Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) seeking a motivated individual for an Operations Specialist I position. This is entry level position, under direct supervision, that manages the use of airport facilities in accordance with established policies and procedures. Position assures continuous safety and security compliance with Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Parts 77 and 139, Transportation Security Regulation (TSR) Part 1542, in addition to all other applicable statutes, regulations, and requirements. Duties include but are not limited to periodic, daily, and continuous airfield and facilities inspections for unsafe or non-compliant conditions; actively monitoring two-way radio communication amongst airport staff, security access control, CCTV systems, flight operations statuses, weather, work order requests, and local air traffic (ATC) radio communications; issuing airport ID media and providing fingerprinting services; coordinating and monitoring airport construction activities; providing high levels of customer service in responding to questions and inquiries from the public, airport stakeholders, and/or governmental regulatory agencies.
Position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Airport or Aviation/Aerospace Management, Aviation/Aerospace Science, Business or Public Administration, or closely related field combined with a minimum of one (1) year of experience in airport operations or administration, or in a position with direct aviation relevance preferred. Candidates must have the ability to interact effectively with the public and all airport stakeholders. Prior experience with a Fixed Base Operator (FBO), airline, air cargo carrier, airfield maintenance, and/or airport emergency services is desirable. Candidates must be available for night, holiday, weekend, rotating, or irregular shift assignments. Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe or other applicable software required.
About Columbia Metropolitan Airport
The Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) in West Columbia, SC is much like a 2600-acre city with more than 50 agencies and businesses located on the airport property. Air passenger and cargo service is provided by scheduled airlines, jet freight carriers, two fixed base operators, and various charter flights. Air operations are conducted on an 8600' x 150' runway and an 8000' x 150' runway. The airport serves more than 1.2 million passengers and processes more than 60,000 tons of air cargo annually. CAE is governed by the Richland-Lexington Airport Commission and has around 70 employees. Excellent Benefit package includes medical/ dental insurance, vision, paid vacation, personal days, sick leave and retirement plan.