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Accreditation Manager #3728

Winston Salem, NC Full-time
Posted on September 1, 2019

Closing Date/Time: Monday 09/23/19 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Salary: $30.91 hourly
$64,291.66 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Fire Department, Public Safety Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

This position performs research, develops and recommends policies and procedures for existing and newly developed programs; reviews existing policies and procedures and make necessary recommendations; will implement and administrate a new records management system; obtain and maintain international accreditation through the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE); performs data analysis establishing baselines; establishes critical task analyses; produces monthly and annual reports; and establishes working relationships with outside agencies.

Examples of Duties:
This position will perform responsible administrative work in providing technical staff assistance in administrative functions. Examples include:

1. Assisting senior command staff in the development, research and implementation of general and specific programs related to accreditation.
2. Managing and coordinating departmental activities related to the accreditation process.
3. Preparing and drafting policies related to specific core competencies and performance indicators.
4. Actively participating in senior command staff meetings in reference to planning, data analysis, accreditation and other related matters.
5. Actively participating in North Carolina Accreditation Support Consortium and CPSE Peer Assessor Program.
6. Coordinating and developing annual program review and analysis, gap analysis and annual compliance reporting.
7. Coordinating and participating in internal and external stakeholder meetings.
8. Providing accreditation related training and overview to all employees.
9. Developing short- and long-range plans for the department and managing overall strategic planning process.
10. Coordinating and participating in the development of the strategic business plan, standard of
cover and self-assessment documentation.
11. Assisting in the preparation of the annual budget related to annual accreditation cost and training
12. Conducting data analysis and reports as required.
13. Consulting and working with other city and county departments in preparation for accreditation.
14. Overseeing the implementation and administration of the records management system.

Typical Qualifications

Education and Experience:
1. Education equivalent to completion of twelfth grade supplemented by college level courses in Fire Science, Public or Business Administration or related fields such as Engineering, Fire Management or Fire Protection; A Bachelor's degree is preferred.
2. Minimum of 3 years' experience as a fire accreditation manager or peer assessor
3. Certification as a NC Firefighter and EMT


Principles, practices, and procedures of modern fire suppression, prevention, management and equipment, and the ability to apply the knowledge to fire control and fire prevention situations; emergency/medical aid procedures and techniques, the geography of the City and of major fire hazards and water supply systems; building materials and construction and the principles of combustion; local, state and national codes, ordinances and laws relating to fire prevention; principles of supervision, management and training; rules, regulations and procedures of the Fire Department; principles of administration, including personnel, budgeting/purchasing and goal development and implementation; current Incident Command System and implementation measures within it; operation and maintenance of apparatus utilized in modern firefighting operations; fire investigation methods, practices and procedures.


1. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
2. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
3. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
4. Ability to maintain and develop good employee morale, motivation, discipline and employee relations within the department.
5. Ability to successfully pass an NFPA 1582-compliant pre-hire medical evaluation

Physical Characteristics:

Reasonable accommodations may substitute for any physical requirement listed. Must be able to:

  • consistently lift or move up to 25 lbs. or more
  • maneuver more than five miles and physically run
  • operate medium to heavy trucks
  • and fluent in English
  • must possess clear and concise speech patterns
  • functionally normal hearing and correctable vision to 20/20
  • must be able to work with small objects