This is second-level supervisory and administrative work managing operational activities on an assigned shift at a large municipal airport, through subordinate supervisors. An employee in this class directs the activities of operational personnel working on airfields or in terminals during a shift through subordinate Operations Officers. An employee in this class directs airfield, terminal or landside operations, security, safety, communications, ground transportation, and other activities related to the welfare of passengers, airlines, tenants, and the general public. In the absence of a higher-level manager, the employee is responsible for directing all airfield operations activities, terminal operations, security operations or ground transportation activities. This is shift work and employees are required to work weekends and holidays. Work is performed under the supervision of an administrative superior.ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)
Plans, assigns and reviews the work of subordinate airport operations personnel engaged in monitoring either airfield, landside, terminal operations, security, safety and other activities related to the welfare of passengers, airlines, tenants, and the general public.
Directs and participates in the inspection of airfield facilities, including grounds, runways, fencing, taxiways, aircraft aprons, gate assignments, and service roadways to assure safety, security, and efficiency of operations and expeditious flow of aircraft; monitors airfield activities during assigned shift; arranges escort for persons using AOA or SIDA areas.
Directs and participates in the inspection of terminal buildings and ground transportation facilities, including concourses, terminals, gate areas, concession areas, interior and exterior of buildings, sidewalks, and public access roadways to assure the safety, security and efficiency of terminal and ground transportation operations; monitors the activities of tenants, licensees, maintenance, and security personnel during assigned shift, to ensure compliance with airport standards and regulations.
Monitors the centralized security system to enforce TSA regulations; enforces Airport Security Plan and TSA Regulations sufficient to ensure compliance; monitors and tests airport security system; receives alarms and initiates appropriate responses; performs fingerprint checks; conducts safety and security training.
Reviews and acts on management or operational problems involving airport safety, security, federal certification and related matters as they impact the airlines, tenants, passengers and the general public; resolves operational problems by ordering actions or notifying appropriate airport, airline or security personnel; reviews reports of problems or incidents and recommends and implements appropriate remedy; responds to emergency situations occurring at the airports; participates in the evaluation and determination of action to be taken in response to airport emergencies; coordinates airport activities with police, AARF and other emergency personnel during incidents and while returning the airport to normal operation.
Attends meetings with FAA, TSA, tenants, and airport personnel to discuss operations, security and safety issues; meets with departmental engineering staff to discuss the coordination of operational activities during the construction and/or renovation of airport facilities; conducts training in the enforcement of City and State statutes, FAA, TSA and airport rules and regulations.
Prepares detailed reports of activities, incidents and proposed solutions; recommends and implements procedures concerning security, coordination with police, fire and medical personnel, and operational response to emergency; develops schedules and standards for inspections; issues permits, licenses, and identification material in accordance with security standards.
May direct the activities of personnel in the Security section of the Division of Aviation.
Performs related work as required.
Completion of a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university, with major course work in aviation management, business administration or a related field.AND
Two years of administrative and operational experience monitoring landside, airside or security activities.AND
Three years of supervisory and administrative work monitoring operational activities on an assigned shift at a large municipal airport.OR
Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources that has included the specific experience and a bachelor's degree as described above.
Airport Operations OfficerPHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES
Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment, and during tenure of appointment as an Airport Operations Officer Supervisor, if required by work assignment.
Must be able to pass and maintain SIDA (Security Identification Display Area) and AOA (Airfield Operations Area) clearance.