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Title:  Airport Fire Fighter

Application Deadline Date:  05/18/2021
Req ID:  15324
Department:  Military

So. Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $20.04


The Airport Fire Fighter will provide 24 hour fire-emergency services at Burlington International Airport. Incumbent will be an employee of the Vermont Military Department and will provide a full range of services including, but not limited to, aircraft rescue and firefighting, structural rescue and firefighting, emergency medical services, mutual aid, fire prevention, training, maintenance of equipment, extinguishers, and installed systems, and related duties. This work is potentially dangerous and physically demanding. Duties are performed under the supervision of a shift supervisor.


This position is Group "C" retirement with mandatory retirement at age 55.

Who May Apply

This position, Airport Fire Fighter (#15324), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Chief Brannon at brannon.soter@us.af.mil or (802) 660-5325.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
Special Requirements:  Incumbents of this job are issued a Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC), which is issued only upon passing a federal background check (Tier 1) including a fingerprint-supported criminal record check. Candidates must obtain the CAC for successful completion of original probation. Possession of the CAC is a condition of employment. Additionally, Incumbents of this job may be required to view and access classified information, therefore a favorably adjudicated (Tier 3) Secret Clearance may be required.

Environmental Factors

Firefighting is potentially dangerous and physically demanding work. Emergency response can be highly stressful. Duties are performed on base and within the mutual-aid area during the course of a 24-hour shift. Exposure to extremely hazardous conditions is a job requirement. The work requires using a respirator, carrying equipment weighing fifty or more pounds, and possessing physical strength sufficient to carry victims during rescue operations. An incumbent must be physically fit and able to perform under highly stressful conditions. An incumbent must work on the flight line, near military aircraft under armed guard, and therefore must obtain a security line badge and favorable level security clearance. An incumbent will submit to an annual physical examination conducted in accordance with NFPA Standard 1582 as determined by the Occupational Health Doctor. The incumbent can be required at any time to submit to and cooperate with a physical examination as determined by the Occupational Health Doctor to verify his or her physical fitness for the job. An incumbent must possess a valid driver's license. Incumbents will be required to attend schools relating to fire protection. Mission critical assignments may require work outside of normal work hours absent prior notification. An incumbent will be required to participate in a physical fitness program as determined by the Occupational Health Doctor and NFPA, USAF, OSHA, and VOSHA requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent AND two (2) years or more as a fire fighter with an organized fire department OR completion of Department of Defense Fire Protection Apprentice Course X3ABR3E731 (provide copy of Apprentice Course certificate).


Current State of Vermont emergency medical services license of at least Emergency Medical Responder OR National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians certification of at least Emergency Medical Responder OR Department of Defense certification of at least Emergency Medical Responder.


Certified to Department of Defense (DoD) OR International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) OR Pro Board at the following levels: Fire Fighter II, Hazardous Materials Operations. (provide copies of certificates)


Must possess a current, valid driver's license.


Note: An incumbent must obtain a government vehicle operator's permit within four (4) months of employment.


Note: Selected candidates must pass a pre-employment physical examination in accordance with NFPA Standard 1582. Incumbent must apply for and obtain a favorable clearance upon selection and must maintain eligibility for the clearance for the duration of employment. Within six (6) months of employment incumbents must receive and maintain a security area line badge.


Note: An incumbent must be certified to Department of Defense (DoD) OR International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) OR Pro Board at the following levels: Airport Fire Fighter, Driver/Operator - ARFF, Driver/Operator - Pumper, and Driver/Operator - Mobile Water Supply. (provide copies of certificates). PREFERENTIAL CONSIDERATION given to applicants currently certified to these levels. Incumbents will have six (6) months to obtain necessary certifications.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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