Title: Director of Public Safety

Location: Bishop Int’l Airport Authority

Job Information: DESCRIPTION:

Please Apply To:  mailto: cyeates@bishopairport.org 

Director of Public Safety

Organization: Bishop International Airport Authority Opening Date: January 12, 2023

End Date: Until Filled

City: Flint

State: Michigan

Salary Range: $80,139 – $129,745 (Depends on Experience) Type of Position: Full Time

Description and Details
Bishop International Airport Authority is accepting applications to fill the Director of Public Safety position.
This position is primarily responsible for oversight of all Law Enforcement, Airport Security, and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting duties at Bishop International Airport Authority. A full Job Description and listing of duties is included below.

All applicants must satisfactorily pass an oral interview, a physical exam with drug test, and a thorough background investigation in order to be considered for employment.
Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the US. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of employment Visa at this time.

How to Apply / Contact
To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to Christopher Yeates, Bishop International Airport, 3425 W. Bristol Road, Flint, MI 48507 or by email to cyeates@bishopairport.org.

3425 West Bristol Road, Flint, Michigan 48507-3183
PHONE: (810) 235-6560 | FAX: (810) 233-3065
– An Equal Opportunity Employer –


The Director of Public Safety is responsible for all Law Enforcement, Airport Security, and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) duties, including but not limited to all functions related to CFR Part 139 and 1542 regulations. The position provides the management, administration and leadership of all public safety related functions, serves as a liaison on emergency preparedness, oversees and coordinates training programs and emergency operations drills, assists other airport departments with their emergency and mitigation plans, and develops concepts and budgets designed to mitigate the threat of emergencies for FNT. The Director of Public Safety reports to the Chief Operating Officer.


  • Carries out Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Law Enforcement Officer, and emergency medical duties.
  • Continuously evaluates emergency preparedness and response procedures to ensure the effective mobilization of security, safety and relief services for the airport for mitigation of the threat of emergencies and disasters.
  • Recommends policy and procedure changes, implements changes, and monitors procedures for compliance.
  • Supervises direct reports, providing performance feedback, training and counseling to ensure that policies and procedures are fairly applied, and that Airport Public Safety functions are properly performed.
  • Manages Public Safety Department budget, monitors and controls expenditures, and prepares annual Public Safety budget recommendations to the COO.
  • Oversees Public Safety Department operations, including department goals, job assignments, schedules, and Public Safety employee responsibilities.
  • Provides overall direction in the enforcement of security rules, regulations, and procedures concerning buildings, access roads, and parking facilities.
  • Assists and coordinates as needed with contractors in completion of construction and maintenance projects.
  • May act as an Airport Project Manager, as assigned.
  • Develops procedures and programs to enforce compliance with all rules and regulations.
  • Oversees the hiring process for Department of Public Safety, including interviewing and selecting candidates.
  • Oversees Safety Committee meetings established by Collective Bargaining Agreements and ensures follow up as necessary.
  • Provides overall management of safety programs in conjunction with Human Resources.
  • Maintains an effective working relationship with Airport Employees and Tenants.
  • Communicates safety- and security-related issues or topics with appropriate Airport stakeholders. Coordinates with appropriate Airport stakeholders to develop new safety-related programs and initiatives and assist in public relations activities related to the continued development of airport safety.
  • Ensures compliance with Airport Rules and Regulations and appropriate directives issued by federal, state, and local authorities.

