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Title:  Assistant Chief of Training

Application Deadline Date:  04/21/2021
Req ID:  13965
Department:  Military

So. Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $25.09


The State of Vermont Military Department is seeking an Assistant Chief of Training to administer the fire fighter training program for the Vermont Air National Guard Fire department at the Burlington International Airport. Duties include planning, developing, organizing, and conducting training for full time state, military, and mutual aid fire fighters to cover all aspects of fire protection. The Assistant Chief of Training will also be responsible for preparing lesson outlines and performance evaluation guides on specific subjects to ensure adequacy of knowledge and performance levels. Incumbent is required to instruct a minimum of ten percent of all classes and will selectively monitor a minimum of ten percent of all other classes on a monthly basis to determine the quality of the training being provided. The incumbent is a certified fire fighter and may be required to participate in fire protection activities as required to meet mission critical requirements.


This position will work 48 hours per week, Tuesday through Friday, and is required to work one 24-hour shift, as well as three 8 hour shifts in that span.

Who May Apply

This position, Assistant Chief of Training (#13965), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Chief Brannon Soter at brannon.soter@us.af.mil or (802) 660-5325.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
Special Requirements:  Incumbents of this job are issued a Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC), which is issued only upon passing a federal background check (Tier 1) including a fingerprint-supported criminal record check. Candidates must obtain the CAC for successful completion of original probation. Possession of the CAC is a condition of employment. Additionally, Incumbents of this job may be required to view and access classified information, therefore a favorably adjudicated (Tier 3) Secret Clearance may be required.

Environmental Factors

This position is for 48 hours per week, Tuesday-Friday. Incumbent will be required to work one 24 hour shift as well as three 8 hour shifts in that span. Schedule will be approved by the Fire Chief. An incumbent may be required to assist with emergency crash and rescue situations under extremely hazardous conditions. Incumbents must be physically able to carry and use firefighting and lifesaving equipment such as ladders, hoses, respirators, and the specialized equipment. A valid Vermont driver's license is required, and incumbents must obtain a military driver's license. Incumbents are subject to on-call status to assist on-duty personnel during major emergencies. Incumbents must work on the flight line, near military aircraft under armed guard, and therefore must obtain a security line badge and secret level security clearance.


An incumbent will submit to an annual physical examination conducted in accordance with NFPA Standard 1582 as determined by the Occupational Health Doctor.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent AND eight (8) or more years of experience with an organized military or civilian fire department which includes four (4) years of supervisory or lead worker experience in both daily and emergency operations of a fire department shift AND includes two (2) or more years’ experience administering a training program. 

Special Requirements

NOTE: Incumbents must be certified to Department of Defense (DOD) or International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Fire Officer III, Fire Instructor II, Fire Inspector II, and Hazardous Materials Incident Commander. Within one (1) year (as funding/restrictions allow) of hire, incumbent must be certified to Fire Instructor III.


All applicants will be required to pass an NFPA 1582 fire fighter physical examination. 

Within six months of employment, incumbents must receive and maintain Department of Defense secret level clearance, a security area line badge and a military driver's license.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nearest Major Market: Burlington Vermont