Job Posting OPEN
position requires management and organizational skills, computer skills and customer
service skills. Responsibilities and associated duties are of a confidential
nature. This position will assist the Certification Director and the Certification
Department in providing services to students and graduates of the Alabama Fire
College and provide support services to other AFC employees.
Degree and a minimum of five years’ experience OR Associates Degree and 7 years
experience OR a High School Diploma and 10 years experience working in a state or provincial fire service
training system required.
with fire service accreditation required.
in maintaining a departmental budget preferred.
Experience in LXR
Testing Program – preferred.
On-line testing formats preferred.
Experience in proofreading/editing
Experience in an
Adult Learning setting preferred.
implementing NFPA Standards preferred
oral and written communication skills such as:
reports from varied information
presentations on job-related topics to small work groups
follow advanced written and verbal instructions including, but not limited to:
- Assimilating knowledge of institutional policies and procedures
- Independently following departmental guidelines and procedures
- Demonstrates effective planning, organization and evaluation skills
- Demonstrates a commitment to quality initiatives and processes
Ability to work
independently and as part of a team as assigned
Ability to foster
Ability to prioritize
and manage multiple projects
§ Effectively coordinate efforts to produce a
certification process that meets or exceeds relevant accreditation requirements
§ Deal with multiple projects, programs and initiatives
simultaneously while maintaining a high degree of organization and
§ Schedule and coordinate all assigned activities
skills, including maintaining and working within a database and testing platform
with a high level of accuracy
presenting information in tables, charts, spreadsheets, etc.
drafts and correcting grammar, syntax, spelling, and punctuating on
correspondence and documents
to meet deadlines and in critical situations
§ Work collaboratively to maintain positive working
relationships, and exhibit a strong work ethic (preparation and promptness)
§ Demonstrate a familiarization with processes, policies
and procedures commonly found in collegiate institutions
§ Effectively manage subordinates and/or contract
§ Effectively maintain a testing function that is secure
and valid for the purposes of certification
§ Ensures test security and confidentiality
§ Demonstrate familiarization with processes, policies
and procedures commonly associated with fire service accreditation
§ Demonstrate knowledge related to testing development
procedures and psychometrics
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
ensuring compliance with accrediting bodies policies and procedures as well as state
and national standards, laws, and regulations regarding emergency services education,
training, and particularly certification.
Act as a
communications liaison between the different staff/units as it applies to the
Certification process – Training, Curriculum, Certification.
with the management of quality control for certification standards, instructional
materials, and delivery technologies.
with the management of the partnership programs of the AFC.
with the management and administration of written and computer-based web
testing and skills testing, including test bank creation and management, item validity,
and statistical analysis.
with the management and organization of approved Certification Proctors and
Evaluators as well as the development of training and evaluation methods of these
with the planning, researching and organizing of updates and train-the-trainer
sessions with subject matter experts.
in the advisement of candidates of certification requirements such as prerequisites
and the certification process as well as the policies, procedures, guidelines,
regulations and standards associated with certification and training.
pertinent meetings to provide knowledge and support of certification objectives
certification exams as needed.
with the processing of Reciprocity requests.
with the preparation of accrediting bodies correlation documents, site visit preparation
documents, all accreditation requirements, as well as assisting with accrediting
body membership requirements.
other duties as assigned
& EMPLOYMENT STATUS: This position is an exempt, full-time
SALARY: Range of C3 D1-IB,
$49,934 - $79,010 based on experience and qualifications.
application files must be submitted online by 4:00 p.m. Friday, February 26,
A complete file
addressing how the applicant fulfills both the required and preferred qualifications
listed on this job announcement
Copy of diploma
or transcripts, verifying education requirements
Failure to receive any item listed above by the closing date, will result in
disqualification of consideration for this position.
The Alabama Fire
College may extend the application deadline to ensure an adequate pool of
Prior to a job
offer being made, applicant may be required to submit employment verifications
from current and prior employers.
form is available on the Job Board on the Alabama Fire College website www.alabamafirecollege.org
Individuals selected as
finalists will be invited for an interview. A maximum of three finalists will
be recommended to the Executive Director for consideration. The Executive
Director may select one of the recommended applicants to fill the vacancy or may
choose to reopen the application and selection process. Applicants must travel
at their own expenses. Applicants requiring accommodation to complete the
application and/or interview process should notify us at 205-343-7403.