Fire Commission Training Specialist


Paris, KY

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Fire Commission Training Specialist

  • 492678
  • Paris, KY
  • Staff
  • Full-time
  • KCTCS System Office

Title: Fire Commission Training Specialist

Salary Range: $42,684.00 - $59,400.00

Contract Term Length: 12 Months

Standard Hours: 37.5

Work Location: On-Site

FLSA Status: Exempt

College: KCTCS System Office

Campus Location: Fire Commission Office

Department: Kentucky Fire Commission


KCTCS System Office offers a competitive benefits package and an attractive work environment that supports excellence, innovation, and creativity including:

  • Exceptional health care, vision, dental coverage for you and your family
  • Tuition reimbursement/waiver for you, your spouse, and dependents
  • 403(b) retirement plan: a 5% employee contribution receives a 10% employer match
  • Vacation/Sick Time
  • Work-Life Balance
  • 9.5 Paid Holidays
  • 2 Weeks Institutional Closing Pay (Last 2 weeks of December) for qualifying positions
  • Employee Assistance Program

Job Summary

The Fire Commission Training Specialist position will plan, prepare, and conduct trainings for the Kentucky Fire Commission/State Fire Rescue Training. The Training Specialist will be responsible to ensure that equipment and curriculum needs are ready and available and act as an instructor in the courses that are delivered in the local districts, as well as across the Commonwealth when scheduled.

The Training Specialist will have a primary area consisting of Districts 9 (Morehead, KY), 11 (Paintsville, KY), and 15(Paris, KY). Home office will be determined within those three districts but will be expected to work in the other areas including the National Responder Preparedness Center (NRPC) when needed. Expected duties will include assisting at the NRPC especially during the recruit academy. Travel will be expected for this position.

This is a defined-term contract position renewable each fiscal year.


Job Duties:

• Prepare and review curriculum for courses, work with the Coordinators to schedule and deliver classes and staying current with the curriculums and train the trainers, if applicable.

• Work with the District and Regional Coordinator and the Accredited Certification Coordinator to schedule courses for certification testing and ensure that all documents and equipment are available for courses for certification including traveling and transporting equipment when needed.

• Collaborate with the Director of SFRT, Region One and Two Coordinators, National Responder Preparedness Center (NRPC) Coordinator, Academic Coordinator for Curriculum and Fire Science Training, and/or District Training Coordinators to survey and determine training needs and then assist with scheduling and delivery of courses.

• Assist with maintaining facilities and grounds at SFRT offices by doing repairs, if possible, and other services/duties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED and three (3) to four (4) years of relevant experience or equivalent.

Kentucky Fire Commission 400 hours Certification or equivalent and accredited certifications for Hazmat Awareness, Operations, Firefighter I, Firefighter II, and Fire Instructor I are required. Driver Operator(DO) Pumper, Mobile Water Supply, DO Aerial, Fire Instructor II, Live Fire Instructor (eligible), and Fire Officer I and II; are preferred and expected to be obtained within twenty-four (24) months of hire if not currently held.

Preferred Qualifications:

Associate’s Degree in Fire Science Technology, Fire Administration, Fire Protection Technology and five (5) to seven (7) years of relevant experience or equivalent.

EMT or Paramedic and Live Fire Instructor In Charge (eligible) are preferred.

KY law requires state and national pre-employment background checks as a condition of employment.

Initial review of applicants will begin on January 2, 2023.

Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview

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