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Airfield Firefighter Shift Leader

Date Posted:  Oct 6, 2021
Requisition ID:  270701

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.


Salary Information:

This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $52,832.00


About the Job:

You will be responsible for firefighting, fire prevention, and fire safety Camp Atterbury and Muscatatuck Urban Training Center.  You will drive/operate (D/O) fire department equipment and vehicles.  You will perform fire prevention inspections, firefighting, aircraft rescue; or in other situations which include performing basic emergency first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and the use of a semi-automated external defibrillator.  You will be responsible for the supervision and administrative oversight of assigned crew members.  You will coordinate with, and provide direction to other individuals, such as military personnel, in the accomplishment of emergency duties.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Supervises and evaluates assigned firefighters as directed by Director of Public Works
  • Responds to structural, wildland, and airfield fires and other emergencies according to standard operating procedures and training.
  • Operates the fire apparatus and equipment when fighting fires.
  • Presents formal and informal instructional sessions, lectures, and hands-on training.
  • Performs crash/rescue and firefighting duties at airfields handling rotary and medium sized fixed wing aircraft.
  • Directs water through turrets and handlines during air fire and rescue events.
  • Demonstrates proper use and maintenance of all assigned vehicles and equipment.
  • Supervises fire extinguisher maintenance and training for A-M assigned, tenant, and transient personnel.
  • Schedules building inspections, planning, and technical service support.
  • Complies with all appropriate protective and safety requirements in accordance with Life Safety Standards, OSHA, and NFPA.
  • Prepares and distributes critical incident reports.
  • Supervises Station equipment and facility maintenance, to include all living and work areas.
  • Responds to contingency operations (bomb threats, terrorist activities, etc.

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. 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.     

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age. 
  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE). 
  • Qualifies as Certified Firefighter I/II, D/O for all equipment and vehicles, Inspector I, and Fire Officer I within one (1) year.
  • Drives and operates fire department pumper, MWS (mobile water supply), ARFF, and wildland vehicles.
  • Possesses a thorough knowledge of department policies, procedures and standards, and the ability to explain and teach them.
  • Trains for hazardous materials awareness/operations and containment IAW DoD directives within one (1) year.
  • Obtains First Responder/EMT-B certification with semi-automatic external defibrillator certification within one (1) year.
  • Meets and maintains medical readiness standards as outlined in NFPA 1582.
  • Participates in the organization's random drug testing program.
  • Receives and maintains security clearance of secret.
  • Maintains a valid Indiana Driver’s License.
  • Passes Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT) prior to final selection.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.


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.


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