MITAGS is seeking an Assistant Instructor – Marine Firefighting/Damage Control Training Programs for its West Coast campus!


Serve as field instructor for Marine Firefighting/Damage Control Training Programs. Provides classroom instruction to students and live fire and damage control training in line with Navy curriculum and USCG approved curriculum.

Reports to the Program Manager or Designate


  1. Provide instruction to students in line with the approved curriculum
  2. Responsible for practical training evolutions, mock-up configuration, associated equipment, and set-up/break down procedures.
  3. Successfully present objective based instructor lesson plans, practical training evolutions
  4. Complete all applicable elements of the Core Unique Training Certifications for all areas of instruction
  5. Provide instruction on firefighting equipment, firefighting tactics, techniques, live fire walkthroughs and live fire entry with students.
  6. Assist with the set up and maintenance of the fire field as directed
  7. Have basic knowledge of effective communication techniques in a learning environment.
  8. Other duties as assigned.



  1. Four or more years of service in U.S. Military or a major fire department
  2. Qualified instructor of Navy Firefighting and Damage Control Courses or capable of attaining qualification
  3. Experience as a USCG approved instructor desired
  4. Capable of passing US Navy Physical and Psychological testing requirements
  5. USCG license or equivalent desired
  6. Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  7. Strong interpersonal and communication skills required. Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization.


Physical Demands

  • The employee frequently is required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 125 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The position requires working outside most of the day. Duties may require occasional travel to off site locations.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the fire trainer is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions; moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles.


Starting Salary – $55,000 with full benefits

If interested in learning more or applying for this position, please submit a cover letter with your resume to Human Resources Manager, Jane Sibiski at [email protected]