Minimum Qualifications You must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and have had one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Forest Ranger 1.
There is currently no eligible list for this position. Therefore, if no more than three qualified individuals are interested, it will be possible to make a permanent appointment via non-competitive promotion.
Duties Description The Division of Forest Protection’s Training Lieutenant requires experience and skill in training methodology, event coordination and personnel management. This first line supervisor will be highly visible and will be expected to represent the Division of Forest Protection in a professional manner at all times. This Lieutenant will be involved in training and public relations and is expected to maintain their performance, appearance and equipment at a high level. The responsibilities of the Forest Ranger Training Lieutenant will include but not be limited to the following:
• Provide for the general administration of all Division affairs held at the Academy.
• Coordinate and facilitate any Division in-service training events.
• Provide direct supervision of all Division members during assigned in-service sessions at the Academy.
• Liaise and coordinate with Division of Law Enforcement academy staff on joint training events and resource sharing needs.
• Serve as Division representative on the NFFPC Training Working Team.
• Coordinate General Topics instruction and certification for Division members.
• Direct and coordinate training activities for all Division Subject Matter Experts and Program Coordinators (WFR, Use of Force, Technical Rescue, etc.). This may include, but not be limited to: Firearms, WFR re-certifications, Wildland Fire Training, Rope Rescue Training, Swiftwater, Helicopter hoist, etc.
• Develop annual training schedule and maintain current calendar of events.
• Maintain and ensure the safe record keeping of all Division training records.
• Develop and assist SME’s with the development of all lesson plans.
• Facilitate development of new instructors as required to maintain instructor strength.
• Liaise with DCJS on Basic School and Use of Force related training requirements.
• Coordinate training at other state and local training venues; i.e., Oriskany Training Preparedness Center, NFFPC, NYWIMA, etc.
• Assist with physical screening tests for new Ranger candidates and instructor re-certifications.
• Inventory and maintenance of Division issued training equipment.
• Prepare regular Academy reviews to command as required.
• Maintain the Division Training Database and Incident Qualification System.
• Assist with the preparation of the annual training report of Division activities.
• Enforce Academy discipline by ensuring Division procedures are followed by trainees.
The Forest Ranger Training Lieutenant is expected travel occasionally for on overnight training details. He/she will be eligible to receive advanced training in various educational methodology and advanced training courses within a particular recognized specialty.
The Forest Ranger Training Lieutenant shall be a “General Topics” certified instructor in addition to at least one specialty, i.e., Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Physical Training, Search and Rescue, Wildland Fire, Incident Management, etc. A member without this certification must obtain it within one (1) year of appointment.
The Forest Ranger Training Lieutenant shall, time and opportunities permitting, work towards a DCJS “Master Instructor” rating for instructing and certifying new general topics instructors. A member without this certification must obtain it within five (5) years of appointment.
The Forest Ranger Training Lieutenant shall be required to establish a residence headquarters within 60-mile radius of the DEC Training Facility, subject to the approval of the Director of the Division of Forest Protection. The Lieutenant’s work day will begin and end from his/her approved residence.
The Training Lieutenant will be directly supervised by the Division Training Captain.
Additional Comments Must have a valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Travel may be required. Overtime may be required. Overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be available for emergency response. Must be available to respond to after-hours emergencies.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
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