Under the direction of the State Fire Marshal, plans, organizes, promotes, and directs the activities of the California Fire Service Training Program; and does other related work. This class is supervisory, performing duties which are substantially different from those of subordinates, and having authority, in the interest of management, to hire, transfer, suspend, lay off, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward or discipline other employees or responsibility to direct them, or adjust their grievances effectively to recommend such actions. The intent under the supervisory pattern is to exclude leadpersons.
The Fire Service Training Supervisor is responsible for the efficient operation of the California Fire Service Training and Education Program, including management of program materials, budgeting, and supervision of instructional staff. Overall responsibilities involve cooperation/coordination with all other fire related State agencies, the State Department of Education, and the California Community College system.
Develops and implements a comprehensive fire service training program for the State as directed by the State Fire Marshal; determines work assignments for program staff; supervises preparation of instructional materials for State, regional and local department programs; assists Federal, State and local governments in the development and coordination of in-service training for fire service personnel; provides coordination with the State Advisory Committee for Fire Service Training and Education to identify training needs and the means to meet them; supervises the organization and maintenance of a training record system for 50,000 fire service personnel; supervises the maintenance of a resource/research library of fire service training materials and visual aids; participates in meetings of fire service organizations at the discretion of the State Fire Marshal; assists the State Board of Fire Services to establish and validate recommended minimum standards for fire protection personnel and fire protection instructors at all career levels (52,000 total fire personnel); develops, validates, updates, copyrights, and maintain security over a complete series of entry and promotional examinations based on the minimum standards established; make the examinations developed available to any agency of the State, to any governmental agency within the State, or to any other testing organization, as deemed appropriate; establishes such fees as necessary to implement subdivision; verifies that minimum curriculum requirements, facilities, and faculty standards for schools, seminars, or workshops operated by or for the State for the specific purpose of training fire service personnel are being met; makes studies of any aspect of fire service training and education directed by the State Fire Marshal; determines the need for and recommends locations of regional training sites; assists the California Fire Chiefs' Association in their operation of the existing State Fire Academy Program.
Two years of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Fire Service Training Specialist III.
Five years of fire prevention and suppression experience in a supervisory capacity in a fire department.
Knowledge of: California Fire Service Training Program; fire protection principles and practices and skills in their application; principles of combustion and causes of fires; principles of effective supervision; modern methods and equipment for fire prevention and control; general building construction; office methods and procedures; principles and practices of public administration; Office's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Provide administrative leadership; train and supervise subordinates; interpret and apply the laws and regulations relating to the Office of the State Fire Marshal and purposes and functions of the Office; speak and write effectively; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the work; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; effectively contribute to the Office's affirmative action objectives.
A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a major in fire science.