Title:  Airport Firefighter

Location: Snohomish County Airport 

Job Information: DESCRIPTION:

Please Apply To:   http://www.snohomishcountywa.gov/2553

invites applications for the position of:
Airport Firefighter

$72,500.52 – $94,148.40 Annually


05/15/22 11:59 PM


Paine Field Airport is seeking to hire a firefighter.

Posting will remain open until 5/15/22.

Applicants must complete required testing with National Testing Network (NTN) prior totheir application being considered. Failure to complete NTN testing will result in yourapplication being rejected.
Paine Field Airport Snohomish County offers outstanding benefits and competitive wages, jobflexibility and stability, employer paid ORCA cards, and a friendly, diverse team atmospherewhere employees are appreciated and make a real difference to the citizens we provide servicesto. Snohomish County is thriving and is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. Westrive 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.

NOTE: Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14

Employees mustbe fully vaccinated. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose ina two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Please note that any offer ofemployment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status, having anapproved medical accommodation, or having an approved religious accommodation. No startdate will be approved until you have either verified your vaccine status or have an approvedaccommodation.
Please do not attach your vaccination verification to your application as itwill be removed.
Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination willnot be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

To protect the general public from injury or property loss through fire fighting activities, firstaid, aircraft rescue and fire fighting, hazardous materials and airport security.


  1. Performs general fire fighting work in combating, extinguishing and preventing fires; laysout and connects hose; holds nozzles and directs water streams; raises and climbsladders.
  2. Operates various pieces of fire apparatus including pumps and aerial ladders; cleans andservices assigned apparatus and maintains it in a condition of readiness; uses chemicalextinguishers, bars, hooks and lines.
  3. Removes persons from dangers; administers first aid to injured persons; performs salvageoperations such as placing salvage covers, sweeping water and removing debris.
  4. Participates in fire drills and attends classes in fire fighting, first aid and related subjects;inspects county buildings to insure observance of fire safety regulations.
  5. Performs general maintenance work on the upkeep of fire fighting equipment; cleans andwashes walls and floors; makes minor repairs, washes, hangs and dries hose; washes,cleans and polishes apparatus.
  6. Performs security duties inside fenced area of the airport to help insure safe operatingconditions for aircraft and personnel.
  7. Conducts training classes for the public and for other fire fighters on medical aid, firefighting and code compliance.
  8. Completes and maintains documents, reports and records that are related to theperformance of duties and training events.


Performs related duties as required.

One (1) year as a professional fire fighter OR two (2) years as a part-paid/volunteer firefighter OR three (3) years as a military ARFF fire fighter; OR, any combination of experienceand/or training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Candidate mustcurrently be a certified EMT. Must pass job related tests.

“One year as a professional fire fighter” means that the candidate has at least one year of full-time employment as a professional fire fighter in a public, municipal or fire district firedepartment. The candidate must have successfully passed the probationary period in his/herdepartment and have been assigned to a fire fighting position on a regular shift schedule.Experience as a professional fire fighter must be within the prior twelve months.

“Two years of volunteer/part-paid fire fighter experience” means that the candidate has at leasttwo years continuous service in a public, municipal or fire district fire department that has anactive part-paid program. The candidate must have successfully passed the probationary periodin his/her department and have been assigned to a fire fighting position. The candidate musthave annually logged a minimum of 600 hours assigned residence/sleeper or on-duty time. Experience as a volunteer fire fighter must be within the prior twelve months.

“Three years of military ARFF fire fighter experience” means that the candidate has a minimumof three years service in any branch of the U.S. military where his/her primary assignment is orwas as an aircraft fire fighter. Experience as a military ARFF fire fighter must be within the priortwelve months.

“Current and valid EMT certification” means that the candidate currently holds a certification asan Emergency Medical Technician, which is recognized in the State of Washington and can beregistered in Snohomish County without further training.

A valid State of Washington Driver’s License is required for employment.
Must secure and maintain a valid Washington State Commercial Driver’s License orcomplete the Emergency Vehicle Accident Prevention (EVAP) program within one year ofemployment. You will be a candidate for random drug and alcohol testing.

Must pass a fingerprint-based Criminal History Record Check (CHRC) as required by theTSA.

Ability to successfully complete the training of the Washington State Fire Academy asrequired.

Must maintain a valid EMT Certification.
A job offer will be conditioned on satisfactory results of a post-offer medical examination orinquiry.

Must pass Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) prior to employment. After employmentan annual physical is required.


Ability to:

  • Perform strenuous physical tasks under hazardous conditions
  • understand and execute oral or written instructions
  • deal courteously and tactfully with the general public
  • establish and maintain effective work relationships with superiors, co-workers and medicalexaminer staff
  • learn to operate a variety of fire fighting apparatus in a safe manner
  • learn a variety of fire fighting techniques and duties;deal with the public on airport securityand fire inspection matters in a positive, non-aggressive manner

The work requires performance of hazardous tasks under emergency conditions whichinvolves strenuous exertion under severe handicaps.

Employees report to the Fire Chief, Fire Captain or Fire Lieutenant as assigned. Fire fightingwork is performed under close supervision. General maintenance and security work is performedunder general supervision and may be spot checked to ensure timely completion andcompliance with standards and procedures. Specific instructions are usually given for unusual ornon-routine tasks.

The work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather. The work mayinvolve working from ladders at considerable heights. Employees are exposed to a variety ofhazards such as working in and around burning structures and gasoline or high voltage powerlines, and are exposed to dust, gases, inclement weather, and so on. Employees are required towork evenings, weekends and holidays on a 24-hour shift as required by the labor agreement.

