Responsible for the overall supervision of the airport operations center. Supervises Operations Specialists in their associated work programs. Performs work in support of airfield airside and landside operations. Must be able to work any shift or hours assigned, including overtime, weekends and holidays, as required.
Manages day-to-day functions of the Operations Center to insure the air terminal complies with appropriate operating directives.
Monitors the Energy Management System, tower and ground radio communications, fire annunciator panel, closed circuit TV cameras and security alarms and responding to alarms as requirements dictate.
Evaluates, supervises and makes work assignments for Operations Specialists.
Conducts initial and continuing educational training for Operations Specialists.
Enforces airport rules and procedures to include FAA Part 139 as well as FAA, TSA and DOD security requirements to insure compliance with appropriate operations and security directives.
Assists the Airport Operations Manager in fiscal planning and budget administration of the Operations Center.
When necessary, interacts with the FAA concerning airport operations and TSA for security.
Responsible for submitting badge applications for background checks and making badges after approval has been received. Maintain records of badges per TSA regulations.
Coordinates with the Army to publish NOTAMs and updates for the advisory system.
Responds to emergencies/situations in accordance with appropriate regulations and guidelines as necessary to resume normal airport operations, safety and security.
Assists the Airport Operations Manager in preparing and managing the Airport Emergency Plan.
Insures compliance with Airport Rules and Regulations, TSA Security Programs, as well as City of Killeen Rules and Regulations.
Manages the airport publication library. Insures all required publications are on hand and posted properly.
Manages the UNICOM communication system to include day-to-day operations and operator training.
Effectively communicates status of all systems through oral and written means
Maintains security logs, master emergency alert phone list emergency checklists and SOPs.
Maintains airport Emergency Plan
Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning threatening weather conditions, runway closures and aircraft emergencies involving possible life threatening situations.
Acts as duty airport manager on a shift basis during those periods when the primary airport staff is not on the airport.
Develops and administers the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program for the Aviation Department.
Performs other related duties as assigned
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, business administration, public administration, aviation management or a related field preferred; and
Specialized aviation related knowledge (civil or military) equivalent to two (2) years of college required or one (1) year progressively responsible related experience required; or,
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of airport operations, and specialized aviation related knowledge of FAA regulations, weather reporting, and Aviation Radio operations. A working knowledge of computer systems is required, also, managerial skills and the ability to use tools and equipment as listed;
Ability to prepare and analyze complex reports; ability to maintain efficient and effective automated airport systems; ability to effectively supervise staff; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and city officials; as well as the ability to communicate effective orally and in writing.
Employee must have a valid Texas driver's license by date of hire. National Weather Observing Certification is preferred, but not required.
Must be able to pass a criminal history, fingerprint-based, record check to receive a security clearance before unrestricted access to airport secure areas can be approved.
An FAA issued pilot's license or equivalent military aviation experience is desirable.
Employee’s residence must be within 30 minutes driving time from the Killeen City limits.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Various types of computer software and systems, adding machine, copy machine, FAX machine, typewriter, UNICOM radio, AWOS-III, telephone, motor vehicle and appropriate safety equipment as necessary.