CPCC Program Developer Public Safety

CPCC is currently accepting applications for the position of
Program Developer Public Safety ( Skilled Trades)
Job ID: req4075
Position Closing Date: Open until filled



The Program Developer is a multi-campus position.  The Program Developer will  be forward facing with internal and external partners to access industry needs and work within state agencies (NCCCS, North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal and the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services) policy and procedures to develop courses. Also as part of the daily duties, provide potential emergency medical services (EMS) students with guidance for entrance into courses. Provide permission for students to register in EMS courses once the students have met entrance requirements.   The anticipated start date for this position is January 2021.  


Overview of Department

The Emergency Medical Services Department serves all paid and volunteer fire and emergency medical responders in Mecklenburg County, providing initial and continuing education courses.  Our staff collaborate with department leadership to identify training needs and work with state agencies to develop and delivery courses as needed.  We strive to use innovative techniques and equipment to educate our students, allowing them to deliver the best emergency services to the citizens of Mecklenburg County possible. 


General Function:

Plan and organize the instructional activities of an assigned program area; provides responsible staff support to the administrator; manages the activities of CCE Instructors and staff; interfaces with external customers to determine training needs.


Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

1.    Assists the administrator in developing planning, implementing and administering goals and objectives of the assigned area.

2.    Recruits, interviews, recommend trainers/instructors/staff and provides orientation for assigned area; monitors and evaluates trainer/instructor/staff performance.

3.    Prepares documentation for the origination of classes; schedule dates, rooms and trainers/instructors; Proofs class schedule for accuracy.  Reviews and Verifies documents/records for accuracy and for submittal in accordance with College Policies and Procedures. 

4.    Monitors course offerings and recommends additions, changes, deletions to keep program/area current; coordinates the development of course outlines and materials in assigned area.

5.    Assists in the initiation of marketing of assigned program areas; recruit students; works with marketing staff to design marketing materials and literature for distribution to potential students; makes presentations to schools, organizations and agencies.

6.    Provides administrative assistance to immediate supervisor; develops prepares and presents recommendations and reports; coordinates activities with other program areas.

7.    May teach courses within the assigned area; demonstrates high degree of skill in teaching; models effective teaching techniques for trainers/instructors.

8.    Advises students on a variety of learning and administrative matters; assesses students in training needs for program/area; suggests alternate courses of action.

9.    Identifies qualified persons to serve on advisory committees and recommends to administrator; meets with advisory committee and follows up on recommendations; submits committee meeting minutes.

10.  Reviews need for equipment, supplies and instructional materials and recommends purchase.

11.  Ensures program accreditation, certification and licensure; represents the program and college at meetings of professional organizations.

12.  Ensures the submission of initial employment forms for employees.

13.  Receives approval of designs for sale presentations and delivers them to business and industry.

14. Maintains relationship with Medic, Charlotte Fire Department, Mecklenburg County First Responder Agencies and Charlotte Area Hospitals to provide students with the best possible educational experience and local agencies meet their training needs.

15.Enters initial EMT, EMT refresher, initial paramedic and paramedic refresher into the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services (NCOEMS) credentialing system; enters all certification courses and reports all student outcomes to the North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal (NCOSFM).

16.Evaluates and recommends textbooks for assigned program area.  Coordinates the program’s textbook supply with the CPCC bookstore.

17.Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Characteristics

Knowledge of the policies and procedures of the North Carolina office of State Fire Marshal related to fire service training and education is desired

Principles and practices of program management
Methods and techniques of program development and evaluation
Principles of supervision including employee training and performance evaluation
Principles and practices of grant proposal preparation
Principles and practices of financial record keeping
Methods and techniques of program marketing and publicity
Computer technology and application (to include Word, Excel and Internet applications)
Oral and written communication skills




  • Associate degree in a public safety related field plus…
  • Two years of Emergency Medical Services experience
  • North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services Level I Instructor Certification and eligibility to be certified as a level II within two years of employment through the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services
  • North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services Paramedic Certification

Preferred Qualifications:

Nationally Registry Paramedic Certification

Some firefighting experience (volunteer or professional)



  1. A completed CPCC application must be completed on-line. During the on-line application process, applicants will be prompted to upload or build a cover letter and resume.
  2. College transcripts (if required for the position) must be attached on-line in the "additional documents" section of the application process.
  3. Applicants that do not have an electronic copy of their transcripts, or find the electronic copy is rejected on-line due to the file size, may fax their transcripts to (704) 330-6066 for attachment to the on-line application.
  4. All applications must be received in the Human Resources office by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date posted to be guaranteed for consideration. Applications of qualified candidates received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the hiring manager.


Salary for this position is $42,935. Pay grade for this position is K . Initial placement for new employees is customarily at entry level through 25% percentile. Contract type is Professional. Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include off-shift hours, evening and weekend assignments may be required of any position. All positions are subject to budget approval. CPCC offers an excellent benefits package to full-time employees including Health, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Education Benefits, Disability and more.



Central Piedmont Community College is Mecklenburg County’s resource for academic excellence and cultural enrichment. Located minutes from uptown Charlotte, Central Piedmont is in close proximity to the Queen City’s growing greenway project, professional sports arenas, and a number of premiere restaurant and shopping outlets that attract visitors from Mecklenburg County and beyond. Today, more than 56,000 students call Central Piedmont home, making it one of the largest community colleges in the Carolinas. 



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Closing Date (If Any): 
Friday, February 19, 2021
Statewide (No County)
Certification Level: