Part-Time Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF),

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Auxillary and Business Services
Airport Operations
Full/Part Time:


Hiring individual(s) for part-time Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF), in compliance with 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 139, to perform work at the University Park Airport. The primary responsibilities of this individual will include supplemental support to full-time ARFF personnel and to provide primary response to any aircraft emergency and non-emergency incidents with airport ARFF equipment; provide emergency first aid as needed; maintain ARFF vehicles in compliance with all certification requirements. ARFF involves the primary response, hazardous materials mitigation, evacuation and rescue of passengers and crew of an aircraft involved in an airport ground emergency. ARFF personnel have advanced training in the application of firefighting foams, dry chemical and clean agents used to extinguish burning aviation fuel in and around an aircraft in order to maintain a path for evacuating passengers to exit the fire hazard area. This position requires participation in rigorous physical and mentally challenging operations, in varied and potentially hazardous working conditions. ARFF personnel also require the ability to work independently while conforming to strict local, state and federal protocols. Assist with mowing and snow removal needs during shifts. Maintain grounds and paved surfaces in accordance with airport policies and Federal Aviation Regulations to assure a safe and efficient airport operation with no hazards to aircraft. Be able to effectively communicate on aviation radios. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with Penn State Policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity of its workforce; must have previous volunteer fire fighting experience; must be or able to be certified ARFF; basic Emergency Medical Services; knowledge of the Incident Command Systems; must be able to pass a background check; high school graduate or GED; valid driver’s license.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088