The duties and responsibilities identified above are intended to be sufficient to identify the position and be illustrative of the many duties that may be assigned. They should not be interpreted to describe all of the duties of an employee assigned to this position may be required to perform


  • Thorough knowledge of TSA, FAA, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Ability to physically perform the work of a law enforcement officer and airport rescue fire fighter.
  • Ability to integrate and apply the concepts of comprehensive emergency operation management (mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery) into the Airport’s disaster programs.
  • Proven track record of developing and maintaining working relationships with private, military, local, state, and federal officials in order to keep up to date on current issues facing the emergency management community.
  • Highly developed ability to:
    • Communicate honestly and effectively both orally and in writing with diverse constituencies on a variety of levels;
    • Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive written documents in English;
    • Manage multiple projects and meet deadlines;
    • Solve practical problems and deal with numerous variables in situations where limited standardization exists;
    • Interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule format;
    • Function independently and exercise considerable judgment in the resolution of problems and coordination of emergency incidents;
    • Exercise good judgment, discretion, empathy and understanding of people; and
    • Interact with persons in a tactful, mature, fair, and consistent manner.
  • Extensive organizational skills and the ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of:
    • FAA Ground Control radio procedures;
    • Airport operations, terminology, facilities, safety and security procedures, federal, state, and local aviation rules, regulations pertaining to airport ground operations, capability, and operating problems of aircraft in general use; and
    • Emergency management theory and programs.
  • Considerable knowledge of policies, practices and techniques of general personnel management and administration.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, Power Point and Access.
  • Understands processes and requirements for equipment procurement and management of consultants and contractors.
  • Serves the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of the Authority’s Ethics Policy.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with the public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials, and persons of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation, or sexual orientation.
  • Travel expectation and out of office work to include meeting with local partners, community engagement, and industry conferences and training: 0% to 10%.
  • The duties of this position require onsite participation. Only limited remote work in extreme circumstances may be approved.

Receives limited supervision from COO.

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit, climb, stand and walk. Hearing and vision must be compatible for vehicle and aircraft radio.


  • Exposure on a regular basis to general office noise and noise associated with aircraft and heavy machinery.
  • Exposure to flashing lights, noise, fuels and chemicals associated with aircraft, heavy equipment and vehicles.
  • Subject to remaining on duty beyond assigned working hours to provide assistance when necessary.
  • Must be available for 24-hour on-call response to after-hour emergencies and weather-related events.
  • May work weekends and holidays as needed.

Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our examining physician.

Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug screening.

Title: ARFF Deputy Chief

Location: The Rhode Island Airport Corporation

Job Information: DESCRIPTION:

Please Apply Tohttps://adkexecutivesearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/PVD-ARFF-Deputy-Chief.pdf 

The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) is seeking an ARFF Deputy Chief. The ARFF Deputy Chief is a member of the RIAC management team, reports to the Vice President of Operations and Maintenance and is the primary training and administration support for the ARFF Chief. The Deputy Chief assumes the Chief’s responsibilities in his or her absence to ensure compliance with FAA regulations, NFPA standards and the Airport Emergency Plan. He or she is responsible for maintaining all mandatory ARFF training records in compliance with FAA regulations. The Deputy Chief oversees the development of standardized training and the establishment of safety and training policies, lesson plans, training guides, and performance competencies. He or she directs inspection of fuel farms and ensures vehicles are fueled and records maintained in compliance with NFPA standards. The Deputy Chief also directs and supervises service testing of ARFF apparatus and fire extinguishing systems. He or she works with building, airfield and the automotive maintenance divisions to ensure buildings, grounds and equipment are properly maintained. The Deputy Chief motivates, leads, commands and maintains proper order and discipline of unit employees and ensures the Airport passes required testing and inspections. He or she attends professional training to maintain awareness of trends in aircraft firefighting and rescue and recommends changes to the Airport’s program as needed and must be able to plan and deliver associated fire rescue training. The Deputy Chief assists the Chief in preparation and delivery of performance evaluations.

