Assistant Firefighting Instructors, Safety Officers, and EMS Rehab Officers

These are temporary on-call appointments for the duration of the fiscal year.  The Academy’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30 of the following year.  Candidates will be responsible for working during the undergraduate live burns in the spring semesters and throughout the year for the Continuing Education Department, both under the supervision of the Lead Fire Instructor. 

Advanced Fire Training evolutions are held at the Hancock County Fire Training Facility in Hancock, primarily on Saturdays and Sundays.  Candidates must be available to work weekends.

Complete job descriptions are available on our website at

Assistant Firefighting Instructors

Instructors will be responsible for teaching live fire evolution safety that meet NFPA 1403 standards and USCG approved shipboard techniques as provided by Maine Maritime Academy policy.  Firefighting I certification is required.  Two years of demonstrated service and experience in shipboard training are preferred.

Firefighting Safety Officers

The Safety Officer will enforce the Standard Operating Guidelines of Maine Maritime Academy’s Firefighting program.  All SOG’s follow the safety standards of NFPA 1403.  Safety Officer experience is required.  Two years of demonstrated service, Firefighting I certification, and experience in shipboard training are preferred.

EMS Rehab Officers

The Rehab Officer will be responsible for ensuring that all personnel stay medically fit and meet all safety standards of NFPA 1403. Basic EMT, CPR, and First Aid (including AED) certification are required.  Two years of demonstrated service is preferred.


How to Apply

Please visit for application forms.  


All offers are made contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation.  


Tobacco-Free Notice

For the health and wellbeing of our community, the Maine Maritime Academy campus and vessels (ashore and afloat) are smoke- and tobacco-free as of August 1, 2016.

Equal Employment Opportunities

Maine Maritime Academy is an equal opportunity employer.  The Academy complies with federal and/or state law that prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, marital status, disability, age, genetic information or veteran status.  The Academy provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals upon request. Women, minorities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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