Aircraft Rescue Coordinator

Recruitment #22-4000-003


The Aircraft Rescue Coordinator 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 their command; assigns work, tasks, and details to subordinates; and supervises the care, cleaning, and general maintenance of fire equipment and apparatus.  The Aircraft Rescue Coordinator identifies training needs for the division and coordinates the instruction of specialized in-service training, drills, exercises and departmental activities.


The Aircraft Rescue Coordinator, as a member of the management team, directly supervises employees in the Airport Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting Division. Performs supervisory tasks to meet the operational needs of the Airport.  Responsibilities may 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, as well as standard operating guidelines/procedures. 

Minimum Qualifications

Associates Degree in Fire Science or related field must be obtained within three (3) years of employment.




Ten (10) years of Firefighting experience with at least three (3) years as a Fire Officer required. 




Bachelor's Degree in Fire Science or related field, and Aircraft Rescue Firefighting 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; or able to obtain both certifications through reciprocity within 6 months of employment.  


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.

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

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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:

§  Defibrillation

§  Airway intubation

§  Relief of pneumothorax

§  Administration of appropriate drugs(s)


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.

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer