Department of Administrative Services

Airport Deputy Fire Chief (8962VR)

$0.00-$478.93 Hourly / $0.00-$0.00 BiWeekly /
$1.00-$999,999.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Connecticut Airport Authority, Bradley International Airport, Emergency Services Unit, this class is accountable for assisting in directing the day-to-day operational activities for a staff engaged in fire fighting and fire prevention activities and the provision of response services to medical, crash rescue and other emergency and non-emergency situations.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives administrative direction from the Airport Fire Chief or other administrative official of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Supervises Fire Captains, Fire Lieutenants, Firefighters and assists in administering operational activities of the Emergency Services Unit.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Assists in directing day-to-day planning and administering of operational activities and training functions of Emergency Services Unit; coordinates, plans and manages unit activities; formulates operational goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; assists in preparation of unit budget; maintains conacts with individuals both within and outside of unit who might impact on operational activities; analyzes, plans and directs crew responses to emergency and non-emergency operations including aircraft crash rescue methodologies; provides oversight in utillization of Incident Command System to ensure appropriate organization and delegation of duties in emergency situations; prepares detailed reports on operations and activities to ensure compliance with national and federal regulations, standards and directives; supervises and conducts training in areas related to fire, emergency medical services, crash rescue and other emergency response activities to ensure training objectives met and certification needs fulfilled; provides instruction and training to fire fighting and non-fire fighting departmental personnel with respect to fire prevention practices and procedures; plans, organizes and directs fire prevention and safety inspection activities including regular fire drills and evaluates effectiveness of practices and procedures; provides oversight to contractor construction projects to ensure compliance with fire safety codes; directs investigations of fire losses and/or property damages and prepares appropriate fact finding reports; assists Office of the State Fire Marshal in investigation of major fires; directs maintenance and updating of equipment and plans staffing necessary to carry out operations; coordinates activities with federal, state and local fire authorities; acts in absence of Airport Fire Chief; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of and ability to implement fire investigation, inspection and prevention methodology and procedures; considerable knowledge of and ability to evaluate emergency medical services situations and develop effective courses of actions; considerable knowledge of and ability to implement Incident Command System; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of fire fighting, fire prevention and crash rescue practices and procedures as applied to airports and aircraft crash situations; knowledge of and ability to implement training practices and procedures; knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to prepare detailed reports.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Eight (8) years of experience as a Firefighter in an organized fire fighting service.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the level of a Fire Captain in a fire fighting service in charge of several companies at a fire station with direct responsibility for responding to airplane crashes or other fire related emergencies or hazardous situations at an airport handling passenger airlines within the service area covered by the fire station.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current Motor Vehicle Operator's license with valid endorsements.
  2. Incumbents in this class will be required to possess and retain Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or [EMT - Paramedic] certification.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain Department of Administrative Services, Division of Construction Services, Office of State Fire Marshal Deputy Fire Marshal or Fire Marshal certification.
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain specific education and/or experience to meet various certification and/or licensing requirements.
  5. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the checking of references and facts stated in the application a thorough background investigation of each candidate will be made before persons are certified for permanent appointment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must have general good health and must retain sufficient strength, stamina, agility and visual and auditory acuity necessary to perform the duties of the class. Candidates may be required to pass a physical examination.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Unclassified

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(28)-Police-Protective Services

BARGAINING UNIT

(04)-OTHER NON-BARGAINING

EEO

(4)-Protective Service

SALARY INFORMATION

VR 99

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Airport Deputy Fire Chief in Salary Group MP 66 approved effective June 28, 2013. (Revised to re-establish)

EFFECTIVE DATE

6/28/2013

CLASS: 8962VR; EST: 6/28/2013; REV: ;