The Airport Operations Specialist is responsible for assuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; aviation and airport safety. This position encompasses the daily and event-driven supervision and oversight of airfield operations and airport security as well as conducting associated training for all airport employees and tenants. This position requires the employee to exercise sound judgment and proper discretion and to ensure the airport’s compliance with federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
The City of Rapid City offers fantastic benefits including employer-paid health insurance premiums, 6% employer-matching retirement, life insurance benefits, short-term disability, and generous vacation and sick leave time off.
Works variable hours, including weekends and holidays, and on-call as needed.
Bachelor's degree in Aviation Management or aviation-related field andOne (1) year of related experience; or
Associate's degree or equivalent in Aviation Management or aviation-related field and three (3) years of related experience; or
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and five (5) years’ experience in airport/aviation operations.
Must possess a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 30 days from the date of hire.
Must possess certification as an AAAE Airport Certified employee (ACE) of Operations or ability to obtain within one (1) year from the date of hire.
AAAE Airport Certified Employee (ACE) of Security or AAAE Certified Member (C.M.) desired.
Must possess FEMA/ICS-200 level or obtain within one (1) year from the date of hire.
Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) is located in western South Dakota near the beautiful Black Hills, home to Mt Rushmore. Rapid City is the business and cultural center of a five-state region contributing to high employment rates, a strong and resilient economy, and ready access to services, shopping and entertainment. The pine-covered forests, mountain lakes and streams, vast prairies, striking geologic formations and extraordinary plants, animals and birds of Western South Dakota provide exceptional opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Rapid City Regional Airport is vital to the region – providing jobs, easy access to air transportation for passengers and cargo, and a gateway for the well-developed tourism industry, RAP contributes approximately $175 million annually to the local economy. RAP is a non-hub primary commercial service airport, with approximately 300,000 enplanements per year, and is owned and operated by the City of Rapid City. A five-member board, appointed by the mayor, provides strategic guidance and oversight while the 30 full-time employees provide daily management, operations, and maintenance of the airport. Together, the airport, city and region make this is a great place to live and work.