 Ideal Candidate:

 The Ideal Candidate for this position will have a 4-year degree in fire science or a related field, however an Associate’s degree will be considered. Also, 5 years’ experience in a leadership role (Captain or higher) in an ARFF department is required. Experience managing Union employees is strongly preferred. He or she must possess an Emergency Medical Technician License, with the ability to obtain a Rhode Island license within 6 months of hire. The Deputy Chief must have NFPA 1001 (Firefighter I Level II) NFPA 1003, (Airport Firefighter) 1021, (Fire Officer) and 1041, (Fire Service Instructor) certification or equivalent. Also, the Deputy Chief must possess a certificate of completion of National Incident Management Systems 700, 100, 200, 300, as well as completion of NIMS 400 and 800. The Deputy Chief must be knowledgeable of 14 CFR Part 139.315 through 321 and have thorough knowledge of NFPA standards as they relate to airport fire protection and firefighting. The successful candidate must be able to obtain a Rhode Island driver’s license.

 Compensation & Benefits

The salary range for this position is $95,000 – $115,000 and is accompanied by a generous compensation and benefits package. Relocation assistance is available.

For instructions on how to apply, please click here to see the recruitment brochure, or visit the searches tab at www.adkexecutivesearch.com.

Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled


Title:  Assistant Chief of Airport Rescue and Firefighting

Location: Milwaukee County – General Mitchell International Airport

Job Information: DESCRIPTION:

Please Apply To:  https://us63.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/mkecounty/SITE/MKECOUNTYCAREERSITE/Posting/View/5280   

Assistant Chief of Airport Rescue and Firefighting

For Additional Information on this job, please go to the link below:





Job Information: DESCRIPTION:

Please Apply To:    https://selfservice.co.routt.co.us/ess/employmentopportunities/default.aspx

Hiring Range: $22.69  –   $25.90/HOUR                                                                         Deadline: Open Until Filled

Under direction, performs operations, safety and security duties, including Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) activities
as well as emergency medical response, for the Yampa Valley Regional Airport (YVRA); supports day-to-day airport
operations and communications activities; assists with maintaining the operational status of YVRA apparatus and
equipment; performs initial firefighting and rescue activities at an aircraft accident or airport emergency response event;
communicates with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), airlines, airport tenants and other airport staff
regarding safety and security matters; and performs other related duties as assigned.

Airport Operations

  • Assists with monitoring and answering various radio and telephone calls, including communications from the ground and aircrews; provides information regarding airport advisories and current airport conditions as well as safe
    movement around the airport; issues and logs airport NOTAMS (Notices to Airmen).
  • Assists passengers and employees in resolving parking lot problems; prepares and distributes Airport Passenger Load Sheets; coordinates with airlines to update aircraft gate assignments as needed due to aircraft delays or diversions.
  • Hazes/traps/kills wildlife that may pose a danger to aircraft operations; reports bird strike information to regulatory
    agencies as required.
  • Assists with pushback ground control for commercial aircraft operations to provide safe and efficient movement on the aircraft ramp.
  • Assists with runway and airfield inspections.

Airport Safety and Firefighting

  • Participates in firefighting incidents and activities using a variety of firefighting tools and equipment; responds and
    drives to alarms with emergency equipment and apparatus; may serve as incident commander with responsibility for
    directing all activities at an incident to ensure firefighter and victim safety as well as effective firefighting operations.
  • Executes the placement of apparatus; lays and connects hose; directs water streams and the placement of ladders.
  • Rescues at risk or injured persons; provides basic life support for sick and injured persons.
  • Participates in specialized training and exercises for the purpose of emergency preparedness training and planning; inspects and maintains rescue equipment; meets training requirements including annual recurrent FAA training; maintains documentation of training for FAA inspections.
  • Performs general maintenance work on apparatus and equipment; washes, hangs and dries hoses; cleans and
    disinfects equipment and apparatus.
  • Performs assigned fire inspections; check terminal buildings and related structures for compliance with fire
    prevention codes and ordinances; performs airfield and runway inspections in accordance with the Airport
    Certification Manual; inspects airport and terminal facilities to ensure compliance with the Airport Stormwater Plan.
  • Prepares and submits reports and forms regarding alarms, supplies, and other matters pertaining to public safety.
  • Implements the YVRA snow control plan as authorized.
    Airport Security
  • Performs TSA required airport perimeter checks to ensure gates and doors are secured; ensures the security of the
    terminal after closing.
  • Assists law enforcement with monitoring unattended bags in the terminal; provides a security presence to ensure that secure identity display area rules are followed; reviews surveillance footage after incidents to see if relevant information recorded.
  • Downloads TSA watchlists and runs Airport Security Comparison Program; monitors airport access logs and
    surveillance cameras.


