Airport Deputy Fire Chief
Maryland Department of Transportation - Hanover, MD

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Safety and Training

DATE POSTED : November 9, 2012 CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

GRADE: 0177 SALA RY: $56,496 - $87,334


Employees in this classification assists the Airport Fire Chief/Director in the management of the overall emergency services program for the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Fire and Rescue Department (BWI FRD) as well as managing and directing the activities associated with safety and training. This position serves as one of two Airport Deputy Fire Chiefs within the BWI FRD. Subordinate personnel are managed through the supervision of Airport Division Fire Chiefs. Work is performed at an airport fire station and at response locations throughout the airport, which are exposed to high noise levels from aircraft. In some emergency situations, the Airport Deputy Fire Chief wears protective clothing and may be exposed to hazardous situations. Employees in this class are considered essential employees and are subject to call-in twenty-four hours a day. In the absence of the Airport Fire Chief/Director, a Deputy may assume the responsibilities associated with this office. In addition, the Deputy will be required to periodically perform training and may be required to perform the duties and responsibilities of an Airport Division Fire Chief.

EDUCATION: An Associate of Arts Degree from an accredited college or university in Fire Science Technology, Fire Service Administration, or a closely related field.

EXPERIENCE: Four years as a senior fire officer (Battalion Chief, Division Chief or higher-ranking officer) at an airport, municipality, or military fire department.

Note: Graduation from a standard high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate and an additional two years of work experience as a senior fire officer may be substituted for the required education. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to this position.

1. Employees in this classification are assigned duties that require the operation of motor vehicles. Employees must possess and maintain a Class C motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.
2. In accordance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, an employee in this position will be required to have the following certifications:
NFPA 1021 Fire Officer Level III
NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Level I
NFPA 1041 Emergency Service Instructor Level III
Certified Emergency Services Instructor through the Maryland Instructor Certification Review Board (MICRB) within one year after appointment to this classification.
Note : Acceptable certification shall be from the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications or International Fire Accreditation Congress/Department of Defense (DOD) program.
3. An employee appointed to a position in this classification will be required to obtain a NFPA 1003 Airport Firefighter certification within one year after appointment to this classification.
4. An employee appointed to a position in this option will be required to obtain a Maryland Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B) license issued by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems within six months after appointment to this classification.

1. Employees in this classification must take an annual medical and fitness evaluation to determine continued physical ability to perform work.
2. Any employee whose duties require the operation of a motor vehicle on runways or taxiways is required to successfully complete training including annual renewal in the operation of a vehicle in the Movement Area of the BWI Airport.
3. All employees shall obtain and maintain the appropriate Airport Security Identification badge in accordance with the Office of Airport Security policies and procedures.
4. Employees in this classification shall obtain and maintain the appropriate U.S. Customs Clearance in accordance with applicable U.S. Customs policies and procedures.
5. Candidates will be subject to pre-employment drug testing in accordance with the Transportation Code of Maryland Regulations 11.02.11, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.
6. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with the Transportation Code of Maryland Regulations 11.02.11, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.
7. Employees in this classification are considered “Essential Employees” and will be required to adhere to all policies and procedures relating to “Essential Employees” status.
8. Employees in this classification are subject to call-in 24 hours a day and will be required to maintain a reliable communication link (telephone or pager) at their own expense for the purpose of emergency call back requirements.

Please apply on-line at: or submit an application (TSHRS Form DTS-1) to:

Maryland Aviation Administration
Office of Human Resources
Division of Recruitment/Examination and Employment
P. O. Box 8766
BWI Airport, MD 21240-0766

RESUMES CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE TSHRS DTS-1 EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION. You may obtain a DTS-1 by calling 410-859-7618, from the MDOT web site above or visiting the Office of Human Resources at: BWI Marshall Terminal Building, Upper Level between Pier “C” and Pier “D”.

Eligible applicants will be subject to a background investigation under Federal or State laws and regulations. A conviction is not an automatic disqualification to employment. Erroneous, misleading, or fraudulent information on an application is sufficient grounds for rejection from the hiring process, removal from the list of eligibles, withdrawal of an offer for employment or immediate discharge. The MAA is dedicated to a Drug Free Workforce and, therefore, employees are subject to the Maryland Department of Transportation's (MDOT) Substance Abuse Policy, which includes drug and alcohol testing. The MAA does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, political affiliation, sex or sexual orientation in employment. Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Special test arrangements or reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified candidates with disabilities upon request. Please notify the Office of Human Resources in advance if any of the above is needed by calling (410) 859-7618, via TTY (410) 859-7227 or via the Maryland Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

The Maryland Aviation Administration is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints . All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.

The incumbent in this position will not be a member of a covered bargaining unit and will not be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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