Airside Operations, Fire Fighter/Crash Rescue, Landside Operations
Performs duties associated with ARFF response and Public Safety; maintains a safe environment for the airport, aircraft, and the general public; responds to aircraft emergencies; provides aircraft rescue and firefighting; performs emergency medical treatment to injured persons. Performs airfield operations duties per FAA part 139 regulations. Performs perimeter and facility security, parking enforcement and other airport security related issues. This position reports to the Fire Chief/Public Safety Manager. In the absence of the Fire Chief, this position reports to the ARFF Captain.
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responds to aircraft emergencies, including aircraft and structural fire and hazardous materials spills; provides emergency medical services for injured persons, rescues and assists persons in disabled aircraft; acts as Incident Commander, if necessary, during an aircraft emergency or disaster; communicates with aircraft and other emergency personnel by radio; performs basic aircraft accident investigation; participates in aircraft disaster planning and exercises, fire training schools and live fire drills.
In compliance with Federal Aviation Part 139 Regulations (FAR 139) and the Airport Certification Manual (ACM), inspects and maintains a record of all aircraft operating areas regularly for safety and compliance; inspects visual navigational aids and lighting for correct operation; identifying, preventing, responding to and/or removing all hazards to aviation including FOD, wildlife, AOA incursions, unauthorized vehicles and pedestrian entry, and disabled aircraft; monitors construction activity and ground vehicle activity in aircraft operations areas to ensure compliance with airport safety and regulatory procedures; issues Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) as required to notify airport users of non-compliance or potential safety problems; monitors and reports ground weather observations as required to back up the automated aviation weather system; monitors runway conditions for temperature, snow and ice contamination. Initiates snow removal per the Snow and Ice Control Plan; Inspects bulk aviation fuel storage facilities and mobile refuelers; monitors aircraft fueling operations for safety and compliance; Communicates with representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration, airline personnel, technical personnel and airport users to maintain airport systems and to provide accurate information on airport conditions and services. Maintains a working knowledge of all applicable FAR’s and Advisory Circulars.
In compliance with FAR 1542 and TSA regulations, performs security patrols of airport terminal, parking lots, and airport perimeter to verify travelers and other visitors are safe on airport grounds. Assist the Airport Security Coordinator with access control and badging requirements. Recognizes dangerous articles or explosives and takes appropriate action when encountered.
Provide operation and maintenance of the Airport’s automated parking equipment. Assist customers with questions and needs upon request.
Other Duties: Operates, maintains and performs minor repairs to heavy equipment including, ARFF vehicles and snow removal equipment. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Knowledge of: Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) techniques and procedures, emergency medical techniques and procedures, and emergency medical techniques and procedures. IC 100-200 Incident Command System. Management of mass-casualty aircraft disasters. Basic airport and emergency radio procedures. Airport operations and safety, aircraft operations, and aviation weather observations. Computer applications related to the work. All applicable state, federal and local laws, rules and regulations.
Skill in: Strong computer skills with ability to effectively utilize programs such as MS Excel and MS Word with the ability to learn new programs introduced in the future. Applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; to understand, interpret and communicate complicated policies, procedures and protocols. Communicating clearly and effectively, orally and in writing. Working in a teamwork oriented environment. Operating all equipment utilized in the performance of the essential functions of the position.
Mental Abilities: Ability to display sound judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions, and adopt quick and reasonable courses of action in emergency situations. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and procedure manuals.
Skill in use of equipment: Firefighting & Rescue Equipment, Heavy Aircraft Crash Response and Firefighting Vehicles, Aircraft Extrication Equipment. Audio Visual Equipment, Emergency Medical Equipment, Heavy snow plows, large rotary snow blowers, and high speed runway brooms. General Office Equipment and Communications Equipment.
Education or Formal Training and Licenses: High School diploma or GED
Completion of basic ARFF Academy (within 120 days of employment in position).
EMR or EMT Basic Certification (within six months of employment in position).
Associates or Bachelor’s degree in aviation preferred
AAAE ACE Certified Employee Program preferred
Pilot license preferred
IFSAC Firefighter preferred
Experience: One to two years of progressively responsible related experience; or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
The Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO) is the premier airport in the Four Corners region. DRO has daily service from American Airlines and United Airlines. Serving nearly 400,000 annual passengers Durango is the 5th busiest airport in Colorado and continues to grow. DRO is co-owned by the City of Durango and La Plata County, but is a department of the City of Durango.
With over 300 days of sunshine Durango, and the San Juan range, is amazing to live and work in! Historic Downtown Durango has great local restaurants, bars and coffee shops. You will also find beautiful historic hotels and quaint shops on Main Avenue. The Four Corners region of Colorado is known for its outdoor activities like fly fishing the Animas River or hiking and biking the beautiful San Juan mountain trails. Other outdoor activities are numerous and include horseback riding, rafting, skiing/snowboarding and more!