Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Airport Crash Rescue Fire Captain (Connecticut Airport Authority)

Recruitment #211110-0179PS-001

Introduction

The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA), is a State of Connecticut quasi-public agency that was established to develop, improve and operate Bradley International Airport, as well as five General Aviation Airports throughout the state (Danielson, Groton-New London, Hartford-Brainard, Waterbury-Oxford and Windham airports). It is the CAA’s mission to provide excellent customer service and top-quality facilities for its passengers while making Connecticut’s airports more attractive to new airlines, establishing new routes, and supporting Connecticut’s overall economic development and growth strategy. By keeping our airports operating at their best, we deliver a powerful and positive impact on the state’s economy. 

We are recruiting for an Airport Crash Rescue Fire Captain at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT. This position will be responsible for the supervision of a shift of Aircraft Rescue Firefighters engaged in fire prevention, fire fighting and crash rescue operations, and the provision of emergency medical and crisis response services and will be based on a 24/72 variable shift schedule.

Please be advised this is a promotional opportunity for employees in the recruiting agency. The selected employee will be promoted by reclassification in position.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Connecticut Airport Authority, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders  13F (3a) and 13G (3a) .

Application Information:

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening by the job close date unless otherwise specified. You must specify your qualifications on your application. Ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system.  

In addition to the checking of references, an investigation of facts stated in the application may be made before candidates are certified for permanent appointment.  An individual serving in this position must be able to successfully undergo a thorough background and security screening, physical examination including pre-employment drug screening, fingerprinting and maintain required security clearance during the duration of employment. Incumbents in this class must obtain Bradley movement area certification, allowing them to independently operate vehicles and equipment on Airfield movement areas while effectively communicating with Air Traffic Control for proper clearance. Movement area certification must be maintained during the duration of employment. CDL license is required for the position and must be maintained for the duration of employment.

During the Recruitment Process:

At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required submit additional documentation which supports their qualifications for this position. These documents may include: resume, college transcripts, verification of degree completion, proof of licensure, performance appraisals, employment/supervisor references, etc. 

Updates regarding the recruitment process will be available through your JobAps portal account.  Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees, which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Tim Geary at tgeary@ctairports.org.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Five (5) years of experience as a firefighter in an organized fire department or a state fire fighting service.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the level of Fire Lieutenant or higher in an organized Fire Department.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Officer 2 certification.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and a retain Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate or Paramedic license.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain Office of State Fire Marshal, Fire Inspector certification.
  4. Incumbents in this class will be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license with proper endorsements.
  5. Incumbents in this class must successfully complete Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting training within twelve (12) months of appointment.
  6. Incumbents in this class must complete annual recurrent Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting training.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must have general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity required to perform all the duties of the class.
  2. Applicants may be required to pass a physical examination.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.