Employment Opportunity – ITH Airport Fire Fighter/Operations Technician Trainee

We are looking for applications to hire an Airport Fire Fighter/Operations Technician Trainee. Apply here.

TITLE: Airport Fire Fighter/Operations Technician and Trainee
SALARY: $18.75 2017 Hire Rate
LOCATION: Tompkins County Public Works Department Airport Division
TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time provisional pending the next civil service examination.
ISSUE DATE: 12/15/16
THE FINAL DATE TO FILE APPLICATIONS: 12/30/16
DATE THAT THIS ANNOUNCEMENT SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM POSTING: 12/31/16
RESIDENCY: : Candidates must have been legal residents of Tompkins County or one of the six adjoining counties (Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Schuyler, Seneca, Tioga) for at least one month immediately preceding the date of application and maintain residency. For Examinations: The eligible list resulting from the examination will be established in accordance with the final earned numerical ratings of passing candidates regardless of residence. A municipality or district may exercise its right under section 23-4-a. of Civil Service Law to request a certification of eligible candidates who have been residents of that municipality or district for at least one month prior to appointment. After the names of residents have been exhausted, Tompkins County must then certify the names of non-residents on the list.
LOCATION OF POSITIONS/VACANCIES:
There is currently one full-time 40-hour per week opportunity in the title of Airport Fire Fighter / Operations Technician Trainee available at the Tompkins County Airport. This will be a provisional appointment pending the next civil service examination.
TRAINEE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from High School or possession of a High School Equivalency Diploma AND two years of full-time paid (or the equivalent part-time and/or volunteer) experience in the field of airport maintenance, buildings and/or grounds maintenance, highway maintenance, equipment maintenance or any other similar maintenance related field AND certification in “Fire Fighter One,” or “Essentials of Fire Fighting”, or the equivalent certification in another field (e.g., military fire fighting, industrial fire fighting, etc.).”
TRAINEE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Successful completion of the following requirements within 18 months of appointment will constitute successful completion of the trainee ship and the trainee will automatically promote to the Technician title without further examination. Possession of a valid New York State Commercial Drivers License (Class “B”) within 18 months of appointment.
1. Graduation from the New York State Basic Fire Fighter Training Program within 18 months of appointment.
2. Possession of a NYS Emergency Medical Technician certification within 18 months of appointment.
3. Graduation from a FAA accredited Basic Aircraft Rescue and Fire-fighting course within 18 months of appointment
TECHNICIAN MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from High School or possession of a High School Equivalency Diploma AND two years full-time paid (or the equivalent part-time and/or volunteer) experience in airport maintenance which shall have included or was supplemented by airport operations and/or aircraft rescue and airport fire-fighting experience. NOTE: Five years of continuous part-time and/or on-call volunteer experience specifically in the field of airport fire-fighting will be considered equivalent to the two years of full-time paid airport fire-fighting experience specified in the minimum qualifications above.
TECHNICIAN SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: An Airport Fire Fighter/Operations Technician will possess the following licenses and certificates at the time of application.
A valid New York State Commercial Drivers License (Class “B”).
1. New York State Basic Fire Fighter Training Program certification.
2. NYS Emergency Medical Technician certification.
3. FAA accredited Basic Aircraft Rescue and Fire-fighting certification.
TRAINEE DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
The trainee will be required to learn and perform a wide variety of skilled and semi-skilled work, pertaining to Airport Fire Rescue operations and Airport maintenance. The trainee position is similar to other maintenance classes in that skill in a variety of trades is required. However, the trainee position requires specialized knowledge in fire-fighting and rescue operations and airport operations (snow removal, airfield and buildings maintenance, safety operations). The trainee will receive training under the supervision of Airport Management and Airport Fire Fighter/Operations Technicians. The trainee will also be required to attend and satisfactorily complete the New York State Basic Firefighter course (with New York State Certified First Responder) and a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) accredited Basic Aircraft Rescue and Fire-fighting course. The trainee will have 18 months in which to complete the required courses and train to a level of skill/knowledge satisfactory to the Airport Management.
TECHNICIAN DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
Supervises and participates in Airfield maintenance, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, masonry, painting, and other general maintenance duties; Supervises and assists in the routine maintenance and repair of grounds and buildings; Supervises and participates in the maintenance and repair of airport service vehicles; Conducts daily inspections of airfield runways, taxiways, lighting and security; Operates fire-fighting and rescue vehicles and apparatus (jaws of life, halon fire suppression tool, breathing apparatus); Participates in aircraft rescue and fire-fighting training as instructor and trainee; Responds to and manages aircraft, medical and any other emergency calls associated with the airport or appropriate mutual aid response; Enforces safety and security regulations; Trains employees in the use of fire equipment; safety equipment and operation of motor equipment and heavy equipment; Certifies to Airlines and Airport Users that runways are in safe operating condition; Performs routine and emergency repairs on all airport vehicles; Maintains records and forwards reports of activities; Operates snow and ice removal vehicles and equipment, (i.e., as plows, jet broom, sanders, and snowblower); Operates a variety of tools and equipment (chainsaws, welder, paint sprayer, drill and grinder); Files notices to pilots through Federal communications system concerning the operational safety of the airport.
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