MSD of Decatur Township


Job Information

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The purpose of Instructor, of Fire Science Technology is to
supervise and instruct students in the assigned area of vocational training and career development; to teach students entry-level employment skills for a career in the stated field; to establish and maintain an orderly, safe, and well-disciplined classroom learning environment; to build a quality fire science pathway that is articulated with local community colleges and agencies; ability to develop collaborative relationships with a variety of agencies to support the program and student learning; and to perform other job-related duties as assigned. This position is under the general supervision of the CTE Principal
and may supervise instructional assistants or other related clerical staff.
Nature of Duties: Under general supervision prepares lesson plans for classroom instruction for credited technical/occupational courses; prepares standardized course syllabi using provided template; evaluates students’ progress in attaining goals and objectives based on established course grading requirements. Prepares and maintains all required documentation and administrative reports; attends professional development training as required for specific classroom, lab, or online course delivery. Teaches Fire Science courses in a classroom/lab/field environment that closely simulates the environment of the industry while maintaining knowledge of current trends and developments in the field. Provides
instruction in the theory and practical applications in Fire Science. Measures program or departmental student learning outcomes for continuous student improvement and success and submits results to the program chair. Requires strong computer skills, communication skills, and ability to interact effectively with a diverse student population. Position may require day/evening/distance learning classes and activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Five (5) years verifiable experience as a firefighter
  • Fire Instructor I and II certification
  • Fire Officer I
  • Online/hybrid teaching experience (optional)
  • Valid Driver’s License
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associate Degree in Fire Science Technology from a regionally accredited institution
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
  • Teaching experience at the postsecondary level
  • Experience teaching with an LMS
Application Procedures:

Please apply online at the district's website

Selection Procedure:

Individual may be selected for an initial interview at Central Office. Building Principal will choose candidates for second interview from these applicants.

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MSD of Decatur Township