Pay Range 20 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$22.8950$34.3425
Hourly (42 hrs.)$21.8048$32.7072
Hourly (56 hrs.)$16.3536$24.5304

Life Safety Educator

Range: $47,621.66 - $71,432.48 (20)
Position Number: 5272

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for planning, coordinating, and evaluating fire and safety education programs.
Develops and teaches fire and life safety education classes in schools, daycare centers, older adult homes, and businesses.
Develops and presents fire and life safety programs to various groups and organizations.
Develops, teaches, and implements injury prevention programs for the City of Wilson.
Promotes fire prevention through public displays and the media.
Plans and coordinates department activities for National Fire Prevention Week.
Coordinates the public education programs of the Fire Prevention and Education team.
Compiles data and prepares monthly and annual reports.
May serve as the department’s Public Information Officer as assigned.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of education principles and practices.
Knowledge of the methods, practices, and objectives of a municipal fire department.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of fire and life safety.
Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures and federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Skill in operating computers and other office equipment.
Skill in the use of radio/communications equipment.
Skill in planning, organization, and decision making.
Skill in public speaking and public relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Deputy Chief assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include department standard operating procedures, city ordinances and policies, state building and fire codes, and federal, state, and local laws.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied duties in the development of fire and life safety education programs. 
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to develop fire and life safety education programs for the community.
PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, school administrators, students, parents, teachers, older adults, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching.  The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office or classroom setting. The employee may be exposed to machinery with moving parts.  The work may be performed outdoors and occasionally in cold or inclement weather.  The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.
Education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a degree in education, public relations, communications or related field is preferred and two (2) years of experience in administering a training program or as a classroom teacher is necessary.
Possession of a valid North Carolina drivers’ license;
Must meet objectives on NFPA 1035 Professional Qualifications for Public Fire Educator III, within three (3) years of this appointment or as courses are offered;
Ability to work a flexible schedule which may require some nights and weekends to meet job requirements;
Possession of the highest level of Firefighter Certification offered by the State of North Carolina.