Deputy Fire Chief

  • Orlando airport
  • Orlando, FL, United States
  • Oct 23, 2017
Full time General Labor Installation & Maintenance Professional Services Skilled Labor

Job Description

We are the Orlando International Airport! The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) operates OIA and the Orlando Executive Airport. Our airport is a world-class facility serving more than 43 million guests each year and growing.


Manages the department’s three combat shifts and administrative personnel, with primary emphasis given to provide immediate delivery of fire and rescue teams to mitigate emergency situations that arise at the Orlando International Airport. Develops and administers related policies, procedures and guidelines. Manages the FAA required programs and evaluates equipment condition and adequacy. Participates in budget preparation and administration, including all facets of procurement. Manages and participates in personnel hiring and assessment promotional processes. Oversight of the ARFF training program, ensuring compliance with FAA and State of Florida regulatory requirements.


Either a Florida Fire Officer II Certificate or an Associate degree in Fire Science, and five (5) years of fire and EMS supervisory experience. Must possess both the Florida Fire Officer II Certificate and the Associate degree in Fire Science within a reasonable time from date of hire. Promotional assessment and/or training experience preferred. Bachelor degree preferred. An equivalent combination of related education, training and experience may be considered.
State of Florida Firefighting Certificate of Compliance as prescribed by Florida State Statute 633, State of Florida EMT or Paramedic certification, and EVOC 16 hour Emergency Vehicle Operations Course required. Within one year of hire, must obtain NIMS 100/200/300/400/700/800 certification.
Knowledge of ARFF, EMS, structural firefighting, fire prevention, public education, emergency management, and emergency preparedness procedures required.
Skill in negotiating, resolving personnel and policy conflicts, and public speaking required.
Must have the ability to plan, assign, and appraise the work of subordinates, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with other departments' leaders and other associated agencies.
Must be able to make life and death decisions under stressful emergency conditions, and communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Valid Florida driver’s license for the operation of emergency vehicles required.

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority offers a comprehensive benefits package.

• Paid Vacation Holidays, Sick and Personal Leave Days

• Retirement Plan with Company Match

• Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

• Wellness Programs

• STD, LTD and Life Insurance

• Education Reimbursement (Full-time Employees Only)