Airports Operations Officer I

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City of Fresno

SALARY: $4,736 – $5,742 month




This is your opportunity to become a member of an extraordinary organization and a dynamic team. Under general supervision, the incumbent will perform administrative duties contributing to the efficiency of Airport operations; monitors and inspects the airfield, airport facilities, and personnel to ensure compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and airport policies and procedures.  In addition, the Airports Operations Officer is responsible for coordinating airport operations to ensure safety and security of the public, tenants and airport staff. An Airports Operations Officer I, after one year of satisfactory experience with the City, and upon recommendation of the supervisor, may be promoted to Airports Operations Officer II with a current monthly salary range of $5,208-$6,332.


One vacancy currently exists in the Operations Division in the City of Fresno Airports Department. Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of three (3) months from the date the eligible list is created, with the option of extending that period at the City’s discretion. If the examination process is suspended for this recruitment, the eligible list may be limited to three (3) months.



BENEFITS: UNIT 3 Classification – The Fresno City Employees Association, Inc. (FCEA)

3% salary increase, effective June 19, 2023

HEALTH INSURANCE: The City contributes toward monthly premiums for PPO medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: IRS 125 Plan for health and dependent care expenses.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary 457 plan with Fidelity Investments to increase your retirement savings.

VACATION LEAVE: Accrue 8 – 14.66 hours per month based on years of service.

SICK LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 90 days.

SUPPLEMENTAL SICK- 40 hours per fiscal year. 80 hours lifetime maximum.

HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and two (2) personal days.

SHORT TERM DISABILITY: Provided through California SDI program.

BILINGUAL PREMIUM PAY: $100 per month.

HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ARRANGEMENT: To reimburse retirement medical insurance and qualified medical expenses.

RETIREMENT: City of Fresno Retirement Systems, one of the best funded public systems in the state.  Reciprocity with other CA public agencies. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service. City employees do not participate in Social Security.

DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Program): an optional, voluntary program that allows an employee to deposit retirement benefits in a special savings account within the Retirement System while continuing to work for the City of Fresno for up to 10 years.  Participation minimum is age 50 and vested.  Benefits includes ownership of accumulated funds, compound interest earnings, and alternative distribution options.


Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at

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Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination and does not assure a place on the eligibility list:


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Management, Aviation Science, Airport Management or closely related  field. Applicants must attach a copy of their diploma or transcripts directly to the on-line application for verification of requirements. Applications lacking the attachment may be rejected.


Eligibles certified for consideration for this position will be required to successfully pass a Department interview, background investigation, and a Department of Justice fingerprint process prior to employment with the City of Fresno.


Candidates must possess a valid Class C California Driver’s License at time of appointment. Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver’s license and current copy of their driving record.



The selection process may consist of the following:


APPLICATION REVIEW – Qualifying Only: Applications submitted will be reviewed and a limited number of the most qualified candidates may be invited to the oral examination.  The selection will be based upon those applications which demonstrate the greatest breadth and depth of applicable education, experience, skills and training.  Therefore, applicants are urged to submit sufficiently detailed information in their application materials for a proper evaluation.


ORAL EXAM – 100%:  A panel of subject matter experts will conduct a job-related Oral Examination to evaluate each candidate’s knowledge of principles and practices of airports operations, airports security, and aviation management; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and operate modern office equipment, including computer equipment; and other training, experience and personal traits for the position.  Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list.


The Oral Exam date is scheduled for the week of February 13, 2023.



APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION.  PLEASE VISIT TO APPLY.  For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view “Instruction Guide” on the City’s website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.


ALL CORRESPONDENCE regarding this recruitment and exam process will be sent via e-mail.  All applicants will acknowledge such understanding when they complete their on-line application.  Verify we have your correct e-mail address before you submit your application. It is an applicant’s responsibility to check their email frequently to ensure they receive all pertinent communication from the Personnel Services Department on a timely basis.  Applicants will receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail upon a successful application submittal. The e-mail is the only proof of submittal.


Applications must be submitted by midnight on the filing deadline or they will not be accepted for any reason. FOR THIS RECRUITMENT, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PERMANENT FRESNO CITY EMPLOYEES APPLY THROUGH PEOPLESOFT SELF SERVICE.


It is an applicant’s responsibility to check their email account and to ensure it is set up to accept emails from the City of Fresno. Dependent upon your settings, notices from the City of Fresno may be directed to the “junk mail” or “spam” folders. It is the applicant’s responsibility to check these folders.



1.     Your document must first be scanned and saved to a computer or thumb drive (save as the “document name”)

2.     Then go to > City of Fresno Jobs > Apply On-Line

3.     Enter the same Login Information (Username & Password) that is going to be used for the job you are applying to

4.     Under the section “My Career Tools” (located towards the top of the page), Select “Cover Letters & Attachments”, and then “Add Attachments” towards the bottom

5.     For Attachment Type, choose the most appropriate option (i.e. “DIPLOMA/TRANSCRIPTS or DD214”)

a.     If you do not see an appropriate choice, you may use “Reference Attachments”. Under Attachment Purpose, you can TYPE a description

6.     Then Select “Add Attachment” and hit the “Browse” button to locate your attachment

7.     Once you have selected your attachment, select “Open”, hit “Upload” and then “Save & Return”

8.     After you confirm your attachment has been uploaded, then proceed to fill out your online application.




Candidates applying for veteran’s preference are required to submit a copy of their DD214 with their application during the specified filing period. Evidence must be presented to indicate that the candidate was discharged honorably from the military service. Veterans, including City employees, must resubmit proof of honorable service for every examination for which veteran’s preference credit is requested. Qualified veterans who pass the examination will have five (5) points added to their final score.



The City of Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Should you need a special accommodation due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Personnel Service Department at (559) 621-6950 in advance of the examination.

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