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Administrative Analyst II - Fire and Rescue Services, Paramedic Education - Lead Faculty

Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services

Columbia, Maryland 21046
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Full Time
1st Shift
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  • Paramedic
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Job Details

OPENING DATE: 08/11/2017


CLOSING DATE: 09/10/2017 11:59 PM




The individual in this position will determine training needs, develop and prepare college level training curriculum and materials, coordinate and deliver training courses and programs, and follow up to ensure that purpose and goals of training are met.  May adapt procedures, processes, and techniques related to training within the scope of assignments.

Performs professional level Fire & Rescue training work under general supervision from an administrative or technical supervisor. Work includes developing and delivering training courses, including utilization of online course development systems and classroom simulation and other technology. Position will provide course curriculum authoring, course delivery, needs assessments, overseeing compliance with accreditation requirements.


Include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

• Assess, design, develop, deliver, and analyze  training programs related to paramedic education, using a variety of formats, including classroom lecture, practical labs, practical scenarios, and distance education formats, applying excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Develop lesson plans, course objectives, and instructional materials.
• Design, analyze, and revise course materials, course curriculum, course outlines, tests, and instructional methods, using a broad medical knowledge, including aspects of critical care, anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology.
• Develop a wide range of instructional delivery methods, including computerized presentation, demonstration, manikin simulation, high fidelity human patient simulators, Learning Management System for distance education courses, and other methods as appropriate and effective.
• Administer academic advising, analyze student performance, and conference with students regarding academic success.
• Research and evaluation of current medical practices and technologies, as application of information to instructional curriculum.
• Create and manage library of instructional materials, and of student materials
• Utilize human patient simulator(s) in education initiatives, and gain competency in computerized programming of medical scenarios.
• Utilize computer-based student response pads, integrating this technology into classroom lesson plans.
• Effectively work as a member of a team and coordinate with a large number of stakeholders, and build community relations through contact with community medical professionals.
• Maintain currency and competency in the discipline taught, as well as teaching strategies and assessment methods.
• Mentor students, Bureau personnel, and emergency services educators.
• Maintain compliance with rules, regulations, and policies of the Howard County government and Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services.


This job may have supervisory responsibilities.



Bachelor's degree and 2 years of related experience; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.


Nationally registered Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (EMT-P).
• Ability to obtain licensure in the state of Maryland as an EMT-P.
• Sufficient clinical experience as an EMT-P independent provider in an emergency (911) system, or equivalent as judged by the HCDFRS Bureau of Education and Training.
• Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor status (from the American Heart Association, American Safety & Health Institute, or American College of Emergency Physicians), and experience as such for at least three years. 
• International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) or Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Instructor status, and experience as such for at least three years.
• Sufficient clinical experience as an instructor of Paramedic level material, including significant experience as a lead instructor using custom material designed and developed by the applicant.
• Experience in training program and project management.
• Experience in instructional and course design.
• Experience in the use of manikin-based medical simulation training.
• Experience using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to design, develop, and deliver educational material.
 • Experience in utilization of manikin simulation.
• Experience in performing research as it relates to current medical practices and techniques.
• Ability to effectively use time-management skills to cope with several simultaneous projects.
• Ability to follow standard procedures in the operation of various audiovisual media equipment. • Ability to develop competency within one year in designing, developing and delivering distance education material using the Learning Management System.
• Ability to develop competency within one year in utilization, scenario programming, and basic maintenance of the Gaumard Human Patient Simulator.
• Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor status (from the American Heart Association), or Pediatric EPP instructor status, and experience as such for at least three years.
• Experience in the use, scenario programming, and basic maintenance of the Gaumard Human Patient Simulator.
• Experience in designing, developing and delivering distance education material using Learning Management Systems.
• Experience using Microsoft Excel.
• Experience using Adobe Presenter.

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