Ensures compliance with federal, state and local requirements for commercial airports. Provides a safe and efficient transportation gateway to the region, allowing tourism to fuel the economy of Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley. Responsible for all aspects of Airport security and safety including snow removal, wildlife mitigation, and other safety related issues. Duties may vary according to job assignment.
Manages ongoing inspection of airfield operations and facilities to ensure compliance with the Airport Certification Manual under Federal Aviation Regulation Part 139 (FAR Part 139) and other applicable federal regulations; interprets and applies all information from FAA Advisory Circulars.
Ensures safety of Airport for aviation users by observing runway, weather, and airfield conditions; issues accurate and timely Airport Condition Reports including but not limited to NOTAMs (Notices to Airmen).
Monitors, coordinates, and performs all snow removal operations; makes strategic decisions based on snowfall; operates heavy equipment for snow removal from all runways, taxiways, apron areas, and customer parking areas; communicates with ATCT and aircraft; conducts runway friction tests.
Implements Wildlife Hazard Management Plan in accordance with FAR Part 139; discourages wildlife by using non-lethal and lethal methods (e.g., pyrotechnics and firearms).
Acts as on scene Incident Commander during emergencies; establishes unified command with fire, law enforcement or medical responders; participates fully in the Incident Command System.
Manages terminal operations to ensure efficient flow and safety of the traveling public.
Monitors all access points to secured/SIDA in compliance with 49 CFR Part 1542; ensures daily, mandatory quota of random badge inspections/prohibited items checks; inspects all incoming goods to be provided to the restricted area of the Airport; cooperates with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to implement and maintain Airport Security Program; coordinates and facilitates annual TSA inspection; maintains the security of badging system and multiple safety checks throughout the Airport.
Provides customer service to Airport users and the broader Airport community; inspects terminal for maintenance items and performs minor terminal maintenance repairs; troubleshoots systems.
Ensures fire code adherence via TSA line management; secures terminal by inspecting all access points.
In coordination with law enforcement, paramedics, and TSA, monitors, coordinates, and resolves operational concerns, emergencies, and other unusual situations in the main terminal, on the concourse, and at other Airport facilities.
Manages parking lot operations and parking equipment maintenance or repair.
Coordinates and implements plans for snow emergencies, stranded passengers, and other operational contingencies as they relate to landside, parking, and ground transportation.
Monitors perimeter fence and conducts regular security inspections; monitors access control systems for breaches and maintains proper records for all security inspections and incidents.
Supports the relationship between Pitkin County government and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and County staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and County information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree preferred; AND one year of progressively responsible experience in facility maintenance and management; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications: Private Pilot’s License Preferred. AAAE Airport Security Coordinator Certification preferred. ICS Certifications (ICS 100, 200, NIMS 300, 700, 800) preferred or within six months from date of hire. Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License and acceptable Motor Vehicle Record.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of: Commercial airport operations in relation to FAR Part 139. TSA and FAA regulations; airport security compliance. Wildlife mitigation compliance. Safety policies, procedures, and practices. General office procedures, policies and practices, as well as basic knowledge of computer and other general office equipment.
Knowledge of (Job Class Standard): County policies and procedures. State and federal laws and regulations governing work performed Record keeping and records management rules and standards. Local community issues and regional community resources available to citizens.
Skill in: Troubleshooting parking systems. Operating a computer including standard software and some specialized software. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. Organizing and prioritizing work to meet deadlines. Operating tools, equipment, and machinery in compliance with safety procedures and practices.
Skill in (Job Class Standard): Handling multiple tasks simultaneously, under pressure, and in emergency and stressful situations. Interacting with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. Following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions. Utilizing standard personal computer software programs and specialized state and County software. Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in a standard office environment, with some exposure to dangerous tools, equipment, machinery, inclement weather conditions, and fumes.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Relocation and a housing stipend are available for candidates who need to move to the area.
Internal Number: 51100-18
About Aspen Airport (Pitkin County)
Aspen Pitkin County Airport serves 270,000 passengers per year. Our "Snow Crew" have won the prestigious Balchen/Post Award for multiple years. This award is presented to airport snow and ice control teams who have demonstrated determination for excellence in their efforts to keep their airports open and safe. We are also about to embark on a very large Airport expansion project to increase services to our passengers. We are a Commercial and General Aviation airport & provide a wide range of experience and training opportunities to build your career in the industry!