Under the supervision and direction of the Airport Manager, this is a full-time position with the Dickinson Municipal Airport Authority, maintaining all aspects of Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport. This position demands a high level of professionalism and involves multiple duties including, but not limited to, the direct supervision of Airport Operation Specialists and Maintenance Technicians. Responsible for landside and airside maintenance, organizing, inventorying, ordering and purchasing airport supplies, interacting with airport stakeholders, tenants, and cooperative agencies, responding to emergencies in a command role as an Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter (ARFF), Alternate Airport Security Coordinator (ASC), participating in planning and strategic sessions to develop better airfield operations, safety and security, participating in department educational and training programs. This position will act as 2nd in command and assume the role and responsibilities in the absence of the Airport Manager.
Received: Airport Manager
Given: Airport Operations Specialists and Airport Maintenance Technicians
This position has three categories of responsibility which include direct supervision of Airport Operations Specialists, Airport Maintenance Technicians, Safety (ARFF) and Security (ASC). The essential functions are organized by the category and not in the order of importance. This position is also subject to airport on-call duties when required.
Supervision of Airport Operations Specialists & Airport Maintenance Technicians
Responsibilities for supervising and assisting airfield operations include, but are not limited to the following:
Maintains personal knowledge of current local, state and federal regulations concerning airfield operations, airfield equipment requirements, and other airport regulations, which govern the operation of the Department.
Coordinates with the Airport Manager to ensure that the department is in compliance with all applicable County, State and Federal regulations and ensures required inspections and activities are completed to maintain compliance.
Coordinates airport conditions (NOTAM) and operations with Flight Service System (FSS), property owners, entities and departments as is necessary.
Maintains Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) and Runway End Identifier Light (REIL) systems. Changes bulbs and electronic components as required. Trouble shoots to determine any operational problems and implements appropriate solutions.
Maintains obstruction lighting, airfield runway and taxiway lighting, lighted windsocks and airport beacon for proper operation.
Requests supply and material purchases for the airfield.
Reviews and stays current with various safety and security manuals, as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and under the direction of the Airport Manager.
Prepares inspection reports and summaries as required by the, FAA, Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration (DHS-TSA) under direction of the Airport Manager.
Maintains the airport to ensure compliance with FAA, North Dakota Aeronautics Commission, Airport Authority’s Minimum Standards and Rules and Regulations for commercial and general aviation.
Issues (Notice to Airmen) (NOTAM’s) through FAA NOTAM Manager or with Grand Forks FSS on airfield conditions and/or operations.
Maintains airfield during weather and snow events outlined in the Snow and Ice Control Plan (SICP)
Provides staff support for Airport Manager.
Serves as acting authority for airport in absence of Airport Manager.
Performs other duties as required.
Responsibilities for supervising and assisting airport maintenance technicians performing a variety of skilled and semi-skilled duties, which include, but are not limited to, the following:
Performs daily inspections of airport vehicles and other related equipment.
Performs groundskeeper functions for airport and terminal building.
Repairs sprinkler systems and maintains landscaped areas.
Maintains and repairs automatic doors, gates and fencing.
Maintains water and sewer system.
Maintains records of operations and equipment.
Oversees the technical repairs to vehicles and equipment.
Ensures vehicles and equipment are maintained and cleaned as necessary and available for service when needed.
Maintains airfield during weather and snow events as outlined in the Snow and Ice Control Plan (SICP).
Operates a variety of equipment including mowers, tractors, snow removal equipment, etc. as required to maintain airport grounds.
Performs other related maintenance as required.
Safety and Security
Responsible for supervising or performing necessary airport inspections, providing fire rescue services (ARFF), and airport security (ASC) as required by federal and state regulations and Dickinson Municipal Airport Authority Minimum Standards and Rules and Regulations. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Performs inspection duties of the grounds, terminal building, lighting system, and mandated signage of airfield.
Responds to airport emergencies when required.
Keeps airport systems free and clear of obstructions per FAA regulations.
Oversees daily/weekly airport inspections in accordance with FAA regulations.
Provides airport rescue services (ARFF) as required by FAA part 139.319.
Engages in fire rescue services (ARFF) as emergency situations dictate. Fire rescue services may include, but is not limited to: rescue and firefighting personnel safety; emergency communications; use of: fire hoses, nozzles, turrets, pumps, hydrants, extinguishers, ladders, hand tools, extrications tools, firefighting equipment, extinguishing agents; the use and wearing of breathing apparatus, emergency aircraft evacuation assistance; and firefighting operations.
