Yampa Valley Regional Airport, Year-Round Part Time OSS/ARFF Firefighter

Yampa Valley Regional Airport   Steamboat Springs, CO   Full-time     Health Care Provider
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Posted on September 2, 2020

Yampa Valley Regional Airport, Year-Round Part Time OSS/ARFF Firefighter

Year-Round, Part-Time, Non-Exempt Operations, Safety and Security Officer/ARFF Firefighter. Reports directly to the ARFF Captain and/or Lieutenant; maintains proficiency in all applicable operations, safety and security tasks; conducts day-to-day activities as assigned and ensures the operational status of all required ARFF and OSS apparatus and equipment to perform those activities. May be responsible for the supervision of all initial firefighting and rescue activities at an aircraft accident or airport emergency response. Performs periodic inspections of all airport operations areas; prepares reports in accordance with federal, state, local and airport rules and regulations. Under general direction of the Airport Security Coordinator (ASC) performs and directs safety and security functions in all areas of the airport; coordinates security and safety matters with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), airlines, airport tenants and other airport staff.


  • Performs airfield self-inspection activities in accordance with the Airport Certification Manual.
  • Maintains Airport Operations Log.
  • Performs runway inspections and prepares Airfield Condition Reports.
  • Provides pilots with airport advisories.
  • Provides guidance to aircraft and ground vehicle operators for safe movement around the airport.
  • Issues and logs airport NOTAMS (Notices to Airmen).
  • Hazes/traps/kills wildlife that may pose a danger to aircraft operations.
  • Reports bird strike information to FAA.
  • Provides training to other employees on airport operations duties.
  • Assists passengers and employees with parking lot problems.
  • Prepares and distributes Airport Passenger Load Sheets.
  • Coordinates with airlines to update aircraft gate assignments as needed by aircraft delays or diversions.
  • Answers phones to provide Airport operations information to pilots or airline dispatchers.
  • Activates the Airport’s snow control plan as needed.
  • Updates and edits assorted Airport documents, including the Airport Security Plan and Airport Certification Manual.
  • Supervises and directs pushback ground control for commercial aircraft operations to allow for safe and efficient aircraft movement on the aircraft ramp.
  • Inspects airport and terminal facilities to ensure compliance with the Airport Stormwater Plan.
  • Performs fuel farm inspections and follows up with FBO on compliance. 
  • Oversees and edits the data collected on aircraft operations for airport billing and report generation.
  • Supervises firefighting personnel to ensure firefighter and victim safety and effective firefighting operations; may serve as Incident Commander and direct all activities at incidents; supervises and executes the placement of apparatus and direct water streams and the placement of ladders; supervises and performs the rescue of at risk or injured persons; supervises and provides the emergency medical care given to the sick and injured; responds and drives to alarms with emergency equipment and apparatus; is proficient using specialized personal protective equipment and self-contained breathing apparatus.
  • Provides a motivational atmosphere by good example, attitude and demeanor for the members of the ARFF team on a daily basis.
  • Proficient in the use of specialized crash rescue apparatus and devices.
  • Lays and connects hose; holds nozzles, directs fog or water streams; raises ladders; uses chemical extinguishers; uses bars, hooks, lines and other equipment.
  • Removes at risk or injured persons from danger and render basic life support when needed.
  • Monitors several radios and telephone calls, often simultaneously.
  • Supervises and participates in the specialized training and exercises for the purpose of emergency preparedness training and planning
  • Inspects and maintains rescue equipment.
  • Supervises and performs general maintenance work on apparatus and equipment; washes, hangs and dries hoses; cleans and disinfects equipment and apparatus.
  • Prepares and submits reports and forms regrading alarms, supplies, and other matters pertaining to public safety.
  • Supervises and performs assigned fire inspections; checks terminal buildings and related structures for compliance with fire prevention codes and ordinances.
  • Responsible for meeting training requirements including annual recurrent FAA training and responsible for documentation of training for FAA inspections.
  • Performs TSA required Airport Perimeter Checks to ensure gates and doors are secured.
  • Provides security presence on ramp to ensure SIDA (secured identity display area) rules are followed.
  • Assists law enforcement with unattended bags in the terminal.
  • Must complete training as Airport Security Coordinator.
  • Downloads TSA watch lists and runs Airport Security Comparison Program.
  • Secures terminal after last air carrier operation as required.
  • Monitors surveillance cameras.
  • Monitors airport access logs.
  • Reviews surveillance footage after incidents to see if relevant information is recorded.


  • Participates in other training drills.
  • Attends and participates in live-fire classes in aircraft rescue techniques and other training as required.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Must have a high school diploma or GED; a minimum of three (3) years fire service/Emergency Medical (EMS) experience to include a minimum of thirty-six (36) hours of training each year over the past three (3) years with a fire protection district or municipal fire department; extensive knowledge of emergency preparedness, planning, and operations; experience or knowledge of emergency medical, fire, crash rescue, public safety and first responder practice.


  • Must possess and maintain the ability to learn a variety of technical information, methods, and techniques for responding to aircraft accidents and incidents. 
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must speak and write English and have legible handwriting.
  • Must have no criminal records, excluding traffic violations.
  • Must have good judgment and the ability to act quickly and decisively.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must successfully pass a drug-screening test.
  • Must complete a Federal Security Background Check for TSA SIDA badging requirements.


  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License without record of suspension of revocation in any state in order to operate a County vehicle.
  • Current Colorado certified Emergency Medical Responder or obtain within 1 year.
  • Colorado Firefighter I certified – preferred.
  • FAA Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) certified or obtain within 1 year.
  • Current certification in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR/AED) or obtain within 1 year.
  • Incident Command System (ICS) trained.
  • Any other license required by law.


  • Through working knowledge of the principles, equipment and practices of airport operations, safety and security.
  • Thorough knowledge of federal regulations pertaining to aircraft rescue and firefighting, and security.
  • Knowledge of the Airport Certification Manuals and Airport Emergency Plans.
  • Ability to plan, organize and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Must have the ability learn to operate all fire, medical and radio apparatus and equipment and to share knowledge of one's own individual skills and expertise. 
  • Must have the ability to use basic office equipment such as computer, copier, calculator, and fax machine.

May be exposed to adverse weather conditions including severe cold temperatures, wind, heavy snow, ice, and rainfall.  May be exposed to high noise levels, common industrial materials classified as Hazardous; mechanical and electrical equipment. May be required to work extended time periods, attend night meetings, and be on-call by radio or cell phone. May be exposed to hazardous situations while performing at a fire and emergency scenes. Extreme weather conditions are also encountered during the performance of duties and exposure to contagious diseases does occur. The employee may work alone. Must climb ladders and work at considerable heights; lift heavy objects and perform prolonged and arduous work under adverse conditions while wearing specialized personal protective equipment and clothing. Must be in sufficient physical health as determined by a medical examination to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position without unnecessary risk to themselves. Some travel required.

Details: www.co.routt.co.us
Deadline: September 15th, 2020
Routt County is an EOE

Yampa Valley Regional Airport

Steamboat Springs , CO