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Assistant Professor Fire Technology/Fire Fighter Academy Coordinator

Allan Hancock College Santa Maria ,CA
  • Posted: September 03, 2020
  • Full-Time

Assistant Professor Fire Technology/Fire Fighter Academy Coordinator

Allan Hancock College serves more than 20,000 students in northern Santa Barbara County.  Located on the central coast and just minutes from spectacular beaches and rolling vineyards, AHC operates three campuses - the main campus in Santa Maria, a state approved center in Lompoc and a center in Santa Ynez.  As one of the largest employers in Santa Barbara County, the college is an integral part of the community and enjoys strong support from local leaders and industry. 

AHC, a Hispanic-Serving Institution, is proud to serve underrepresented students. The college has twice received recognition from the Aspen institute as one of the top colleges in the country.  If you are looking for a position where you can have a direct impact on our students, AHC may be the place for you!

To learn more about Allan Hancock College and the Central Coast, visit our Human Resources page at www.hancockcollege.edu and click on the Welcome to AHC video.


We are searching for an experienced Assistant Professor Fire Technology/Fire Fighter Academy Coordinator at our Lompoc Valley Center facility. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

Assistant Professor, Fire Technology/Fire Fighter Academy Coordinator

This is a full-time, 175-day (10-month annual contract) tenure-track faculty assignment in the Fire Technology program and includes reassigned time for program coordination (currently 60% instruction, 40% coordination based on a 37-hour workweek). The instructional assignment includes teaching a wide range of Fire Technology courses leading to certificates and degrees (refer to the college Catalog for current courses and certificates); holding office hours; and engaging in college service activities as defined in the collective bargaining agreement. This position includes coordination of the academic program.

BEGINNING DATE

  • January 2020, pending board approval.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS

    Hiring salary range is $56,724 to $80,825 depending upon education and experience.

    Benefits include medical, dental, life, vision, and salary protection

    Insurance.

    In its desire to select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, Allan Hancock College recognizes the fact that candidates may have attained expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged by the district as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to complete the equivalency form and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications.

    SCREENING PROCESS

    A committee will review applications. Meeting minimum qualifications does not ensure a candidate an interview. Therefore, it is important that the application be thorough and detailed. Applicants will be assessed on the breadth and depth of education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE

    To be considered for this position, the candidate must submit the following application materials by Thursday, November 12, 2020:

    A current and complete resume/CV of education and professional experience. Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for the application process). Official transcripts are required if hired. Please attach all transcripts into one file.

    Required Qualifications:

    QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE

    The governing board seeks an individual with the following minimum qualifications:

    1. Any bachelor's degree or higher and two years of professional experience, or any associate degree and six years of professional experience. Professional experience is required when the applicant possesses a master's degree. The professional experience required must be directly related to the faculty member's teaching assignment OR the equivalent per Board Policy 7211.

    *Any bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution and two years of full-time professional experience in an occupation directly related to the duties and responsibilities of this assignment and/or master's degree is preferred.

    1. Candidates must be a State Fire Training Registered or Certified Instructor and authorized by California State Fire Training to teach/proctor in all of the following categories: Fire Fighter 1 (2019), Fire Fighter 2 (2019), Fire Fighter 1 Skills Evaluator, Fire Fighter 1 Lead Evaluator, Fire Fighter 2 Skills Evaluator, Fire Fighter 2 Lead Evaluator

    3. Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and community college students and of staff and students with disabilities.

    4. Knowledge of:

    the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM), Fire Fighter Academy Certification Training Standards.

    evaluation and assessment methods.

    the interrelationship of critical thinking, reading and writing.

    diverse learning styles and teaching strategies.

    curriculum development and design.

    evaluation and assessment methods for student performance and program effectiveness.

    5. Demonstrated Qualifications/Abilities:

    implement State Fire Training procedures inclusive of course delivery, instructor types, course management, reporting and record keeping.

    establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the accrediting agency, State Fire Training

    continued membership and participation in California Fire Tech Directors Association (CFTDA) to remain abreast of mandates and changes in Firefighter I and Firefighter II Certification processes.

    develop and manage operational budgets to requisition and receive supplies and materials.

    act as Site Safety Officer.

    safely and effectively operate training props and equipment (to include Live Fire props and all others).

    perform ongoing operations of training props and equipment as needed (to include Live Fire props and all others).

    troubleshoot and resolve nonfunctioning or poorly functioning training props and equipment as needed (to include Live Fire props and all others).

    prepare training areas and props for training exercises.

    independently instruct fire technology courses in a wide variety of educational settings, including lecture, laboratory, and field environments.

    establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with colleagues, students and local public safety agencies.

    effectively use contemporary technology to perform the duties and responsibilities for the instruction and coordination assignments.

    support and assist students having a broad range of skills, motivations, and academic or vocational goals.

    communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

    develop and evaluate learning outcomes and assessments



    Faculty

    Annual Salary

    $ 56,724.00 - 80,825.00

    Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

    Allan Hancock College

    Address

    Santa Maria, CA
    93454 USA

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