Responsible for performing complex functions and services at T. F. Green Airport to include compliance with Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 139 and applicable FAR's and related advisory circulars pertaining to airport safety, security, obstructions, maintenance, and inspection on the airfield, and inspection, recording, and reporting safety concerns associated with landside operations.
Job Title: Airport Operations Specialist
Department: Operations & Maintenance
Reports To: Director, Operations or Senior Operations Specialist
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other related duties may be assigned:
Perform daily airfield self inspections in accordance with the Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 139, to include the inspection airfield perimeter fencing for security violations and wildlife hazards.
Perform public safety inspections associated with the terminal building and landside operations.
Ensure that all tenants and RIAC personnel adhere to the Motor Vehicle Operator rules and regulations established by FAR Part 139 requirements and the airport corporation.
Provide Movement and Non-movement Area vehicle operator and construction contractor airfield awareness training in accordance with FAR Part 139 requirements.
Assist in coordination of construction activity on the airfield
Issue Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) and field condition reports to airport tenants, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) agencies for airfield discrepancies.
Create work orders for all airfield discrepancies, and perform follow up inspections to ensure that repairs are in compliance with the applicable FAA Advisory Circulars.
Provide escort and coordination assistance during construction activities and emergencies.
Document and record all airfield related incidents and accidents for review by the FAA Administrator.
Resolve wildlife issues up to and including termination and removal of carcass or remains.
Enforce the protection of the operational characteristics and critical areas of Navigational Aids.
Operate specialized equipment to include, but not limited to, continuous friction measurement equipment, iPad, inclinometer, digital camera, shotgun and pyrotechnics pistol.
Provide escorts for the reposition of aircraft to and from remote parking locations.
Obtain and input pertinent information relating to daily airport operations activities into databases and reports.
Provide professional customer service and serve as a liaison between RIAC and airport tenants.
Provide follow me and aircraft marshalling assistance.
Provide pilots with advisories of airport conditions during non-towered operations.
Enforce airport vehicle operator policies and procedure for the airport motor vehicle driver’s training program.
Monitor and address airfield construction safety concerns.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Possess the knowledge and ability to react and comply with FAR Part 77 Obstructions to Navigable Airspace.
Use two way radios for communications.
Work a rotating shift.
Possess the ability to recognize, prioritize, and react to simultaneous situations.
2 year college degree and/or 3 years airside aviation experience.
Basic understanding of the National Airspace System.
Must possess a valid state motor vehicle operator’s license; meet FAA and RIAC security background checks.
Strong oral, written and customer service skills required.
Must be able to identify the structural characteristics and classification of an aircraft.
Ability to read and understand meteorological terminology.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to work under stress.
Required to drive a vehicle visit and inspect all areas on the airfield.
Ability to work long hours without sleep during snow removal operations, in severe weather conditions.
Ability to lift up to 50lbs.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
All areas of T. F. Green Airfield.
Much of the work must be conducted outdoors in all types of weather, and potentially under stressful conditions
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Internal Number: PVN# 2020-02
About Rhode Island Airport Corporation
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation is responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the six state-owned airports as well as for the supervision of all civil airports, landing areas, navigation facilities, air schools and flying clubs.
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation is a quasi-public agency.
The vision of RIAC is to be a “safe, convenient aviation gateway for New England.”
The mission of RIAC is “To be a self-sustaining public agency that provided quality facilities:
• For safe, secure, efficient and convenient air transportation for Rhode Island and the New England region;
• By developing, promoting and managing the airport system to stimulate the region’s economic growth; and
• By fostering a corporate culture that balances fiscal, civic and environmental stewardship.
In support of its vision and mission, RIAC has set six key goals in the following areas: Infrastructure,Economic Development, Finance, Customer Service, Communication, and Organization