Recruit Training Officer - Wildland Fire Academy
- Rio Hondo College
- Location: Whittier, California
Admin-Admissions and Enrollment
- Posting Date: 10/28/2021
- Application Deadline: 11/30/2021
Position TitleRecruit Training Officer - Wildland Fire Academy
Position TypeNon Academic/Non Classified
Number of Months AssignmentOpen
Current Work Schedule
DepartmentPublic Safety (Dept)
About Rio Hondo College
Río Hondo College welcomes and embraces all students in their educational and career pathways. As a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), our College has a student population of 22,000, of which 18,000 are Latinx students. We were the first college in Los Angeles County to provide two years of free tuition to first-time, full-time college students through our Río Promise program. We are proud to acknowledge that many of our students have transferred to high ranked institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, USC and UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, Cal State LA, Cal State Long Beach, and Whittier College to name a few.
Our caring and dedicated student-centered staff, faculty, and administrators are devoted to the advancement of educational justice, equity, and opportunity for all our students. Our College’s 900 employees, with close to 600 faculty, hold themselves accountable for the academic success of disproportionately impacted student populations. Our entire staff, with unwavering team collaboration, work hard to ensure our students reach their full potential by eliminating gaps in academic outcomes that traditionally hinder students of color.
Río Hondo College is committed to the recruitment of qualified and diverse employees who are dedicated to our students’ success. We recognize that diversity in an academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for our students. We are steadfast in our hiring practices and staff development processes which reinforce the goals of equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion. Our practices and processes also support the importance of a workforce that reflects the community and the diverse student population we serve.
Río Hondo College employs approximately 55% tenured track faculty of color; 60% part-time faculty of color; 85% classified staff of color; and 50% administrators of color.
Río Hondo College offers 30 associate degrees that guarantee transfer (ADTs) to Cal State Universities, a bachelor’s degree in Automotive Technology, more than 60 certificates, a Pathway to Law School, dual enrollment with K-12 districts, state championship speech & debate team, top-notch athletic teams, student leadership opportunities, travel abroad experiences and more.
In collaboration with the communities in Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, El Monte, South El Monte, Whittier, portions of Norwalk, La Mirada, Downey, La Puente, the City of Industry, Los Nietos and Avocado Heights, Río Hondo College provides an exceptional academic curriculum to meet the unique needs of our region and strengthen our communities.
RTO’s who possess qualifications, knowledge, experience and training will supervise trainees (cadets) attending any RHC Wildland Fire Academy. Work site is at the Rio Hondo College Regional Training Center in Santa Fe Springs, CA.
1. Exemplify and emphasize the values, ethics, and high standards required of Public Safety professionals.
2. Supporting the District’s official vision, values and goals.
3. Understanding of the mission of a basic training delivery system.
Under the direction of the Dean of Public Safety via the Fire Academy Coordinator:
1. Supervise trainees (cadets) on a daily basis including, all scheduled activities.
2. Provide feedback and guidance to trainees (cadets).
3. Evaluate and document trainee (cadet) performance and conduct.
4. Respond to requests for feedback or information to city, county and state agencies regarding trainees
5. Maintain a clean, safe, and professional training environment.
6. Model the appearance, behavior, and demeanor of an exemplary public safety officer.
7. Adheres to the District’s Code of Conduct.
This classification description is not a complete statement of essential functions, duties/responsibilities, or requirements. Stated requirements are representative of the minimum technical and behavioral job competency requirements. The District has the discretion to add or modify typical duties of a position as necessary for effective department/site operation.
- Monitors that instruction (paramilitary instruction only – marching, formations, etc.) meets state legislative mandates and procedures; E
- Monitors instruction meets federal legislative mandates and procedures; E
- Provides day-to-day first line supervision of trainees (cadets); E
- Supports, motivates, evaluates, and advises trainees (cadets); E
- Performs operational risk management and enforces student safety policy; and E
- Ensures compliance with all local, state, federal laws, and the District’s board policies and administrative procedures. E
- Ability to sit, stand, walk, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb and lift 100 lbs. E
- Performs related duties as assigned.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires us to identify the essential (E) duties/functions of the position. We have indicated those duties with an E on the job description.
Minimum Qualifications/Education and Experience
AA degree preferred. Graduation from high school or GED
A minimum of 3 years of full time Wildland Fire experience OR fire season experience (3 fire seasons)
Ability to pass a fit-for-duty requirement, lifting objects weighing up to 100 pounds.
Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an Evaluation Service prior to the closing date. Certification must be attached with copies of transcripts.
Applicants must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed.
- Rio Hondo College online application (which includes supplemental questions)
- Résumé/Curriculum Vitae
- Copies of appropriate certificates and/or NWCG or CICCS Red Cards (Fire Academy Completion, SFM Firefighter 1, 2, NWCG FF Type 2, 1, etc.)
PAPER APPLICATIONS AND APPLICATION MATERIALS SENT VIA MAIL, FAX, OR EMAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
NOTE THAT ALL CORRESPONDENCE, INCLUDING INTERVIEW INVITATIONS, WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL.
- The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires the District obtain documentation from every individual who is employed which verifies identity and authorizes his/her right to work in the United States.
- Successful candidate is responsible for verifying all prior work experience and providing all academic transcripts for purposes of salary placement.
- As a condition of employment, the selected applicant must provide a set of fingerprints (at the applicant’s expense) taken by an official LiveScan agency.
- Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial employment (The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment).
- For positions requiring a valid California driver’s license, proof of insurability is required.
- Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for position), or the interview, please notify the Human Resources Office.
- A copy of this announcement will be provided in Braille to visually impaired applicants upon request.
- Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the District’s expense.
Commitment to Diversity
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
Cancel RTF Policy
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO RE-OPEN, RE-ADVERTISE, DELAY OR CANCEL FILLING THIS POSITION.
THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL FUTURE VACANCIES.
Rio Hondo College is committed to employing qualified administrators, faculty and staff members who are dedicated to student success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates.