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Airfield Firefighter

Date Posted: 
Requisition ID:  102263

Fort Wayne, IN, US, 46809

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.


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:

Salary for this positions starts at $43,134.00 annually.

About the Job

The Airfield Firefighter works under general direction of the Assistant Chief of Operations. The purpose of the firefighter role is to respond to airport and aircraft rescue and firefighting emergencies to suppress all types of fires and provide emergency services during other related emergency incidents. At this career level, individuals respond to airport and aircraft rescue emergencies, suppress fires, perform rescue operations and operate and maintain fire station vehicles and equipment.

A Day in the Life

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Responds to airport and aircraft emergencies to suppress all types of fires which may cover a full spectrum of hazards (e.g., electrical, fuel, explosives, ammunition, hazardous materials, toxic chemicals and or fumes); spills and medical emergencies; exercises caution to avoid loss of life, unnecessary property damage and injury to self and other personnel; protects all evidence indicating probable cause of fire; performs all tasks requiring tactical procedures during suppression, ventilation, rapid re-supply and rescue; wears protective clothing and safety equipment in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1500 standards (i.e., standard on fire department occupational health and safety program) when on duty and when participating in fire extinguishment and other hazardous situations; and operates specific fire equipment such as trucks and other pertinent vehicles, ladder truck, crash rescue truck, self-contained breathing apparatuses, hoses, nozzles, protective clothing and equipment, pumps, power and hand tools, forcible entry equipment and fire extinguishers.
  • Maintains all fire station equipment (e.g. truck and vehicles, ladder truck, crash rescue truck, self- contained breathing apparatuses, hoses, nozzles, protective clothing and equipment, pumps, power and hand tools, forcible entry equipment, fire extinguishers). Performs required station duties, and participates in ongoing physical fitness program. Airfield Firefighters will support organization exercises, inspections and assessments.
  • The Airfield Firefighter participates in company level inspections and fire department occupational safety and health programs (e.g., facility inspection, permit issuing, extinguisher maintenance, fire detection and safety inspections, suppression and water supply system services, inspection and testing). Performs and assists 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 We're Looking For:
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age;
  • High School Diploma or  High School Equivalency (HSE).
What You'll Need for Success
  • Must successfully complete a pre-employment baseline physical examination identified in NFPA1582, "Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments;
  • Must perform a physical performance requirements assessment prior to employment, initial training, and conduct an annual re-assessment;
  • Security Clearance: Firefighters must obtain a favorable National Agency Check (NAC) as outlined in AFI 31-501. Firefighters must be able to obtain and maintain a Common Access Card (CAC) for accessing computerized functions (such as ACES-FD) as well as a Restricted Area Access (Line Badge) for flight line and restricted area access;
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug testing;
  • Must have successful completion of Department of Defense aircraft fire school with International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification in airport firefighter;
  • Must possess, IFSAC accreditation certification of completion of National Fire Protection Association Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Driver Operator (e.g., assigned vehicles, ARFF, Pumper, and MWS), Hazardous Materials Awareness, and Operational levels, Hazardous Materials Technician, State and National Registry EMT-B, and confined space rescue, based on manpower authorization at selected departments, certification levels may be required to exceed levels listed within and comply with those specified in AFMAN 32-2003 (Firefighter Certification Program); or military or civilian equivalent.
  • Note: The requirements and qualifications are in accordance with NGR5-1 Appendix 1 and 24;
  • Required to possess and maintain a current state driver’s license as well as obtain and maintain a military driver’s license identifying assigned fire fighting vehicles. Loss of state driving privileges will result in appropriate review and action being taken concerning military vehicle operator qualifications and or ability to perform duties.
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:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted 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


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne