Lakeland Linder International Airport (City of Lakeland)
August 7, 2018
$40,085.16 - $62,185.23 Annual
Full Time - Experienced
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS: This position is responsible for assisting and coordinating a variety of activities and operations, including airfield inspections and safety and security activities. Individual must be focused on the safety, security, and efficiency of operations and the expeditious flow of aircraft and passengers. Work is performed under the general direction of a designated supervisor, and checked for accuracy, quality and the ability to complete work in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Monitors and evaluates the daily activities of airside and landside operations.
Provides airfield escorts for contractors and vendors needing access to airport facilities.
Compiles data as the basis for reports and recommendations.
Coordinates appropriate actions in response to airport emergencies and other incidents.
Inspects airport facilities to ensure satisfactory levels of service, repair and maintenance; examining airport facilities, including the terminal building and grounds;
Refers complaints and other matters as appropriate to other airport personnel.
Responds to questions and inquiries from the public, airport tenants, airlines and governmental regulatory agencies.
Assists in the distribution, control, accountability and verification of airport access systems.
Assists in conducting airfield drivers training, security training, airport familiarization training, and other training required by FAR Part 139.
Assists in conducting screening of airport security access-card applicants in accordance with Transportation Security Regulations.
Conducts FAR Part 139 airfield inspections; assesses airfield conditions for safe commercial aircraft operations, records discrepancies and ensures accurate and timely dissemination of airport surface condition information, issues airport NOTAMs and generates work orders.
Acts as liaison between the airport and other entities as necessary.
Ensures compliance with federal regulations pertaining to airport operations, safety, certification and security under FAR Part 139 and TSR 1542.
Conducts wildlife management in accordance with the airport’s approved Wildlife Hazard Management Plan.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of federal rules and regulations relating to airport air operations.
Knowledge of aircraft types and performance characteristics.
Knowledge of airfield communications procedures, navigational aids, and meteorological phenomena.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office and other typical software applications used in an office environment.
Skill in the operation of computers and peripheral equipment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with airport users, agencies, City employees, and the public.
Ability to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing.
Requires light manual work that involves walking or standing most of the time,
The job requires exposure to hot/cold temperatures, adverse weather and wet, humid conditions.
The job requires normal visual acuity, and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception, and texture perception.
QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE):
A high school diploma from an accredited school or its equivalent.
Two (2) years of training and experience in airport operations including airport management, airframe & powerplant, or military airfield management which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities and other competencies necessary for success in the target position.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Must maintain a valid telephone number.
Must pass a ten-year fingerprint based criminal history records check (CHRC) and security threat assessment (STA).
Required to work overtime, or alternate hours, as necessary for the efficient operation of the department.
Position may be designated as Mission Critical by Department Director.
Ability to work rotating shifts.
Ability to work a rotating on call schedule and be available for response to after-hour emergencies.
About Lakeland Linder International Airport (City of Lakeland)
Located in the heart of Florida along the I-4 corridor Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL) is midway between Tampa and Orlando, ideally located in the center of one of the most dynamic growth corridors in the Southeast. Currently ranked the 115th busiest airport in the United States and 16th in the State of Florida LAL is on track to eclipse 130,000 operations in 2018. LAL is best known as the home of the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo. This six day event brings 150,000 people from 85 different countries, and over 4,000 aircraft to LAL each spring making LAL the busiest airport in the World. In addition to the annual Fly-In, LAL hosts several smaller events throughout the year including pilot proficiency programs, aerobatic practice and certification seminars, as well as AMA sanctioned events. LAL is also home to the world famous Hurricane Hunters of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In addition, LAL is host to Draken International a DOD contractor providing aggressor support to the U.S. Air Force with their fleet of 60 tactical aircraft. Currently there are over 85 business and organizations located on the field with over 1,300 people co...ming to work at the airport daily. Over the past 7 years in excess of $100 Million in capital improvement projects have been completed on the field with continued expansion and growth projected. Development targets for the airport include additional air service, increased MRO activity, international air cargo, increased military and GA operations, as well as aerospace educational opportunities. The airport maintains a Class 1 Part 139 Airport Operating Certificate with Index B capable of Index C ARFF services. Over 230 aircraft are based out of LAL and the airport maintains 1,742 acres of land including three solar farms and over 1 million square feet of facilities under roof.