Director of Forestry, Fire and Public Safety – Lake Tahoe Community College District

South Lake Tahoe, California

Under the direction of the Dean of Workforce Development and Instruction, the director will coordinate all administrative aspects of Forestry Education, Fire Science, Emergency Medical Services, Criminal Justice, Wilderness Education/Search and Rescue, and other public safety related programs.

Representative Duties:

  • Coordinate with External Partners and Oversight Agencies
  • Engage with external stakeholders including industry experts, public and private employers, and community partners.
  • Work with external accrediting agencies (California State Fire Training, El Dorado County Emergency Medical Services, etc.) to ensure academic programs receive programmatic accreditation that ensures graduates meet employer needs and expectations.
  • Assist with the creation of materials (print and media) and work with outside agencies and stakeholders to support and promote programs.
  • Provide Program Oversight and Management
  • Collaborate with the Dean of Workforce Development and Instruction to identify and secure highly qualified program faculty.
  • Manage grant funds related to forestry, fire and public safety, including from CAL FIRE, California Tahoe Conservancy, Good Jobs Challenge, Tahoe Fund and Tahoe-Truckee Community Foundation, among others.
  • Coordinate with program faculty to ensure access to facilities required for training programs and collaborate on the establishment of the Tahoe Basin Public Safety Training Center.
  • Oversee and act as the Program Director for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program.
  • Obtain and maintain equipment, apparatus, and supplies necessary for program academic needs.
  • Provide information and assistance to faculty, administrators, staff, students and others regarding program development progress and engagement.
  • Identify existing datasets to use to report metrics related to program successes. Establish regular reporting systems and records.
  • Train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; interview and select employees and recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions.
  • Communicate with administrators, faculty, students, and staff to coordinate activities and programs; resolve issues and conflicts to achieve positive solutions and student outcomes.
  • Attend and conduct a variety of meetings and presentations as assigned; serve on committees and attend trainings and conferences related to assigned activities.
  • Coordinate with consultants and on-campus external affairs and communications staff to market the programs.
  • Engage and Support Student
  • Conduct student outreach activities for programs, respond to student inquiries, establish and conduct student orientations, connect students to an array of support services including financial aid, counseling, basic needs, mental health, housing and other services.
  • Be a point of contact for students interested in pursuing programs, courses and degrees and the general public. Coordinate with employer partners to provide students with opportunities for internships and job placement.
  • Coordinate with the LTCC Rising Scholars Program to support current and formerly incarcerated/detained students in transitioning into career education programs, and specifically with supporting current and former CDCR Fire Camp and juvenile students in obtaining education (including credit for prior learning) and certifications necessary to work in fire and forestry related fields.

Knowledge of:

  • Management, planning, budget preparation, and reporting.
  • Planning, organization and direction of the operations and activities of academic program development.
  • Writing skills and editing, as well as social media formats.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

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