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Life Safety Educator
$37,147 - $57,627
Under administrative direction, performs professional work in the coordination and delivery of public fire education and life safety prevention programs within the Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services of the Broward Sheriff's Office. Work involves conducting workshops and educational sessions pertaining to fire safety practices, principles, procedures and prevention to a variety of settings and locations. Prepares educational materials, lesson plans, and handouts and other associated instructional media. Exercises considerable independent judgment and initiative in completing work assignments. Tasks involve the ability to exert light to moderate physical effort in sedentary to light work, at times involving some type of bending, kneeling, crouching, standing, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light to moderate weight (5-20 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
1. Bachelor's degree in Education, Communications, Public Relations, Social Work or a related field.
2. Two (2) years experience in planning, and teaching public education programs and activities to youths and/or their families.
3. Must possess strong written and oral communication and presentation skills, and have demonstrated ability to effectively speak before groups.
4. Applicant must possess and maintain throughout employment, a valid Florida driver license without any restrictions affecting job performance. Driver license must show current address. All candidates must submit a Certified Department of Motor Vehicles “complete” driving history for every state in which a driver license was held within the last 7 years. The search date must be within one month of the date the application is received in Human Resources. Please note online driving history records will not be accepted.
5. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. Such experience must be clearly documented for consideration.

1. Must successfully complete all of the following within one (1) year of employment:
64 hours of Continuing Education Course Work in Life Safety Educator Training (Levels 1 & 2)
Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist I & II certificate program
National Child Passenger Safety Technician certification
American Heart Association BLS Instructor certification
2. Ability to flex work schedule, including nights and weekends, to accommodate educational program delivery and associated components.

** Note: In order for your application to be processed, a "complete" driving history from all states you have held a driver license in the last 7 years and official court dispositions (if applicable) must be submitted to the Bureau of Human Resources in person, by fax: 954-321-4815 or by email: Please note "13435A" when submitting any information regarding this position. Candidates who do not submit all required documentation by February 20, 2013 will not be considered further. **
Fire Marshal's Bureau
Dept. of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services
Ron Cochran Public Safety Complex
2601 W. Broward Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
2/15/2013 11:59:59 PM
You are encouraged to apply on-line at If you do not have access to the Internet, you may visit the Bureau of Human Resources to submit an on-line application Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Ron Cochran Public Safety Complex, 2601 West Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. Completed on-line applications must be submitted by midnight on the closing date. Completed paper applications must be received in the Bureau of Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. A resume may accompany a complete application. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Applicants who qualify will be subject to an extensive selection process and screening program, which may include, but not be limited to evaluation of training and experience; written test; computer based test; interview; polygraph examination; psychological evaluation; employment record, fingerprint and background check; medical examination; and drug screen. The expected duration of the selection process varies by position and could last 8 to 10 weeks. Reapplication will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

BSO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. Veterans’ preference per Florida law.
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