Bangor City Hall
73 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401


Business Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Departments > Human Resources > Training Administrator

This management position, under the general supervision of the Fire Chief and Deputy Chief, coordinates, implements, and delivers training classes and activities for the Fire Department and general public.   Evaluates recruits during orientation program to ensure proficiency in proper application of firefighting techniques and procedures. Supervises the delivery of training programs and evaluates performance of Fire Department personnel during training activities and incidents to achieve departmental goals. Maintains training files and compliance records. Employee may be required to respond as a supervisor to support the Incident Commander to many types of emergencies which include, but are not limited to; fires, emergency medical calls, hazardous material incidents, major vehicle accidents, mass casualties etc., during which they will operate within the incident command system. Employee will serve as the community outreach coordinator and be responsible for fostering good public relations.  This employee will regularly work a 40 hour work week Mon-Fri but must remain flexible as some nights and weekends may be required to attend meetings, trainings, and/or planned events. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares, develops, and delivers assorted training programs (e.g. lesson plans, outlines, and training guides) and activities for the department.

    Instructs personnel in a variety of subjects such as fire suppression, safety, emergency medical care, building construction, fire prevention, technical rescue, driver/operator, special operations, officer development, and physical fitness;

  • Collaborates with EMS Division Director to meet EMS training needs.

  • Review, revise and update training reference materials to meet department goals and expectations.

  • Prepare and post monthly training schedules and coordinates attendance of outside instructors, personnel, and equipment for training/activities.

  • Develop and maintain job performance requirements for individual and company-level knowledge and skills. Coordinate and supervise activities of shift training instructors as it pertains to training activities.

  • Develop and manage task books to include recruit, driver/operator, and Acting Lieutenant.

  • Assists in developing press releases and managing department’s website/social media.

  • Identifies and posts training programs/classes at recognized regional and state facilities as provided for in the annual budget and as approved by the Fire Chief.

  • Manage registration and payment for external courses requested by personnel.

  • Supervise and evaluate recruits during orientation program to ensure proficiency in proper application of firefighting techniques and procedures.

  • Supervise the delivery of training programs and evaluate performance of Fire Department personnel during training activities.

  • Is responsible for creating and revising department SOP/SOG’s.

  • Identify instructional needs by conducting a periodic training needs analysis and updates training objectives, lesson plans, performance standards, and PowerPoint presentations accordingly.

  • Administers written examinations for new applicants and promotions.

  • Instructs special courses for other City/public personnel when requested and as approved by the Chief or their designee.

  • Coordinates joint training with mutual aid partners.

  • Participates in After Action Reviews and addresses training issues/concerns for the benefit of the affected crew and the entire organization.

  • Operates still and video camera equipment for production of slide and video training programs; Captures video/photographs at emergency scenes and training activities;

  • Maintains training records, including statistics on training results and participant evaluations;

  • Writes reports and correspondence as needed;

  • Assists and supports emergency planning and response programs;

  • Regularly attends staff meetings, discusses department projects and personnel situations and formulates work assignments and procedures.

  • Works with the other Chief Officers in recruitment, training, evaluation, promotion and supervision of fire department personnel.

  • Participates in Union-Management meetings, may assist in negotiating collective bargaining agreement, and assures proper execution of the terms.

  • When requested, responds to emergency incidents; providing support to incident commander, ensures safe work practices are followed.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Fire Chief.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to make application of the customary practices, procedures, rules and regulations of the department, and to take authoritative action as situations demand.
  • Highly skilled in interpersonal relations and communication. This position requires the employee to demonstrate the ability to interface effectively and respectfully with the public, co-workers, families, staff at facilities and other agencies.

  • Practical knowledge of fire service principles and administrative responsibilities is preferred, as well as ability to effectively plan, schedule and direct department employees.

  • Knowledge of OSHA/Maine Department of Labor training requirements and documentation.

  • Have thorough understanding of and able to teach training programs considered core to the BFD mission to include: Basic firefighter operations (FF1 &2), Technical Rescue (high/low angle, confined space, swift water, ice/cold water, marine operations), Hazardous Materials Operations, EVOC/AVOC, BPOC, (pumps 1&2), Emergency Medical Services, and Fire Officer 1&2.

  • Knowledge and understanding of NFPA training requirements to include but not limited to: 1001 FF Qualifications, 1021 Fire Officer Qualifications, 1401 Training Records, 1403 Live Fire Training, 1404 SCBA program, 1500 Firefighter Safety and Health Program

  • Knowledge of standard budgeting principles and techniques and ability to assist in preparing and administering department budget.

  • Ability to meet all departmental hiring and retention requirements.

  • Practical understanding of Emergency Management Operations.

  • Effectively communicate with the public, other officials and agencies during varied circumstances.

  • Ability to coach /mentor employees and have strong team building skills.

  • Ability to prepare clear, concise, and accurate departmental reports as required; includes ability to operate computer terminals and department reporting systems.

  • Legally operate support vehicles.

  • Understand they maintain frequent contact with the Fire Chief and subordinate employees, representatives of other agencies, city officials, and members of the general public for a variety of purposes, including coordination and direction of training activities and operations.

Education and Experience

  • Associates Degree or higher with an emphasis in fire/EMS and/or other related field.

  • Fire Instructor I certification, Fire Instructor II preferred.

  • At least 5 years’ experience in Emergency operations desired.

  • At least 3 years supervisory and training experience desired

  • EMS Paramedic license desired

  • Valid driver’s license

This description is intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties and is not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.


Pay range is $25.62 to $34.38/hr and includes a comprehensive full-time benefits package.  An application must be completed and is available on the City’s website at:  City of Bangor - Application for Employment (Page 1 of 7) ( .  Questions by email are appreciated and can be sent to This position will remain open to applications until filled.