Firefighter Lab Technician

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Classification:Temporary Service Casual
Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 78
Work type:Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:Kenai Peninsula College
Location: Soldotna
Categories: Police/Fire

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Anchorage, through Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) located in Soldotna, Alaska offers a Firefighter program that can lead to State of Alaska Firefighter 1 certification. The class is offered during the Fall and Spring semesters during the evenings (T/R) and all day Saturdays throughout the course. The class is taught by certified Fire Instructors, and lab technicians will assist the adjunct faculty.

Duties:

1001. Firefighting Skills Demonstrations: The employee must be able to correctly demonstrate all firefighting skills used within the fire programs. This requires using all firefighting related equipment and task trainers including, but not limited to fire streams, search and rescue, ventilation, ladders, ropes and knots, fire hose, water supply, building construction, fire behavior, forcible entry and Haz-Mat operations. 2. Perform Firefighting Practice Drills: The employee must be able to work with students independently during scheduled practice sessions. 3. Firefighting Skills Evaluations: The employee must be able to evaluate the student during all firefighting labs and/or skills sessions. The employee will track completion scores using approved program documentation. 4. Practical Exam Testing: The employee will assist in evaluating firefighter students with their psychomotor testing. The employee will further serve as a proctor during state firefighter testing when allowed. 5. Equipment Inspection & Preventive Maintenance: The employee will perform a visual inspection and if needed provide preventive maintenance, on all skills task trainers, and other firefighting equipment to be utilized within the lab prior to allowing students to use it for training. 6. Firefighting Scenarios: The employee must be able to independently run firefighting scenarios during scheduled lab sessions. This will include the use of live fire, extrication, and fire department equipment on the fire training ground. 7. Lab Equipment Organization: The employee will assist with setup, take down, cleaning, and storage of all firefighting equipment used during skills training sessions. 8. Inventory Control: The employee with assist with firefighting inventory control and suggest new equipment to augment the FIRE programs. 9. Other: The employee will perform other duties as assigned.Essential

The University of Alaska Anchorage, through Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) located in Soldotna, Alaska offers a Firefighter program that can lead to State of Alaska Firefighter 1 certification. The class is offered during the Fall and Spring semesters during the evenings (T/R) and all day Saturdays throughout the course. The class is taught by certified Fire Instructors, and lab technicians will assist the adjunct faculty.
Acceptance into the “fire lab technician” pool does not guarantee that an applicant will actually be called upon to work.  Should a representative of the department call you, an interview may be arranged.  Following that, an offer may be extended for a period of time determined by the department.
It is expected that the Fire Lab Technician be available to work a minimum of one (1) Saturday per month.
This position is primarily on the Kenai Peninsula (Nikiski, Kenai, and Soldotna).  Mileage to and from the job site is not provided.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
The employee must pass a State of Alaska Background Check (IPR) with no criminal barriers.
The employee must take and pass a Non-DOT 10-panel drug screening.
This position requires a strong attention to detail, and ability to work closely with program faculty, staff and students.
The employee must present in a professional EMS manner; a dress code is required including wearing program provided PPE including turnouts and a uniform T-shirt while working.
The employees schedule may include every Saturday during the course offering. Other days will be required during state firefighter testing as needed. It is expected that the Fire Lab Technician be available to work a minimum of one (1) Saturday per month.
Responsible for conducting needs assessments and/or provide guidance to staff and students to determine appropriate learning styles and academic ability.
Ensure compliance with applicable rules, regulations, processes, policies and procedures.
Is recognized as a specialist. Assess and evaluate course content, method of delivery, and effectiveness of the training. Interpret and apply current best practices, theories, concepts, industry standards, and methods.
Ability to apply knowledge in teaching aids and techniques. Ability to keep current in topics of specialty area. Ability to communicate effectively with outside organization, staff and professional training group members. 

Required Experience: 
The employee must be able to climb multiple flights of stairs, multiple times per day, and lift up to 70 pounds unassisted.
This position requires the ability to work independently with students training to become firefighters.
Advanced knowledge of training principles.

Typical Education or Training:
The employee must have a current State of Alaska Firefighter-1 certification with three (3) years’ experience.
The employee must show documentation of having successfully completed a Fire or EMS “Methods of Instruction” (MOI) course.
The employee must show documentation of having successfully completed an IFSTA or Pro-Board sealed Fire Instructor Level 1 course.
The employee must show documentation of a current State of Alaska Firefighter-1 Instructor certification.
The employee must maintain a current State of Alaska EMT-1 or higher.
The employee must maintain a current certification in Healthcare Provider CPR.

Please electronically submit the following documents with your application:
1. Cover Letter:  Indicate why you wish to be considered for the position of Fire Lab Technician, and if you are currently a FF1, FF1 Instructor, and an EMT.
2. Resume, including the title, first and last name, phone number and email address of three (3) professional references.
3. Copies of your Firefighter-1, MOI, current Firefighter Instructor, EMT and CPR Certifications.
4. Copies of all fire training certificates obtained for last three (3) years.

Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) is a campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The college has three locations and is comprised of: 
-Kenai River Campus, Soldotna 
-Kachemak Bay Campus, Homer 
-Resurrection Bay Extension Site, Seward 

Condition of hire: Upon being hired, employees must pass a state background check and urine drug test.

Acceptance into the pool does not guarantee that an applicant will actually be called upon to work.  Should a representative of the department call you, an interview may be arranged.  Following that, an offer may be extended for a period of time determined by the department.

We especially encourage applications from candidates who understand the diversity present in Alaska, our local community and student body, and who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures. 

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

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