6J06

                                                                                                                                 PAY RANGE: 8

 

AIRPORT COMMUNICATIONS CENTER OPERATOR 1

                                                                                                            (General)

                                                                                                            (Bilingual)

 

GENERAL DEFINITION

 

            This is communications work at the intermediate level providing a variety of telephone communication or security information services in a large hub international airport for airport personnel, tenants, passengers and the larger public.  An employee in this class learns to operate and operates communications and computerized information systems equipment in order to answer, receive and transmit messages of non‑emergency nature and record, input and/or program messages received.  Employees working in the Security Office operate airport security and identification equipment and are designated as Trusted Agents for the airport.  Work includes monitoring and, operating airport security and identification equipment and serving as central reporting and liaison point for airport activities.  Work is performed under the supervision of Airport Communications Center Supervisor.

 

ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)

 

·        Positions in this class function at an intermediate level providing communication and information services on assigned shifts.

·        Positions in this class must learn to operate communications and computerized information systems equipment.

·        Positions in the Security Office must maintain trusted agent status

 

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

 

BILINGUAL SPECIALTY

 

            Performs the duties shown below with members of the English language speaking and designated non‑English language speaking populations.

 

GENERAL SPECIALTY

 

            Functions in an intermediate capacity learning to provide and providing the following airport communication and information services:

            Learns to operate and operates communications and computerized information systems equipment; receives and transmits messages; answers calls received in a courteous and efficient manner; provides information to callers and visitors; monitors calls connected on the switchboard; records and inputs messages received onto the system's computer; programs and announces flight information and public messages.

            Monitors and controls access to the restricted areas of the airport; verifies identification and permits access to the restricted areas; functions in an intermediate capacity learning to perform and provide Trusted Agent duties as defined by the Transportation Security Agency; collects information from applications and current Airport employee used to process Criminal History Records and Security Threat Assessments.

            Operates airport security and identification equipment; assists tenants and aviation division staff in completing photo identification applications; makes new airport ID for tenants and aviation division staff; adjusts camera controls for proper exposure, color and tint and photographs applicants; stores portraits and signatures of tenants and aviation division staff in the system's computer and assists in verifying applicants for new airport ID; updates tenants and aviation division staff ID; retrieves information of persons with access problems;  accepts payment for and on behalf of the accounts department.

            Serves as central reporting and liaison point for airport activities including coordinating services for disabled passengers; provides and maintains list of tenants, airport and local directories; records and directs messages for and on behalf of maintenance control; collects and disburses lost and found items; meets with passengers, customers and staff at the information dissemination center of the Communications Center, to discuss and resolve communication and information related problems.

            Answers inquiries and provides referral assistance to airport passengers and visitors; directs passengers and visitors to the various airport facilities and appropriate airport personnel; provides airline information, including flight arrivals and departures; directs individuals to airline ticket counters, baggage areas and special airline services provided by certain airlines; answers inquiries concerning air and land transportation available from the airport and the passengers' scheduled destinations; answers inquiries concerning hotels, restaurants, places of civic, scenic and historic interest, current activities, and guided tours in the metropolitan area; contacts various bureaus, offices, agencies and centers to obtain additional information or special assistance.

            Performs related work as required.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

 

·        correct English usage and grammar

·        recordkeeping and clerical practices

·        personal computer and office equipment

·        communication, security, or airport  identification equipment  and their uses

 

ABILITY TO:

 

·        learn to operate Airport communications and information systems equipment

·        learn to operate Airport security and identification system equipment

·        utilize a computer terminal

·        speak over a public address system both clearly and distinctly, using good diction

·        react quickly when receiving and routing calls and messages

·        follow instructions and standard procedures involved in airport communications and information systems

·        learn and remember the names, locations and functions of various airport and city personnel

·        maintain routine records of center activities

·        learn the use of aviation terms and phraseology

·        speak and understand the designated non‑English language for the bilingual specialty

 

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE  (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests.  Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be approved based on training and experience approved on 9/10.)

 

EDUCATION:

 

            Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth school grade.

 

AND

EXPERIENCE:

 

                        One year of experience providing information to the general public or receiving and answering complaints.

 

OR

 

            Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR THE BILINGUAL SPECIALTY

 

                        Sufficient training and/or experience to be able to converse effectively in English and the designated non‑English language.

 

            Employees must be able pass and maintain unescorted access authorization during tenure of employment.

 

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

            Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in environmental conditions required of a position in this class.

Class Established 9/73

Spec. Revision: CSC ‑ 10/91; Ad. Board ‑ 12/91

CSC - 04/04; Ad. Board - 08/04

Latest Spec. Revision: CSC - 8/10; Ad. Board - 9/10

 

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