Job Details

Big Bend Community College
  • Position Number: 1917451
  • Location: Moses Lake, WA
  • Position Type: Vocational & Technical - Fire Science

Air Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) Coordinator/Trainer Lead - Part-time

Salary: See Position Description
Job Type: Part-Time
Job Number: 20-13
Location: Moses Lake, WA
Division: Instruction

Position Summary
The Center for Business & Industry Services (CBIS) at Big Bend Community College invites applications for a part-time Air Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) Coordinator/Trainer Lead. The ARFF Coordinator/Trainer will develop, oversee, train, and lead Air Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) programming which includes staying current with all WA State and Federal guidelines and ensuring the highest standard of safety and customer service for all individuals and departments that train through our program. The Coordinator/Trainer will work with the Big Bend Community College CBIS to sustain a fiscally responsible and self-supported program.

This position is funded through the Center for Business and Industry Services (CBIS). Total yearly contract would be $7,500 for contract July 1-June 30.

Big Bend Community College (BBCC) is a comprehensive public community college serving a large, rural district in central Washington State. BBCC's main campus is located in the city of Moses Lake (pop. 24,009) in Grant County, situated on the former Larson Air Force Base. In addition to the central campus, BBCC has learning centers in seven outlying communities that provide adult basic education, high school completion, and English Language Learning programs as gateways to college. We are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and we serve approximately 4,000 students, with an annualized FTE of approximately 2,000.

Big Bend Community College strives for excellence in teaching and learning. We are a student-centered and innovative college that is committed to fostering a community that supports and recognizes the value of diversity; 42% of our student-body is Hispanic. Recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream, Big Bend is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Our student body consists of 75% first-generation college students and 71% of our students receive some form of financial assistance.

Our college seeks candidates who have a deep commitment to and understanding of the rewards and challenges of working with students. We particularly welcome those who will be active participants in our small but thriving college community.

This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by May 29, 2020. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

Essential Job Duties
Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
  • Provide support, planning, coordination of the program, and its required activities - including outreach to fire departments to increase participation in the training program in order to attain and sustain a self-supported program through the BBCC Center for Business and Industry Services (CBIS).
  • Ensure proper implementation of highest standard of safety policies and procedures.
  • Provide regular updates and communication with CBIS staff and the Port of Moses Lake. To include all updates on maintenance of trainer facility and equipment, MOU's and status of any other agreements between Big Bend Community College, its contractors, and/or vendors in regards to ARFF.
  • Support and facilitate the building of positive relationships within the training team as well as with external parties and trainees.
  • Serve as Lead for all Training provided during Certifications and Recertification per FAR Part 139 guidelines.
  • Coordinate arrangements for all training needs during training dates including food, water, and documentation for ARFF customers.
  • Schedule, organize, and facilitate annual meeting for training team, and/or other meetings as necessary, providing a clear agenda for attendees.
  • Schedule, organize, and facilitate onboard training for new ARFF trainers as well as refreshers for those currently training for BBCC.
  • Collaborate with BBCC Technology services to ensure that all in class training technology is being used correctly and effectively for all operations.
  • Prepare purchase orders needed to order required training materials with approval from CBIS Director.
  • Manage and document inventory of supplies, i.e. training foam, fuel for burns and trucks, water for burns, truck parts, dry chem, PPE, masks, and tanks, etc.
  • Support growth and strategize on program development by collaborating with CBIS on any new ideas for improvement and/or change to boost the program, including IFSAC training and others as they arise or are requested by BBCC ARFF customers.
  • Maintain college owned equipment, including trucks, hoses, PPE, masks, dry chem, tanks, and coordinate pit maintenance with POML or provide CBIS with a bid for any maintenance necessary that cannot be provided by the Coordinator.
  • Assist with negotiations for outside vendors as needed.
  • Ensure after each training season that the trucks are placed in a secure location, especially during the winter months to avoid freezing.
  • Coordinate with CBIS on scheduling in order to provide convenient year round availability for contact regarding answers to customer questions.
  • Provide detailed and accurate documents, to include training sign in sheets, burn sheets with fuel usage, fuel and water levels at pit location, and number of burns calculated at the completion of each training.
  • Must successfully complete training and pass POML test in order to receive badge for access to pit.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as may be requested by the supervisor.

