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