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Salary: $4,641.00 - $5,869.00
Posted: 01/29/2013

Job Description:


The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is California's fire department and resource management agency. The organization is comprised of nearly 8,000 permanent and seasonal employees. The mission of the Department is to serve and safeguard the people and protect the property and resources of California.

CAL FIRE is an equal opportunity employer, providing equal opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation. CAL FIRE offers well-paying careers and opportunities for advancement.

When you join CAL FIRE, you join a family of employees that function as a team. You will build trust and friendship with your co-workers, as together you respond to emergencies and challenging situations. CAL FIRE provides employees with a variety of career choices and opportunities. We hope that you will consider a rewarding and challenging career with CAL FIRE!


Under the general direction of the Assistant Chief (Supervisory) (Director of Fire Training) the incumbent is responsible to Coordinate the Basic Fire Control (BFC) Company Officer Academy (COA) Training Program for the CAL FIRE Academy.

Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • 30% *Coordinate with other battalions in regards to scheduling and curriculum. *Verify training curriculum is accurate and current in accordance with departmental policies, procedures, and other mandates. *Research, develop, and update lesson plans, handouts, and examinations for COA courses and cadres, training classes and field presentations. *Evaluate student performance and work of assigned employees while coordinating, overseeing, and directing the work of students, adjuncts, TSS and day-labor assistance during their assignment. Administer performance tests. *Confirm Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) records are current and that all associated training is conducted in a safe manner. *Determine eligibility of guest instructors for COA related training. *Oversee and direct cadets, adjuncts, technical subject specialists and day-labor assistance for COA during their assignments, performance testing, and drills. May be required to perform Duty Coverage for the Academy.

  • 15% *Teach and provide classroom and field instruction of the COA and other battalions, as needed. *Participate in the Academy physical fitness program and assist with the Physical Training program for the students.

  • 15% *Oversee the performance of Fire Captain(s) in the delivery of classroom and field instruction. Assist in perfoming other assignments including coordination of facilities, testing, student needs, equipment issuance, facilities maintenance, and physical training. *Perform personnel management tasks, record keeping, writing and submitting reports as required.

  • 10% *Work with other BFC staff to ensure any disciplinary actions, injury, illnesses, counseling and other issues related to the students or adjuncts in the BFC are handled in a professional and timely manner.

  • 10% *Performs staff functions including needs assessment, policy research and development. *Act as the Academy representative on statewide working groups and cadres related to COA training and wildland firefighter training.

  • 10% *Coordinate the use of the COA training grounds and the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Village by outside fire and law enforcement agencies and maintain up-to-date contracts or facility use agreements with those agencies. *Identify and assist maintenance personnel to affect any necessary repairs or additions to the WUI Village, fire ground props or facilities related to wildland fire training.

  • 10% *Maintain readiness and qualifications to respond to emergency incidents. *Respond to incidents when assigned.

*These are the essential functions for this position. Essential functions are those functions that the individual who holds the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation.

Must be completed within first 12 months of appointment:

  • POST Certified Instructor - Academy Instructor Certification Course Level I (AICC)
  • POST EVOC Instructor


Include position number 542-029-9723-003 and working title in the Job Title Section of the Examination and/or Employment Application (STD. 678). Send your completed STD. 678 and resume to CAL FIRE Academy, Attention: Kim Moore, 4501 State Highway 104, Ione, California 95640. Candidate may be selected by resume review.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Battalion Chief, Academy Instructor – Company Officer Academy 542 - 029 - 9723 - 003
Location County
Ione, California AMADOR
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
CAL FIRE - Academy
4501 State Highway 104
Ione, 95640
Kim Moore

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