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City of Chicago COORDINATOR OF FIRE AWARENESS - Chicago Fire Department in Chicago, Illinois

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

COORDINATOR OF FIRE AWARENESS

Chicago Fire Department

Number of Positions: 1

THIS POSITION IS ONLY OPEN TO CAREER SERVICE UNIFORMED MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT

Under direction, designs, develops, and directs the implementation of public education programs for the promotion of fire awareness, prevention, and safety; and perfroms related duties as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Serves as Commanding Officer of the Public Education Division

  • Develops and coordinates Fire Safety & Life Safety courses and the certification process for high rise fire safety director as well as injury and hazard prevention provided to interested city residents and high-rise building property managers and their designees

  • Develops fire safety awareness, injury and hazard prevention instructional modules and ensures the training of uniform staff functioning as Public Education Officers providing community outreach services

  • Plans and implements the community outreach service programs educating residents on matters of fire safety awareness, injury and hazard prevention to Chicago residents

  • Procures or oversees the preparation of equipment for presentations; prepares publicity and promotional materials to increase public awareness of fire education programs

  • Schedules fire education presentations for community groups, civic organizations, and schools

  • Monitors the Public Education program verifying that staff secure and maintain appropriate training certifications as Public Education Officers

  • Plans, directs, and participates in the development and preparation of news articles, press releases, pamphlets, displays, and other materials to promote new programs in conjunction with the Director of Media Affairs

  • Prepares reports and maintains records of department activities as necessary

  • Oversees staff training and the delivery of interventionist counseling and referral services for juveniles suspected of setting fires

  • Prepares the division’s budget

  • Plans, directs, and participates in the development and preparation of events in conjunction with the Coordinator of Special Events

  • Serves at Department liaison to the Survive Alive House Foundation, Fire Marshall’s Advisory Committee, NFPA, IFSA, and other organizations as assigned by the Fire Commissioner

  • Serves as the on-call Media Affairs Officer on a rotating basis

  • Serves as grant administrator for Public Education grants i.e., FEMA Grants etc.

Additional duties may be required for this position.

Location: Public Education, 1010 S. Clinton

Hours: Varies according to operational needs, including some nights, weekends and holidays as needed.

THIS POSITION IS EXEMPT FROM THE CAREER SERVICE

Qualifications:

Career Service status as a uniformed member of the Chicago Fire Department

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, English or a directly related field plus five (5) years of work experience in the development of public information or public education programs, of which two (2) years are in a supervisory role related to the responsibilities of the position, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Licensure, Certification, or Other Qualifications

A valid State of Illinois driver’s license is required

Fire Instructor I or Lead Instructor certification is required

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

This position requires applicants to complete an interview which will include a written exercise and/or a skills assessment test as part of the interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral and written parts of the interview will be selected.

ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

City of Chicago Department of Human Resources

Lori Lightfoot, Mayor Christopher Owen, Commissioner

Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59 pm CDT on 10/27/2021

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