Director of Forestry, Fire and Public Safety

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Job Title: Director of Forestry, Fire and Public Safety
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Job Type: Management
Job Classification: VOCATIONAL ED MGR
Job Description: Click Here for Detailed Job Description
Minimum Qualifications: Any combination equivalent to: Bachelor’s degree in related field and two years of progressively responsible supervisory work experience comparable to the position.
Salary: $75,144 to $82,946 annually
Work Term: 12 months
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
District/College: Lake Tahoe Community College District
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Contact: (Click to Email) Human Resources
Phone Number: 530-541-4660 x226
Date Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Application Deadline: Until Filled
First Screening Date January 9, 2023
Required Documents:
Materials that MUST be submitted prior to a candidate's consideration for hiring.

  • Resume
  • Letter of Introduction
Comments: Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) District announces an exciting professional opportunity to manage California's growing need for firefighters, forestry professionals, and other first responders as the new Director of Forestry, Fire and Public Safety. This position will support LTCC in increasing the number of students and certificates and degrees earned served in forestry, fire and public safety training programs and ensuring graduates obtain jobs in high-demand fields in the Tahoe Basin, California and across the country.

The Director of Forestry, Fire and Public Safety position is categorically-funded pursuant to Education Code 87470 and will collaborate with the Dean of Workforce Development and Instruction to identify and secure highly-qualified Public Safety program faculty and instructional aides, and coordinate Forestry Education programming. Additionally, the Director will be responsible for the coordination of all administrative aspects of Fire Science, Fire Academy, Allied Health/Emergency Medical Services, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Officer training, and assist with Wilderness Education/Search and Rescue programs - including securing and managing equipment and training spaces, and managing grant funds related to programs.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
After review, suitable applicants will be invited by phone or email on or around Friday, January 13, 2023 to participate in a skills assessment. Successful candidates will then be interviewed by a screening committee; these interviews are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. LTCC reserves the right to return to the applicant pool at any point during the recruitment process.

COMPENSATION:
Salary Range: LTCC offers a competitive compensation package that includes a starting placement salary of $75,144 to $82,946 annually, dependent on education and experience. There is potential to reach $96,136 annually, through step advancement plus longevity when appropriate (see current salary schedule). In addition to base salary, this position qualifies for extra bilingual (Spanish), masters or doctorate pay.

Benefits: Health and Welfare benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long-term disability. Several plan options maintain a zero monthly premium cost from the employee and include full coverage of a gold-level medical plan that, on average, covers 80% of healthcare expenses for a standard population. LTCC also matches 25.37% of an eligible employee's salary and contributes it into a CalPERS pension account for qualifying employees.

Work-Life Balance: This is an exempt position with expectation of 40 hours per week or greater and 12 months per year, including some night and weekend requirements. It is understood that the demands of the Director of Forestry, Fire and Public Safety position will often require more than eight (8) hours a day or forty (40) hours per workweek. This position may qualify for the telecommute pilot program, which allows employees the opportunity to telecommute for up to 20% of the work week.

LTCC provides a generous leave package including 16 paid holidays per year plus 12 days vacation (with the potential to reach 24 days through years of service) and 12 days sick leave per year. Furthermore, LTCC has made a commitment to full closures during holiday breaks and several weekends adjoining holidays to provide employees the ability to take advantage of holiday and vacation usage.

LTCC's Commitment to Diversity
Our ideal candidate will share and participate in LTCC's commitment to the values of diversity and equity while serving its ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student population. Lake Tahoe Community College is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the surrounding California and Nevada area.
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