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Fire Protection Tech Program Specialist

Requisition ID req1801
Department Fire Protection Technology
Campus CA-Cascade Campus
Employment Type Academic Prof - Full Time
Best Consideration Date Apply Immediately; this job posting will be closed once sufficient qualified applications have been received.
Position Summary

Under the direction of management and in collaboration with faculty and staff, the Fire Protection Program Specialist is responsible for developing and coordinating the fire skills academies and related activities;  reporting and ensuring PCC’s educational and testing services and record keeping are in compliance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), Oregon Occupational Safety and Health statutes and other related state statutes; and for coordinating the work of the Fire Protection program’s instructional support techs, (including facilities and equipment maintenance, inventory and tracking of all equipment and supplies). Acts as a point of contact and liaison for the Fire Protection Technology Program.

See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

  • Ability to ensure program adherence to NFPA professional qualifications and standards, as well as experience managing multiple projects, budgets, facilities, major equipment, contracts, technology, training and/or personnel development, and competing priorities while promoting an equity-focused educational and work environment
  • Experience working with multiple industry partners and both internal and external stakeholders to creatively and collaboratively seek continuous improvement in reaching program outcomes and student success
  • Experience training or teaching Fire Service programs in a variety of modalities or educational delivery methods, and with an interdisciplinary approach with both Fire & EMS, while working to embed Culturally Responsive Education in curriculum and practices
  • Drive collaborative change and innovation in a dynamic program, successfully applying a solution-focused instructional approach, program review, evaluation of current and future issues/trends, and advocacy for diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Demonstrated communication skills with a wide range of students with varied experiences, perspectives, and unique goals, especially from communities who have been historically underrepresented
  • Experience as a structural firefighter, first line supervisor (company officer experience), and an emergency medical responder

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

  • Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) Degree in Fire Protection, Emergency Services, Public Administration or related field from an accredited institution
  • Five years of experience as a firefighter, fire officer and/or training officer with emergency response experience

Additionally, this position requires the following:

       IFSAC, ProBoard, or State of Oregon DPSST FF II certification or equivalent.

       IFSAC, ProBoard, or State of Oregon DPSST Instructor I certification or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

Position Grade 3
Starting Salary Expectations $52,961 to $56,735 (Step 3); based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity.
Position Grade Salary Range $52961 to $91834 Annual Salary
PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP.  PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions. 

*Please note: Temporary Academic Professional employees are not eligible for Personal Leave Days, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, or AD&D Insurance.

Paid Leave:  (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)

  • Starts at 13.33 hours of vacation leave per month (additional vacation hours with years of services)
  • 1 day of sick leave per month
  • 11 holidays
  • 3 additional personal leave days per year

View a complete list of PCC benefits.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Work is often performed in a variety of settings, including an office; outdoors during drill activities, off-site at regional fire academies and in a live fire training environment.

Ability to provide own transportation to and from campuses and/or offsite functions may be required.

Work hours may vary from term to term; including some remote work, evenings and weekends.

May require physical effort such as lifting and handling of fire hose, fire equipment and other equipment in excess of 50 pounds.

Often requires extended walking and standing outdoors, off-site and in inclement weather.

Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

Notice of the Availability of the Annual Security Report:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), you may view Portland Community College’s (PCC) most recent Annual Security Report (ASR) on the Department of Public Safety website. The ASR contains current security and safety-related policy disclosure statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information and resources, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains crime statistics for Clery Act crimes which occurred on PCC properties for the last three calendar years. Paper copies of the ASR are available upon request at all Department of Public Safety offices.