The Certification & Operations Division of the Santa Barbara Airport currently has an exciting opportunity for an Airport Operations Specialist. This position provides communications and dispatch functions for Airport Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) and Department personnel via radio/telephone consoles; monitors access control and CCTV systems; serves as the Airport’s central point of contact for tenants and outside agencies; and provides assistance to the Airport Operations Supervisor. Additional duties include assuring compliance with TSR Part 1542 and FAR Part 139; issuance of NOTAMs; provide quality customer service, operate CLETS database (requires certification, training provided); initiate airport emergency operations and coordinate emergency services; conduct routine inspections of all Airport facilities; conduct FAR Part 139 inspections; assist in data entry, flight tracking operations, and support of the Airport Noise Advisory Program as required; ensure all records and logs are accurate. Applications must be received by 5/17/2021. Apply online at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/santabarbara
Knowledge of: Airport Operations, services and activities of an airport operations and communications center; public safety communications procedures and protocols; operational characteristics of Airport security and communications equipment. Principles and procedures of recordkeeping; proficiency with the English language, spelling, grammar and punctuation; basic mathematical principles; principles of airport emergency procedures; pertinent federal, state, and local laws and regulations; modern communications procedures, methods and equipment including computers.
Experience: One year of Airport experience or communications/dispatching experience is preferred, or two years equivalent educational experience.
Ability to: Quickly and confidently operate radio communications equipment in a fast paced communication center environment; communicate on multiple radio frequencies; keep track of personnel in field being dispatched; obtain CLETS certification within three (3) months; become fluent in both law enforcement and aviation phonetic alphabets; learn basic air traffic ground control procedures, aviation terminology, and modern commercial aircraft types; make appropriate decisions; remain calm and effective under pressure; follow oral and written instructions; communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; compose a variety of reports, records and logs; type and enter data at a speed necessary for successful job performance; follow established policies and procedures; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of duty; work independently; conduct routine inspections; and perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
License Requirements: Possession of a valid California driver's license. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid C.P.R. certificate. Ability to obtain Airfield Driving Certification within 12 months of appointment. A valid pilot’s license is desirable.
Work Schedule: Incumbents must be available to work a 9/80, 5/8, 4/10 and/or 3/12 workweek. Regular shift hours will vary depending upon needs of the Airport. Incumbents must be available to work days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Position subject to rotating shifts.
Additional Salary Information: This full time position will benefit from additional wages earned during overtime situations. We offer generous employer paid contributions toward a quality selection of medical, dental, and vision plans for employees and their families. Additional benefits include life insurance, disability insurance, and educational reimbursement. Paid time off includes vacation, personal leave, paid holidays, sick leave, and compensatory time.
About City of Santa Barbara, Airport Department
The Santa Barbara Airport is owned and operated by the City of Santa Barbara and is served by 6 airlines. Located approximately 10 miles west of downtown Santa Barbara, the Airport is conveniently located near U.S. Highway 101. SBA is the busiest airport between Los Angeles and San Jose carrying approximately 1,000,000 passengers annually. It is an integral part of the transportation system and an economic engine for the region generating a quarter billion dollars of revenue in taxes, sales, and employment to the local community.