River Rescue Specialist
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
The dynamic Aviation industry is seeking a seasoned professional!
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River Rescue Specialist
PS11C, $48,988 - $80,830
FT, Permanent (Rotating Shift)
Office of Public Safety, Fire and Rescue Services, MA-320
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Washington Dulles International Airport
Closing date amended from 7/14/17
WHY CHOOSE THE AIRPORTS AUTHORITY?
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (MQS):
To be rated qualified for this job, an applicant must meet all of the MQs listed below at the time of vacancy announcement closure.
1. A high school diploma, a Certificate of General Educational Development (GED), or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.
2. Four years of progressively responsible experience in Search and Rescue boat operations including:
a) Handling boats (greater than 20’) in all types of waterways and weather.
b) Navigating in reduced visibility using electronic aids.
c) Producing instructional materials and facilitating classroom training.
3. Must have a valid state driver’s license in good standing.
The qualifications listed below (if any) are preferred and may be considered in the selection process, but they are not required to be rated qualified for this job.
· United States Coast Guard (USCG) Coxswain Certification or a fully equivalent certification.
· USCG Deck Watch Officer Certification or a fully equivalent certification.
· USCG Captains License.
· Emergency Vehicle Operators Certification.
· Emergency Medical Technician – First Responder (EMR) Certification.
· Airboat handling experience in shallow water and ice conditions.
NECESSARY SPECIAL FACTORS
· Operates vehicle airside and landside (requires AOA permit).
· Must be able to work under pressure and maintain emotional self-control during emergencies, critical incidents and other situations.
· Core functions require heavy physical effort; uses strength, balancing, lifting, crouching, etc.
· Operates boats during inclement weather resulting in rough water conditions. Must maneuver through water and ice for rescue/recovery efforts in emergent and training situations.
· Must wear appropriate personal protective equipment to include Dry Suit, Anti-Exposure Coveralls and Personal Flotation Device and enter water in all conditions.
· Is subject to significant potential for serious injury from falls, over-exposure or hypothermia and other conditions.
· Works day, evening, or night shift, which may include weekends. Is subject to holdover and recall for essential services, emergencies, and other reasons.
· Subject to one-time and recurring training, certification and other requirements and standards mandated by the Commonwealth of Virginia and other proper authority
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is completed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be done to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements. There is an Assessment questionnaire(s) that you must complete. Your resume and supporting documentation will then be compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire(s). If a determination is made that your application does not support your responses, which you provided in the assessment questionnaire, your application will not receive further consideration for this announcement.
A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.