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Wildland Fire Program Lead

Company: Treasure Valley Community College
Location: Ontario
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

This position is responsible for program development of TVCC's Wildland Fire educational programming. This position will support our existing Natural Resource and Wildland Fire degrees and the greater CTE Department, as well as provide support for workforce training. The ideal candidate will bring wildland fire experience, federal and or state land management agency experience, industry connections, experience in education, and a keen interest in growing a program at the community college level.The primary responsibilities will be expanding and marketing the wildland fire program, recruiting high school students and other student populations to meet enrollment targets; networking throughout the state and region with BLM, USFS, State Agencies, private companies, training officers, wildland fire recruiters and other stakeholders in the wildland fire industry; work with regional universities and colleges to provide transfer degree options for students. Expected work performance will be as follows:1)-------- expand the current academic programming to align the learning outcomes to the standards of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group--2)-------- create and deliver concurrent enrollment courses for high school partners, to support dual credit goals and recruiting efforts for Ag & Natural Resources pathways--3)-------- collaborate with workforce training to assist in meeting the needs of the existing workforce, and--4)-------- establish an annual Fire Academy in coordination with the local wildland fire agencies--MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSBachelor---s degree in Natural Resources, Fire Ecology, Forestry, Rangeland Management, or closely related field, plus three years of related work experience; OR appropriate combination of education and experience which demonstrates ability to perform the duties of the position. Employee must be willing and able to conduct field trips.--PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSMaster---s Degree in Natural Resources, Fire Ecology, Forestry, Rangeland Management, or closely related field; one or more years of teaching experience in a community college or lower division courses at a university or training experience with an agency or private company. Multilingual in English and Spanish.--SPECIAL REQUIREMENTSMust have or be able to obtain prior to start of employment a valid driver---s license to conduct field trips. Must be a qualified Single Resource Boss/FFTI and qualified firefighter type 1 OR Task Force/Strike Team Leader.Must possess the knowledge and skills to utilize current educational technology as it relates to Wildland Fire Training, such as video streaming, downloading interactive videos, and use of mobile applications and devices.Must be prepared to facilitate a quality refresher that engages all students regardless of ICS qualification or experience level.--ESSENTIAL DUTIES:Provide classroom and/or online instruction in Wildland Fire classes such as (S130/S190, S131, S212, S231, S270, L280, S290 RT130). Instruction may include classroom lectures, labs, and field trips. Classes may be delivered in-person or virtually at TVCC and secondary partners--- facilities, as determined by the college.Promote consistent, professional, and standardized training in support of national interagency wildland fire management objectives.Establish agency-specific course equivalency.Develop, coordinate, and instruct short courses at secondary partner schools.Program development in collaboration with partner agencies.Supervise equipment maintenance related to program.Conduct field trips to relevant sites within the region.Participate in and assist with organizing co-curricular activities for Wildland and Natural Resources educational programming. Work with high school and university counterparts to align curriculum and develop career pathways degrees for students.Create a positive learning environment for students using innovative, effective, and diverse teaching methods to engage students in their own learning and enhance student success.Utilize and document classroom assessment techniques to improve instruction.Participate in the student advising and college wide efforts to improve student retention and success.Evaluate and document student progress; keep students apprised of progress.Participate in Natural Resource Department Advisory Committee meetings. Participate as a member of working committees dealing with instruction, student matters, and/or college-related concerns. Participate in departmental meetings, in-service training and activities, and other required training. ------------------- Assist in curriculum and program development incorporating current educational theories, research, and outcomes assessment strategies. Select appropriate texts, software, and supplemental materials.------------------- Maintain office hours sufficient to meet the needs of students for consultation and advisement.------------------- Work effectively with colleagues and students of various cultural (including traditional, non-traditional, and international students) and socio-economic backgrounds.------------------- Applicant may be asked to teach courses not listed above which occur outside of the regular hours for this position. Supplemental pay will be provided for teaching these courses.------------------- The goal will be to eventually transition this job from a Professional to a Faculty position. Appointment of a Faculty member will be subject to the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.----TERMS OF EMPLOYMENTThis is a full-time, 12-month, Professional, exempt, position.--BENEFITSBenefits include medical insurance for employee and eligible dependents, Oregon retirement plan as well as 160 hours of annual vacation leave, 16 hours of annual personal leave and 8 hours per month of sick leave accrual.--APPLICATION PROCEDUREA complete application file consists of the following:A letter of interest stating how you are qualified to perform the duties of the position. A resumeCollege transcripts, if any (copies are acceptable at this time)A TVCC application for employment.-- A pdf fillable application may be downloaded at www.tvcc.cc/hr/jobs.cfmIf applicable, a completed DD Form 214 in order to establish veteran preference per OAR 839-006-0445 and OAR 839-006-0450(3)--APPLICATION SUBMISSION:-- All application materials should be submitted or mailed to:-- HR@tvcc.cc or Human Resources, Treasure Valley Community College, 650 College Boulevard, Ontario, OR 97914.--NOTE: If you are unable to supply any requested application information by the deadline, please notify the HR office, otherwise your application may be deemed incomplete and will not be considered further.Materials submitted with the application become the property of TVCC and will be retained in accordance with employment procedures.-- The College reserves the right to reject all applicants and ask for a re-opening of the position or make a direct appointment.--TREASURE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS ANEQUAL OPPORTUNITY EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER--It is the policy of the Treasure Valley Community College Board of Education and the College that there will be no discrimination orharassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. Lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in career and technical education programs. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Human Resources Director located in the Student Services Center on the south side of the Four Rivers Cultural Center building, or call (541) 881-5838 or TDD (541) 881-5839.-- Persons having questions about or requests for special needs and accommodation should contact the Disabilities Services Coordinator at Treasure Valley Community College, 650 College Blvd., Ontario, OR 97914.-- Telephone (541) 881-5812 or TDD (541) 881-2723.-- Contact should be made 72 hours in advance of the event.

Keywords: Treasure Valley Community College, Nampa , Wildland Fire Program Lead, Other , Ontario, Idaho

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