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

3000 Rockefeller Ave M/S 503
Everett, WA 98201
(425) 388-3411
Position #2022-00320
Airport Firefighter Supplemental Questionnaire

*  1.  Have you completed the required testing and are you on the Snohomish County FireDepartment – Paine Field list at National Testing Network?
_____Yes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                _____I have not completed the required testing but will complete testing prior to May 15                                                                              _____No

*  2. Do you have a current CPAT Certification?

*  3. Have you successfully completed a 12 week/480 hour IFSAC FFI, Hazmat Awarenessand Operations program?

*  4. The Airport Fire Department requires at least one year of full-time, two years part-paid/volunteer, or three years military ARFF firefighter experience. Please select thelevel of experience you have.
_____One year or more as a full-time firefighter                                                                                                                                                    _____Two years or more as a part paid/volunteer firefighter                                                                                                                                              _____Three years or more of military ARFF experience                                                                                                                                                _____I do not have the required experience

*  5.  Do you possess or can you obtain prior to appointment, a valid Washington StateDriver License, unrestricted except as to vision?
_____Yes                                                                                                                                                                                                                          _____No, but I can obtain one prior to appointment                                                                                                                                              _____No. I am unable to obtain a Washington State Driver License.

*  6. Do you possess a Washington State or National Registry EMT certificate that can beregistered in Snohomish County with no further training?
_____Yes                                                                                                                                                                                                                          _____No, but I can have it registered once I am employed.                                                                                                                                    _____No, I am unable to register my EMT certification in Washington State

7. Do you have IFSAC FFII certification?

*  8.  Do you have ARFF (139.321) 40-hour basic certification?

*  9. Do you have First Aid/CPR Instructor certification?

*  10.  Do you possess an Instructor I certificate?

*  11. Do you possess AAAE Airport Master Firefighter certification?
* Required Question

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:  Airport Program Manager (Fire Safety Program Manager)

Location:  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int’l Airport

Job Information: DESCRIPTION:

Please Apply To: https://atlantaga.taleo.net/careersection/coa_general_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=211160&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.YkcUtF5yqLk.mailto 

This position expires on 4/8/2022

The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s Management Team is committed to providing the traveling public, airport workers and companies/tenants conducting business on airport property with fire-safe facilities. The team’s primary objectives, as outlined in the Fire Safety Program Policy and Procedures, are to prevent injuries or loss of life, limit property damage, and minimize the impact on airport and airline operations in the event of a fire. It is the Fire Safety Program Manager’s primary responsibility to effectively implement and enforce the Fire Safety Policy, which describes the basic federal, state, local, and industry criteria and requirements that apply to fire safety at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Examples of Essential Duties

This position, which reports directly to the Airport Director for Emergency Management, provides fire safety program management during the planning, design, installation, operation, maintenance, and modification of Airport facilities, buildings, and infrastructure. Reviews and updates mass evacuation plans each year for the airport. Conducts annual mass evacuation exercises. Monitors, collects, and provides matrix reporting to Airport leadership associated with fire safety. Inspects airport facilities and equipment to ensure safe, efficient, and cost-effective operations. Including, but not limited to, fire suppression, fire alarms, and fire egress door. Conducts periodic fire safety drills for airport personnel. The Fire Safety Program Manager ensures that all minimum fire safety program elements required by the Airport fire safety policy and procedures are properly and adequately implemented and enforced at all times. The Fire Safety Program Manager assures that the facility fire protection systems and features remain functional, follow applicable fire safety regulatory requirements, and are deemed acceptable by the Authority Having Jurisdiction. Available periodically on weekends and holidays, and for evening and night shifts for spot inspections and or in time of emergency response.

The Fire Safety Program Manager maintains fire safety procedures and verifies that fire prevention and fire emergency response training is conducted. Conducts training and retraining programs as it relates to fire safety for airport employees to include but not limited to tenants of the airport. Prepare and maintain clear, and concise records and reports. The Fire Safety Program Manager maintains effective communication and coordination with entities responsible for Airport fire safety, including Airport Senior Management, the Atlanta Fire Department, Airport Tenants and Facility Managers, Hartsfield Development Program Teams, Public Safety and Security personnel, and Airport underwriters, to assure that fire safety program elements and solutions to fire safety issues are consistent with the Airport mission objectives.

Minimum Qualifications – Education & Training

Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management, Homeland Security, or related field required. 

Emergency response experience within an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) environment is required.

The following classes are required: IS100, IS200, IS700, ICS 300 and ICS 400.

Licensures and Certifications

Must be previously or currently a certified Firefighter I and Firefighter II certification: Fire Inspector, Hazardous Materials Operations level or greater, FEMA certifications ICS-100, 200, 700, and 800. Must maintain First Aid, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Certifications.

Preferred Qualifications
Fire investigator, Fire Inspector 2. Airport Master Firefighter Professional Designation; Able to pass an annual physical examination and a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) fit test. Experience as an AARF firefighter or officer.

Individual must successfully undergo a FBI fingerprint based criminal history records check and a security threat assessment with no convictions for disqualifying crimes within the last 10 years

Three (3) years of full-time (or its equivalent) fire service employment, and/or operations experience, which must have included, two (2) years of full-time or equivalent experience performing Airport response or operations which could include duties at a civilian or military airport, or on an aircraft carrier. Experience in Public Fire Education, Experience with Emergency management. Demonstrated experience working with security access control systems and fire protections systems. Experience in fulfilling the requirements for the best-protected class of industrial risks, as well as formal training and experience in application of life safety and fire codes are essential. Demonstrated analytical and decision-making skills with the ability to effectively coordinate and resolve multiple and frequently conflicting fire safety and access control related designs, construction, code compliance and priority issues. Proven ability to work independently as well as be a strong team member and demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.

How to apply

Please apply by clicking on the job posting link below.



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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