The City of Tacoma Fire Department is looking for a highly qualified EMS Training Program Manager. This position provides emergency medical and other related education to Tacoma Fire Department (TFD) personnel. Duties include administering the department’s nationally accredited paramedic training program, as well as coordinating on-going paramedic education. Upon appointment to the position, the EMS Training Program Manager must meet and maintain the paramedic program standards for program director as defined by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP), as well as administer TFD’s immunization, exposure control and infectious waste programs to meet state and federal requirements.
The most competitive candidates will have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in a medical profession. Three to five years experience teaching courses, seminars, or workshops in adult education related to the medical field, fire services preferred. One or more years experience delivering pre-hospital or emergency care preferred. Must be currently licensed as a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, physician's assistant or physician.
LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
- Valid Washington State Driver's License
Knowledge & Skills
- Knowledgeable in the use of Windows-based computers and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
- Understanding of basic budgeting principles related to program management.
- Accountability: Accept personal responsibility for quality and timeliness of work. Can be relied upon to achieve excellent results with little need for oversight.
- Adaptability: Adapts easily to changing business needs, conditions and work responsibilities. Adapts approach, goals and methods to achieve successful solutions and results in dynamic situations.
- Communications: Effectively conveys clear and timely verbal and written communication that positively influences the thoughts and actions of others.
- Coordination/Organization: Effectively coordinates and organizes activities, services, programs, and schedules to ensure smooth and efficient working operations.
- Development and Education: Demonstrates an ongoing commitment to higher education and self-improvement. Maintains certifications and licenses.
- Ethics and Integrity: Earns the trust of people and confidence of coworkers and customers through consistent honesty, forthrightness and professionalism in all interactions.
- Planning: Logically integrates ideas, intentions, and information to produce effective and achievable goals, objectives, timelines, action plans, and solutions.
- Teaching and Training: Effectively communicates information for the purpose of having others learn, understand, and apply specific principles, techniques, and information.
- Team Leadership: Actively takes steps to build and foster cohesive and results-oriented teams.
- Workload Management: Competently and effectively is able to organize and manage a multitude of assignments and projects with the end product being accurate, thorough, and on time.
Selection Process & Supplemental Information:
In order to have your application materials and supplemental questions reviewed, you must follow all the directions on this job announcement and attach a cover letter and resume.
Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in the interview process. Appointment is subject to passing a background check.
All applications will be accepted online only at www.cityoftacoma.org/jobs
PROGRAM DIRECTOR – EMT, PARAMEDIC AND FIRE SCIENCE
Higher Ed. Center at Otay Mesa/Southwestern College - San Diego, CA
PROGRAM DIRECTOR – EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT), PARAMEDIC AND FIRE SCIENCE
HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER AT OTAY MESA
12 MONTH, 100% SERVICE, ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATOR POSITION
WORKSITE: 8100 GIGANTIC STREET, SAN DIEGO, CA 92154
DUTIES: Under the direction and leadership of the Dean of the Higher Education Center at Otay Mesa, plan, coordinate and direct the activities and operations of the EMT, Paramedic and Fire Science programs; coordinate with the faculty and staff to ensure successful implementation of the programs in accordance with the District and accrediting agency guidelines; serve as liaison between the programs and county, statewide and federal agencies; and supervise and evaluate assigned academic and classified staff.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Plan, coordinate and direct the day-to-day operations of the assigned programs; perform a full range of general administrative responsibilities; provide leadership in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities of the assigned programs; develop plans for implementation of programs in cooperation with the faculty, Advisory Committees, county, statewide and federal agencies, as well as other members of the faculty and administration; participate in long-range planning activities; recommend scheduling of classes and faculty assignments to ensure that they are within program budget and district personnel policies; lead faculty in curriculum planning and development; promote faculty mentoring of students; promote faculty involvement in program activities; provide leadership to assigned program faculty and staff to promote cross-discipline integration of concepts, program collaboration and leveraging of resources; coordinate and participate in the development of new related programs (credit, fee-based, contract education, etc); interact with community partners on behalf of the programs and students (e.g. hospitals, ambulance providers, fire departments, etc.); initiate and maintain a variety of contractual agreements with current and prospective partner agencies; attend and participate in professional meetings relevant to the assigned programs; stay abreast of trends and innovations in the assigned fields; represent the assigned programs to other departments and to outside agencies; perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF: Organizational, operational, and structural functions of postsecondary institutions; principles and practices of program development, administration, and review; pertinent Federal, State, and local rules, regulations, guidelines and accreditation standards; principles and practices of leadership and management; principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluation; principles and practices of budget preparation and administration; methods and techniques of research, analysis, and decision making; principles and procedures of statistical record keeping and report preparation; public relations principles and techniques; interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy; modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers and applicable software.
ABILITY TO: Manage, direct and provide effective leadership for the assigned programs; oversee and participate in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, goals and objectives of the assigned programs; develop, coordinate and manage effective programs; analyze and assess programs, policies, and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments; ensure the academic integrity of the assigned programs; plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of assigned faculty and staff; analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, program consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals; prepare and present a variety of reports; prepare and administer operational budgets; interpret and apply applicable federal, state, and District policies, laws, and regulations; work successfully with District faculty, administrators, and staff, as well as with current and prospective community partners; work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation, and cultural populations of community college students; exercise critical and independent judgment; identify and respond to sensitive organizational issues, concerns and needs; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s degree in any academic area OR possession of a valid California Community College Supervisor Credential. A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in an administrative or management level position. In addition, licensed in the state of California as a physician, a registered nurse, or a paramedic OR a baccalaureate degree in a related health field or in education. A minimum of three (3) years of academic or clinical experience in pre-hospital care education within the last five (5) years (CA Code of Regulations §100150).
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in coordinating EMT, paramedic and/or fire science programs and services. Experience working in accredited programs.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with constant interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time viewing computer monitor; possible exposure to dissatisfied individual; frequent work in the community (visits and meetings with partner agencies, outreach activities outside of District locations). Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
SALARY & BENEFITS: Range F, $8,189-$10,077 plus $2,000.00 annual stipend for earned. Doctorate Degree. Excellent benefits.
STARTING DATE: As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials must be received on-line at https://jobs.swccd.edu. Position open until filled. Applications received by the extended screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2013 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.
APPLICATION MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE ON-LINE AT OUR COLLEGE WEBSITE, https://jobs.swccd.edu
Submit the following application materials on-line at www.swccd.edu:
(1) Letter of application (cover letter)
(2) On-line Application
(4) Two letters of recommendation dated within the past 60 days
(5) Unofficial copies of college undergraduate and graduate transcripts with date degrees
(6) Valid CA License as a Physician, Registered Nurse or Paramedic
Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an agency having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. Upon offer of employment, the successful applicant must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the deadline date.
All materials included in your application packet become District property,
will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.
We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay or cancel filling this position.
INTERVIEW TRAVEL COSTS MUST BE BORNE BY THE APPLICANT.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act,
Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.