Airport Public Safety Compliance Officer

Recruitment #22-3999-001


Develops, implements, and supervises a comprehensive Aircraft Rescue Firefighting and Emergency Medical Services training curriculum in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations and the State of Ohio Department of Public Safety. Provides fire prevention and suppression to all City of Dayton Aviation Facilities. Directs protection operations to minimize loss of life and property and ensures emergency medical and rescue services are provided. Supervises and oversees the required training of Aircraft Rescue Firefighters and Airport Police Officers; ensures that each receives the proper amount of training hours and topics required to maintain their certifications.


The Airport Public Safety Compliance Officer will act as the Liaison to the Medical Director and the Greater Miami Valley Emergency Medical Services Council to manage the Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Divisions drug license and drug bags as required by the State of Ohio, as well as updates on protocols and medical treatments. The incumbent will oversee the Annual Review of the Airport Emergency Plan and the Full-Scale Disaster Exercise. The Airport Public Safety Compliance Officer ensures that the Airport is meeting the HIPAA Medical Records Standards, National Fire Protection Association Standards and the OSHA Infection Control Standards. The incumbent will play an active role in Disaster Planning and serve as a Liaison with the Dayton Fire Department, Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center and the Dayton Airshow Emergency Coordinator.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Graduate or (G.E.D.) AND 6 years of Firefighting experience.



Associates degree in Fire Science or related field must be obtained within 3 years of employment. 



Bachelor's degree in Fire Science or related field, and Aircraft Rescue Firefighting experience 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.


Must possess at time of application or obtain through reciprocity within 6 months of employment, a valid State of Ohio Level II Firefighter Certification, and valid State of Ohio Emergency Medical Technician Certification (EMT). Both certifications are expected to be maintained throughout employment as a term and condition of continued employment.


Ohio Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic (EMT-P) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is preferred.


Must obtain and maintain an Ohio EMS Instructor Certification within 6 months of employment and maintain throughout employment as a term and condition of employment. 


Within 1 year of employment, must obtain and maintain as a term and condition of employment the following certifications: 

§  State of Ohio Fire Safety Inspector Certification 

§  Hazardous Materials Operations Level Certification 

§  Ohio Fire Instructor I Certification 

§  Fire Officer I and Fire Officer II Certification. 


Must complete National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) Training 100, 200, 300, 400, and 700, within 1 year of appointment and recurrent ARFF training as a term and condition of employment.

License Requirements

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

Background Investigation

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


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


Background Check 

A background investigation and evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity is required prior to employment. All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position.


Medical Examination & Drug and Nicotine Testing 

Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination including 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.


Important COVID-19 Information  

Beginning November 1, 2021, newly hired City of Dayton employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be required to become fully vaccinated within 90 days of being hired.

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer