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31 Jan 2022

EMS Full Time, Fire Academy Trainer

The Connecticut Fire Academy – Posted by Kayla Rochon Windsor Locks, Connecticut, United States

Job Description

The State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection is recruiting for a Fire Academy Trainer position located at the Connecticut Fire Academy in Windsor Locks, CT.   This is a full time, 40 hours per week position, Monday-Friday schedule.  Salary range is $68,053 – $90,985. New State employees start at the minimum.

The Connecticut Fire Academy delivers on average of 375 training programs each year reaching 6,000 fire service members of local career, volunteer and state agency fire departments. Fire Academy Trainers are responsible to lead several major programmatic areas.

Selected candidates will be responsible to plan, schedule, coordinate and supervise program delivery by our pool of 160+ adjunct Fire Service Instructors teaching in their assigned program areas.  Fire Academy Trainers ensure all program logistics to include equipment, workbooks and student reference materials and consumables utilized in program delivery are properly accounted for, maintained and delivered to the class locations. 

Responsibilities include but not limited to planning, developing (course objectives, curricula, outlines and content) coordinating, evaluating and selecting training methods and materials; In addition to managing the programs the selected candidate will work with Program Coordinators, Fire Service stakeholders including volunteer and career Fire Chiefs, Training Staff and Adjunct Instructors to deliver and evaluate cogitative and psychomotor skills; The selected candidate will schedule training both on and off campus to meet the requests of the fire service; manage the scheduling and staffing of the programs they are responsible for overseeing; He or She will also maintain current inventory and recommend supplies/equipment for purchase to enhance the high quality training programs delivered; The selected candidate must stay current in the latest fire service trends by researching materials and resources ensuring the highest quality training meeting national standards.


Six (6) years of technical experience in fire suppression and emergency services.


Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been providing fire suppression and emergency services training.


College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years.


  • Experience in taking initiative and creativity to meet organizational goals to include administering multiple complex training program simultaneously;
  • Experience in communicating and effectively building consensus among internal and external stakeholders such as fire service personnel to include: Fire Chiefs, Fire Officers, Firefighters, prospective fire fighters (Recruits), allied first response personnel EMS, LE, fire service organization members, business and industry, Regional Fire School Directors, CFA Instructors and staff.
  • Experience in creating and managing an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork and supports constructive resolution of conflict;
  • Experience as a coach, mentor, motivator, or influencer;
  • Experience prioritizing, problem solving, and forecasting training trends and needs in the Fire Services;
  • Experience with relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations impacting the fire service including OSHA and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Professional Qualification Standards
  • Experience with and a proven track record in course development, management and delivery for a wide range of fire and emergency medical service related topics including but not limited to firefighting; Recruit Firefighter; Hazardous Materials; Fire Officer; Fire Instructor; Technical Rescue; Public Fire Education;
  • Experience utilizing and managing learning management systems;
  • Experience with managing and coordinating fire training ground for a wide variety of fire service skills;
  • Experience in educating students of diverse abilities and backgrounds and overcome barriers to success;
  • Experience in building a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.


1. National certification by the National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications (NPQS) or the International Fire Services Accreditation Congress (IFACC) or State Certification by the Connecticut Fire Academy that meet the provisions of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Firefighter 2.
2. Incumbents in this class must be qualified at the level of Fire Service Instructor III.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain specific education and/or experience to meet various certifications.
4. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license with a valid Q or CDL endorsement.
5. Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.


How to Apply

Interest Candidates are encouraged to apply HERE

 Application Closing Date:  02/02/2022 11:59:00 PM.

Please ensure that your application is complete and displays your qualifications.  You will be unable to make revisions once it is submitted.  Questions can be sent to Emily.Kennedy@ct.gov.

Candidate selected for an interview must provide the following at the time of interview:

State Employees: Two (2) most recent performance evaluations -Cover letter - Completed CT-HR-13

Non-State Employees: Two (2) professional letters of reference from a current and/or previous supervisor - Cover letter - Completed CT-HR-13.

Candidates who have been selected for employment with the Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection are subject to a detailed background investigation, including a fingerprint supported state and federal criminal history record check along with reference checks.  Selection for employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation.  Also considered in this selection process:  Any pending or disciplinary history within the past 2 years and review of attendance records.

Click here CT-HR-13 to complete the Criminal Convictions addendum.  The CT-HR-13 can also be found on the DAS website http://portal.ct.gov/das  and searching key word "CT-HR-13".

Please be advised that resumes are no longer being accepted during the time that you apply

All state employees shall follow Executive Order 13G (as amended by Executive Order 14C).

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: EMS and Fire. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.


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