Position Detail:

State of Vermont
110 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-3001



Hiring Information:

Position: Airport Fire Fighter Captain
Last Filing Date:  December 16, 2018

Special Instructions:  



Who May Apply

This position, Airport Fire Fighter (Job Requisition # 577), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Chief Michael Billharz at michael.d.bilharz.mil@mail.mil

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.

Class Definition

Potentially dangerous and physically demanding technical work providing 24 hour fire-emergency services at Burlington International Airport. Class incumbents are employees of the Vermont Military Department and 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. Class incumbents are working shift supervisors who assist with the management of a wide variety of fire, rescue, and administrative activities. Class incumbents supervise the fire fighters who function as the airport`s fire department.

Duties are performed under the direction of the Assistant Chief of Operations. This position is Group "C" retirement with mandatory retirement at age 55.

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 secret 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.

An incumbent can be required, at any time, to submit to and cooperate with a physical examination as determined by the Occupational Health Physician, 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 or management. 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 five (5) years or more in a paid civilian or military fire department INCLUDING one (1) year experience supervising day-to-day and emergency operations.


High School diploma or equivalent AND nine (9) years or more in a volunteer fire department INCLUDING two (2) years or more supervising day-to-day and emergency operations.


Vocational/technical schooling in fire science or a relevant field AND five (5) years or more in an organized fire department INCLUDING one (1) year or more supervising day-to-day and emergency operations.


Do you have an associate`s degree OR higher in fire science or related field AND four (4) years or more in an organized fire department INCLUDING one (1) year or more supervising day-to-day and emergency operations.

Note: Applicant requires 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 (provide copy of certificate). PREFERENCE given to applicants certified to EMT level. Applicant requires Pro Board OR International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification of Fire Officer II AND Fire Instructor II AND Fire Inspector II AND Hazardous Material Incident Commander (provide copy of certificates).

Note: PREFERENCE given to applicants who are ICS 300 and ICS 400 trained (provide copy of certificates).

Note: Applicant 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.

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Starting Salary:  $21.77
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   State of Vermont
439 Industrial Avenue

Berlin, VT 05641
Chief Michael Billharz

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: N/A
Number of Firefighters: N/A

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