Fire District #6: Fire Training Officer

Job Opening- Fire Training Officer (Full-Time)

The Natchitoches Parish Fire Protection District #6 is currently accepting resumes from qualified individuals for the position of Fire Training Officer. The Fire Training Officer encompasses a highly responsible and specialized fire department position involving planning and implementing training programs for the fire department. The Fire Training Officer is responsible for conducting a training program designed to assist fire department members in their professional development by developing and administering a comprehensive certification and training program in order to ensure that fire department personnel are qualified to perform appropriate functions of the positions they hold. The Fire Training Officer works with almost no supervision, reporting to and having work reviewed by the Fire Chief. The Fire Training Officer works under the general direction of the Fire Chief and is responsible for developing a training program for the department, and sees that such program is properly staffed, and supplied with training resources. Prepares training material, coordinates and schedules training for all department members as assigned by the Fire Chief. Evaluates the effectiveness of training to determine the need for additional training or for change in the training program. Conducts training classes, either in the classroom, at the drill field, or at the fire station, in the following areas: firefighting; fire attack; forcible entry; ventilation; fire streams; hydraulics; water supplies; extinguishers; salvage and overhaul; use of protective breathing apparatus; safety; or any other related subject assigned or required.

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 equivalency certificate, 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 hasoccurred 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:

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