The Certification & Operations Division of the Santa Barbara Airport currently has an exciting opportunity for an Airport Operations Specialist. An Airport Operations Specialist provides emergency and routine communications and dispatch functions for Airport law enforcement officers (LEOs), Airport Operations and Airport Maintenance personnel; monitoring of computerized access control and CCTV systems; serves as the Airport’s central point of contact for airport tenants and outside agencies; and provides responsible staff assistance to the Airport Operations Supervisor.
A sample of the duties performed by this position are: assure compliance with TSR Part 1542 requirements and with FAR Part 139; issue NOTAMs; operate a variety of airport security and operations equipment including the Airport access control system and equipment including the closed circuit television system, radio/telephone consoles, paging systems, video surveillance equipment, various computer equipment and security systems; dispatching of LEO personnel to incidents/requests for public service, running and reading CLETS (requires certification, training provided); distribute, activate or deactivate badges and PIN numbers as required; inform employees and appropriate personnel of the use and restrictions of the systems; initiate airport emergency operations and response, operate emergency equipment and coordinate emergency services and communications; conduct routine inspections and patrols of landside, airside and terminal facilities and surrounding areas; ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations; coordinate response to violations; conduct FAR Part 139 inspections; assist in data entry, flight tracking operations, and support of the airport Noise Abatement Program as required; compose, maintain and review a variety of reports, records and logs; ensure all record keeping maintained at the SOC is accurate, thorough and timely which includes FAR Part 139 inspection and training documentation, and other record keeping as required; type and enter data into the computer; assure relevant data and briefings are passed along to appropriate personnel; provide general assistance to the public; respond to and resolve inquiries.
Knowledge of: Airport Operations, services and activities of an airport operations and communications center; Public safety communications and dispatch procedures and protocols; operational characteristics of Airport security and communications equipment. Principles and procedures of record keeping; 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.
Experience: One year of Airport experience or communications/dispatching experience is preferred, or two years equivalent educational experience.
Ability to: Quickly and confidently operate radio communications equipment in a fast paced communication center environment; communicate on multiple radio frequencies; keep track of personnel in field being dispatched; obtain CLETS certification within three (3) months; become fluent in both law enforcement aviation phonetic alphabets; learn basic air traffic ground control procedures, aviation terminology, and modern commercial aircraft types; make appropriate decisions; remain calm and effective under pressure situations; 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 routine inspections; present training classes; and perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
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. Ability to obtain Airfield Driving Certification within 12 months of appointment. A valid pilot’s license is desirable.
Work Schedule: Incumbents must be available to work 9/80, 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, weekends and holidays. Position subject to rotating shifts.
About City of Santa Barbara Airport Department
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."