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Airfield Firefighter

Date Posted:  Jan 13, 2022
Requisition ID:  303163

Edinburgh, IN, US, 46124


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About The Adjutant General's Office

The Adjutant General’s Office (AGO) provides a dynamic workplace while serving the Indiana National Guard at its various facilities throughout the state.  AGO’s programs and projects offer exciting opportunities for professionals in many fields - from maintenance repair to cadre to civil engineers - looking to begin or advance their careers.  AGO offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, as well as an outstanding work/life balance.  AGO offers agency specific benefits, such as a physical fitness program, an opportunity to work an alternative work schedule, and a spot bonus program to reward hardworking employees.



The starting salary for this position is $43,134 and may be commensurate with education and experience.


About the Job:

As the Firefighter, you will be responsible for responding to airport and aircraft rescue and firefighting emergencies to suppress all types of fires and provide emergency services during other related emergency incidents. ​ 

A Day in the Life:

​The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Respond to airport and aircraft emergencies to suppress all types of fires which may cover a full spectrum of hazards spills and medical emergencies. 
  • Protect all evidence indicating probable cause of fire.  
  • Perform all tasks requiring tactical procedures during suppression, ventilation, rapid re-supply, and rescue.  
  • Operate and maintain all fire station equipment  
  • Perform required station duties including truck checks, cleaning trucks and station, and gear and truck maintenance. 
  • Support organization exercises, fire prevention inspections and risk assessments. 
  • Participate in company level inspections and fire department occupational safety and health programs.  
  • Perform and assist with department supply system, publication, and file maintenance. 

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time. 

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must satisfy the following requirements to continue employment: 

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age. 
  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE). 
  • Must successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination. 
  • Must perform a physical performance requirements assessment prior to employment, initial training, and conduct an annual re-assessment. 
  • Security Clearance: Firefighters must obtain and maintain a favorable National Agency Check (NAC), Common Access Card (CAC) and a Restricted Area Access (Line Badge). 
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. 
  • Completion of Department of Defense aircraft fire school with International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification in airport firefighter. 
  • Knowledge of firefighting practices and procedures. 
  • Hold and maintain a valid state driver’s license. 
  • Obtain and maintain a military driver’s license identifying assigned fire fighting vehicles.  
  • The ability to exercise caution to avoid loss of life, unnecessary property damage and injury to self and other personnel. 
  • The ability to wear protective clothing and safety equipment in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1500 standards.  
  • Participates in ongoing physical fitness program.  

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.


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