  • Types and/or prepares letters, memoranda, forms, and other documents using a computer, printer, or other input
    devices; develops and prepares reports and data summaries.
  • Updates and edits assorted Airport documents.
  • Attends and/or conducts meetings and training; serves on committees, teams and task forces as assigned.
  • May direct, monitor, and lead the work of other employees.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent.

Three years of firefighter/Emergency Medical Service (EMS) experience that required extensive knowledge of emergency preparedness, planning and operations and included emergency medical, fire, crash rescue, public safety and first
responder practice.


  • Current Colorado certification as an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), or ability to obtain such certification within
    six months of appointment.
  • Current Colorado certification as a Firefighter level I is desirable.
  • Current FAA certification as an ARFF Firefighter, or ability to obtain such certification within six months of appointment.
  • Current certification in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR/AED).
  • A valid license to drive a vehicle in Colorado and a safe driving record is required at the time of appointment and throughout employment.


  • Must be able to successfully complete a Federal Security Background Check to comply with TSA Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) badging requirements.
  • Must provide verification of Incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200 and 700 training upon appointment, or must obtain such training within six months of appointment.


  • Paid Sick time accrued: 1 hour of sick time accrued for every 30 hours worked.
  • Worker’s Compensation

Must be able to successfully complete a Federal Security Background Check for TSA SIDA badging requirements.



Routt County will provide reasonable accommodation to all applicants who require assistance completing the online application process. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process, and need an alternative method for applying, please email humanresources@co.routt.co.us for assistance or call 970-879-0108.

Routt County is an equal opportunity employer and political affiliation, age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by federal, state or local law, are not taken into account in any employment decision. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job related factors.

Title:  Airport Assistant Fire Chief

Location: Snohomish County Airport 

Job Information: DESCRIPTION:

Please Apply To:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/snohomish/jobs/3498223/airport-assistant-fire-chief?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Paine Field Airport Snohomish County offers outstanding benefits and competitive wages, job flexibility and stability, employer paid ORCA cards, and a friendly, diverse team atmosphere where employees are appreciated and make a real difference to the citizens we provide services to.  Snohomish County is thriving and is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family.  We strive to not only provide a meaningful job, but a lifelong career at Snohomish County.

Visit our New Employee Benefits Summary for more information about employee benefits.

Assist the Airport Fire Chief with planning, developing, and implementing Fire and Security Programs at Snohomish County Airport, to provide leadership and management for the Fire/Security Department, to ensure the operation of an effective incident response capability, and to support Airport community and tenant relations programs.  Act on behalf of the Airport Fire Chief in their absence or as directed.

