Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky is conducting a search for an Operations Specialist I. This is an entry level position, under direct supervision, that manages the use of airport facilities in accordance with established policies and procedures. This position assures safety and security compliance with Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Parts 77 and 139, Transportation Security Regulation (TSR) Part 1542, as well as various other guidance policies. Duties include a constant monitoring of all facilities, personnel, and operations; routine and non-routine inspections of the airfield for unsafe or non-compliant conditions; serves critical functions of the airport Integrated Operations and Coordination Center (IOCC); actively monitors security access control and CCTV systems; issues airport ID media and facilitates ID applicant background searches; coordinates and monitors airport construction activities; provides a high level of customer service in responding to questions and inquiries from the public, airport stakeholders, and/or governmental regulatory agencies.
For consideration, applications must meet the following industry specific requirements: Position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Airport Management, Aviation Science, or closely related field combined with a minimum of one (1) year of experience in airport operations or administration preferred; or a high school diploma and equivalent combination of education, training and relevant airport experience. Candidate must have the ability to interact effectively with the public and all airport stakeholders. Prior experience with fixed base operators (FBO), airlines, air cargo, airfield maintenance, and/or airport emergency services is highly desirable.
Candidate must have strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe, Internet Resourcing, and ability to utilize applicable technology.
See the full job description attached to the job posting on our website for all training and professional certification requirements post successful candidate selection.
Position subject to periodic schedule rotation across various AM, PM, weekend, and holiday shifts, and availability for emergency recall.
Rate of pay:
We are the best and the most fun. But we know that can be hard to eat on at times... so this position has excellent benefits with an anticipated annual starting salary of $36,000.
Apply Now. Applications accepted until September 3, 2019.
About Blue Grass Airport
Nestled among beautiful horse farms and committed to serving Central Kentucky, Blue Grass Airport is proud to bring state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge technology, and leading initiatives unlike any other in the aviation industry to our local, commercial, and general aviation communities. Named in 2018 as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky, our employees take the highest level of pride in their work and culture. The airport believes that the best people create the best workplace, and offers competitive pay and an extremely generous benefits package to compensate.
While in the final stages of our Master Plan, we are undergoing facility renovations, airfield updates, and infrastructure improvements to further our reputation as one of the most convenient airports. And we are glad to do it in the middle of this beautiful place – Lexington becoming a top destination for many across the globe – that we call home.