The Bloomington Normal Airport Authority is seeking motivated applicants for the position of Airport Operations Specialist I or II.
Airport Operations Specialist I: entry and trainee level of the Airport Operations Specialist series which is ideal for someone starting the airport management career. -or-
Airport Operations Specialist II: fully experienced Airport Specialist and/or related Airport Operations position within a Part 139 airport. Minimum of 2 years of prior experience as an Airport Operations related position is required.
Both Airport Operations Specialist levels are designed to prepare for future airport managers due to ample training experiences and responsibilities with managing and operating a Commercial Service Airport.
Responsibilities and training experiences include: Airside, Terminal and Landside operations; daily inspections; coordination of and response to emergency situations; NOTAM management; wildlife management; snow removal; serves as a liaison between airport management, tenants and the public; prepares appropriate security badges, implements/updates the Airport Certification Manual.
Applicants must have a thorough knowledge of: FAR Parts 77, 139, TSR 1542 and 150 Airport Series Advisory Circulars; safety considerations in the operation of a commercial airport; safety precautions used in airport maintenance and construction; principles and procedures involved in the operation of a commercial airport; federal rules and regulations affecting airport operations; modern principles and practices of supervision and management.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in aviation management, business administration, or closely related field from an accredited college or university. Previous work experience in airport operations or related aviation experience may be considered as substitute to formal education. Candidates must be available for night, weekend and rotating or irregular shift assignments.
Airport Operations Specialist I starting at $35,568
Airport Operations Specialist II starting at $41,024 (minimum of two years of prior experience as an Airport Operations related position is required)
Submit resume and cover letter by 5:00 pm CST June 2, 2020 to Deputy Director of Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Salary Information: Benefits: Package of health, dental, vision and life insurance. Participation in Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. No relocation assistance available.
About Central Illinois Regional Airport
The Central Illinois Regional Airport (CIRA), is owned and operated by the Bloomington Normal Airport Authority and located in Bloomington, Illinois – halfway between Chicago and St. Louis in Central Illinois at the crossroads of three major interstates – 55, 74 and 39. With 33 full and part-time employees on staff including maintenance, operations, custodial, shuttle and administrative staff, CIRA hosts low fare and legacy air carrier service and served over four hundred thousand passengers in 2019, an increase of 15.6% over 2018. Corporate and GA activity, an air ambulance base and cargo operations on FedEx contribute to a busy and active airport.
The community is home to two universities – Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan with a combined student population of over 22,000. State Farm Insurance, a Fortune 50 company and COUNTRY Financial, a Fortune 1000 company, Beer Nuts and Afni have their corporate homes in Bloomington-Normal. Rivian Automotive is readying to launch production of their new high adventure electric vehicles in Normal in early 2021. A growing, vibrant community, Bloomington Normal offers a remarkable quality of life and extraordinary place to live, work and raise a family.