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Airport Assistant Fire Chief
Paine Field Airport Snohomish County offers outstanding benefits and competitive wages, job flexibility and stability, employer paid ORCA cards, and a friendly, diverse team atmosphere where employees are appreciated and make a real difference to the citizens we provide services to.  Snohomish County is thriving and is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family.  We strive to not only provide a meaningful job, but a lifelong career at Snohomish County.

Assist the Airport Fire Chief with planning, developing, and implementing Fire and Security Programs at Snohomish County Airport, to provide leadership and management for the Fire/Security Department, to ensure the operation of an effective incident response capability, and to support Airport community and tenant relations programs.  Act on behalf of the Airport Fire Chief in their absence or as directed.
Position: Airport Assistant Fire Chief
Organization: Paine Field Fire Dept
Location: Everett,  WA 
United States
Salary: $103,974.48 - $126,343.92 Annually
Posting Start Date: 4/6/2022
Date Posted: 4/8/2022
  • Job Duties

    < >Works with the Airport Fire Chief to provide direction to all fire and security programs, including planning, organizing, coordinating, and supervising all phases of Airport public safety work; assists in determining work priorities, preparing schedules, and coordinating operations with other county units and departments as required.Plans, schedules, supervises, and evaluates the work of subordinate employees; recommends various personnel actions to superiors as necessary; supports county diversity and personnel programs; works with labor relations, the local union, and other stakeholders related to human resources management.Assists the Airport Fire Chief with enforcing airport, county, state, federal (FAA) rules and regulations and ensuring compliance with Part 139 ARFF requirements; maintains expert knowledge of FAA airport certification standards and ARFF operations; develops recommendations regarding changes to appliable rules and regulations; ensures operational readiness and deployment capabilities of fire personnel, fleet, and equipment.Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques. Makes recommendations to provide solutions and improve processes.  Assists with facilitating coordination and standardization across the unit; develops programs and standard operating procedures to ensure best practices. Develops training materials and promotes change management.Attends public, governmental, and professional meetings as a representative of the airport and the county. In conjunction with the Airport Fire Chief, maintains a liaison with other fire departments and law enforcement agencies; participates in regional programs; requests backup as necessary. Collaborates with Airport leadership, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Emergency Management, fire training academies, and other internal and external departments, agencies, and organizations.Contributes to the development of the annual fire/security department budget, capital improvement program, and department strategic plans, goals, and objectives; directs and monitors program and budget execution.Assists the Fire Chief in developing and maintaining agreements including relevant sections of the Airport Certification Manual, the Airport Emergency Plan and mutual aid agreements for fire and emergency services.Attends and participates in professional group meetings, maintaining awareness of new trends in aircraft fire fighting and rescue, and incorporating new developments as appropriate.Responds to fire and aircraft disaster alarms; commands or delegates command of emergency operations; deploys personnel and equipment as needed; is on call 24 hours a day when in the local area. Maintains necessary records, assists in development and maintenance of the records management work plan, policies, and procedures; and prepares required reports. Under Unified Command, may serve as the commander for incidents involving fire and/or rescue involving Paine Field Fire.Performs other duties as assigned.  Minimum Qualifications

  • A two-year college degree in Fire Science or related field; AND, four (4) years’ experience as a full-time fire service officer and relevant experience in fire service training/instruction; OR any equivalent combination of training and /or experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities. Must pass job related tests.
    Experience in airport crash/fire/rescue, airfield operations, fire/rescue, and/or security is preferred.  One or more of the following professional accreditations is preferred: (ProBoard/IFSAC) fire certifications as a Fire Officer IV, Fire Instructor III, Fire Inspector III, Firefighter I/II, Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter, HAZ MAT Incident Commander.
    A valid Washington State Driver's License is required for employment. A combination license endorsement may be required for employment. Candidates for employment may be required to pass a post offer physical examination.
  • Additional Information

    Knowledge of:
    < >Firefighting and security apparatus, equipment, procedures, and techniquesMethods and principles of aircraft rescue and structural firefighting, fire prevention, and fire investigationIncident command system - NIMSFAR Part 139 certification aircraft rescue and firefighting requirementsCurrent emergency medical response practices and techniquesOccupational hazards and safety rules and regulationsCurrent technology in fire, security, and office environments, including computer applicationsPrinciples and practices of FAA records managementMotivate personnel and develop team spirit and positive atmosphere.Clearly define expectations and assignments.Exhibit flexibility, decisiveness and a calm demeanor in high-pressure situations and contingencies.Communicate effectively and convincingly verbally and in writing.Develop and implement a vision, strategies, and goals.Act in a DUTY capacity to respond to emergency calls.Plan, schedule, supervise and evaluate the work of employees.Read, understand, and enforce safety rules and regulations.Recognize, identify, and correct conditions which are hazardous to public safety.Establish and maintain effective work relationships with superiors, subordinates, coworkers, and the public.Critically analyze situations quickly and objectively utilizing good judgment.Cope with stressful or emergency situations calmly and effectively.Read, interpret, and apply work related ordinances, codes, standards, and regulations.Utilize word processing and spreadsheet computer programs.EEO policy and ADA notice

Status: This listing expires on: 7/7/2022
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Organization Information
Paine Field Fire Dept
10630 36th Place West

Everett,  WA 98204
United States
(425) 388-5484
Chief Joshua Cole

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