The ideal candidate will have considerable experience in airport operations leading to a solid understanding of Federal Aviation Administration and Transportation Security Administration regulations including knowledge of FAR Part 107 (small unmanned aircraft systems). A degree in airport/aviation administration/management and intermediate level skills in MS Word, Excel, and database tools are desirable.
Some positions may be eligible for educational incentive. This incentive may be 2.5%, 3.5%, 5% for incumbents in eligible positions based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree from an accredited institution that is not required for the classification.
Examples of Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Oversee and ensure continuity of airport operations at Camarillo and Oxnard Airports including safe operation of aircraft, public safety, security, communications, and public services;
Monitor airport operations and provide guidance and direction to ensure compliance with safety and security requirements set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA);
Conduct airfield and facility inspections including Spill Prevention Control and Counter-measure (SPCC) and the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP); verify compliance with FAA's Part 139 Standards and on airport markings, lighting, aircraft navigation systems, and weather station systems;
Respond to questions and inquiries from the public, law enforcement, and oversight agencies in a clear, calm, and thorough manner; promote good public relations for the Airports and the County of Ventura;
Enforce federal, state, local laws, and FAA and TSA regulations related to the operation of airports including County of Ventura and Airport ordinances; issue citations and notices to appear;
Complete accurate and thorough reports on work performed each shift (DAR) and submit to airport managers via use of MS Word, Excel and other database tools;
Interface with airport tenants and the public; liaison with federal, state and local agencies; monitor construction activities and special events;
Respond with ARFF apparatus to airport emergencies and situations that may involve loss of human life and property;
Administer transient and landing fees programs;
Dissipate wildlife activity at both airports;
Coordinate with the air traffic control tower in order to escort personnel and equipment onto the airport movement areas and within the airport's restricted areas;
Respond to incidents, accidents, inquiries, problems, complaints or unusual situations involving airlines, passengers, law enforcement, and tenants; coordinate public safety response to emergencies including Police, Fire and Emergency medical Services during emergency situations;
Issue Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs);
Perform administrative and other duties as assigned.
This position is represented by the Ventura County Professional Peace Officers Association (VCPPOA) and is eligible for overtime compensation. NOTE: This classification is within a bargaining unit that is subject to an agency shop arrangement which mandates a Regular employee to either join VCPPOA and pay dues as a member, OR either pay a service fee to VCPPOA or direct that an amount equivalent to the service fee be distributed to a qualified charitable organization.
These are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE
To qualify for this classification, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
An example of a qualifying education/experience is a minimum of six (6) months' experience working at a general aviation, military, or commercial service airport.
The following may be substituted for the requisite experience: One (1) year experience working at an airport aviation business that provides services such as aircraft maintenance, fueling of aircraft, aircraft charter, or flight training; OR Completion of an airport internship; OR One (1) year of college-level course work (30 units) in airport/aviation administration (or equivalent).
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Possession of, or the ability to obtain and maintain, a current valid California driver license.
Knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR).
Must pass the Airfield Driver Training requirements within seven (7) days of hire.
Verification of coursework used to qualify for this recruitment is required. Transcripts or grade reports from an accredited college or university which reflect passing grades in the required subject areas must be submitted to County Human Resources prior to the closing date of this recruitment. If they are not, your application will be screened out and you will not be allowed to continue in the process - no exceptions. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. If transcripts are from an international university proof of accreditation in the United States must be submitted, also.
You must submit this documentation with your application, a hard copy with a paper application or a scanned copy as an attachment for an online application. If you submit a hard copy with a paper application, be sure it's a copy; keep your original for future use, as whatever you submit will not be returned to you. To attach a scanned copy to an on-line application, use the Add Attachments(s) link in the Attachments section at the bottom of the page where you can edit the various sections of your application.
PLEASE, NOTE: If the name on this documentation is different from the name on your application, please include documents that show the name change (e.g., a marriage certificate).
Within the first six (6) months of employment, the following must be completed/obtained:
FAA-approved private pilot ground school course;
Basic First Aid Certificate;
Certificate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) issued by the American Red Cross.
