Become an Instructor

If you have the knowledge and experience to share with other emergency services professionals, we encourage you to apply to join our team

The Fire & Safety Division (FSD) hires new instructors based on needs for specific areas of the province and within program areas. Instructors will have opportunities to  develop valuable teaching experience and teach within BC as well as other parts of Canada, and internationally.

Duties and responsibilities for instructor positions include:

  • Preparing and presenting classroom lectures;
  • Conducting and evaluating practical demonstrations;
  • Facilitating online course development and instruction;
  • Working collectively with our team of fire service instructors.

If you have the knowledge and experience to share with other emergency services professionals, we encourage you to apply to join our team.

The Fire & Safety Division has opportunities in two areas of instruction: Academic Programs, and Continuing Professional Development.

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Academic Programs Positions

Required Qualifications

Candidates applying for these positions should be considered experts within the area of instruction with a proven record and established reputation in the industry. Candidates must be able to demonstrate the skills and abilities to instruct the curriculum and are required to have credentials equivalent to one level above the content area (ie. for teaching at the Bachelor level, a Master’s degree would be required) or a suitable combination of education and experience. Candidates must also meet the following additional requirements:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of teaching experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal skills, and a desire to share knowledge with others
  • High level of proficiency with using computer software as support tools in delivering instruction, such as Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, and experience using web-based learning management systems (ie. Blackboard) for online course instruction
  • Willingness to assume leadership roles
  • Ability to work within a dynamic team in an exciting environment
  • Commitment to a collaborative and innovative approach to education
  • Flexible availability

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • Provincial Instructor Diploma, Professional Development Program or higher would be an asset
  • Curriculum development experience
  • Ability to perform or interest in applied research
  • Knowledge of and experience using technology-based simulations

Continuing Professional Development Positions

Required Qualifications

Candidates applying for these positions will have an established reputation and proven record in the emergency service industry, including  the skills and abilities necessary to instruct the curriculum. Candidates are required to have recognised training/education credentials equivalent to one level above the content area.  A suitable combination of education and experience may be considered. Candidates must also meet the following additional requirements:

  • NFPA 1001 Level 1 & 2 (Full Service Level)
  • Fire Service Instructor I (FSI 1), or equivalent
  • High level of proficiency with using computer software as support tools in delivering instruction, such as Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, and the internet
  • Willingness to assume leadership roles
  • Ability to work within a dynamic team in an exciting environment
  • Commitment to a collaborative and innovative approach to education
  • Flexible availability
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of teaching experience, preferably with supervisory experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal skills, and a desire to share knowledge with others

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • Provincial Instructor Diploma or Professional Development Program would be an asset
  • Curriculum development experience
  • Knowledge of and experience using technology-based simulations
  • Incident Safety Officer

Instructor Recruitment Process

Please take time to view the application/hiring process to become a new JIBC Fire & Safety Division instructor:

Submit Documents

  • Letter of Application – Each candidate must submit a letter of application to the Coordinator/Program Manager of the discipline they are interested in instructing.
  • Resume – Each candidate will also submit a current resume detailing content area education and experience and relevant teaching experience

Interview

Once the Coordinator/Program Manager has reviewed the submitted documents, they will arrange an interview with successful candidates. This interview will give the candidate the opportunity to discuss:

  • Background and experience
  • JIBC’s instructor expectations
  • Instructor expectations of the JIBC

References

After the interview process is completed, each candidate will be required to submit two references that can speak to the applicant’s content knowledge and instructional experience. Each reference will be contacted by the Coordinator/Program Manager (by phone or in person) to provide a reference to support the application.

At this time, the Coordinator/Program Manager may also seek feedback from others within the industry who may know the candidate.


Last updated September 11, 2018