The Airport Fire Chief is an administrative and supervisor position, which directs all Augusta Regional Airport fire rescue operations. Plans, directs and supervises the operations of the Augusta Regional Airport Fire Rescue Department to ensure the safety and well-being of the airport personnel in a state of readiness through proper employee training and sound management of equipment and resources. Assumes command in fire emergencies and hazardous material situations: coordinate activities with other emergency agencies. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supervising Airport Fire/Rescue personnel through the Chain of Command. Develops, implements, and enforces standard operating procedures, fire protection codes and airport rules and regulations and ensures compliance with FAR PART 139. Determines and prepares the annual department budget and oversees the maintenance of department equipment, as well as ensures that all fire fighting vehicles, equipment and fire fighters are in a constant ready posture.
Applicant must have Bachelor’s Degree in a related occupational field of study with ten (10) years of experience in the management of day to day ARFF operations. Primary experience should be in effective crash, firefighting, and rescue procedures and techniques for commercial, military, and general aviation aircraft. The applicant should have a strong knowledge of fire suppression and fire investigation standards, practices, strategies, and tactics as well as knowledge of incident command management and supervision under routine and emergency situations. This position must be able to pass a TSA background check. The following certifications are preferred:
Airport Firefighter, Hazardous Materials first Responder, operations and incident Command
Fire Officers 1,2,3,4
Fire Instructor 1,2,3
Fire Inspector 1,2,3
All applicants must complete a job application with the City of Augusta at www.augustaga.gov. No exceptions. Resume should be attached. All applications must be received by June 30, 2017.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits package to include health insurance, vacation, sick leave, and retirement.