Under the direction of the Operations Supervisors, the Ops Specialist II is responsible for supporting the operation, safety and security functions of the Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport by maintaining a 24 hour operations center, responding to emergency calls, contacting appropriate emergency staff, fire, police, and/or FAA personnel, assisting in enforcement of airfield security, responding to security breeches, and controlling access to secure areas.
Provides surveillance of airport property by observing CCTV monitors, monitoring the fire alarm system and by patrolling the property.
Inspects airfield, perimeter, and ground for compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations, Transportation Security Association regulations, airport rules and regulations, leases and agreements.
Monitors and enforces FAA, TSA, and airport rules and regulations regarding persons and vehicles operating in secured areas by verifying identification and operating credentials.
Removes Foreign Object Debris (FOD) from Airport Operations Area (AOA) including taxiways, runways and aprons.
Submits daily activity and inspection reports and other records
Submits incident and accident reports as needed.
Submits maintenance (work order) requests based on observations and results of inspections.
Conducts periodic inspections of Fueling Facilities and Apparatus
Participates in Emergency Plan and Airport Security Plan exercises
Responds to Aircraft accidents and incidents
Responds to security incidents
Attends work on a continuous and regular basis, employee may be on call during emergency weather events or during abnormal airport operations
Assists in securing the aircraft apron by escorting non-airport vehicles ( vendors & contractors) into secure areas and by controlling airfield gates used by contractors and vendors. Spot checks secure areas for breeches by patrolling airfield perimeter to inspect fences, hangars and buildings, by patrolling tenant fences, hangars and buildings, and by identification card requirement.
Initiates and coordinates emergency response for the Authority by identifying the appropriate agency or department to contact, making the call and providing clear and accurate information. Provides first hand reports on airfield incidents to ensure more accurate and efficient response by responding units. Assists in inspection of runways/taxiways after emergency incidents.
Acts as an information relay among the public, tenants, and Authority staff by giving messages via telephone and paging on the public address system.
Controls access to keys and beepers by listing in the appropriate log when they are released and/or returned. Maintains a daily activity record by filling in logbook, filing incident reports and recording lost and found items.
Perform other related duties as required.
This is a non-supervisory position.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
High School diploma or GED. Associates Degree or college coursework strongly preferred. One (1) year security experience with public contact and/or two (2) years airport experience with public contact
Must possess and maintain a valid Alabama Driver’s License.
Ability to pass a criminal history background check and maintain eligibility for a security access badge in accordance with the Airport Security Plan.
Work schedule will vary depending on department requirements, but will include shift work, weekends, and holidays.
KNOWLEDGE SKILL AND ABILITIES
Ability to follow oral and written instructions
Ability to communicate on airfield radios and communication devices with Air Traffic Control
Ability to write simple and concise reports
Ability to work independently, have flexibility, and work effectively with co-workers and others.
Understanding of Federal Aviation Regulation Part 139 and TSA Regulation 1542. Ability to understand and apply regulations
While performing this job, the individual is required to stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The individual is required to bend or kneel. The individual is required to lift up to 20lbs. Must be able to conduct visual inspections and operate a computer terminal.
The work environment is indoors and outdoors and it is noisy. Exposure to environmental conditions to include all weather conditions i.e. hot and cold temperatures, humid, wet conditions, traffic, bright/dim light, fumes/noxious odors, dusts and pollen.
The position does not require the use of protective clothing and equipment.
The Birmingham Airport Authority is a dynamic and exciting place to work. Our mission is to provide world-class customer service in a team-oriented and collaborative environment. Of course, we can only do that with a great team of employees who are committed to upholding our core values. Our employee family acts as ambassadors who represent the airport and the Authority with professionalism and integrity. Our employees are committed to making every passenger’s travel through our airport a positive and pleasant experience.
The Birmingham Airport Authority offers competitive salaries and an outstanding benefits package of affordable health, dental, vision, and life insurances for employees and their families. The Authority also provides paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, and retirement benefits.
The Authority is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local fair employment practice laws. The Authority strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ethnicity, sex, gender, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. The policy applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.