1. The Airport Operations Specialist will perform specific job task, processes and procedures to ensure operational efficiency specific to airfield, landside and terminal operations to include activities to ensure compliance with all rules and regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) including 14 CFR Parts 77 and 139 and assists Transportation Security Administration (TSA) 1542 and the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Certification Manual (ACM).
2. Inspects Airport owned landside and airside buildings for maintenance repairs and assures all repairs are completed and reported to the Director of Airport Operations and Maintenance or responsible contractor.
3. Issues and files Notices To Airmen (NOTAMS) to report all conditions that impact the safe operations of aircraft and ensure prompt communication to the FAA, air carriers, tenants and other airport users.
4. Works rotating shift work and holidays. Responds to evening, weekend, and holiday emergency call for service.
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KNOWLEDGE/ EXPERIENCE- Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Aviation Management or minimum of 3 years airport operations or maintenance experience at a Part 139 commercial service airport; or any combination of relevant education, experience, knowledge, skills, and ability to perform such duties.
You may not operate an airport vehicle or motorized equipment and must notify the Director or Deputy Director of Airport Operations and Maintenance before returning to work: (i) if you are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; or (ii) if the state revokes, suspends or fails to renew your driver’s license. Incumbents of this position must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license, and be insurable to operate the Airport’s vehicles and motorized equipment.
SECURITY - Requires the ability to pass a security background check. The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport is a drug free workplace. This position is a safety sensitive position as defined in Ark. Const. Amend. 98, § 2(25). Persons employed in this position may not use marijuana at any time or any place.
MENTAL - Requires normal attention
PHYSICAL - Requires standing approximately 60% sitting approximately 40% Requires good physical condition and sufficient strength to lift and carry objects up to 40 pounds.
ENVIRONMENTAL - Requires capability of performing essential job functions in a shop environment and exposure to outdoor environments and all-weather conditions.
MANUAL DEXTERITY - Requires using hands, arms and/or feet for performing essential job functions such as equipment repair, maintenance work, using a portable radio, driving a vehicle, and operating heavy equipment. Must have a valid Arkansas driver’s license or ability to attain.
AUDIBLE - Ability to understand/carry out, or give oral and written instructions, including the ability to read and interpret simple plans and specifications. Must be able to communicate with other employees and air traffic control tower using radios.
VISUAL - Requires the ability to read documentation, perform inspections, and drive a vehicle.
OTHER DUTIES - Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.