The City of Cleveland's Department of Port Control (DPC) is empowering Cleveland's diverse community to connect with the world; operating both Cleveland Hopkins International (CLE) and Burke Lakefront (BLK) Airports. With both flights and passengers continuing to grow, DPC is the right place to launch your career.
Under administrative direction, leads, directs and coordinates the functions and daily activities of the Airport Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) section for Cleveland Hopkins International and Burke Lakefront Airports. Commands and directs all emergency aircraft incidents and EMS operations on airport property including but limited to; aircraft emergencies, building fires, HAZMET emergencies, and Weapons of Mass Destruction/Infrared Explosive Devices (WMD/IED) emergencies. Ensures the development and execution of all regulatory and other training programs related to airport firefighting, EMS and airport disaster pre-planning. Develops and conducts all tabletop and live drills as required by the Airport Emergency Plan (AEP).
A Bachelor's Degree in Fire Administration, Business/Public Administration, or closely related field from an accredited four year college or university is required. (Substitution: Two years of pertinent experience may be subsituted for each year of college education lacking.)
Eight years of full time paid firefighter experience, three of which must be at Battalion Chief/Commander level or higher, with responsibility for managing personnel, union, and budgeting matters is required, airport firefighting is preferred.
Must have experience commanding HAZMAT Operations. Certification in HAZMET Operations, WMD, and NIMS is required.
Must obtain a State of Ohio 240 hour Firefighting certification within one year of the date of hire and EMT/Paramedic certification within two years of the date of hire. Certification as a Fire Instructor or Fire Inspector based on NFPA standards is preferred.
Proven strong leadership skills.
Experience developiing and managing operational budget.
Develops new and maintains good working relationships with local fire departments and mutual aid support agencies.
Performs other job-related duties as required.
Interprets FAA and NTSB regulations, advisory circulars, and NFPA standards and determines Standard Ooperating Porcedures (SOP"s) policies accordingly.
Experience commanding EMT/Paramedic activities is required.
Must have general knowledge of all fire apparatus, rescue squads, command vehicles, firefighting appliances and equipment, rescue tools, and emergency medical equipment.
Ability to assume command and knowledge of various communication sysyems is required.
Must have general computer knowledge. Must be able to lift and carry 150 pounds. A driver's license is required.
Must be able to successfully complete a TSA fingerprint based criminal history records and a 10 year background check.
Must obtain applicable regulatory airfield Ground Vehicle Operator training and driving privileges.
About City of Cleveland
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