Operations Specialist I

Website Blue Grass Airport

One of the best airports and places to work in Kentucky.

About Blue Grass Airport:  

Nestled among beautiful horse farms and committed to serving Central Kentucky, Blue Grass Airport is proud to bring state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge technology, and leading initiatives unlike any other in the aviation industry to our local, commercial, and general aviation communities. Named in 2018 as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky and 2020 fleur de lis winner of the Worksite Wellness Awards, our employees take the highest level of pride in their work and culture.

Having recently completed facility renovations, airfield updates, and infrastructure improvements to further our reputation as one of the most convenient airports, we are envisioning a new master plan that prepares us to meet the transportation needs of Central Kentucky’s bright future. And we are glad to do it in the middle of this beautiful place – Lexington becoming a top destination for many across the globe – that we call home.

Position Summary:  

Blue Grass Airport is conducting a search for an Operations Specialist I. This is an entry level position, under direct supervision, that manages the use of airport facilities in accordance with established policies and procedures. This position assures safety and security compliance with Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Parts 77 and 139, Transportation Security Regulation (TSR) Part 1542, as well as various other guidance policies. Duties include a constant monitoring of all facilities, personnel, and operations; routine and non-routine inspections of the airfield for unsafe or non-compliant conditions; serves critical functions of the airport Integrated Operations and Coordination Center (IOCC); actively monitors security access control and CCTV systems; issues airport ID media and facilitates ID applicant background searches; coordinates and monitors airport construction activities; provides a high level of customer service in responding to questions and inquiries from the public, airport stakeholders, and/or governmental regulatory agencies.


For consideration, applicants must meet the following industry specific requirements: Position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Airport Management, Aviation Science, or closely related field combined with a minimum of one (1) year of experience in airport operations or administration preferred; or a high school diploma and equivalent combination of education, training and relevant airport experience. Candidate must have the ability to interact effectively with the public and all airport stakeholders. Prior experience with fixed base operators (FBO), airlines, air cargo, airfield maintenance, and/or airport emergency services is highly desirable. Please review the  job description on our website for a more detailed and complete listing of the position, its duties, and its requirements. Employees must be able to pass drug screens and background checks. 

Position subject to periodic schedule rotation across various AM, PM, weekend, and holiday shifts, and availability for emergency recall.


The airport believes that the best people create the best workplace, and in return offers competitive pay and an extremely generous benefits package including retirement, medical, vision, dental, life, disability, and paid time off.  The position has an anticipated annual starting salary of $43,097.

Blue Grass Airport is a proud equal opportunity employer and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in our organization and practices. Candidates from historically underrepresented populations, particularity communities of color, are encouraged to apply.

Applications accepted until 11:59pm on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Click here or visit www.bluegrassairport.com/employment.html to apply.

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