Minimum & Desirable Qualifications
  • US Aircraft Rescue Firefighting 40 hour Certification.
  • Knowledge of WAC 296-305-05013 & NFPA 408 Standards.
  • At least 3 years of ARFF Airport experience and/or Firefighter 1 & 2 (Retired or active duty status).
  • Extensive familiarity with FAR Part 139 and FAA Circulars as it pertains to ARFF.
  • Critical thinking skills - seek resources for direction, when necessary. Ability to perform independent problem solving. Decision-making is logical, customer focused, deliberate with a "can-do" motivation.
  • Ability to provide exceptional customer service to internal (BBCC) and external customers.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations, keeping an open mind to opportunities for all.
  • Ability to work independently and reliably.
  • Ability to think "Out of the box" and provide a positive collaborative environment for all training partners and trainers.
  • Must have significant experience instructing and managing classes of 20+ and conduction of practical evolutions

  • Certification as IFSAC Instructor 1, prefer IFSAC Instructor 2 (Retired or Active Duty Status).
  • Certification as IFSAC Firefighter 1 and 2 (Retired or Active Duty status).
  • Knowledge of Canadian ARFF training Regulations.
  • Experience working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds including academic, racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age sexual orientation, socio-economic, veterans and diverse physical and learning abilities.
  • Bilingual fluency, especially in Spanish.

  • Adequate vision to function in rapid paced maneuvering, including in situations of low light, heavy smoke, and glare.
  • Clarity of hearing and speech sufficient for rapid-fire in-person and radio communications during emergency management, including often-noisy situations.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient for grappling with varied emergency sites, operation of fire-fighting equipment, medical emergency equipment, and communications equipment.
  • Overall physical health, personal mobility and reflexes for handling rapidly moving situations where quick maneuvering in less than ideal situations involving obstacles, challenging climbing requirements and structural collapse can be decisive.
  • Ability to lift and maneuver up to 100 lbs.
  • Position requires much standing, bending, keening, reaching, climbing, pushing, pulling, lifting and walking. Some exposure to inclement weather and must maintain physical fitness pertinent to work.

Application Instructions
This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by May 29, 2020. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:
  1. BBCC Online application.
  2. Cover letter, addressing why you are interested in this position and how your qualifications make you the ideal candidate.*
  3. Comprehensive resume or CV.*
  4. Response(s) to the questions found in the Supplemental Questions Tab above.*
  5. Unofficial transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees. Official transcripts required upon employment.*

NOTE: All of the above items are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The items marked with an asterisk are required to be included/uploaded with your online application prior to submission. The college reserves the right to remove documents, submitted but not requested, by BBCC as part of the application process. These documents include, but are not limited to statements of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, letters of recommendation, student evaluations, performance evaluations, etc.

BBCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

Persons hired will need to provide documentation verifying identity and employment authorization to work in the United States.

Official transcripts will need to be provided to the college within the first thirty (30) days of employment.

Big Bend Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, marital status, pregnancy status or families with children, a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran or any other legally protected classification.

Big Bend provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity, and/or grievances to the Vice President of Human Resources & Labor/Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Coordinator, BBCC 7662 Chanute Street NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837; 509-793-2010 or via email at

In compliance with state and federal regulations, BBCC is committed to a safe and drug-free campus. Employees are expected to comply with BBCC's policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notifications of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety. The complete policy and procedure are available to view on the policies page of the BBCC website. Printed copies of the policy and procedure are available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008.

BBCC strives to be a safe and secure campus for our students, employees, and community. Detailed information regarding campus security, crime statistics for the most recent-three year period, and other information is available on the Campus Safety and Security page of the BBCC website. If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the materials please contact Campus Safety and Security at 509-793-2286.

This posting does not reflect the entire job description and may be changed and/or modified, at any time, without notice.

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