PRIMARY FUNCTION: Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF)
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform ARFF functions in aircraft crash, fire and rescue emergencies. Must be able to maintain ARFF and related certifications throughout employment.
BASIC FUNCTION: Day to day airport activities including aircraft rescue firefighting (ARFF), operational safety and security, customer service, grounds clean-up, report writing, general care taking services, and minor maintenance on Port facilities and equipment.
Must be eligible for or already possess ARFF certification and must maintain the physical ability to perform ARFF duties while employed as an Airport Rescue Fire Fighter; this includes the ability to lift and move 75 pounds. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent plus 1-3 yrs. customer service & operations experience. Airport experience desirable. Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management or related field is highly desirable. Must be able to work all shifts, including nights, holidays and weekends on a rotating schedule. Must be able to pass Movement Area Driver’s Training. Must be able to work outside and in all weather conditions. Must be able to pass a TSA Criminal History Records Check, Security Threat Assessment, and an OSHA required Fit Test for the purpose of using a self-contained breathing apparatus.
Additional Salary Information: Eligible for an increase after 6 months of successful employment.
About Port of Bellingham
The Port of Bellingham is a diverse countywide port operating transportation terminals, marinas, real estate developments, public parks and trails, environmental stewardship programs and economic development services.
Located between Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia, Bellingham offers excellent access to these growing cities, along with the lifestyle benefits of a smaller community. Bellingham features strong colleges providing a highly trained workforce.
The Port of Bellingham believes in bringing community visions to reality and in creating a sustainable local economy that balances the values of environmental stewardship and of meeting the needs of a growing community.