The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey seeks highly skilled and experienced professionals for the position of Deputy Fire Chief, Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Unit at JFK Airport. Reporting to the Fire Chief, ARFF, the candidates selected will exercise full-scope, day-to-day operational command of John F. Kennedy International Airport ARFF Unit. The individual will be expected to serve under Unified Command as the Command for ARFF; meet Part 139 ARFF requirements in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Certification Standards and other federal, state and local laws; operate their unit in an effective and cost-efficient manner; develop strong interagency and private-sector partnerships for the purpose of achieving a maximally efficient aircraft firefighting structure; and command, motivate, inspire, and maintain proper order and discipline among subordinates. To find out more and to see if you qualify please go to JointhePortAuthority.com and reference Job #28818.
Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position: A minimum of 60 college credits, from an accredited college or university with coursework in Fire Protection Administration, Public Administration, or related field; or Chief Officer Certification from accredited program; or a combination of education, training and job-related experience as stated below. At least eight (10) years of full-time paid experience in structural fire fighting, aircraft rescue firefighting (ARFF), or fire service management with a minimum of five (5) years supervisory experience as a Fire Officer in a State, municipal fire department, DoD ARFF operation or equivalent agency position. Up to four years of job-related experience can be substituted for up to two years of the education requirement for this position; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Ideal candidates will present the following profile: * Expert knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration airport certification standards / DoD ARFF operations relating to crash, fire and rescue operations and hazardous materials including Part 139 rules and regulations pertaining to ARFF; * Principles and practices of FAA records management; * Demonstrated skill in fire suppression, rescue and EMS; * Knowledge of firefighting and lifesaving techniques, methods and principles of aircraft rescue and structural firefighting, fire prevention and fire investigation; * Extensive experience in aircraft rescue and firefighting strongly preferred; * Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of crash, fire and rescue equipment and apparatus; * Preferred certifications may include one or more of the following: Firefighter 1& 2, Airport Firefighter, First Responder, Operation and Incident Commander and/or Fire Officer 1, 2, & 3, ICS- 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800; Fire Instructor 1 & 2 and Fire Inspector 1 & 2. * Demonstrated leadership and administrative ability with extensive knowledge of modern fire/rescue service management; * Demonstrated experience in a position that fulfills National Incident Management System (NIMS) functions; * An ability to effectively work with and manage individuals from diverse professional backgrounds; * Strong conflict resolution and decision making skills; * An ability to work constructively with local, state, and federal agencies * Knowledge of principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.
Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billi...on in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.