|PUBLIC SAFETY EDUCATION OFCR|
|Middle Management/Professional/NM AD|
|Performs professional and administrative work in the area of fire safety education. A person assigned to this class is responsible for developing, coordinating, and presenting public education and information projects for the Orlando Fire Department. Work is performed independently under the general supervision of the Public Safety Education Manager and is reviewed through frequent meetings, discussions and analysis of reports submitted.|
|NOTE: The listed duties are only illustrative and are not intended to describe every function that may be performed by this job class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.
Implements and/or coordinates programs designed to meet the needs of the Community and the Departments objectives as developed by management.
Instruct public and private school teachers in the implementation of fire safety and injury prevention programs.
Prepares instructional and public education programs for presentation by other departmental personnel; Coordinates the scheduling of departmental units required to do presentations or demonstrations in the absence of supervisor.
Conducts fire safety inspections and coordinates fire drills for day care centers, public/private schools, businesses, apartment buildings, hospitals and retirement homes.
Assists in the planning of departmental programs and events such as Fire Prevention Week, Smoke Detector Give Away Program, Junior Fire Marshal Program, Children's Safety Village, Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.), Universal Orlando's Annual Mock Disaster, Health Fair Program, etc.
Develops and maintains panels, booths, visual aides, props and other graphic aids and support materials used in fire safety presentations; maintains Fire Safety Education trailer.
Reviews literature to keep up to date in the latest trends in fire safety education techniques.
Attends unit, program, and administrative meetings serving as a liaison between the Fire Department, program boards and program graduates.
Performs other related work as required.
|Knowledge of Orlando Fire Department operations and the various fire safety laws, codes and regulations.
Knowledge of the trends in fire safety education programs.
Knowledge of the area schools, retirement homes and other public housing and youth programs throughout the city.
Skilled in research techniques.
Ability to work flexible hours including but limited to evenings and weekends as business needs dictate.
Ability to give presentations before large group of people.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to design pamphlets and create props and visual aides used in presentations.
Ability to handle numerous assignments simultaneously and deal with frequent interruptions.
Ability to organize and supervise activities of volunteers.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with members of the Fire Department, agency representatives, and members of the public.
Ability to conduct home activities, which involve lifting (30-40 lbs.), walking, bending and stooping.
Ability to operate a personal computer with proficiency in (but not limited to) Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Lotus Notes.
Ability to operate a van pulling a trailer.
Ability to use a 35 mm camera and videotape camera, digital camera, and video camcorder with proficiency.
Ability to lift and operate a fire extinguisher for demonstrations, including live burns.
|Bachelors degree in Education or related field and two years of experience in fire safety education or related field; or an equivalent combination of related education training and experience. Preference will be given to experience delivering educational programs for all age groups, specifically health or safety related. Preference given to those who are bilingual speaking specifically to Spanish but is not required for the position. Valid Florida Drivers License. State of Florida Municipal Fire Inspector Firefighter Certification must be obtained with in 24 months of employment.|