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Firefighter Supervisor (Assistant Chief of Training)

Date: Aug 15, 2019

Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32218

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Requisition No: 54645 

Agency: Military Affairs

Working Title: Firefighter Supervisor (Assistant Chief of Training)

Position Number: 62000380 

Salary:  $ 36,467.60 

Posting Closing Date: 09/14/2019 

Department of Military Affairs




APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. on closing date


VACANCY # 62000380




  • Annual and Sick Leave Package
  • Nine Paid Holidays
  • One Personal Holiday per year
  • State Health and Life Insurance
  • Educational Benefits
  • Contributory Retirement Plan
  • Paid Administrative Leave Options such as Volunteering, Voting, VA Appointments, School Participations and more
  • Firefighter Supplemental Compensation




    The mission of the Florida Department of Military Affairs is to provide management oversight of the Florida National Guard and provide units and personnel ready to support national security objectives; to protect the public safety of citizens and to contribute to the national, state and community programs that add value to the United States of America and to the State of Florida.




    New employees of the Department of Military Affairs will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening.

    New employees of the Department of Military Affairs are required to participate in a direct deposit/electronic transfer program. 

    The Department of Military Affairs is paid on a monthly basis.




    The Training Officer is responsible for the design, implementation and evaluation of training programs including Fire Suppression and Response, First Responder, Fire Prevention and Inspection, Public Education and Pre-Fire Plans and Certifications. The Training Officer prepares, conducts, assesses and evaluates appropriate training material such as schedules, lesson plans and training aids.




  • A high school diploma or equivalent; AND
  • A valid Florida Driver’s License; AND
  • The State of Florida Certificate of Compliance (Not earlier than 1998) ***Note***; AND
  • Department of Defense Certifications
    • Training Certification Instructor III           
    • Fire Officer III   
    • Fire Instructor III
    • Fire Inspector II
    • HAZMAT Incident Commander


      ***Note*** Individuals with only DoD Certifications may challenge The State of Florida Certificate of Compliance for reciprocity with approval from the Florida Firefighter College. (Point of Contact at the Florida Fire College: Heather LaBrecques 352-369-2810)




  • Implements all training activities in general firefighting techniques, medical aid, vehicle extrication, aircraft rescue, fire prevention, pre-response planning and departmental policies and procedures and other aspects of emergency response.
  • Designs the required training programs to meet the department’s objectives.
  • Works in close coordination with the Fire Chief for approval of training programs and works closely with Shift Captains to ensure that training is effective from both an individual and a team standard of proficiency.
  • Prepares and conducts effective training demonstrations, lectures and workshops with minimal supervision.
  • Studies and evaluates new firefighting methods and techniques and makes recommendations to the Fire Chief regarding their implementation.
  • Develops and carries out First Responder Training including, but not limited to, Pre – Hospital Care, Vehicle Extrication, and Aircraft Rescue.
  • Acts as the department first responder program coordinator for department first responder instructors and performs required work as the Red Cross and Emergency Medical Assistance (EMA) licensing liaison officer for the Fire Department. Maintains all records for first responder qualifications and recertification.
  • Coordinates and maintains Structure Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook.
  • Plans, develops, coordinates and delivers training programs for all required disciplines that the Smithers Fire Department performs or provides, including theory, practical scenarios and presentations.
  • Tracks and monitors the effectiveness of provided training programs.
  • Tracks and schedules certification and recertification programs.
  • Develops and maintains personnel training records, which will include details of training received and assessment of progress and proficiency of firefighters.
  • Assists in fire prevention inspections, pre-fire plans and public education.




  • Federal and Province Acts, municipal bylaws relevant to Fire Department operations including but not limited to Fire Code and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes.
  • Maintains knowledge of current Firefighting standards and practices.
  • First Aid programs for first responders, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and spinal immobilization.
  • Fire ground management.
  • Fire suppression operations.
  • First Responder Pre – Hospital Care, Vehicle Extrication and Aircraft Rescue.
  • Incident Command System (ICS).
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
  • The operation and maintenance of all apparatus, equipment and current methods used in combating fire, extinguishing fires, salvage and rescue operations.
  • Instructional principles, methods and techniques involved in implementing training workshops, including the use of audio visual equipment, training aids, classroom learning and demonstration methods.
  • Tracking training for all Master Cooperative Agreement (MCA) Firefighters through Automated Civil Engineer System – Fire Department (ACES-FD) and other computer based programs.




    The State of Florida and The Department of Military Affairs participate in the E-Verify program. Federal law requires that all employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of any person hired to work in the United States.


    Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:


    All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.


    If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville