Aircraft Rescue Coordinator

Recruitment #21-4000-001



Provides fire prevention and suppression services to all City of Dayton Aviation facilities.  The incumbent oversees daily operations and shift responsibilities including schedule and timecard management; supervision of personnel under his/her command; assigns work, tasks, and details to subordinates; and supervises the care, cleaning, and general maintenance of fire equipment and apparatus.  As a member of the management team, performs functions and additional supervisory tasks as necessary to meet the operational needs of the Airport.  The incumbent carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and  training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.  The incumbent must maintain a thorough knowledge of administrative policies and procedures, standard operating guideline/procedures.  Directly supervises employees in the Airport Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting Division.

The incumbent may be required to perform any and all of the following life support or intensive care techniques in conjunction with a cooperating licensed medical doctor, doctor of osteopathic medicine or surgery, a physician advisory board, or a department physician medical director:
a. Defibrillation
b. Airway intubation
c. Relief of pneumothorax
d. Administration of appropriate drugs(s)

The Aircraft Rescue Coordinator identifies training needs for the division and coordinates the instruction of specialized in-service training, drills, exercises and departmental activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Associates degree in Fire Science or related field AND 4 years firefighting experience, with at least 3 years as an Aircraft Rescue Firefighter.  Bachelor's degree in Fire Science or related field preferred.

Degree must be from a college or university that is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission or equivalent region. 

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

Special Requirements

The following must be possessed and maintained as a term and condition of continued employment:

1. State of Ohio Level II Firefighter certification AND a valid State of Ohio Emergency Medical Technician certification (EMT) at time of appointment.  Ohio Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic (EMT-P) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) are preferred.

2. Within one year of appointment, must obtain and maintain the following certifications:  Ohio Fire Safety Inspector certification, Hazardous Materials Operations certification, Ohio Fire Instructor I, Fire Officer I and Fire Officer II certification.

3. Must complete National Incident Management System (NIMS) training 100, 200, 300, 400, and 700 within one year of appointment.

4. Must complete recurrent ARFF training in accordance with FAR 139.319.

Police and U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) fingerprint and background investigations are required to work at Dayton International Airport.


Applications must specifically address each of the minimum qualifications, directly showing how each is met.

Appointment to positions in this classification will require applicants to pass a police background investigation. Final permanent appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination, including drug screen, and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity required by the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Police background investigation will be required. Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a drug screen. 

Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment.

The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees subsequent to HR Policy 2.09. 

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer