Fire Service Instructor

Term of Employment:

Full Time/10 months with benefits 2019-20 school year
Potential part-time for the remainder of 2018-19 school year

Salary Range:

Starting Placement: $34,667.00 Depending on experience and level of education (FTE/starting placement may be prorated depending upon student enrollment)


Implement a Fire Services curriculum program consistent with the district educational goals and objectives, in partnership with business, industry and district stakeholders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.
  • Provides instruction to improve student achievement in the Fire Services Program
  • Demonstrates and differentiates instructional methods for the purpose of providing an effective program that addresses individual student learning needs
  • Develops a variety of written materials (e.g. syllabus, unit and daily lesson plans, curricular maps, assessments, attendance records, anecdotal communications, etc.) for the purpose of documenting and communicating student progress
  • Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of planning instruction, providing feedback to students and communicating achievement
  • Manages student behavior in a variety of educational environments by providing a safe and positive learning environment
  • Engages students in leadership development by serving as an advisor for CTSO (Career Technical Student Organization)
  • Communicates effectively with students, parents and colleagues at the campus level to improve the overall quality of student outcomes and achievement of established program goals
  • Participates in a variety of meetings and professional development activities for the purpose of professional growth in an educational setting
  • Establishes and maintains a good rapport with community partners and advisory councils
  • Develops relationships with industry partners to provide placement in careers in the Fire Services industry
  • Coordinates work based learning activities for students enrolled in the program
  • Responsible for attendance, instruction, supervision, and grading of students. Submits reports as requested (grades, attendance, behavior, etc.)
  • Maintains the physical facility including equipment and supplies
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications/Education and/or Experience:

  • Must possess or be able to obtain a Career & Technical Education teaching certificate (Provisional or standard)
  • Three or more years’ experience in Fire Services or related field
  • Fire Instructor Certification
  • Must have current CPR/First Aid instructor certification
  • Three years teaching experience to include career/technical/occupational/vocational education in a certified secondary program is preferred
  • Must obtain a Pima College Faculty Standards Teaching Certificate for student dual enrollment credits
  • Thorough knowledge and application of secondary curriculum and instruction in career/technical/ occupational/vocational education, vocational work and apprenticeship programs is preferred
  • May be required to lift and carry heavy, bulky supplies and materials weighing up to 50 pounds
  • May be required to work outside normal working hours
  • May be required to travel to perform work functions
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • MMR immunization, required unless born prior to January 1, 1957
  • Current negative TB test (within the last year),
  • Valid IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card or be able to obtain one
  • Valid Arizona Driver license

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Have thorough knowledge of Pima County JTED policies that pertain to instruction, students, student discipline, etc.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Computer skills including word processing, databases, Google Apps, Microsoft Office
  • Utilizes sound judgement and decision-making skills

Application Process:

Submit a cover letter, resume, three recent (within five years) signed professional reference letters, and a copy of current certificate (s) vial mail, email to, fax or hand deliver to Martha Martinez at the JTED District Office. Open until filled.

Pima County JTED • 2855 W. Master Pieces Drive • Tucson, AZ 85741
(520) 352-JTED (5833) • Fax (520) 352-5842 •

Pima County JTED #11 is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, language of origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or marital status. Unless expressly superseded by controlling federal or state statutes, regulations or court decisions, this policy will prevail in all matters concerning staff members, students, the public, educational programs and services and individuals with whom the Joint Board does business.