City of Colorado Springs Fire and Life Safety Educator in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description / Position Overview

The hiring salary for this position is between $5,009 and $6,013 per month.

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Fire and Life Safety Educator

As a Fire and Life Safety Educator, you will provide educational programming in risk reduction throughout the community. You will also conduct educational research and marketing and promote CSFD's (Colorado Springs Fire Department) vision and mission.

*Essential Job Functions *- the basic job duties an employee must be able to perform:

  • Create, develop, and deliver fire and life safety programs to a broad range of audiences and age groups
  • Develop training curriculum for a wide range of ages, demographics, and educational levels
  • Conduct educational research; develop and conduct internal training sessions for firefighter trainees and colleagues
  • Schedule and coordinate fire and life safety events and presentations for the community and department personnel
  • Perform fire setting risk assessments and educational intervention of youth who have been referred to the department
  • Manage one or more educational programs to include program research and development, marketing, implementation, delivery, evaluation, analysis, program material development, distribution, and maintenance of program partnerships
  • Prepare clear and concise reports
  • Build community coalitions to strengthen program effectiveness
  • Direct interns and volunteers
  • Locate and acquire sources of funding for related programs and events
  • Conduct media interviews; attend professional meetings
  • Discuss matters of mutual interest with other public education professionals We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:

Knowledge of:

  • Educational methodology and program development, administration, and evaluation
  • Fire and life safety educational practices and community risk reduction program fundamentals
  • Fire service management policies and procedures and its role in the community
  • Emergency operations; incident command and management systems
  • Modern office equipment, including computers and supporting software
  • Windows and Mac environments Ability to:

  • Learn new technology, software programs, and online tools quickly; apply technical skills effectively

  • Plan, organize, direct, and evaluate programs on an on-going basis to achieve goals and objectives
  • Work effectively in a fast-paced, continuously evolving work environment
  • Use independent judgment to make sound decisions
  • Read and conduct research in literature, books, reviews, online, and scientific or technical journals
  • Read, write, speak, and understand the English language at a level adequate to perform the duties of the position
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively with diverse groups, verbally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships

Successful candidate will have:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in education, communication, marketing, public administration, social work, or a related field
  • Two years of full-time classroom teaching, public relations, or marketing experience with an extensive public speaking background
  • Possess a valid, non-probationary Colorado driver's license not subject to restriction related to alcohol and/or drug violations or pending charges
  • Possess, or obtain within six months of hire, Fire and Life Safety Education Certification I
  • Possess, or obtain within 12 months of hire, the following certifications: Fire and Life Educator II, Juvenile Firesetter Specialist I, and ICS (Incident Command Systems) 100, 200, 700, and 800
  • Possess, or obtain within 18 months of hire, Juvenile Firesetter Specialist II certification Ideal candidates will also have:

  • Two years of fire prevention experience specific to public fire and life safety education, community risk reduction programs, public information, or a combination thereof

  • Two years of experience performing youth firesetting risk assessments, working with mental/behavioral health partners, and working with families affected by youth arson Additional Information

This position requires the ability to lift 50 pounds regularly and 75 pounds occasionally, and speak to a wide range of audiences.

Physical Demands:

Environmental Conditions Primary Work Environment - Office environment with some travel Extreme Temperature - Several times per month Wetness and Humidity - Seasonally Respiratory Hazards - Never Noise and Vibrations - Never Physical Hazards - Never Mechanical and/or Electrical Hazards - Never Exposure to Communicable Diseases - Rarely

This job announcement is not intended to include a complete listing of all responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the position.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Salary: $5,009.00 - $7,016.00 Monthly

Location: Fire Department - City of Colorado Springs, CO

Job Type: Full-time

Department: Colorado Springs Fire Department

Job Number: 12915

Closing: 6/26/2018 4:00 PM Mountain

Agency: City of Colorado Springs

Address: 30 South Nevada Avenue, Suite 301 Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80903

Phone: 719-385-5171 719-385-5171