Airport Operations Assistant
City of Houston, TX - Houston, TX

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Division/Section: William P. Hobby Airport/Ground Transportation
Reporting Location: 7800 Airport Blvd. (subject to change)
Workdays & Hours: Varied, normally M-F (subject to change)

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Airport Operations Assistant (Traffic Control Officer) , for William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) provides enforcement and assistance to the traveling public by ensuring that enplaning (departure) and deplaning (arrival) traffic lanes are safe, free-flowing, and devoid of obstructions and delays. This classification will ensure that stated objectives are enforced in the deplaning (arrival) curb zones for all privately-owned vehicle operators. The same objectives are applicable to commercial transportation providers and privately-owned vehicles in the enplaning (departure) curb zones. Traffic Control Officer may issue tickets and citations to violators of City of Houston Ordinance relating to stopping, standing, or parking infractions only. Interaction with vehicle operators and customers involve routine information exchange, and/or simple service activity requiring common courtesy; e.g., answering questions, giving directions in response to simple requests.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Performing these duties will involve: operating city vehicles; walking and standing for extended periods; making visual observations and differentiating details; applying specialized information; attending to details amid distractions; dealing with people in tense situations; speaking and writing effectively; being outside during inclement weather; using two-way radios and lifting up to forty (40) pounds; and reacting quickly with dexterity and coordination. Must be willing and available to work all shifts, including rotation, weekends and holidays. Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearances.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor's degree in Aviation Management, Airway Science, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

No experience required. Para-professional or professional experience working in an airport, security, traffic management or other emergency related field may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

Valid Class C Texas driver's license and compliance with city's policy on driving (AP 2-2).

PREFERENCES:

**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**

Experience working in a highly stressful environment, i.e., law enforcement, security, military, or emergency management office helpful. Some knowledge related to security activities and principles/procedures. Ability to communicate diplomatically and effectively, often in tense situations, with all levels of internal and external customers.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED
Department may administer skills assessment test.

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION X Yes No
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

SALARY INFORMATION
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification. The salary range is:

Salary Range - Pay Grade 13

$11.48 - 17.25 Hourly

OPENING DATE FEBRUARY 13, 2013
CLOSING DATE FEBRUARY 26, 2013


APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.

For application status inquiries or special accommodations, please call 281-233-1709.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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