Fire and Life Safety Education Specialist

City of Mesa Published: July 12, 2017
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Salary:  $51,552.91 - $76,502.40  Annually

Application Period:  7/14/17 - 7/20/17

The civilian Fire and Life Safety Education Specialist class is responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing, and managing a variety of public education programs, special events, and/or volunteer programs.  Fire and Life Safety Education Specialists serve as an information resource to the community and interface with the media regarding these programs and other City safety education related issues, and may train and direct the Fire and Life Safety Education Assistant class and oversee volunteers.  The current assignment vacancy is in School Programs and will responsible writing/developing, presenting, evaluating, and improving curriculum for elementary school public education programs.

Duties of the Fire and Life Safety Education Specialist class include:  writing program policies; developing, coordinating, implementing, evaluating, and revising program curriculum and training materials; recruiting and training volunteers; designing, writing, and producing program documents and materials including marketing materials such as newsletters; providing instruction and training on injury prevention and life safety skills; preparing and delivering oral presentations in front of public groups; maintaining injury prevention and program statistics and preparing reports; monitoring expenditures for program budgets; acting as a representative of the Fire and Medical Department on related boards, task forces, or committees; and inspecting and installing car seats for residents.  Fire and Life Safety Education Specialists may be required to work evenings and/or weekends to support events, and program assignments, work schedules, and locations are subject to change based on business needs.  This class performs related duties as required and is FLSA exempt-administrative.

Qualifications & Requirements:

Employee Values All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required.  Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Education, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Business Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, or related field.  Considerable (3 - 5 years) experience in progressively responsible public safety or education/community education programs, social work, counseling, public relations, or marketing, involving public contact.  Experience and/or training in public speaking.

Special Requirements.  Must possess a valid Arizona Driver's License by hire or promotion date.  Child Passenger Safety certification is required within one month of hire or promotion (as certification is available, sponsored by the Department).

Substance Abuse Testing.  Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment or pre-placement alcohol, drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures.

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications.  Bilingual in Spanish is preferred.  For the School Program assignment, experience writing/developing, presenting, evaluating, and improving curriculum is highly desirable.

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