Full-time Fire Training Instructor

Full-time Fire Training Instructor

Full-time Fire Training Instructor
  • Full-Time
  • Concord, NH
  • $56,181 - $66,747 USD / Year
  • September 28, 2023

Website NH Fire Academy and EMS



 State of New Hampshire Job Posting
Department of Safety
Division of Fire Standards & Training and EMS
98 Smokey Bear Boulevard, Concord, NH 03301


(Fire Service Instructor Supervisor)

Position # 45000

Labor Grade 23

$56,180.80 step 1 – $66,747.20 Step 5

Four additional steps may be offered on subsequent performance evaluations.

The State of New Hampshire, Department of Safety, Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services, has a full-time vacancy for a Fire Service Instructor Supervisor, which has a 40-hour work week and is non-exempt.

SCOPE OF WORK:  Coordinates and supervises fire service training programs while overseeing students and instructors within those programs.


 Provides instruction in cognitive and psychomotor classes, demonstrates skills and coaches student skills performance in compliance approved fire and emergency medical service curriculums.

 Evaluates student knowledge and skills and provides through established assessments by providing necessary feedback to the students. Initiates disciplinary and/or corrective action to students who are not able to meet the training standard.

 Coordinates training programs including, but not limited to, the evaluation of training sites, the scheduling of classrooms, props and equipment, the selection of instructors, and the completion of required course paperwork.

 Oversees the delivery of assigned training programs, and ensures each training program is following the approved curriculum and meeting all of the required cognitive and psychomotor objectives.

Prepares, maintains, and either performs or coordinates repair of fire training equipment, fixed and mobile props, and burn buildings.

Develops and delivers training programs for fire training props and apparatus to instructors and operators, ensuring that training is conducted within the prescribed guidelines.

Recommends and initiates program changes based on current delivery practices and feedback. Continuously evaluates training programs and revises work methods to enhance training throughout the State.

Supervises the work performance of instructors to include recommending and issuing discipline to employees assigned to training programs. Evaluates the performance of students and issues corrective action as appropriate.


Your Experience Counts See Per 405.01.

1.5 Years of additional relevant experience = Associate’s Degree

3 Years of additional relevant experience = Bachelor’s Degree

4.5 Years additional relevant experience = Master’s Degree

Education: Associate’s degree from an accredited institute of higher education with major study in fire protection, fire science, emergency services, public health, education, management, or related ffield. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.

Experience: Seven years of experience in firefighting and/or in planning and conducting professional fire and emergency services training and education programs within a fire department, state fire agency, or district fire mutual aid system, three years of which shall have been at a supervisory level. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.

License/Certification: Must possess a valid driver’s license.


1. Must be certified as a Fire and Emergency Services Instructor I.

2. Must be certified to the level of Firefighter II or equivalent.

3. Must be certified to the level of Fire and Emergency Services Instructor II & III within one year of employment. A time extension may be granted for this special requirement by the Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services if justified based on the availability of the required certification program.

4. Must be licensed as an EMT or higher.

5. Must be available on nights and weekends to attend meetings, training programs and examinations.

6. Selected candidate will undergo a fingerprint-based criminal background check and motor vehicle record check in order to ensure suitability for exposure to confidential information.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: The supplemental job description lists the essential functions of the position and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.

 For further information please contact Arnold Anderson, Bureau Chief, Arnold.J.Anderson@dos.nh.gov and 603-491-3903.


The State of NH total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits, including:

HMO or POS Medical and Prescription Drug Benefits:

The actual value of State-paid health benefits is based on the employee’s union status, and employee per pay period health benefit contributions will vary depending on the type of plan selected.

See this link for details on State-paid health benefits:

Employee Benefits | NH Dept. of Administrative Services

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 13.85% of pay

Other Benefits:

* Dental Plan at minimal cost for employees and their families ($500-$1800 value)

* Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts

*State defined benefit retirement plan and Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

*Work/life balance flexible schedules, paid holidays and generous leave plan

*$50,000 state-paid life insurance plus additional low-cost group life insurance

*Incentive-based Wellness Program (ability to earn up to $500)

Total Compensation Statement Worksheet:

Total Compensation Calculator | Human Resources | NH Dept. of Administrative Services

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website:

Human Resources | NH Dept. of Administrative Services

Benefits Summary (nh.gov)



TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964

To apply for this job please visit lmkp.nhfirst.nh.gov.