Employees may be required to undergo an employment background investigation to comply with Transportation Security Administration Regulations, Part 1542.
Part 139 ARFF training may also be required based on airport operational needs.
May be required to work rotating shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays at either and/or both the Camarillo Airport and the Oxnard Airport.
May be required to wear a uniform during working hours.
A degree in airport/aviation administration/management.
Intermediate skills in MS Word, Excel, and database tools.
Knowledge of FAR Part 107 (small unmanned aircraft systems)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Working knowledge of:
County ordinances and state and federal codes governing airport operations;
Safety, first aid, and life saving techniques;
Basic firefighting techniques and law enforcement;
Specialized equipment and its use.
Working ability to:
Read and follow written and/or oral instructions;
Effectively communicate orally and in writing;
Make decisions quickly and independently in emergency situations and perform with maximum physical exertion in an emergency;
Establish and maintain effective relationships with fellow employees and the public;
Perform radio communication using aviation phraseology.
Intermediate proficiency in MS Word, Excel and database tools
FINAL FILING DATE: Applications must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 11, 2017 (previously: Thursday, August 3, 2017).
To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at www.ventura.org/hr. A paper application can be obtained by calling (805) 654-5129. Our address is: County of Ventura, Human Resources Division, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.
NOTE: If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please click here(Download PDF reader) for additional information.
Applicants must provide sufficient information under the Education/Work experience portion of the application and supplemental questionnaire in order to determine eligibility. A resume may be attached to supplement your responses in the above-referenced sections; however, it may not be submitted in lieu of the application.
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE - qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination AT THE TIME OF FILING. This questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position.
APPLICATION SCREENING – qualifying: Candidates' applications, resumes, or other required documentation will be evaluated on a comparative basis against pre-established criterion. Those individuals whose materials best indicate possession of the stated requirements, may be invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection process.
WRITTEN EXAMINATION - 100%: A job-related written examination is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, August 22, 2017, to test candidates' knowledge of airport terms, airport acronyms, F.A.R. matching, airports operations knowledge, general airport knowledge, and security/safety. Candidates must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.
Candidates successfully completing the examination process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of six (6) months. The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-term), Intermittent, and Extra Help vacancies within the Department of Airports. There is currently one (1) Regular vacancy. NOTE: Candidates referred to the Department of Airports for selection interviews are expected to interview in person on site in Camarillo, California. No telephone or Skype interviews will be considered for this recruitment. Travel expenses are not covered by the County of Ventura.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information, and driving record may be required for this position.
For further information regarding this recruitment, please call Katie Reynolds at (805) 654-2563 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The County of Ventura Department of Airports includes the Camarillo Airport (CMA) and the Oxnard Airport (OXR).
CMA, the former Oxnard Air Force Base, was established in the early 1950's for coastal defense. A variety of military aircraft operated here until 1969 when the base was deactivated. After a surplus process, CMA officially opened as a General Aviation airport in 1976. It occupies a...pproximately 650 acres of land and is owned and operated by the County of Ventura in partnership with the City of Camarillo through a Joint Powers Authority (JPA).
Today CMA is the proud home of over 600 general aviation aircraft and there are between 150,000 and 200,000 take offs and landings per year. The airport community includes several aviation businesses providing flight instruction (fixed wing and helicopter), aircraft maintenance, charter and storage. CMA is home to the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), the Ventura County 99's, and an Ultralight Airpark. There is also an Airport Business Park that includes several County agencies, and a variety of businesses.
CMA provides nearly $200 million in positive economic benefit to the local community and supports over 1,000 jobs. The Federal Aviation Administration recently categorized CMA as a National Asset. It certainly is a jewel to our local community and the County of Ventura.
The Oxnard Airport is located on the coastal edge of the 200-square mile Oxnard Plain and a mile and a half from the coastline on the southwest corporate limits of the City of Oxnard. The airport is classified as a non-hub commercial service airport and is home for one full service fixed base operator providing services such as aircraft charters, aircraft maintenance, and pilot supplies. The airport also hosts several car rental agencies, and shuttle van service to Los Angeles International Airport.