Public Safety Training Specialist 2 [Fire Program Training Coordinator]
Public Safety, Standards & Training-Training - Salem, OR

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is recruiting for a Public Safety Training Specialist 2
[Fire Training Program Coordinator]
in the Academy Training Division

The mission of the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is to promote excellence in public safety by delivering quality training and developing and upholding professional standards for Oregon’s police, corrections, and parole and probation officers, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers, firefighters, OLCC inspectors and private security providers and private investigators. DPSST also oversees polygraph examiner licensing and administers the Public Safety Memorial Fund. The agency’s purpose in the broadest sense is to maintain a highly-skilled, professional and ethical public safety workforce that provides excellent service to the citizens of Oregon.
DPSST provides basic intermediate, advanced and leadership/management training and certification maintenance to more than 30,000 public safety professionals and accredits courses and instructors. Basic criminal justice training courses range in length from 2 weeks to 16 weeks. Specialty criminal justice, fire, private security provider or private investigator training courses range from one day to two weeks in duration.

The purpose of the DPSST Fire Training and Certification Program is to implement standards for the training and certification of Oregon’s 11,000 Fire Service Professionals. For over 30 years Oregon’s fire programs have assisted in preparing career and volunteer fire fighters who serve and protect Oregonians every day. In 1972 the Oregon Legislature established the Fire Training and Certification Program as the Fire Standards and Accreditation Board (FSAB). In 1993, legislation abolished the FSAB and transferred those duties to the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training (BPSST). In addition, the Fire Training Unit of the Office of State Fire Marshal was transferred to DPSST to consolidate public safety training under one agency.

The purpose of this position is to develop, deliver, and present a wide range of fire service related training programs in all aspects of public safety emergency response organizations; to identify issues and programs relating to the fire service in Oregon; provide assistance to fire department training programs, develop curricula, and assist with coordination of special training programs; and coordinate and interact as a liaison for National Fire Academy outreach programs. Ensure professional performance and compliance of Oregon's public safety personnel and agencies with respect to ORS 181.610-690 and DPSST Administrative Rules.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The incumbent is expected to perform position duties in a manner which promotes customer service and harmonious working relationships, including treating all persons courteously and respectfully; engage in effective team participation through willingness to assist and support co-workers, supervisors, and other work-related associations; develop good working relationships with division and agency staff and supervisors through active participation in cross-divisional group projects and in identifying and resolving problems in a constructive, collaborative manner; demonstrate openness to constructive feedback and suggestions, in an effort to strengthen work performance, and contribute to a positive, respectful and productive work atmosphere.

Assess training needs of fire departments, fire training associations and other public service organizations. Through regular contact: plan, assess, and identify training needs. Assess availability of resources and determine effectiveness of assigned training programs and projects.
Ensure validity of training programs by: continuously analyzing and evaluating national, state, and local fire service practices; considering legal issues and court decisions; ascertaining citizen expectations; assessing social and economic changes; and interpreting emerging trends affecting fire service.
Design and modify course content including production of training aids and evaluation tools. Develop lesson plans, goals and objectives, instructional content, audiovisual support materials, references, and evaluation procedures.
Schedule and plan training activities for volunteer and career fire personnel of all levels of experience throughout the state.
Develop, deliver, and evaluate regional training programs and instructors.
Counsel district liaisons officers, trainers, and students, for optimum effectiveness; ensuring policy compliance with the National Fire Academy outreach programs, OAR, ORS and guidelines.

Intra-state travel 35-45% of the time in all types of weather. Overnight stay required 30-35% of the time during travel. Presentation of programs in all types of weather. Working extended hours as needed. Occasional exertion and lifting of equipment. Weekend and evening work required 20-25% of the time.

Qualifications & Desired Attributes:

Six years of professional level experience related to Fire Service and training. Experience must have included delivering structured training sessions or on-the-job training.

College-level coursework related to the subject matter of instruction may substitute on the basis of 45-quarter units per year of experience up to a maximum of three years.
If you are using your college coursework to meet the minimum qualifications of this position, you must attach a copy of your transcripts.

You must be able to obtain a Department of Public Safety Standards and Training Fire Instructor Certification within 6 months of the hire date and maintain your certification throughout your employment with the Department.

As a condition of employment you must also be able to obtain a Commercial Driver's License [CDL Class C] with Haz Mat and Tank endorsements within 6 months of hire.

Additional Information:
To apply, follow the “Apply” link above and complete the Oregon employment application, and all Supplemental Questions," online.
All application materials must be received by the closing date and time posted on this announcement.

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