Public Safety Officer

Website The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority

Responsibilities include aircraft rescue and fire-fighting (ARFF), emergency medical response, and law enforcement This position requires working well in an emergency situation and must exercise independent judgment, discretion, and initiative in completing assignments and handling difficult public contact situations requiring considerable tact and knowledge of airport policies, procedures, and programs. Performs other duties as assigned by the Public Safety Chief, Captain, and/or on-duty Lieutenant. Responsibilities Patrol airport terminal, parking lots, and airport perimeter to verify travelers and other visitors are safe on airport grounds. Investigates suspicious activity or complaints by following city, state, any other applicable laws and ordinances. Directs traffic and enforces parking laws. Completes appropriate paperwork to document incidents investigated, charges filed, or arrests made. Recognizes dangerous articles or explosives and takes appropriate action when encountered. Responds to reports of a fire on aircraft or on airport grounds. Removes individuals from crashed or burning aircraft by emergency exits, or makes an opening for rescue. Operates fire extinguishers. Provides emergency medical treatment to the injured. Participates in regular training and reads periodicals to stay abreast of changes in the law, improve the ability to fight a fire and treat the injured, and practice for potentially life-threatening emergencies.
Requirements: Education Requirements: High School Diploma or GED required. Be able to successfully complete the GARAA’s Fit for Duty Program. Experience Requirements: Experience with paid or volunteer fire department, or formal fire training preferred. Licenses/Certifications Required: Valid North Carolina Driver’s License. North Carolina law enforcement certification. Emergency Medical Technician or obtained shortly after hire.

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