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Date: Feb 7, 2019

Location: OCALA, FL, US, 34482

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Requisition No: 53573 

Agency: Financial Services

Working Title: FIRE COLLEGE INSTRUCTOR - 43000672

Position Number: 43000672 

Salary:  $32,696.88 - $61,625.76 

Posting Closing Date: 03/08/2019 






A bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university is required

Preference will be given to applicants with a master’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university.

Current State of Florida Fire Instructor certification is required.

Applicants are required to have experience and expertise in the following areas: 

  • Three (3) or more years of instructor experience.
  • One (1) or more years of experience teaching classes in the program areas of Fire Officer, Inspector, Instructor, or Investigator.
  • One (1) or more years of experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with: 
  • Experience developing lesson plans.
  • Experience in online course delivery.
  • Experience in course design.
  • A valid driver’s license is required. 
  • Some travel required.

This position requires a security background check, including fingerprint as a condition of employment. 

Employees of the Department of Financial Services are paid on a monthly pay cycle. 

Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported by the State application and any omission, falsification or misrepresentation in the answering of the qualifying questions will be cause for immediate elimination from the selection process.

Minimum Qualifications for this position include the following REQUIRED ENTRY LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge and use of personal computers
  • Ability to demonstrate use of audio visual teaching aids
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of effective verbal and written communication
  • Knowledge of the practices and techniques of firefighting and prevention
  • Knowledge of the principles of personal safety and first aid
  • Skill in use of firefighting tools and equipment
  • Ability to develop firefighting training and educational material
  • Ability to develop electronic multi-media presentations
  • Ability to work independently under established guidelines
  • Ability to utilize and coordinate work assignments
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to fire fighter training
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.


Teach and instruct on and off campus classes in the disciplines of fire and emergency services.

To train and supervise OPS and Adjunct Faculty as needed in their particular core area of expertise as assigned.

Develop and implement new and update existing courses and programs as needed.  This development will be in electronic format and includes but is not limited to the development of outlines, lesson plans, quizzes and exams.

To speak, counsel, advise and address both the public and private sector as needed for the benefit of the Bureau of Standards and Training as well as the citizens of the State of Florida.

Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

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: Ocala