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    Jeff McNally

    Tampa International Airport 25 reviews – Tampa, FL 33614
    Organization Name

    Airfield Operations

    Department Description


    Performs trainee duties learning aviation administration, operations , and facilities management. Primary duties include learning the monitoring of airport facilities, safety programs, security functions , and other operations designed to ensure effective passenger , and public services.

    Please Note: The Airport Operations Specialist will support airport operations while the airport is open; 365 days a year/7 days a week. The schedule of an Airport Operations Specialist will include nights, weekends and holidays.

    Brief Description

    Detailed Description

    Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.
    · Assists with planning, organizing, and directing operations; conducts training and assignments from Airport Operations Manager.
    · Ensures compliance with federal and state regulations; supervise development and maintenance of the airport policies/procedures, Airport Certification Manual, Wildlife Hazard Management Plan, Airport Emergency Plan, Airport Security Plan, and Airport Master Plan, etc.
    · Responds to and assists in the development of procedures for use in event of aircraft accidents, fires, or other emergencies.
    · Inspects and/or reviews inspection reports of airport facilities such as runways, buildings, lighting, etc. to determine repairs, replacement, or improvements required.
    · Oversees construction projects.
    · Demonstrates effective written & verbal communication and positive public relations with ability to effectively handle potentially confrontational situations.
    · Must be extremely safety conscious. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50-75 pounds. Must be willing to work in inclement weather conditions; and ability and able to work odd hours/shifts, holidays, weekends, and be recalled during emergencies.
    · Coordinates safety, security and aircraft rescue and firefighting efforts.
    · Assists with airline gate assignment program and the enforcement of aircraft parking; monitors and ensures conformance with all applicable regulations and ordinances; initiates corrective action.
    · Maintains liaison with the Federal Aviation Administration, air traffic control tower, certification inspectors, airlines, airport tenants and others.
    · Resolves operational issues involving airline passengers, public safety and security.
    · Provides information to representatives of various agencies, groups, governmental officials and employees to explain and interpret airport regulations and procedures. Issues NOTAMS (Notice to Airmen) when required by airport conditions.
    · Monitors Preferential Runway Use Program (noise abatement) for compliance.
    · Performs the inspection of airport facilities, including runways, taxiways, apron areas, gate positions, terminal buildings, and service roads to insure safe and efficient operation.
    · Monitors parking facilities and roadways.
    · Performs other related duties as required.
    Job Requirements
    · Understand and implement appropriate Federal Aviation Administration regulations and advisor circulars as they apply to Title 14 CFR Part 139.
    · Knowledge of policies and procedures of the Aviation Authority’s Operations Department.
    · Knowledge of Federal, State and Aviation Authority rules and regulations governing use and operation of airports.
    · Ability to perform independently and make critical decisions under stressful/demanding situations.
    · Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine a proper course of action to be taken in emergency/urgent situations.
    · Ability to use firearms in accordance with the airports Wildlife Hazard Management Plan.
    · Collaborate with other Aviation Authority departments.
    · Speak before large and small airport stakeholder groups and in the community. Ability to use and communicate with a two-way aeronautical radio effectively.
    · Make effective decisions regarding airside operations during intense or emergency related situations.
    · Listen and communicate effectively.
    · Assist in the development of a variety of aviation-related policies, procedures and to establish protocols for same.
    · Exercise tact, self-restraint, judgment, and strategy in dealing with a variety of people, including appointed and elected public officials.
    · Write grammatically correct email, reports, memoranda, directives, and letters to inform tenants, staff and others of airside policies and procedures.
    · Understand and implement appropriate Federal Aviation Administration regulations and advisor circulars as they apply to Part 139.
    · Organize time, personnel and equipment to achieve objectives.
    · Ability to plan and coordinate multiple activities occurring simultaneously.
    · Ability to use a computer and related software.
    Additional Details
    Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s license. Ability to pass a TSA/FBI background.
    A bachelor’s degree is preferred in an aviation-related field OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below
    How To Apply
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    Amount of Travel
    No Travel
    Work At Home

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