Now hiring for the ARFF program specialist position

  • Published: Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

Firefighters putting out aircraft fire

The University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI) provides aircraft rescue and fire fighting training throughout Missouri and the country. The program services nearly forty airports nationally to provide required training to meet FAA regulations. During the 2019 fiscal year, the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) program provided training to nearly 2,000 firefighters that provide service to commercial airports. We are currently seeking interested candidates for the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Program Specialist position. Come be a part of the University of Missouri Extension and the MU FRTI team.

A special thanks to our current Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Specialist Bruce Bjorge who has accepted a position with private industry. We are happy to announce that he will continue his duties as an adjunct instructor for MU FRTI.

Position overview

The ARFF Program Specialist of the Fire and Rescue Training Institute is responsible for managing and coordinating the operational activities of our nationally recognized Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) program, along with other specialized assignments. This position has responsibility to deliver courses under grant, contract, and fee based funding, and to solicit and seek additional funding opportunities for training within their area of specialization. This position is responsible for the direct supervision and coordination of full and part-time adjunct, and contract instructors that are qualified in the specific disciplines, and other staff as assigned. This position may also provide technical assistance to public and private sector agencies and reports to the director of MU FRTI.


For a detailed description of the position, including the expected duties and responsibilities, supervision received, supervision exercised, physical demands, work environment, and qualifications please visit the MU Online Recruiting website for the complete job posting.

Application process

  • Applications must be submitted through the online process.
  • Applications should be submitted before November 30, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.
  • For questions about the online application process, call 573-882-7976.
  • For questions regarding the position, email Director Kevin Zumwalt. No phone calls please.
  • For technical support using the application system, call the MU Help Desk at 573-882-5000.
  • To check the status of position searches, call 573-882-4721.

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