Auto req ID 6332BR
Posting Title Fire Safety Trainer
Position Number 00206181, 00206182, 00206189, 00206366, 206367, 01198849
Department CED-KS Fire & Rescue Training
No. of Positions 5
FTE .2 -.4
FLSA Status Nonexempt
Employee Class U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Work Schedule Part time as needed, 8-16 hours per week
Job Family EducationalSuport&Delivery-KUL
Conditions of Employment Contingent on Funding
Position Overview The University of Kansas (KU) is a member of The American Association of Universities and is classified as a Research University I by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Research. As a center for scholarship and research, KU has 29,000 students and 2,000 faculty members at its main campus in Lawrence, Kansas, the KU Edwards campus in Overland Park, the Medical Center in Kansas City and a branch medical school campus in Wichita. For more information, please visit the University’s website at http://www.ku.edu.
KU Professional & Continuing Education, headquartered on the Edwards campus, operates in a self-supporting business environment while aligning with KU’s academic, research and public service missions. With a staff of approximately 100 in three locations, 1,000 education events are offered annually to more than 50,000 students. Professional & Continuing Education works collaboratively with all KU academic schools and departments to provide outreach programming. Professional & Continuing Education programs serve all 105 Kansas counties, 50 U.S. states, and 49 countries. Types of programs provided are research conferences, post graduate continuing education, professional certification, workforce and economic development, state and local government, law enforcement, and fire and rescue training.
The Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute is a unit of KU Professional & Continuing Education. Housed on the Lawrence campus, the Institute was created by the Kansas legislature to train Kansas firefighters in 1949. The Institute serves fire departments and firefighters through a “traveling instruction service” that provides 500 training events per year potentially reaching every community and every county in Kansas.
Job Description 60% – Drive Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute vehicles to deliver training props to class locations, coordinate set up of props, and assume the role of lead instructor/coordinator for the training. This duty includes confirmation of training schedules for individual classes assigned by the Institute with the local fire department and coordinating appropriate local fire department support needed for the scheduled course.
30% – Coordinate and teach individual courses and events as assigned and approved by the Director of Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute or his/her authorized representative. Coordination includes supervision of other instructors.
5% – Complete and submit appropriate course documentation as directed by Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute policies.
5% – Due to limited staff, all personnel must perform a variety of duties that may fall outside of their position description. This position will also be required to perform other duties as assigned by the Director or his/her designee.
A Kansas Class A Commercial Driver’s License with a Hazardous Materials Endorsement or the ability to obtain license within four months of employment.
1 year experience coordinating projects and supervising co-workers assigned to the projects.
5 years of progressive experience conducting/providing fire service training.
National Certification as a Fire Service Instructor I or the ability to certify within 4 months of employment.
National Certification as a Fire Fighter 1 or the ability to certify within 4 months of employment.
This position is based in Lawrence, Kansas. Persons in this position are not eligible for travel reimbursement or wages for traveling to or from Lawrence to perform assigned duties.
In-state and limited out-of-state travel is required in this position. This position is frequently required to work a non-traditional schedule (including evenings and weekends).
Federally mandated alcohol and controlled substance testing is required as a condition of employment for those employees possessing Commercial Drivers Licenses and assigned duties of driving semi-trucks. Employees (in these positions) are subject to any of the following types of alcohol and controlled substance tests: pre-duty, reasonable suspicion, random, post-accident, return-to-duty, and follow-up.
This position requires the ability to perform strenuous tasks associated with coupling and uncoupling semi-trailers, and setting up training props. These activities include having to pick up heavy objects in excess of 100 pounds and other heavy objects mounted on wheels and skids. These items must typically be moved and set up with limited assistance from other instructors and without the assistance of mechanical devices.
Persons in this position may periodically participate in live fire training exercises. Successful candidates must be physically capable of performing firefighting functions and being fit-tested into self-contained breathing apparatus.
3 years’ experience in a state fire training system as a part-time or full-time instructor.
10 years of progressive fire service experience (including the training experience sited in the required qualifications section).
Demonstrated understanding of National Fire Fighter Certification systems, certification requirements and the relationship between National Certification and Training.
Considerable in-state and limited out-of-state travel is required in this position. Travel related to this position may be required from one to five days per week. This position is routinely required to work a non-traditional schedule (including evenings and weekends).
Persons in this position will be required to participate in live fire training exercises. Successful candidates must be physically capable of performing firefighting functions including requirements related to the use of and fit testing into Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus as per Kansas Department of Labor regulations. Lifting of heavy materials and training props up to 100 pounds is required in this position. Successful candidates must be capable of lifting and moving teaching kits, firefighting equipment and setting up training props.
Critical thinking skills and the ability to quickly adapt new concepts and technical fire service information into new and existing courses is required. Employees need to be facilitators, leaders, instructors and have a high level of empathy for the challenges of the modern fire service. As a State Fire Training organization, the Institute is expected to help lead change in the fire service through training and education. Employees of the Institute must demonstrate a customer friendly attitude, flexibility, and a strong desire to help keep the Kansas fire service well trained/educated and highly skilled.
Additional Candidate Instruction Please include a resume and a cover letter addressing how you meet the required qualifications, and the names and contact information to three references with your online application.
Deadline for applications is June 12, 2016.
Contact Information to Applicants Melissa Cole, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advertised Salary Range $25.00 per hour
Application Review Begins 13-Jun-2016
Disclaimer The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information and retaliation in the University’s programs and activities. Access to information regarding equal opportunity and diversity worksite posters is available at http://www.humanresources.ku.edu/policies_procedures/category_details/index.aspx?category=8 or you may contact 785-864-4946 or email@example.com for alternate access options. Any inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY
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