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Chief Fire Officer Instructional Program Coordinator

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Stow, MA

  • Posted: August 24, 2021
  • Contractor

The Department of Fire Services (DFS) is recruiting to fill the position of Chief Fire Officer Instructional Program Coordinator. This is a part-time, contract position with no benefits.

In order to be considered for this position, at time of application, you must upload a cover letter; detail resume demonstrating your experience; proof of certifications; proof of the highest degree obtained above high school if applicable.

Description of Duties

  • Under the leadership and direction of the supervising Program Coordinator III, is responsible for the coordination of all aspects of the Chief Fire Officer training program at the MFA
  • Working with Program Coordinator III, prepares annual budget and annual training objectives
  • Serves as the primary subject matter expert for the Chief Fire Officer program
  • Responsible for the overall delivery of all deliveries in the Chief Fire Officer program
  • Where applicable, submits required documentation for evaluation for credential credits and OEMS credits
  • Monitors adherence to the annual budget as well as future forecasting for the program
  • Responsible for new program development as well as current program updates in accordance with current NFPA standards including curricula, instructional materials and student materials
  • Schedules course session and required information in the Learning Management System (LMS) including but not limited to: location, resources, instructors, crib support, lodging/hotel, course materials
  • Creates flyer for marketing distribution
  • Verifies and proofs all press releases for the PIO
  • Administers the selection of students for priority select courses
  • Functions in the capacity of Lead Instructor and/or dayof logistical support
  • Researches, schedules and secures speakers, lecturers, subject matter experts, or any other key players/participants for their respective discipline as needed
  • Acts as liaison between MFA and partner entities to deliver specific collaborative and comprehensive programs
  • Responsible for the maintaining and completing all course completion documentation paperwork, rosters, attendance records and score sheets
  • Communicates with certification branch to schedule closed exams and verify student course completion by submitting master rosters and completed score sheets as needed
  • Works with Staff Services to recruit and develop instructors for assigned program
  • Directs technical supervision of assistant coordinators and all instructors in assigned program
  • Helps develop new instructors through coaching, mentoring, teaching and guiding
  • On an annual basis evaluates all instructors that work in the program
  • Assigns and supervises the instructors who teach within the discipline to ensure quality and consistency
  • Maintains list of future class requests
  • Prepares and ensures all facilities, props and equipment are ready for use for the program deliveries
  • Accessible to students to reconcile or prevent student or classroom issues
  • Operates in accordance with the Standard Operating Policies of the Commonwealth, DFS and MFA
  • Actively participates in Coordinator meetings
  • May be assigned additional projects by MFA management
  • Facilitates and hosts NFA courses related to program division and assigns instructors to audit for internal instruction of state-sponsored deliveries
  • Actively participates in simulation (SIM) software trainings
  • Actively participates in curriculum development and virtual delivery platform trainings
  • Responsible for creating simulations for use in training programs
  • Seeks out and reviews fire service activities, trainings and functions to be awarded credit for the Fire Chief Credential based on the NFPA 1021 Standard
  • Serves as technical expert to review all training applications submitted for the Fire Chief Credential

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of four years of relevant fire service or emergency service industry experience such as a fire officer, fire investigator, or fire prevention position with a department
  • Must have completed Fire Instructor II course and been promoted to Fire Instructor II with the MFA and 1 year experience in curriculum development or a minimum four years of equivalent experience of instructional curriculum development and course delivery

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fire Instructor II certification
  • Must have superior interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Must be well organized and a team player
  • Must have a demonstrated work record to support the skills required
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of the program that is being coordinated

Specialty Requirements, Based on Assignment:

  • Must be a Chief Officer of a Fire Department
  • Must have completed the MFA Chief Fire Officer Management Training Program (CFO) or the NFA Executive Fire Officer Program (EFO)


An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


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