Job Duties


  1. Works with the Airport Fire Chief to provide direction to all fire and security programs, including planning, organizing, coordinating, and supervising all phases of Airport public safety work; assists in determining work priorities, preparing schedules, and coordinating operations with other county units and departments as required.
  2. Plans, schedules, supervises, and evaluates the work of subordinate employees; recommends various personnel actions to superiors as necessary; supports county diversity and personnel programs; works with labor relations, the local union, and other stakeholders related to human resources management.
  3. Assists the Airport Fire Chief with enforcing airport, county, state, federal (FAA) rules and regulations and ensuring compliance with Part 139 ARFF requirements; maintains expert knowledge of FAA airport certification standards and ARFF operations; develops recommendations regarding changes to appliable rules and regulations; ensures operational readiness and deployment capabilities of fire personnel, fleet, and equipment.
  4. Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques. Makes recommendations to provide solutions and improve processes.  
  5. Assists with facilitating coordination and standardization across the unit; develops programs and standard operating procedures to ensure best practices. Develops training materials and promotes change management.
  6. Attends public, governmental, and professional meetings as a representative of the airport and the county. 
  7. In conjunction with the Airport Fire Chief, maintains a liaison with other fire departments and law enforcement agencies; participates in regional programs; requests backup as necessary. Collaborates with Airport leadership, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Emergency Management, fire training academies, and other internal and external departments, agencies, and organizations.
  8. Contributes to the development of the annual fire/security department budget, capital improvement program, and department strategic plans, goals, and objectives; directs and monitors program and budget execution.
  9. Assists the Fire Chief in developing and maintaining agreements including relevant sections of the Airport Certification Manual, the Airport Emergency Plan and mutual aid agreements for fire and emergency services.
  10. Attends and participates in professional group meetings, maintaining awareness of new trends in aircraft fire fighting and rescue, and incorporating new developments as appropriate.
  11. Responds to fire and aircraft disaster alarms; commands or delegates command of emergency operations; deploys personnel and equipment as needed; is on call 24 hours a day when in the local area. 


  1. Maintains necessary records, assists in development and maintenance of the records management work plan, policies, and procedures; and prepares required reports. 
  2. Under Unified Command, may serve as the commander for incidents involving fire and/or rescue involving Paine Field Fire.
  3. Performs other duties as assigned.  

Minimum Qualifications

A two-year college degree in Fire Science or related field; AND, four (4) years’ experience as a full-time fire service officer and relevant experience in fire service training/instruction; OR any equivalent combination of training and /or experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities. Must pass job related tests.

Experience in airport crash/fire/rescue, airfield operations, fire/rescue, and/or security is preferred.  One or more of the following professional accreditations is preferred: (ProBoard/IFSAC) fire certifications as a Fire Officer IV, Fire Instructor III, Fire Inspector III, Firefighter I/II, Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter, HAZ MAT Incident Commander.

A valid Washington State Driver’s License is required for employment. A combination license endorsement may be required for employment. Candidates for employment may be required to pass a post offer physical examination.

Additional Information


Knowledge of:

  • Firefighting and security apparatus, equipment, procedures, and techniques
  • Methods and principles of aircraft rescue and structural firefighting, fire prevention, and fire investigation
  • Incident command system – NIMS
  • FAR Part 139 certification aircraft rescue and firefighting requirements
  • Current emergency medical response practices and techniques
  • Occupational hazards and safety rules and regulations
  • Current technology in fire, security, and office environments, including computer applications
  • Principles and practices of FAA records management

Ability to:

  • Motivate personnel and develop team spirit and positive atmosphere.
  • Clearly define expectations and assignments.
  • Exhibit flexibility, decisiveness and a calm demeanor in high-pressure situations and contingencies.
  • Communicate effectively and convincingly verbally and in writing.
  • Develop and implement a vision, strategies, and goals.
  • Act in a DUTY capacity to respond to emergency calls.
  • Plan, schedule, supervise and evaluate the work of employees.
  • Read, understand, and enforce safety rules and regulations.
  • Recognize, identify, and correct conditions which are hazardous to public safety.
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with superiors, subordinates, coworkers, and the public.
  • Critically analyze situations quickly and objectively utilizing good judgment.
  • Cope with stressful or emergency situations calmly and effectively.
  • Read, interpret, and apply work related ordinances, codes, standards, and regulations.
  • Utilize word processing and spreadsheet computer programs.


The employee reports to and receives general direction from the Airport Fire Chief.   The work is performed with considerable independence and is reviewed through meetings, status reports, and results obtained. 


The work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather at work sites.   Must be willing to work nonconventional work hours as assigned work shift, as well days off to attend training, inspections, emergencies etc.

