ARFF Crewperson

Website Rhode Island Airport Corporation

Candidates must pass a written test and an oral interview with a score of 70% or higher. Testing dates TBD.

Candidates should send copies of the following to resume@pvdairport.com by December 18, 2020:

  • Completed application
  • Driver’s license
  • Certificates of completion of NFPA 1001, Firefighter Level One and Level Two
  • Certificate of completion of Physical Performance Assessment (PPA) test administered by the RI Fire Chiefs
  • Association or the Candidate Physical Assessment Test (CPAT)
  • RI EMT-B License (also other States that have the reciprocal National Standard Test acceptable to the RI Department of Health – RI license required upon hiring)
  • High school diploma or GED

PAY GRADE:           $42,945-$59,827 annually

UNION STATUS: Union

SUMMARY: Performs firefighter, rescue and emergency medical response duties at the airport and surrounding properties and by Mutual Aide Agreement throughout the region.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Drives and operates fire apparatus as needed on and off airport property
  • Provide emergency medical response and treatment in accordance with RIDOH Protocols and level of training & equipment
  • Extricates people and bodies at the scene of aircraft incidents
  • Operates various types of fire extinguishers
  • Participates in and maintains training as required by the RIAC, the Department and FAA / FAR 139
  • Performs stand-by duty during aircraft operational periods
  • Performs stand-by duty as needed and assigned for welding and other “hot work” on the AOA.
  • Assist in training airport employees in ARFF and firefighting techniques
  • Performs routine maintenance, cleans, paints and makes repairs to the station, apparatus and equipment within the employees capabilities and responsibilities
  • Makes periodic inspections of buildings, fuel facilities and fuel vehicles and reports potential fire hazards, in accordance with the level of training provided.
  • Cooperates with Federal, State and Local authorities in the conduct of their duties as it relates to ARFF activities
  • May be required to provide security duties and or inspections during periods of heightened threat levels, in accordance with the level of training provided.
  • Other related duties may be assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: May exercise functional supervision of RIAC employees and Mutual Aide Responders during emergency operations

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to successfully perform each of the listed duties and essential job functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • A candidate shall be a minimum of 18 years old and be eligible for security badging.
  • Have a working knowledge of the methods of fire suppression and prevention.
  • Possess the ability to acquire the knowledge and methods used in Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting operations.
  • Must pass a job related Physical Performance Assessment test and remain physically qualified to perform the essential job functions.
  • Upon an offer to hire, candidate must pass a physical examination in accordance with NFPA 1582.
  • Upon an offer to hire, a candidate must submit to fingerprinting and pass a required background check of the previous ten years.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High School diploma or GED   (documentation required)
  • Practical experience gained as a member of a municipal, volunteer or military firefighter   (documentation required)
  • A combination of Education and Experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above list

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND REGISTRATIONS: For a candidate to be considered eligible for testing and consideration all requirements must be completed and presented with application.

  • Certificates of completion of course of study fulfilling the requirements of NFPA 1001 – Firefighter Level One and Level Two, required (NFPA 1003 preferred).
  • Must have successfully passed the Physical Performance Assessment test administered by the RI Fire Chiefs Association or the Candidate Physical Assessment Test (CPAT) administered by the joint IAFF/IAFC within the past year. Candidates applying utilizing the CPAT must successfully pass the PPA test administered by the RI Fire Chiefs Association within six (6) months from the date of hire.
  • Current and updated as required RI EMT-B License (also other States that have the reciprocal National Standard Test acceptable to the RI Department of Health – RI license required upon hiring).
  • Copy of required high school diploma or GED.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those required to be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities.

  • Performing fire-fighting tasks (e.g., hoseline operations, extensive crawling, lifting and carrying heavy objects, ventilating roofs or walls using power or hand tools, forcible entry, etc.), rescue operations, and other emergency response actions under stressful conditions while wearing PPE and SCBA, including working in extremely hot or cold environments for prolonged time periods.
  • Wearing a SCBA, with positive pressure face piece or HEPA filter masks which requires the ability to tolerate increased respiratory workloads.
  • Exposure to toxic fumes, irritants, particulates, biological (infectious) and non-biological hazards, and/or heated gases, despite the use of PPE including SCBA.
  • Climbing flights of stairs while wearing fire protective ensemble weighing at least 50 lbs or more and carrying equipment/tools weighing an additional 20 to 40 lbs.
  • Wearing fire protective ensemble that is encapsulating and insulated. Wearing this clothing will result in significant fluid loss that frequently progresses to clinical dehydration and can elevate core temperature to levels exceeding 102.2°F (39°C).
  • Searching, finding, and rescue-dragging or carrying victims ranging from newborns up to adults weighing over 200 lbs. to safety despite hazardous conditions and low visibility.
  • Advancing water-filled hoselines up to 2.5 in. in diameter from fire apparatus to occupancy (approximately 150 ft); can involve negotiating multiple flights of stairs, ladders, and other obstacles.
  • Climbing ladders, operating from heights, walking or crawling in the dark along narrow and uneven surfaces, and operating in proximity to electrical power lines and/or other hazards.
  • Unpredictable emergency requirements for prolonged periods of extreme physical exertion without benefit of warm-up, scheduled rest periods, meals, access to medication(s), or hydration.
  • Operating fire apparatus or other vehicles in an emergency mode with emergency lights and sirens.
  • Critical, time-sensitive, complex problem solving during physical exertion in stressful, hazardous environments (including hot, dark, tightly enclosed spaces), further aggravated by fatigue, flashing lights, sirens, and other distractions.
  • Ability to communicate (give and comprehend verbal orders) while wearing PPE and SCBA under conditions of high background noise, poor visibility, and drenching from hoselines and/or fixed protection systems (sprinklers).
  • Functioning as an integral component of a team, where sudden incapacitation of a member can result in mission failure or in risk of injury or death to civilians or other team members.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Most of the duty shift will be served at the ARFF station.
  • There will be a need to travel to all parts of T. F. Green Airport.
  • There will be occasional travel for the purpose of training or as directed
  • It will often be necessary to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions wearing the required protective equipment provided.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. Rhode Island Airport Corporation does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, national origin, veteran’s status, or religion.

To apply for this job email your details to resume@pvdairport.com

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