This position provides oversight and supervision of RIAC’s Airport Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) department. Responsible for airport readiness and preparedness for emergency events. This position ensures the Airport Emergency Plan (AEP) is current and that users and stakeholders are knowledgeable and well versed in the execution of emergency plans, procedures, and regulatory requirements related to fire operations. Ensures business continuity for ARFF operations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Provides strategic leadership of the ARFF department to align with the organization’s strategic business plan.
Serves as liaison with federal, state, and local agencies, airlines, tenants, and mutual aid partners to coordinate continuity and restoration plans, activities, and services; represents Airport management in emergency management and business interruption response; provides support and briefings to Emergency Response personnel as required.
Ensures ARFF trains and complies with all applicable Federal and State laws including but not limited to FAR Part
Provides assurance that the ARFF department will pass required testing by outside
Remains abreast of industry trends.
Performs Environmental Health and Safety and Code compliance duties, including training, records retention, and facility inspections, as assigned.
Directs the implementation of a standardized training program to provide for sufficiently qualified personnel in compliance with FAR Part 139.
Plans and implements safety policies and procedures in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal rules and
Compiles and submits accident reports required by regulatory
Represents the organization in community or industry safety groups and
Oversees the enforcement of the established applicable safety and security practices and policies mandated by local, state, and federal
Coordinates mutual aid and RIAC joint training exercises for
Conducts periodic fire and evacuation drills and amend training based on outcomes.
Conducts hazard vulnerability analysis and develop evacuation plans.
Keeps informed of federal, state, and local regulations affecting emergency plans to ensure adherence.
Develop annual operating budget to support emergency preparedness activities and perform cost/benefit analysis for any recommended capital investment in support of the program.
Support business continuity planning efforts by working with departments to identify continuity-related issues and to obtain and allocate resources necessary for maintaining operations.
Maintains public safety/safety files and
Other related duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises the ARFF Chief who supervise employees in the ARFF departments. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the ARFF department. Also indirectly supervises non- supervisory employees within those departments. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty well. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Thorough understanding of FAR Part 139
The ability to lead and manage people.
Must be capable of command level decision making during all phases of an emergency response and other stressful situations that affect lives, safety and property of others.
Working knowledge and experience in commanding large scale incidents.
Experience and knowledge of the National Incident Management System (NMIS) and the Incident Command System (IS-700, ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-300, ICS-400 and IS-800).
Possess a valid MV Operator's License that must be maintained as a condition of continued employment and must be insurable.
Must maintain TSA security clearance as a condition of continued employment.
Must work well and think clearly under high stress
Experience in direct management of collective bargaining units strongly preferred.
Must have excellent written and oral communication
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in fire science, emergency management or related field;
Ten (10) years minimum progressive leadership experience at a small/medium/large hub ARFF Department obtaining the rank of Captain or higher.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
May need to stay awake for extended hours during emergency
Ability to drive and walk around the
Ability sit at desk for long periods of time.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Sometimes in inclement weather when responding to emergencies, loud noise, air quality
Mainly a climate controlled office
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Rhode Island Airport Corporation makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.
This organization welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application process. The decision to grant a reasonable accommodation request will be made on a case-by-case basis.
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation is responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the six state-owned airports as well as for the supervision of all civil airports, landing areas, navigation facilities, air schools and flying clubs.
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation is a quasi-public agency.
The vision of RIAC is to be a “safe, convenient aviation gateway for New England.”
The mission of RIAC is “To be a self-sustaining public agency that provided quality facilities:
•For safe, secure, efficient and convenient air transportation for Rhode Island and the New England region;
•By developing, promoting and managing the airport system to stimulate the region’s economic growth; and
•By fostering a corporate culture that balances fiscal, civic and environmental stewardship.
In support of its vision and mission, RIAC has set six key goals in the following areas: Infrastructure,Economic Development, Finance, Customer Service, Communication, and Organization