Job Application - Alabama Fire College

Job Posting OPEN

Regional Coordinator - Full Time

SALARY:  $46,838 - $61,993 based on experience, qualifications and full time/part time status

APPLICATION DEADLINE/PROCEDURE:

  • The application must be submitted by 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 29, 2021, applicant files that are not complete by the closing date will not be considered.
  • A complete file consists of the Alabama Fire College application, current resume addressing how the applicant has fulfilled both the required and preferred qualifications and a copy of diploma or transcripts verifying the education requirements
  • Failure to receive any item listed above by the closing date will result in disqualification of consideration for the position.
  • The Alabama Fire College may extend the application deadline to ensure an adequate pool of qualified candidates
  • Individuals invited for an interview must travel at their own expense
  • Applicants requiring an accommodation should notify us at 205-343-7403



The Regional Coordinator position is a full time, exempt, benefitted position responsible for assisting in the delivery of a comprehensive program of services that are designed to enhance the function  of fire departments in the state, increase funding opportunities for fire department operations as well as improve the quality of fire protection and prevention services delivered throughout Alabama with particular emphasis on rural areas of the state.  The specific areas of responsibility of this position can be situational and will be assigned by the Director of Regional Services.  This position will be responsible for areas in Central/East Alabama. 


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Works with and advises staff on the establishment and maintenance of effective processes to achieve accomplishment of the program goals
  • Demonstrate effective planning, organization and evaluation skills
  • Deal with multiple projects, programs and initiatives simultaneously while maintaining a high degree of organization and effectiveness
  • Demonstrate broad familiarization with fire service-related issues and ability to identify service delivery goods
  • Demonstrate a familiarization with processes, policies and procedures commonly associated with fire service grant and special funding opportunities
  • Demonstrate knowledge related to fire service line-of-duty death benefit programs and serve as liaison to firefighter line-of-duty death initiatives and programs
  • Exhibit familiarization with rural fire service delivery issues and provide delivery support
  • Coordinate with other staff and/or contractors to develop effective delivery mechanisms for Alabama Fire College programs
  • Mutual aid integration functions
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
  • Possess reasonable computer skills


OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify specific outlets for the institution's programs, with a particular emphasis on rural delivery
  • Assist with systematic evaluation of the institution's programs
  • Serve as liaison between the fire service, external agencies, the community public programs, appropriate state, regional and national agencies, and other entities in promoting and maintaining satisfactory relationships
  • Attends county association meetings, conferences and events to disseminate information and to assist with training or other needs, to include setup, opening and monitoring visits at local training as needed
  • Maintain, prepare and submit required records and/or reports for the institution
  • Assist with planning for and conducting special events as required or assigned
  • Disseminate relevant information between administration, state and national agencies and the Alabama fire service
  • Participate in the development, revision and implementation of planning programs in assigned functional areas
  • Assist with the development, revision and implementation of planning programs in assigned functional areas
  • Attend and effectively participate in staff meetings
  • Participate in the Alabama Fire College long range planning process
  • Actively and creatively participate in assigned committees and special projects
  • Participates constructively in all planning and quality improvement activities
  • Liaison between administration and external agencies and personnel
  • Participates in professional development activities, and represents the institution through involvement in community affairs and public service activities
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Executive Director or Director of Regional Services


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of five years career fire service experience or ten years volunteer experience required
  • Commitment to education at various levels required
  • Applicant MUST live in the AFC Region that the position is assigned to


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution preferred
  • Familiarization with rural fire service delivery efforts preferred
  • Experience with fire service grant funding programs preferred
  • Knowledge of mutual aid and related processes preferred
  • Involvement with fire service line-of-duty death initiatives preferred


The Alabama Fire College is an equal opportunity employer.  It is our policy that no employee or applicant for employment or promotion, on the basis of any impermissible criterion or characteristic including, without limitation, race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, disability, sex, age or any other protected class as defined by federal and state law, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity or employment.  The Alabama Fire College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled applicants or employees.  The Alabama Fire College reserves the right to withdraw this job announcement at any time prior to the selection.