Assistant Director - UFRA - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Under the general direction of the Utah Fire & Rescue Academy (UFRA) Director, assists in planning of and managing operations in various operational divisions. Provides supervision for applicable division staff and adjunct instructors.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a directly related field and three years experience related to the Summary of Duties or a combination of education and/or experience totaling seven years.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with a master’s degree and six years of experience in an Emergency Services or a related field two of which must be acquired as an officer in a fire/rescue organization or any combination of education and/or experience related to the Summary of Duties totaling twelve years.


Knowledge of standards, regulations, and laws pertaining to the emergency services, including those pertaining to the Utah Fire Service Certification System and the NFPA.

Knowledge of state, federal and local grant funding sources and programs, as well as the procedures to apply for these opportunities.

Knowledge of management techniques and principles.

Knowledge of instructional objectives, course development techniques and standards, planning and evaluation methods, including those related to distance learning.

Knowledge of statewide fire and emergency services training programs, certification processes, and UVU academic emergency services programs and how these relate to state and national guidelines, policies, regulations, standards, and requirements.


Skills with managing and prioritizing multiple projects and assignments.

Skills with managing, preparing, creating, and delivering courses in the classroom and field.

Skills in planning and implementing conferences and workshops.

Skills in interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision making.


Ability to work independently and with a group.

Ability to foster professional relationships with Chief Officers, CEOs, and allied training professionals.

Ability to aid in the monitoring of budgets.

Ability to operate standard office computer programs and applications.

Ability to use databases, spreadsheets, and understand word processing applications.

Ability to give and receive oral and written instructions and procedures.

Ability to supervise staff and adjunct instructors, and work with others as a team.

Ability to effectively communicate verbally, non-verbally, and in writing.

Ability to coordinate and assist in the preparation and monitoring of Institute/UFRA budget and financial transactions.

Ability to resolve conflict in a nonthreatening and mutually beneficial way.

Pay Range

$36,319 to $48,425

Special Instructions to Applicants

Under “Reference’s Letter” Please list a minimum of three contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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