The position is responsible for course delivery and instruction in support of MEMA’s training program, and in particular the courses detailed below. The Training Instructor is responsible for preparing to teach the lessons, obtaining the necessary training materials and equipment, preparing the classroom for training, delivering instruction from prepared lesson plans and materials, conducting practical activities and coaching students. This position is also responsible for administering exams, course evaluations, and instructor evaluations. The Training Instructor will be required to travel within the state and use, lift, carry, distribute and collect training materials and equipment, such as projectors, and cartons of training manuals up to approximately 40 lbs. A flexible schedule, reliable transportation, and the ability to travel throughout the state is required to accommodate all assigned training. Program-specific training curriculum and materials will be provided by MEMA.
The courses listed below are arranged in tiers according to MEMA’s training priorities, with Tier One courses being of highest demand. Candidate selection will be based ability to teach the courses detailed below. Courses are generally conducted from 8:00am to 5:00pm and 6:00pm to 10:00pm, Monday through Friday and may also be scheduled on weekends based on the operational needs of the agency.
Tier 1 Courses:
Debris Management Planning for State, Tribal, and Local Officials
All-Hazards ICS Position Specific Course Series (i.e. Planning Section Chief)
Incident Command System (ICS) 300 & 400
Tier 2 Courses:
Recovery from Disaster-The Local Community Role
Local Mitigation Planning Workshop
Mitigation for Emergency Managers
EOC Management & Operations
- Minimum five years’ experience in the field of emergency management, or public safety.
- Public speaking experience.
- Training Instruction experience.
- Functional knowledge of computer programs (Microsoft Office programs, etc.) and ability to access on-line training programs.
Contracts will be rate based ($35/hour) with actual hours worked to be determined based on agency need. There is no guarantee of a minimum number of hours per pay period, month or year. Trainings and trainer hours will be managed so that no overtime expenses will be incurred.*
Initial contracts will extend through June 30, 2019 with future options to renew solely at the discretion of the Agency.
Only actual and necessary travel expenses essential to the performance of the contractor’s official duties and in accordance with the Agency’s established travel rules will be reimbursed.
Most state benefits are not included with contractor positions.
Applicants will be subject to, and must pass a complete background check including a Criminal Offender Records Information (CORI) check.
- Exceptions include out-of-state travel and emergency activations. In cases of emergency, trainers may be called upon to carry out certain incident-based duties for MEMA based on their demonstrated skill set and the needs of the agency at the time of the incident. The position will be eligible for standard overtime rates if more than 40 hours are worked in one week during such incident activations.
1. Please indicate in your cover letter which listed courses you are qualified to teach, and for which shifts (weekdays, evening, weekends) you are available to teach.
2. Instructor Methodology certificate (i.e., CDP, FEMA, DOE, DFS, DOD, MPTC, Higher Ed Institution). - Please attach certificate(s) to your job submission.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
United States-Massachusetts-Framingham-400 Worcester Road
Emergency Management Agency
Feb 20, 2019, 6:11:03 AM
Number of Openings:
35.00 - 35.00 Hourly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Ann McCarthy - 508-820-1400