SUMMARY: Direct all operations of the Fire – Rescue Unit at TF Green. Supervise compliance with FAA – FAR Part 139 regulations. Direct training program as required, adhering to guidelines in FAA Advisory Circulars. Prepare and administer departmental budget. Plan and Direct Mock Airport Disaster Drills and Table-Top exercises. Assist in planning airport participation in Homeland Security Drills and Table-top exercises. Prepare specifications for major purchases such as fire apparatus, personal protective equipment, uniforms, supplies, etc. Represent RIAC in meeting and planning sessions with outside agencies. Supervise all fueling operations and storage for compliance with FAR Part 139 requirements. Maintain compliance with current CBA between RIAC and Union. Respond to all airport emergencies and participate in mitigation of same, serving as Incident Commander and member of Unified Command Structure. Enforce NFPA, FAA, OSHA and state/local safety standards. Represent RIAC in disaster planning and response exercises/training. Prepare/administer department budget.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The ability to lead and manage people.
• Must be capable of command level decision making during all phases of an emergency response and other stressful situations that affect lives, safety and property of others.
• Working knowledge and experience in commanding large scale incidents.
• Must have experience utilizing the Incident Command System and/or National Incident Management System.
• In-depth knowledge of airport operations and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting techniques and requirements is mandatory.
• Must have knowledge of Federal, state, and local regulations and procedures governing ARFF measures including but not limited to, explosives, first aid and maintenance of firefighting equipment.
• Be able to plan and conduct fire rescue training. Should have experience in training and utilizing successful training techniques applicable to ARFF departments.
• Should have experience dealing and mitigating with Haz-Mat and decontamination techniques.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
• Minimum of Associate Degree in Fire Science or related field.
• Minimum of 15 years of fire experience, 5 of which was as Company Officer, and 3 of which was at the rank of Chief Officer required.
• Extensive experience in Training, Incident Command, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Mass Casualty Incidents required.
• Additional experience dealing with HAZMAT and DECON also required.
• Demonstrated full working knowledge and extensive experience in commanding large scale incidents required, as this individual will be functioning as the Incident Commander during all incidents on the AOA is mandatory.
Internal Number: PVN# 2019-08
About Rhode Island Airport Corporation
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation is responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the six state-owned airports as well as for the supervision of all civil airports, landing areas, navigation facilities, air schools and flying clubs.
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation is a quasi-public agency.
The vision of RIAC is to be a “safe, convenient aviation gateway for New England.”
The mission of RIAC is “To be a self-sustaining public agency that provided quality facilities:
• For safe, secure, efficient and convenient air transportation for Rhode Island and the New England region;
• By developing, promoting and managing the airport system to stimulate the region’s economic growth; and
• By fostering a corporate culture that balances fiscal, civic and environmental stewardship.
In support of its vision and mission, RIAC has set six key goals in the following areas: