Program Director (Fire Science)

Southwestern College - San Diego, California

Oct 16, 2020

Application Deadline:
Oct 16, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$9,850.75-$11,973.67 monthly

Job Description

Program Director (Fire Science)

Southwestern College

Work Site: 8100 Gigantic Street, San Diego, CA 92154

Department: Higher Education Center at Otay Mesa

District Values

Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.


Plans, organizes, and provides administrative direction and oversight for academic functions or disciplines requiring regulatory compliance or accreditation; coordinates and directs communications, personnel, resources, curriculum, schedules, and information to meet the instructional needs and enhance educational effectiveness of the assigned academic program(s); assists in educational planning and program development; and performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)


A Master’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment from a college or university accredited by a recognized regional accrediting agency.


One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.


Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in educational programs or an educational setting including one-year formal training, internship, or leadership experience.


A minimum of five (5) years of full-time paid professional fire related experience.


Evidence of completion of the number of hours typically required to be complete a Master’s degree (approximately 480 hours for a 30-unit Master’s degree) in field-related training hours (i.e. CE hours, certifications, etc.).

Applicants would be required to submit Official Training History Reports from an official accrediting body, such as State Fire Training, National Fire Academy or IFSAC/ProBoard, along with the Supplemental Equivalency Form for equivalency consideration.

Desirable Qualifications:


Range 40, $9,850.75-$11,973.67 plus $2,000 annual stipend for earned Doctorate Degree. Excellent Benefits.

Start Date

As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

Screening Deadline

All application materials must be received on-line at Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2020 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC Police Department.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) – More information about the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page (

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Job Requirements

  • Age: n/a
  • Education: Master's degree
  • Experience: 5 years

Contact Informaton

Tony Ngo

Southwestern College
San Diego, California 92154
phone: (619) 482-6395

How to Apply

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