Under the direct supervision of Operations Supervisors, Airport Operations Officers at Williston Basin International Airport are responsible for assisting in the overall operation of airside, landside, and terminal areas on an assigned shift, including nights, weekends, and holidays. This position ensures compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 77 and 139, Transportation Security Regulation (TSR) Part 1542, and all other applicable statutes, regulations, and requirements and occasionally performs ARFF duties. This position is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of all airport users.
Responsible for the performance of airport operations on an assigned shift, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Identifies and anticipates operational, safety and security concerns by inspecting all areas of the airport, to include airside, landside, and terminal facilities.
Maintains satisfactory conditions of airside, landside, and terminal facilities by creating work orders and performing light maintenance duties.
Performs airside operations activities including, but not limited to: identifying, preventing, responding to and/or removing all hazards to aviation including FOD, wildlife, AOA incursions, unauthorized vehicles and pedestrian entry, and disabled aircraft.
Performs snow removal operations during assigned shift.
Inspects and maintains a record of all aeronautical areas including pavement, markings, lighting, safety areas, wildlife, construction, emergency equipment and fueling practices.
Coordinates construction and maintenance on or near the airport to ensure minimum interference with airport operations.
Responsible for issuing airport identification badges to all airport users. Conducts AOA Driver’s training and Airport Security training.
Monitors deviations from federal, state and airport operating rules and regulations and issues work orders and NOTAMS as required.
Maintains a working knowledge of all applicable FAR’s and Advisory Circulars.
Performs weather observations as required.
Carries out responsibilities outlined in the Airport Emergency Plan (AEP) and occasionally performs Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) duties.
Enforces landside parking regulations to include commercial terminal traffic management.
Conducts thorough terminal inspections and occasionally performs janitorial duties.
Coordinates any contract services related to airport operations.
Ensures compliance with Airport Policies and Procedures, and any regulations set by the DOT, FAA, TSA, or other Federal or State Authority having jurisdiction.
Initiates corrective actions and counsels airport users, tenants, and employees as required.
Conducts Airport Security related functions to include monitoring phones, radios, security cameras, gate systems, sterile/secure area doors, and other duties listed in the ASP.
Supports all applicable requirements under all Safety Management Systems (SMS) including tasks, documentation, and written and practical tests.
Responsible for maintaining customer contacts through positive lines of communication by professionally representing the Airport and City of Williston through frequent and meaningful contact with the customer.
Assumes operational, safety, and security responsibilities in absence of airport management.
Be physically present in attendance at the worksite.
Perform all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Airport Director and Assistant Airport Director.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
High school diploma required.
Prior work experience in airport and/or airline operations preferred.
Private pilot certification preferred.
Through in-house training or through training arranged by the City of Williston, must be able to become certified in the following areas:
Airport related snow removal technique - within 180 days of employment.
Operation of snow removal equipment - within 180 days of employment.
North Dakota Class-B Commercial Driver’s License within 180 days of employment.
NWS Certified Weather Observer within 180 days of employment.
ARFF 40-Hour Certification within 180 days of employment.
Acquires all licenses and/or certifications currently required, or as may be required, by regulatory agencies.
Possession of a valid driver’s license and ability to obtain, and sustain, a valid North Dakota Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and maintain a motor vehicle record compatible with the City’s insurance company’s criteria.
Through appropriate training, must be able to operate heavy equipment including, but not limited to, snow removal vehicles, mowing equipment, and forklifts.
Ability to perform the duties of this classification.
Individual must be willing and able to work all shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
Ability to work in and support a teamwork environment
Strong computer skills with ability to effectively utilize programs such as MS Excel and MS Word with ability to learn new programs introduced in the future.
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Note: The functions and duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of the specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Working knowledge of common hazards and safety precautions necessary for light equipment operation. Skill in the operation of light equipment. Ability to work at arduous tasks for sustained periods of time in all types of weather conditions. Ability to perform minor preventative maintenance as required. Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
EQUIPMENT USED IN JOB PERFORMANCE:
Mowers, Front End Loader, Snow Blower, Snow Plow, ARFF Fire Truck, and others as assigned.
Employee must be able to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear, use hand to finger, handle or feel; climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and reach with hands and arms. Vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
The employee is often required to work near moving mechanical parts and work in outdoor weather conditions, is subject to fumes or airborne particles, and occasionally works in high, precarious places, with toxic or caustic chemicals and with the risk of electrical shock. The noise level ranges from moderate to loud noise.
Ability to read and understand documents such as operations and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers and employees of the organization. Ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language effectively.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables.
Annual Salary: $46,000 - $52,000 (depends on qualifications)
- 100% Paid Single and Family Health Insurance
- Life, Vision, and Dental Insurance Available
- Enrollment in City-sponsored North Dakota Pension
To be granted veterans preference, the required forms, letters or certificates must be submitted with the application.
The City of Williston does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The City of Williston is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Williston Basin International Airport (XWA) is located in Williston, North Dakota and services western North Dakota and eastern Montana. The Williston area offers excellent hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, and is part of the Lewis and Clark Trail. Williston is also located in the center of Bakken Shale Formation, the largest continous oil reserve ever assessed by the U.S. Geological Survey. XWA offers daily commercial service provided by United and Delta with seasonal service by Sun Country. Overland Aviation is the Fixed Based Operator that offers aircraft services, charter, and flight instruction.