Aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) is a special category of firefighting involving the response, hazard mitigation, evacuation and possible rescue of passengers and crew of an aircraft involved in an airport ground emergency. This position consists of highly responsible supervisory administrative and technical work directing and coordinating the Airport Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services response in accordance with federal, state and local guidelines. Work includes budget planning, purchasing, training, coordination of equipment maintenance and related work as required. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Maintaining compliance with Part 139 ARFF Response and Training requirements, and other applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, guidelines and requirements Manages plans, organizes, and directs through supervisors, departmental operations in the functions of fire suppression and prevention; emergency medical services; hazardous materials and rescue response; budgeting, personnel management, program development and implementation; equipment maintenance and use; policies and procedures development and implementation.
A Bachelor’s Degree Fire Protection Technology, Fire Science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and six (6) years of full time paid experience in the supervision of employees engaged in fire suppression
An Associate’s Degree in Fire Protection Technology, Fire Science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and eight (8) years of full time paid experience in the supervision of employees engaged in fire suppression
A valid driver’s license. Applicants must be eligible for coverage under the airport’s auto liability insurance policy
This position requires a one (1) year probationary period.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent health and life insurance, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, and retirement benefits.
About New Orleans Aviation Board
The New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB) oversees the operation of the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and the Downtown Heliport as an unattached board of the City of New Orleans. The nine member board is appointed by the Mayor of New Orleans.
Armstrong International serves over 13 million passengers annually with 15 airlines to 53 non-stop destinations. NOAB has annual revenues of $115 Million and has a $1 Billon Capital Improvement Program underway, including the construction of a new 35-gate terminal facility.
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is the gateway to one of the top travel destinations in the world – New Orleans. Conveniently located 15 minutes from downtown and the historic French Quarter, Armstrong International is poised for the future as the Airport of the Gulf South providing safe, first class customer service to travelers from around the world.