$37.66-$47.41 Hourly / $3,012.23-$3,792.69 BiWeekly /
At the Connecticut Airport Authority, Bradley International Airport and at the Military Department, Connecticut Air National Guard Base this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor of an assigned shift of Firefighters engaged in performing fire fighting and fire prevention operations and the provision of crash rescue, emergency medical and crisis response services as applied to airports and aircraft rescue situations.
Receives general direction from an Airport Crash Rescue Fire Captain or other employee of higher grade.
Supervises and assists an assigned staff in performance of fire fighting functions and duties including fire fighting and technical rescue, emergency medical services, fire prevention activities, equipment maintenance and communications; assists Fire Captain with overseeing and maintaining station, fire, medical and/or ambulance equipment; formulates shift assignments and reviews results for accuracy, effectiveness and conformance with policies and standards; studies, analyzes and evaluates duties performed by lower level Firefighters and other personnel; responsible for coordination of information transfer across shifts; acts as Incident Commander on scene of fire, emergency and medical responses which includes formulation of strategy and tactics for effective mitigation of situations; supervises procedures for mass decontamination and containment of hazardous materials; ensures records and reports are completed in an accurate and timely manner and in compliance with national standards (National Fire Incident Reporting System); conducts mandated facilities inspections on a regular basis; assists in and/or provides educational instruction and training to fire fighting and non-fire fighting departmental personnel, other agency personnel and individuals; assists in conducting performance evaluations; may supervise removal of equipment, supplies, documents and other items from burning structures or aircraft and preserve evidence necessary to determine the cause of fire or crash; may identify training needs, develop monthly objectives and ensure fulfillment of certification needs; may be responsible for completion of shift change duties such as vehicle readiness, radio accountability, etc.; may implement established procedures; performs related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of fire fighting, fire prevention and crash rescue techniques as applied to airports and aircraft crash situations; knowledge of fire investigation, inspection and prevention techniques; knowledge of and ability to utilize and implement Incident Command System in accordance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS); knowledge of emergency medical services techniques; knowledge of hazardous materials and instrumentation; knowledge of fire safety codes; some knowledge of training practices and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to evaluate emergency situations and develop effective course of action; ability to work under pressure; ability to prepare reports; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.
Three (3) years of experience as a Firefighter in an organized fire department at the level of a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Firefighter 2 or in the state fire fighting service.
In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to a moderate amount of lifting equipment, danger of injury or loss of life during fire fighting and crash rescue operations and handling of hazardous materials, significant mental stress in responding to life and death emergencies and to strongly disagreeable conditions including exposure to weather, loud noises and hazardous materials.