This position is responsible for assisting with a variety of activities including airfield inspections, credentialing and the expeditious flow of aircraft and passengers. Individual must be focused on the safety, security, and efficiency of airport operations and be willing to complete other operational duties as assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of a designated supervisor and checked for accuracy, quality and the ability to complete work in a timely and cost-effective manner.
A high school diploma from an accredited school or its equivalent.
Two (2) years of training and experience in airport operations.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Must maintain a valid telephone number.
Must pass a ten-year fingerprint based criminal history records check (CHRC) and security threat assessment (STA).
About City of Lakeland
Located in the heart of Florida along the I-4 corridor Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL) is midway between Tampa and Orlando, ideally located in the center of one of the most dynamic growth corridors in the Southeast.
As of April 2021 LAL was ranked the 124th busiest airport in the United States, 26th busiest in the State of Florida, and was on track to eclipse 120,000 operations.
LAL is perhaps best known as the home of the annual Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo which draws 150,000 people from 85 different countries and over 2,000 aircraft to LAL each spring. This annual event transforms the airport into the busiest in the World during the six day event. In addition, LAL hosts several smaller events throughout the year including pilot proficiency programs, aviation seminars, as well as AMA sanctioned events.
Other notable tenants at LAL include the world famous NOAA Hurricane Hunters, Draken International (a DOD contractor operating a fleet of over 60 tactical aircraft), and most recently Amazon Air which joined the LAL family in July 2020 with the opening of their Regional Air Cargo Hub. All together, there are currently 65+ business and organizations located on th...e field with over 3,000 people coming to work at the airport daily. According to a recent economic impact study completed in April 2021, LAL's annual economic impact was over $1.5 Billion to the region.
Development targets for the airport include air service, increased MRO activity, international air cargo, increased military and GA operations, as well as aerospace educational opportunities.
The airport maintains a Class I Part 139 Airport Operating Certificate with Index B (capable of Index C) ARFF services. Over 260 aircraft are based out of LAL and the airport maintains 1,742 acres of land including three solar farms and over 1 million square feet of facilities under roof.