Fire District #6: Fire Prevention Officer

Job Opening- Fire Prevention Officer (Part-Time)

The Natchitoches Parish Fire Protection District #6 is currently accepting resumes from qualified individuals for the position of Fire Prevention Officer. The Fire Prevention Officer encompasses a responsible administrative and supervisory position, the primary duties of which involve planning, organizing, training, and directing the fire prevention program of the department, including public fire education, fire inspection, and fire investigation. The Fire Prevention Officer performs public relations duties, writes reports and correspondence, and occasionally supervises all assigned subordinate personnel. The Fire Prevention Officer reports to and has work reviewed by the Fire Chief. The Fire Prevention Officer works under the general direction of the Fire Chief and is responsible for establishing a Fire Prevention Education Program by analyzing demographic data, incident reports, and injury information from hospitals; designing the appropriate method for presentation; and evaluating the effectiveness of the program. Develops support for the fire safety program within the community, involving business leaders in public education efforts. Helps determine what demonstrations and instructional materials should be distributed to the community. Writes speeches for assigned department members and volunteers, and delivers lectures, talks, or demonstrations on fire safety to schools, clubs, or other organizations. Educates the public about fire hazards and conditions, injury prevention, tenability, human behavior during fires, built-in fire protection, and fire dynamics. Provides information on firefighter personal protective equipment, gear, tools, and fire apparatus. Develops evacuation plans for schools, hotels, hospitals, or other buildings required to have such plans, manages fire drills, reviews evacuation plans, and instructs fire drill assistants. Oversees fire safety in public assembly occupancies at major events. Assists superiors to identify fire problems, and selects fire safety program components and objectives to meet community needs. Investigates fires to determine whether it was a result of natural causes, carelessness, or arson, and completes a fire investigation report. Acts as a liaison with law enforcement, other arson investigationagencies, and public prosecutor’s office to exchange information to facilitate successful disposition of cases. Tests any equipment which may be used in fire prevention work to make certain it is in proper working order. Oversees and evaluates division needs and recommends purchases of equipment for use in the department’s fire prevention program.Maintains inventory of supplies and equipment for the department. Orders, distributes, and maintains inventory of supplies and equipment to department personnel as required for an assigned function.

Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and be a citizen of the United States, minimum age of 18yrs.

After offer of employment, but before beginning work the candidate must pass a physical examination designed to demonstrate good health and physical fitness sufficient to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without accommodation.

Applicant must possess one of the following: high school diploma, high school equivalencycertificate, high school transcript, affidavit from the issuing high school, associate’s or bachelor’s degree, or college transcript, any one of which must indicate that graduation has occurred or a degree awarded. Any Louisiana applicant who presents a home study diploma shall submit necessary documentation indicating Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) approval of the home study curriculum. Non-Louisiana applicants shall be required to present proof of completion of a high school curriculum, ofwhich has been accredited by the applicant’s state, or its state-approved agency. A certification of completion shall not be sufficient to substitute for a diploma or equivalency certificate.

Must have at least five (5) years’ experience in a full-time, paid fire department position.

Natchitoches Parish Fire District 6 is committed to the philosophy and practice of equal employment opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, and national origin, age as required by law.

Send Resumes to:

Chief Michael Sesvold
Natchitoches Parish Fire District 6 Fire 
743 Hwy 504
Natchitoches, LA 71457