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Fire and Public Safety Academy Training System Administrator

Date Posted:  Sep 9, 2019
Requisition ID:  17822

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


About IDHS:

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (“IDHS”) works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to protect the people, property, and prosperity of the State of Indiana. We pursue this mission in order to achieve the highest level of safety and security for Indiana’s citizens, businesses, and infrastructure. It is also IDHS’s goal to efficiently and effectively mitigate and respond to threats and disasters, both natural and manmade. The IDHS team works tirelessly to achieve its vision by focusing on the following three values:


People. IDHS works to enhance the safety and security of Indiana residents by ensuring that first responders, such as firefighters and EMTs, are properly trained and certified to effectively and efficiently provide assistance during emergencies; supporting security measures during major events in Indiana; and continuously monitoring and standing ready to respond to potential hazards and threats.


Property. IDHS works to ensure that public buildings, such as businesses and schools, are compliant with fire and building codes; that our cities and towns are provided with continuous support and resources through our Emergency Operations Center in times of crisis; and that our critical infrastructure is protected from both physical and cyber-attacks.    


Prosperity. IDHS works to ensure that economic activity will continue during and after a natural disaster or manmade crisis by administering disaster mitigation, response, and recovery grant funding from both the state and federal government; by planning and training so that IDHS is able to help minimize the impact of a disaster; and, when necessary, quickly assess damage and seek disaster relief assistance from the federal government.


The Fire and Public Safety Academy Training System Administrator is responsible for the oversight and management of the Fire and Public Safety Academy Training System. The job duties include supervision and the implementation of daily operations within the Fire and Public Safety Academy Training System; serving as a liaison with other personnel to assure consistent training delivery, accurate testing and certification issuance based on institutional curriculum; serving as a resource person for Task Force/ Review Committees;  and supporting the institutional accreditation processes.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this roles are as follows:

  • Oversee the Program Directors to ensure that all staff are adhering to the  agency's policies and procedures
  • Assist in project design, development, and revision for curriculum
  • Collaborate with Program Directors and Branch Chiefs to coordinate, participate and facilitate the work of technical Review Committees
  • Correlate the efforts of multiple personnel involved in the curriculum process
  • Contributes information and recommendations to strategic plans.
  • Ensures that all personnel receive an appropriate orientation to the section, and team expectations are tied to personnel performance metrics as identified in their annual work profile.
  • Establishes Fire Academy financial objectives and tracking metrics by forecasting requirements as identified by Finance and the Fire Marshal; analyze variances and recommend corrective actions.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

  • Ten (10) years of program coordination/work experience in the fields of Fire, EMS, EMA, or    Telecommunications OR a degree from an accredited college in the related fields of Fire, EMS, EMA or Telecommunications
  • Five (5) years of management experience relative in the field of instruction, curriculum development, program management, and grants management
  • Experience in working with adult learners
  • Knowledge of  accreditation processes, certification, training, and standards in the fields of Fire, EMS, EMA, and Telecommunications
  • Knowledge of applicable standards (i.e. National Fire Protection Association)
  • Knowledge of testing and evaluation
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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