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Social Sciences & Public Affairs


Fire Service Program



Reports To: 

Manager II, Fire Service Tech

Position Status:

Part-Time, Non-Benefited

Posted Pay Range: 

$21.15 - $26.44


About Us:

The College of Western Idaho (CWI) expands learning and life opportunities, encourages individual advancement, contributes to Idaho’s economic growth, strengthens community prosperity, and develops leaders.

We are a comprehensive community college providing higher education programs. We offer a full range of academic and career-technical courses leading to an Associate of Arts or Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degrees, continuing education, and certifications. CWI also offers Basic Skills Education to help prepare for a GED, Dual Credit for high school students, and fast-track career training for working professionals.

At CWI we are proud of our talented and dedicated faculty and staff. Our employees have an opportunity to make a difference in students’ lives every day. We are excited for you to join us and share our passion for higher education.


Position Summary:

Direct oversight and responsibility for the success of the Fire Service Technology Basic Technical Certificate (FST BTC) Program. Exercise primary responsibility for the FST BTC program using the IFSAC (International Fire Service Accreditation Congress) and NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) model, standards, and curriculum. The program collaborates to meet the needs of fire agencies in the service region and serve their employment needs.

The coordinator will identify, supervise, and coordinate with the instructors to deliver IFSAC and NFPA certified instruction. The Coordinator will also coordinate activities associated with the recruitment and advising of students, as well as the continuous development, management, and improvement of the program.

Maintain composure in a high-stress environment that includes training students in NFPA 1403 approved live fire training, high angle rope rescue, and other scenarios.


Essential Functions:

• Recruit and interview student candidates to determine qualifications are met to enter the
program (e.g., background check and interview) and continue to advise students
throughout the program.
• Takes primary responsibility for retaining students, following established guidelines for
contacting students.
• Records student attendance and tracks student outcomes.
• Manage student registration and testing.
• Manage classroom coordination, field, and drill ground training to include securing training
sites, providing equipment and training aides while maintaining a high level of student
safety and security.
• Recruit, develop, evaluate and schedule IFSAC and NFPA qualified instructors. Review
instructor student evaluations and conduct performance evaluations and report results as
• Instruct students to IFSAC and NFPA standards as needed in a variety of topics including
but not limited to Firefighter I, hazmat awareness and operations, extrication, assisting
technical rescue teams, etc.
• Develop program schedules, lesson plans, exams and other measurements needed to
determine student level of performance and understanding.
• Ensure safety of students during training on the drill ground and during NFPA standard
1403 live fire training.
• Provide IFSAC and NFPA approved and aligned instruction to students in the program in
area(s) of expertise.
• Accompany program director in negotiating training agreements and meetings with
executives of local fire service agencies.
• Maintain IFSAC and NFPA certified instructor status and engage in professional
development to ensure expertise in specialty and to teach additional subjects.
• Maintain IFSAC and NFPA program certification including articulating with other agencies,
high schools, and other post-secondary programs.
• Attend and participate in all Social Science department meetings and required
faculty/professional training.
• Represent the fire service program at public events within the community with
• Effectively address student issues or complaints.
• Cooperate professionally with all other departments, faculty, staff, and students of the
College to provide an effective educational program.
• Assume responsibility for the safety of all equipment assigned to students in the program.
• Conveys by words and actions the values expected by CWI.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in fire service or related emergency services field preferred.
• 5 years of experience in fire service or related emergency services field.
• Established IFSAC and NFPA certified instructor or the ability to earn IFSAC and NFPA
teaching certification required.
• Proven ability to conduct fire service training and evidence of earned advanced IFSAC and
NFPA certificates preferred (Intermediate, Advanced, Master, and/or Executive).
• Experience in program coordination and teaching experience in a fire service approved
program preferred.



If so, please submit your resumé and cover letter. We look forward to receiving your application.