Snohomish County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.
Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are provided upon request.
EEO policy and ADA notice

Title:  Instructors

Location:  Strategic Fire Solutions

Job Information: DESCRIPTION:

Please Apply by E-Mail To: office@strategicfiresolutions.com 

Two (2) Fire Instructor Positions – international

 Strategic Fire Solutions (SFS)

As an internationally operating company, SFS offers clients total solutions in all areas of fire protection.  SFS not only advises governments, fire services and companies within the petro-chemical and aviation industries, but also implements individual tailored training courses either at our client’s location or at one of our cooperating training centers worldwide.  Trainers and consultants are our company’s most important resource. Together with your knowledge, expertise, and dedicated involvement you will be a part of our dynamic team and will help to continue the trust for our clients and take the business success of SFS to the next level.

Who you are

With at least ten years’ experience as a firefighter, five of which will have been performing fire service instructor duties. You will be able to put your interpersonal skills, firefighting, and fire prevention expertise to use in an international context. You have Aviation and Industrial Fire Fighting experience, are familiar with NFPA, OSHA and other international training standards and will be able to conduct fire and emergency response training with professionalism and confidence.  You are mentally and physically fit and capable of performing physically demanding firefighting training duties. You have a disciplined and ethical work attitude, are motived, can work under pressure, enjoy travel and are open to work in different countries and cultures.

 Required Certifications

  • IFSAC or ProBoard Firefighter 1 and 2
  • IFSAC or ProBoard Fire Officer 2
  • IFSAC or ProBoard Fire Instructor 2
  • IFSAC or ProBoard ARFF
  • IFSAC or ProBoard Driver Operator Engine, MWS, and ARFF
  • ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800
  • IFSAC or ProBoard HazMat Awareness, Operations and Technician
  • IFSAC or ProBoard Rescue Technician: Confined Space Rescue
  • IFSAC or ProBoard Rescue Technician: Vehicle and Machinery Extrication
  • IFSAC or ProBoard Rescue Technician: Rope Rescue

Preferred Certifications

  • IFSAC or ProBoard Industrial Firefighter
  • IFSAC or ProBoard Fire Officer 3 and 4
  • IFSAC or ProBoard Inspector 1 and 2

What you will be doing

  • Develop and deliver specialized fire & rescue training courses, seminars and coaching activities for industrial fire service organizations and international airports worldwide -at the client’s location or at one of our training-center-alliance (TCA) facilities
  • Manage basic resources, records and reports essential to the instructional process
  • Assemble course materials necessary for instruction
  • Conduct Training Needs Analysis (TNA)
  • Assist in fire and emergency services consultancy projects
  • Participate in special events, conferences, and exhibits

What we can we do for you

We will offer you a workplace which gives you space for personal and professional development, a flexible work schedule, relocation assistance to Germany, a fair compensation and benefits package and an enjoyable working environment, defined by tolerance, honesty, and respect. Strategic Fire Solutions is an international company based in the heart of Europe.

Position Benefits

  • All German Holidays off with Pay or at a date of your choosing if you are on assignment during holiday
  • Health and Dental Insurance (Partial Paid by company as required under German Law)
  • Residence and Work Permit Assistance Provided by company
  • All hours worked above standard workweek are reimbursed with Leisure Days (Paid Time Off)
  • All company travel is paid by company
  • All work-related expenses reimbursed monthly
  • Participation in German Social Protection Systems (Retirement, Unemployment etc)
  • World-wide travel as part of position
  • Relocation and home search assistance
  • Per-Diem pay while traveling

Hiring Process

Candidate Selection to begin latest May 2022. Qualified applicants will be contacted for a personal interview and a brief sample instruction session.  Selected candidates will then be required to take a medical examination and a drug test.  

