Fire Protection Instructor

Posting Date: 3 months ago(10/28/2020 9:42 PM)
Job ID:
# of Openings:
Public Safety Training Center - Appleton
Hours Per Week:
Weeks Per Year:
Work Schedule:
Flexibility in schedule is required.
Anticipated Start Date:
January 2021
Internal Applicant Salary/Rate:
Based upon the applicable compensation structure
Posting Duration:
Position will be posted for a minimum of five days and will remain open until the needs of the position are met

Basic Functions & Responsibilities

This Fire Protection Instructor position is responsible for the delivery and coordination of instruction, facilitation of student learning, and the ongoing development of curriculum and learning strategies that meet the needs of students and employers.

Essential Job Functions/Secondary Job Functions

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Facilitation of Learning. Plan, prepare and deliver instruction and facilitate the learning of students within the Fire Protection Technician Associate Degree, technical diploma continuing education, and/or contract training programs.   Assess the learning outcomes of students at the unit, course, and program level.
  2. Business/Industry/Community Instruction. Develop and deliver customized training for various clients and maintain involvement with business/industry/community.  Seek and prepare revenue producing contracts. 
  3. Equipment use. Operate, clean, maintain, and inventory equipment necessary to perform job duties.
  4. Curriculum Development. Develop, revise, and continually update curriculum and instructional materials which are competency-based, current, consistent with relevant national standards and employer expectations, and aligned with the college policy on level of required documentation.
  5. Classroom Management. Fulfill assigned schedule, maintain accurate student attendance and grade records, maintain instructional environment with emphasis on safety, housekeeping, and equipment security, and ensure opportunities for student/participant evaluation.
  6. Interpersonal/Team Skills. Participate in activities of the instructional team, including planning, development, scheduling, and budgeting as a cooperative and professional team player.
  7. Student Support and Guidance. Advise and support students as a mentor and role model in the achievement of their learning and career goals.
  8. Professional Development. Participate in professional development activities that provide for continually updated knowledge and skills for the role of the contemporary instructor as directed by one’s Individual Professional Development Plan.

Qualifications, Training and Experience


  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Protection or in related and appropriate field; Master’s Degree preferred. (Based on experience and expertise, an individual with an Associate Degree or equivalent and willingness to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree within specific timeframe may be considered), and
  2. Five years of occupational experience in the field of the program or programs being taught, of which at least one year shall be within the last five years.  (One year of related occupational experience may be waived with at least two years of post−secondary teaching experience in the appropriate occupational field within the last five years), or
  3. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable knowledge may be acquired.
  4. State of Wisconsin Firefighter I certification (or equivalent).
  5. Upon hire, obtain State of Wisconsin Fire Instructor II certification (or equivalent).
  6. Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and upon hire obtain CDL Level D.
  7. Ability to plan, organize, instruct, and facilitate quality education programs, including development of relevant curriculum and student assessment tools.
  8. Upon hire, must maintain Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements and licensure required by other agencies to maintain individual and program accreditation, if applicable.

Essential Aptitudes, Skills, Knowledge and Personal Characteristics

                1. Success and commitment as a team player, including the ability to engage in win-win thinking and to foster consensus.

                2. Flexibility in schedule, including availability for evening and weekend assignments.

                3. Flexibility, including the acceptance of and willingness to change.

                4. Demonstrated ability for written and oral communication with students, staff, employers and other external entities.

                5. Proficiency in computer use and applications which support teaching and learning.

                6. Highly motivated with strong interest in contributing to the success of students and the college.

                7. Ability to work with diverse student, staff, and community populations.

                8. Understanding and successful use of learning technology, both on-line and as a tool for distance education.

                9. A record of innovations which will facilitate student learning.

               10. Demonstrated development of course materials and assessments of student learning.

               11. An educational philosophy which places the primary emphasis on student learning in the design, delivery, and evaluation of courses.

               12. Willingness to take risks and try new things.

               13. Willingness to accept responsibility for professional and personal growth.

               14. A commitment to the mission, purposes, and values of the college. 

               15. Current knowledge in the roles and responsibilities of emergency service organizations and personnel.

               16. Knowledge of current trends and principles in emergency response.

               17. Ability to communicate effectively and maintain positive working relationships with a variety of related agencies and personnel.

               18. Ability to update instructional methods and materials and apply research studies in classroom, lab or fieldwork settings.

Benefits (eligibility requirements may apply)

403B and 457 Retirement Plans, Bereavement Leave, Dental Insurance, Emergency Leave, Employee Assistance Program, Fitness Center at Appleton Main Campus, Flexible Spending Account, Group Legal Benefits, Health Insurance or if applicable Cash Option Plan, Health Savings Account, Long Term Disability Insurance, On-Site Child Care Facility at Appleton Main Campus, Paid Holidays, Pet Health Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, Sick Leave, Spousal and Child Life Insurance, Supplemental Employee Life Insurance, Term Life & AD&D Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Vision Insurance, Wellness Program, Wisconsin Retirement System Pension Benefit (plan eligibility requirements apply)

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position works onsite.  It is the expectation that all employees comply and cooperate with the College’s emergency action plan and any rapidly changing protocols, as well any applicable government orders affecting the College’s operations. This includes adhering to safety protocols and using face coverings and personal protective equipment as applicable.




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