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This is the entry, training and journey level. Incumbents, under close supervision, learn the Fire Service Training Programs and delivery techniques; develop, schedule and instruct fire training and education courses of average difficulty; assist in special training studies or projects; and to do other related work.
Develops and revises curricula for fire service training courses including course outlines, instructor guides, student manuals, visual aids, and handouts; prepares and monitors fire service training course examinations and certification for levels of performance standards; schedules, conducts, and evaluates the office's and regional training courses and delivery system; provides expert consultative services to training and education committees of local fire organizations; participates in special fire service projects; participates in State and local fire service organizations and advisory committee meetings; disseminates information of fire service training and education opportunities; prepares and reviews reports and correspondence.
Experience: One year of experience in the Office of the State Fire Marshal performing the duties of a State Fire Marshal Trainee assigned to the Fire Service Training Program.
Two years of experience in fire service training, education, or curricula development. and
Education: Successful completion of Fire Instructor IA and IB courses as accredited by the State Board of Fire Services and 12 units in Core Fire Technology courses for a total of 16 units (units may be challenged by State Board of Fire Services certified courses in the same basic subject matter as determined appropriate by the State Fire Marshal).
Knowledge of: Grammar, spelling, punctuation, and modern English usage; contemporary training and educational methodology; California Fire Service Training Programs; State laws, rules, regulations, and policies relating to the Office of the State Fire Marshal; modern methods and equipment for fire suppression and prevention.
Ability to: Follow oral and written directions; learn fire service instructional principles and methods used to develop, deliver and evaluate curricula; effectively train; establish and maintain the confidence and cooperation of those contacted in the work; speak effectively with clear and concise expression and make oral presentations; prepare clear and concise reports and correspondence; interpret and apply laws, rules,and regulations; analyze situations accurately and take effective action.
Willingness to work throughout the State, at unusual hours, evenings, on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays; physical fitness, emotional and psychological stability; possession of a valid California driver's license and good driving record. Applicants who do not possess this license will be admitted to the examination but must secure the license prior to appointment.
Existing law provides that persons convicted of a felony are disqualified from employment as peace officers, as designated in Section 830.3 of the California Penal Code. Such persons are not eligible to compete for, or be appointed to, positions in this class.
Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031 (a), in order to be a peace officer, a person must be either a U.S. Citizen or be a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for U.S. Citizenship. Any permanent resident alien who is employed as a peace officer shall be disqualified from holding that position if his/her application for citizenship is denied.