Fire Trainer at The Department of Children and Families in Hartford, Connecticut

Posted in Other 2 days ago.

Job Description:


Looking to not sit at a desk all week? Join a training team that lets you get in front of the classroom 120 days per year!

The State of ConnecticutOffice of Education and Data Management (OEDM)is currently seeking a Fire Trainer. As Fire Trainer, you will provide training and testing to certify Fire Marshals. You will also provide continuing education seminars for current Fire Marshals to maintain their certifications. The Fire Investigator training module has hands-on training and evaluation components.

In this position you will have the opportunity to develop, teach and assess the pre-certification training program for fire code inspectors and fire investigators.

Position Details
Hours:7:30am - 4:00pm When training in class. When not in the classroom, telework and flex schedule options are available.

Selection Plan

Candidates invited to interview will be asked to present a brief (up to five-minute) training on the Organization of the Connecticut State Fire Code.

Please ensure your JobAps application is complete prior to submission. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the closing date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete, or inaccurate application may not be considered for this employment opportunity.

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s). These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Raisa Capellan


In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in preparing and conducting training programs.


Prepares and conducts training courses; assists in planning, developing, coordinating and evaluating comprehensive training programs; conducts needs assessments; develops course objectives, curricula, outlines and contents; selects and develops training methods and materials; researches learning material and resources; monitors and evaluates training courses and participants progress; provides technical assistance and consultation; maintains records and prepares reports; organizes and maintains a library of training materials; may conduct drills and exercises; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of principles and techniques of training and staff development; knowledge of education methods and techniques; ability to assess training needs and determine objectives; ability to develop, organize and conduct training courses; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software.


Six (6) years of technical experience in training, staff development, or adult education.


1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


  • Experience developing, delivering and evaluating hybrid training;

  • Experience using the State Fire Code in an enforcement or teaching capacity;

  • Experience in developing, implementing and evaluating technical training programs.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess specialized certifications for designated positions prior to appointment.
2 Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
3 Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.