Contact us

Send your resume/curriculum vitae, cover letter, certificates, last 4 of SS# for certification verification, and references to:

Strategic Fire Solutions (SFS)

Wilhelm-Franke-Strasse 25
D-01219 Dresden
Email:   office@strategicfiresolutions.com
Tel. +49 (0) 351 27 23 19 41

Title:  Firefighter

Location:  Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority

Job Information: DESCRIPTION:

Please Apply by E-Mail To: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/renoairport/jobs/3232046/battalion-chief-of-airport-fire?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs 

Open/Competitive Recruitment
Application Deadline: Continuous

The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) is seeking qualified candidates who are interested in joining an all-hazard Fire Department and have a demonstrated commitment to cultivating a positive, collaborative work environment that values teamwork, honesty, respect, recognition, integrity, innovation, versatility, and excellence, to join the dynamic Reno-Tahoe Airport Fire Department as a Firefighter.
There is one position open. In addition, this recruitment is being used to establish a list of eligible candidates that may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur. Applicants must be available for shift work (e.g., 48/96 schedule), on-call, overtime, and stand-by duties. As a condition of employment, incumbents must live within a 60-mile radius of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport in order to be able to respond to an emergency callout.
At the RTAA, the Airport Fire Department is a key member of the Operations & Public Safety Department and is responsible for maintaining a constant state of readiness. Airport Firefighters are primarily responsible for aircraft emergency response, structural and wildland fire suppression, motor vehicles accidents, emergency medical response, hazardous materials, and other related emergencies to help provide the public with a safe experience while traveling through the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. In addition, firefighters are responsible for maintaining fire vehicles and firefighting equipment and performing job duties in a safe and prudent manner to best protect life and property.


  • Respond to all aircraft emergencies, fire, EMS, and hazardous materials related emergencies; operate assigned vehicles; connect hoses to hydrants; operate firefighting equipment, pumps, and related equipment.
  • Provide emergency medical services.
  • Participate in all drills and receives training in fire inspection, use of firefighting equipment, firefighting methods, and techniques, and first aid/CPR.
  • Assist Driver/Operators in the cleaning and maintenance of firefighting vehicles, equipment, and facilities.
  • Inspect buildings to determine compliance with RTAA fire prevention rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Inspect aircraft refueling vehicles and storage areas in accordance with the Uniform Fire Code and FAA directives.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports as necessary.
  • Assist in clearing disabled aircraft from active runway; disarm military aircraft ejection seats.
  • Perform salvage operations and place waterproof covers on materials subject to water damage.
  • Act as Driver/Operator as required; may be required to drive and operate fire equipment on a relief basis.
    The physical demands of the work may include:
  • Sufficient clarity of vision to clearly distinguish objects both near and at a distance of 20 feet, peripheral vision, depth perception, night vision, and color vision, to identify vehicles, license plates, markings, access badges, and people.
  • The ability to reach with hands and arms, and sufficient dexterity to enable regular use of hands and fingers to operate firefighting rescue and emergency medical tools and equipment.
  • The ability to stand, run, walk, kneel, crouch down, stoop, crawl, twist, climb.
  • The ability to use safe lifting techniques to regularly lift/carry/push/pull 25-pound objects. In emergencies, may be moving or lifting passengers or equipment exceeding 100 pounds, with or without assistance.
  • The working conditions may include:
    • Performing work under various environmental conditions (within both climate controlled and non-climate controlled environments) involving exposure to cold, heat, and inclement weather.
    • Performing work around moderate to high noise levels, vibrations, fire, chemicals, smoke, ash, debris, and other hazardous materials.

ENTRY SALARY: $54,493 – $79,115 annually. Initial salary placement will be based upon the selected applicant’s previous paid, full time, all risk firefighting experience. In addition, employees are eligible to receive incentive pay for maintaining certain certifications. This is an overtime eligible position.

BENEFITS: The RTAA offers a competitive wage and benefit package and provides a high-quality work-life balance. Employee benefits include 100% employer paid contributions to a distinct, defined benefit retirement program (Nevada PERS), employer supported health insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and paid holidays.

