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AIRPORT FIRE FIGHTER/OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN

TOMPKINS COUNTY

Department Airport Classification Competitive Labor Grade J (10) Approved Revised 7/02; By AF, Commissioner of Personnel BBP Risk Factor

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:

An employee in this class is responsible for supervising and participating in a wide variety of semi-skilled and skilled work providing security and maintaining airport runways, buildings and adjacent areas. The incumbent will control aircraft rescue and fire-fighting operations. The class is similar to other building maintenance classes in that skill in a variety of trades is required. However, Airport Firefighter/Operations Technicians require specialized knowledge in airport operations and Aircraft Rescue and Fire-fighting Operations. An Airport Fire Fighter/Operations Technician will supervise the work of the crew under him/her. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Airport Maintenance Supervisor. The incumbent will perform all related duties as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

Supervises and participates in Airfield maintenance, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, masonry, painting, and other

general maintenance duties; Supervises and assists in the routine maintenance and repair of grounds and buildings; Supervises and participates in the maintenance and repair of airport service vehicles; Conducts daily inspections of airfield runways, taxiways, lighting and security; Operates fire-fighting and rescue vehicles and apparatus (jaws of life, halon fire suppression tool, breathing

apparatus); Participates in aircraft rescue and fire-fighting training as instructor and trainee; Responds to and manages aircraft, medical and any other emergency calls associated with the airport or appropriate

mutual aid response; Enforces safety and security regulations; Trains employees in the use of fire equipment; safety equipment and operation of motor equipment and heavy

equipment; Certifies to Airlines and Airport Users that runways are in safe operating condition; Performs routine and emergency repairs on all airport vehicles; Maintains records and forwards reports of activities; Operates snow and ice removal vehicles and equipment, (i.e., as plows, jet broom, sanders, and snowblower); Operates a variety of tools and equipment (chainsaws, welder, paint sprayer, drill and grinder); Files notices to pilots through Federal communications system concerning the operational safety of the airport;

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Good knowledge of the principles, methods and the tools used in airport maintenance; Good knowledge of the common practices, tools, terminology and safety precautions of one or

more of the mechanical or construction trades; Good knowledge of aircraft rescue and fire-fighting equipment and procedures; and regulations; Good knowledge of airport operations regulations, terminology and safety procedures; Good knowledge of Incident Command System; Ability to make timely and accurate decisions in life-threatening situations; Ability to plan and direct the work of others;

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