Performs duties associated with daily operation of airport facilities, maintains a safe environment for aircraft and the general public on an assigned shift, including nights, weekends, and holidays; responds to aircraft emergencies; provides aircraft rescue and firefighting services; performs emergency medical treatment. Performs airfield operations duties per 14 CFR Part 139 regulations. Performs perimeter and facility security, parking enforcement and other airport security related issues. Monitors runway conditions for snow and ice contamination and initiates and conducts airside and landside snow removal.
Minimum High School diploma or GED. Associate or Bachelor’s degree in aviation preferred. One to two years of progressively responsible related experience in aviation, safety, security, firefighting, or a combination of education training and experience to perform the position duties and responsibilities.
Salary: $20.26/hour with competitive benefits package
All applicants must complete a job application with the City of Durango Human Resources Department at www.durangogov.org/jobs.aspx.
Completion of basic ARFF Academy within 120 days of employment, EMR or EMT-Basic Certification within six months of employment.
Employment with the airport is contingent upon a background investigation, a fingerprint-based criminal history record check, and upon the ability to meet and maintain the qualifications necessary for unescorted access authority pursuant to 49 CFR 1542. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive benefits package through the City of Durango including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(a) retirement plan, 11 paid holidays, paid time off, and more.
About Durango-La Plata County Airport
The Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO) is a primary non-hub commercial service airport serving over 375,000 passengers annually in beautiful Southwest Colorado. DRO is served by two airlines: American and United, and is Colorado’s fifth busiest commercial service airport.