The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority welcomes, values and respects diversity and inclusiveness practices that honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority maintains a drug-free workplace.


Required Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent certification.
Required Certifications: Applicants must possess the following valid certifications at the time of application

  • Nevada State and/or National Registry AEMT certification
  • Successful CPAT within the last 12 months
  • Preferred Certification: –
    • Firefighter I/II
    • Hazardous Materials (Haz-Mat) Operations Level
    • Nevada State and/or National Registry Paramedic
    • IFSAC/Pro-Board Basic ARFF certification

Copies of these certifications must be electronically attached to the application. Applications lacking this required documentation will be disqualified from further consideration.

Required Licenses: A Valid Class B Driver’s License with F endorsement at time of application.
Conditions of Continuing Employment: If the required certifications/licenses are from another state, incumbents will be required to obtain State of Nevada certificates/licenses within thirty (30) days of hire. Incumbents are required to maintain current State of Nevada certifications/licenses. Incumbents will be required to successfully complete Airport Rescue Firefighting (ARFF) training and will be required to maintain a current ARFF certification.

A fully completed official online RTAA Employment Application must be received in order to be considered. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received, or a hiring decision has been made. Applications for RTAA jobs are only accepted through an online process. For more information about this opportunity and to apply, visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/renoairport/.

The RTAA Employment Application is the primary screening tool to determine an applicant’s qualifications. A resume may be submitted in addition to, but not in lieu of, completing the RTAA Employment Application. While you may submit a resume, it is supplemental and will not be used to determine whether or not you have met the minimum qualifications. All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your RTAA Employment Application.

We strongly encourage applicants to review our online application instructions, available at the top of the RTAA Career webpage, before submitting the application to help ensure it has been completed in a manner consistent with our requirements as failure to complete the application as required will result in your application being disqualified from further consideration. Below is a summary of our requirements:

  • Completed all sections on the RTAA Employment Application.
  • Provided detailed information to address how you meet and/or exceed minimum qualifications for the position.
  • Provided a minimum of five (5) years of employment history.
  • Explained any gaps in employment of six (6) months or more within the “Work History” section. To explain gaps, add a new employer, write what was occurring under the “Name of Employer” (e.g., unemployed, student, etc.), and list dates. Please note, a statement in the “Reason for Leaving Section” is not sufficient to address gaps in employment.
  • If you had more than one (1) position with the same employer, separately list each position and the time you were in that position.

Questions about the application, recruitment, and/or selection process, the physical demands of the position, or requests for a reasonable accommodation, should be addressed to the RTAA Human Resources Office at (775) 328-6450 or hr@renoairport.com.

Review of Application: After submission, the application will be reviewed to determine if it is complete and if minimum qualifications are met. For those candidates found to meet minimum qualifications, the next step of the process will be an application evaluation.

Application Evaluation: It is essential that applications include detailed information regarding their education and experience to enable evaluation of the application, as only the information contained in the application may be considered. Not all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the testing and selection process. Only the most highly qualified applicants will be considered for advancement to the testing and selection process. The RTAA will communicate with qualified applicants via email, so it is critical that applicants ensure their email address is accurate on the application and the email is one that the applicant checks regularly.

Testing and Selection Process: The testing and selection process may include written examinations to demonstrate job-related knowledge and/or human relations skills; practical exercises or assessment centers to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks and manipulative skill and knowledge of firefighting tactics; employment interviews (oral or written); physical agility tests to demonstrate ability to perform the essential physical functions of the job; or any combination thereof. Applicants must successfully pass all parts of the testing and selection process to be considered for hire.

Pre-Employment Requirements: The RTAA requires each candidate to successfully complete an employment history verification, reference check, and background check prior to being considered for employment. All employment offers are subject to the successful completion/passing of post-offer physical and psychological examinations, a drug-screening test, a fingerprint criminal history records check, and an Airport Security Badging test.

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