Daily oversight of security provisions at the airport as Alternate Security Coordinator (ASC) when required.
Provides assistance to ensure that airport tenants or employees regulated under Parts 1544 and 1546 who have un-escorted access to un-secured areas do not enter restricted areas when applicable for security purposes, as outlined in the ASP.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Principles, practices, and functions of airport operations and maintenance.
Basic computer skills, use of Internet and Microsoft Office software.
Federal, state and governmental agency laws and regulations pertaining to airport operations.
Basic knowledge of building maintenance repair and general landscaping and grounds maintenance.
Operating procedures required around aircraft and on airports.
Methods, techniques, and safety precautions necessary to maintain airport systems.
Firefighting apparatus, fire safety gear, fire fighting hand-tools and other firefighting tools and equipment. ISC 100, 200, 700, 800
The use of a telephone, computer, printer, plotter, and other office equipment.
The safe use and operation of various heavy and medium equipment which include but not limited to snow plows, tractors, loaders, blades and mowers.
Technical understanding of low voltage systems and components.
Basic understanding of building and hangar maintenance to include but not limited to automatic doors, plumbing, painting, and lighting and general facilities maintenance.
Basic Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF).
Operating emergency vehicles in both emergency and non-emergency modes safely.
Basic landscaping and grounds maintenance.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Learn and follow department Policies, Procedures, and Protocols.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with city appointed officials and departments, federal, state and local agencies, subordinates and the public.
Establish meaningful goals and priorities.
Qualify for initial and be able to maintain annual ARFF certification.
Use hand and power tools required to maintain airport/terminal building systems.
Operate medium and heavy
Evaluate and manage projects.
Respond appropriately to emergency situations.
Perform manual labor.
Must be able to bend, reach, push, pull, squat, climb, grasp and lift 50 pounds to waist level.
Is in continual motion: walking, kneeling, bending and reaching for extended periods of time.
Moderate climbing/balancing and kneeling are required.
May occasionally sit or stand.
May occasionally work at heights over 10 feet.
Work may be performed indoors, but work out of doors in all seasons will be necessary.
Operates hand and foot controls of airport maintenance equipment.
Operates hand and power tools.
Work is performed in an office and airfield environment.
Working conditions may range greatly from office duty to high-stress duties on the scene of a mass casualty incident.
Work performed may include, but is not limited to, the following: aircraft traffic; exposure to dust, noise, fumes, oils and grease, pollens and organic materials, and all types of weather conditions.
Exposure to dangerous situations with fire rescue emergency; including, but not limited to, smoke, heights, fire, fumes, heat, cold, emergency driving, etc.
Wears and works in firefighter personal protective equipment when dictated by emergency situations.
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management or closely related field; or a High School Diploma or equivalent and commiserate amount of training and experience of 2 years in airport operations preferable in a supervisory role are desired.
Two (2) years of training and/or experience related to airport operations, and maintenance processes and procedures is required.
Prior work experience as a fire fighter, security guard, or maintenance technician, is preferred. Specialized training will be provided by the employer.
Experience with the use of emergency and aviation radio procedures.
A combination of education and experience may be considered when screening applicants.
Successful completion of pre-employment drug screening is required
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
A twelve-month probationary period is a prerequisite to this position.
Must be willing to obtain and successfully complete required training provided by Dickinson Municipal Airport Authority relating to Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) as defined by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration, and other training required by direct supervisor.
Must be willing to obtain and successfully complete training provided by Dickinson Municipal Airport Authority relating to the Alternate Airport Security Coordinator and acquire a working knowledge of all regulations necessary to fulfill these duties.
Employee must maintain grooming standards that allow them to properly wear their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Employee will be subject to a 10-year FBI fingerprint and background check. Conviction of any criminal offense will be a disqualifying factor.
May be required to report to work at any time of the day or night, including weekend and holidays.
Subject to call-out status including weekends and holidays.
Internal Number: 700.1.15.11112020
About Dickinson Municipal Airport Authority
A growing regional commercial service airport in southwest North Dakota. Located in a progressive communtiy of around 25,000 people and a catchment area of more than 90,000. Dickinson residents have easy access to abundant outdoor activities and recreation and a community with many "Big City" amenities. Competitive salary and benefits.