The Operations Division of the Santa Barbara Airport currently has a vacancy for a Sr. Airport Operations Specialist. The Sr. Airport Operations Specialist serves, on a shift basis, as the Airport's central point of contact for airport tenants and outside agencies, as well as the Lead Airport Operations Specialist for coordination and supervision in the security operations center, and assists the Airport Operations Supervisor with duties and special projects. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in operations, services and activities of an airport operations and communications program, as well as operational characteristics of airport security and communications equipment.
Knowledge of: Operations, services and activities of an airport operations and communications program; operational characteristics of airport security and communications equipment; principles and procedures of record keeping; principles of lead supervision and training; English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; basic mathematical principles; principles of airport emergency procedures; pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations; modern communications procedures, methods and equipment including computers. Ability to: Learn basic air traffic control procedures and communication, aviation terminology, aviation phonetic alphabet and various aircraft types; make appropriate decisions; remain calm and effective under pressure situations; operate a variety of airport security and operations equipment; follow oral and written instructions; communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; compose a variety of reports, records and logs; type and enter data at a speed necessary for successful job performance; interpret City policies and procedures; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of duty; work independently; conduct airfield and facilities inspections; Issue NOTAMS; lead and train staff in the Security Operations Center. License Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License at the time of appointment. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid C.P.R. certificate. A valid pilot's license is desirable. Work Schedule: Incumbents must be available to work 5/8, 4/10 and/or 3/12 workweek. Regular shift hours will vary depending upon needs of the Airport. Incumbents must be available to work days, evenings, over-night shifts, weekends and holidays. Position subject to rotating shifts.
The Santa Barbara Airport's Mission "As the Tri-County region's "Airport of Choice", Santa Barbara Airport will be self-sustaining, exceed expectations for safety and quality service, and meet the air transportation and economic development needs of its customers and partners."