Perform ARFF functions in aircraft crash, fire and rescue emergencies. Must be able to maintain ARFF and related certifications throughout employment.
Day to day airport activities including aircraft rescue firefighting (ARFF), operational safety and security, customer service, grounds clean-up, report writing, general care taking services, and minor maintenance on Port facilities and equipment.
Perform general care taking duties throughout airport property, especially in the ARFF Station.
Conduct airfield and airport facility inspections to ensure compliance with FAR Part 139 regulations; Airport Certification Manual; 14 CFR Part 77; 49 CFR 1542; Airport Security Plan; Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan; Spill Response Plan; Wildlife Hazard Management Plan; Noise Abatement Procedures; other applicable local plans, any additional local, state and other federal regulations. Record discrepancies found during inspections and take action as necessary.\
Identify operational, safety and security concerns. Respond to weather events and airport emergencies such as an accidents, bomb threats or hazardous spills.
Accurately report unsafe conditions (including issuance of NOTAMs and Work Orders) and policy/procedure violations.
Participate in emergency exercise drills and tabletops as they relate to the Airport Emergency Plan.
Work closely with regulatory officials and know appropriate procedures to follow in emergency situations.
Perform security checks of Port facilities and follow prescribed procedures in accordance with CFR 49 CFR 1542 and any other applicable regulations.
Provide excellent customer service and assist the general public, tenants, and Port staff by using professional and courteous verbal and written communication.
Complete accurate and detailed reports or logs and take action to correct deficiencies.
Perform clean-up, minor maintenance and troubleshooting of Port facilities and equipment including but not limited to buildings and grounds.
Inspect and perform routine upkeep on all rolling stock (i.e., check oil and water levels, tire pressure, etc.)
Check aircraft for improper tie-downs and take appropriate action.
Participate in the functional aspects of the access control system including system monitoring, and procedures enforcement.
Enforce Port and Airport’s Rules and Regulations and Minimum Standards.
Conduct snow removal from airside and some landside areas of the airport.
Maintain airfield grounds including mowing, brush and tree trimming and obstruction removal.
Perform other related duties as requested or assigned.
Must be eligible for or already possess ARFF certification and must maintain the physical ability to perform ARFF duties while employed as an Airport Rescue Fire Fighter; this includes the ability to lift and move 75 pounds. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent plus 1-3 yrs. customer service & operations experience. Airport experience desirable. Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management or related field is highly desirable. Must be able to work all shifts, including nights, holidays and weekends on a rotating schedule. Must be able to pass Movement Area Driver’s Training. Must be able to work outside and in all weather conditions. Must be able to pass a TSA Criminal History Records Check, Security Threat Assessment, and an OSHA required Fit Test for the purpose of using a self-contained breathing apparatus.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits
About Port of Bellingham
The Port of Bellingham is a diverse countywide port operating transportation terminals, marinas, real estate developments, public parks and trails, environmental stewardship programs and economic development services.
Located between Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia, Bellingham offers excellent access to these growing cities, along with the lifestyle benefits of a smaller community. Bellingham features strong colleges providing a highly trained workforce.
The Port of Bellingham believes in bringing community visions to reality and in creating a sustainable local economy that balances the values of environmental stewardship and of meeting the needs of a growing community.