Job ID: 919 | Rescue & Emergency Officer

The Position:

The position of Rescue and Emergency Services Officer has the responsibility for the management of the Airport Protection Service, Officers and Assistants at the Ian Fleming International Airport (IFIA) and the domestic aerodromes.  The incumbent ensures that all emergency facilities, vehicles, equipment, tool, procedures, plans and personnel are always in a state of readiness to deal with aircraft and airport emergencies and disasters, manmade or natural. The position also involves the execution of relevant sections of the Safety Management System (SMS) Program, assigned security services and the Airport Emergency Operations Centre.


The Rescue and Emergency Services Officer will:

  • Maintain adequate controls and reporting procedures to ensure timely response to accidents and incidents.
  • Assist in the coordinating preventive maintenance programme for APS and EOC facilities and equipment.
  • Direct life safety education programme for airport community.
  • Ensure that emergency vehicles, equipment, tools and supplies are in state of readiness to meet all
  • Prepare monthly and annual reports on status and activities of service.
  • Develop and maintain the Airport Emergency Procedures Manual.
  • Develop and maintain APS Services Manual.
  • Ensure EOC is adequately equipped and updated with maps, charts, callout log etc.
  • Conducts regular inspections and drills to ensure emergency service and accessories meets ICAO standards.
  • Promote safety awareness and ensure that the prevention of accident is the priority throughout all divisions and departments at the airport.
  • Manage, train, develop and evaluates Rescue and Emergency Services personnel and other staff in the requisite knowledge and technical skills necessary to maintain objective; serves as a resource in resolving difficult problems.


Required Competencies:

As a member of the Aerodrome Operations team, the incumbent is required to demonstrate the following competencies: customer orientation, airport safety and security awareness, knowledge of aviation safety and security regulatory requirements, fire detection, alarm and suppression systems and equipment, thorough knowledge of fire and safety hazards, aircraft construction and material, sound knowledge of radiotelephony communications, fire ground communications and protocols, interpersonal skills, computer literacy, report writing, time management skills and problem solving skills.


Qualifications and Experience

The position requires 5 years’ experience in emergency management and mitigation, life safety management and a high degree of initiative.  The incumbent should have demonstrated excellent skills in: analysis and problem solving, planning and research; and communication.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Airport/Aviation Management, or a closely related field
  • Tertiary Diploma in Safety Management
  • Training in Safety Management
  • Training in Microsoft Office Suite


All Applications accompanied with Resumés should be submitted no later than Wednesday November 18, 2020 to:

Human Resource Manager
Airports Authority of Jamaica
Norman Manley International Airport

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.