$38.53-$51.26 Hourly / $3,082.58-$4,100.55 BiWeekly /
In the Connecticut Airport Authority, Bradley International Airport and other state airports and at the Military Department, Connecticut Air National Guard Base, this class is accountable for the supervision of a shift of Airport Crash Rescue Firefighters engaged in fire prevention, fire fighting and crash rescue operations and the provision of emergency medical and crisis response services.
Supervises Airport Crash Rescue Fire Lieutenants and Airport Crash Rescue Firefighters on an assigned shift.
Supervises assigned staff including initiation, training, counseling and evaluation in accordance with department standards; assigns duties and reviews results for accuracy, effectiveness and conformance with policy; studies, analyzes and evaluates tasks performed by shift; ensures appropriate records and reports completed in an accurate and timely manner and in compliance with national standards; provides educational instruction and training to fire fighting and non-fire fighting departmental personnel, other agency personnel and individuals; ensures educational and training requirements are completed in the appropriate timeframe; assigns, reviews and participates in fire prevention inspections and investigations; reports defective or hazardous conditions and equipment and conducts re-inspections to insure correction of deficiencies; oversees daily maintenance of station, fire, medical and/or ambulance equipment; acts as Incident Commander and supervises personnel on scene of fire, emergency, hazardous material and medical responses including formulation of strategy and tactics for effective incident mitigation; supervises removal of equipment, supplies, documents and other items from burning structures or aircraft and preserves evidence necessary to determine cause of fire or crash; maintain records and submits pertinent reports; operates fire alarm communications and ascertains pertinent data concerning fires and other incidents; may be in charge of a total fire services program at branch facilities; performs related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of fire fighting and crash rescue practices and procedures as applied to airports and aircraft crash situations; considerable knowledge of fire investigation, inspection and prevention methodology and procedures; considerable knowledge of and ability to utilize and implement Incident Command System in accordance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS); considerable knowledge of fire safety and building codes; knowledge of emergency medical services techniques; knowledge of hazardous materials methodology; knowledge of training practices and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to evaluate emergency situations and develop effective course of action; considerable ability to work under pressure; supervisory ability; ability to utilize computer software.
Five (5) years of experience as a firefighter in an organized fire department or a state fire fighting service.
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the level of Fire Lieutenant or higher in an organized Fire Department.
In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate will 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.