Airport Operations Specialist I

Website Columbia Metropolitan Airport

Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) seeking motivated individuals for Operations Specialist I positions. These are entry level positions, under direct supervision, that manages the use of airport facilities in accordance with established policies and procedures. Position assures continuous safety and security compliance with Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Parts 77 and 139, Transportation Security Regulation (TSR) Part 1542, in addition to all other applicable statutes, regulations, and requirements. Duties include but are not limited to periodic, daily, and continuous airfield and facilities inspections for unsafe or non-compliant conditions; actively monitoring two-way radio communication amongst airport staff, security access control, CCTV systems, flight operations statuses, weather, work order requests, and local air traffic (ATC) radio communications; issuing airport ID media and providing fingerprinting services; coordinating and monitoring airport construction activities; providing high levels of customer service in responding to questions and inquiries from the public, airport stakeholders, and/or governmental regulatory agencies.

Position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Airport or Aviation/Aerospace Management, Aviation/Aerospace Science, Business or Public Administration, or closely related field combined with a minimum of one (1) year of experience in airport operations or administration, or in a position with direct aviation relevance preferred. Candidates must have the ability to interact effectively with the public and all airport stakeholders. Prior experience with a Fixed Base Operator (FBO), airline, air cargo carrier, airfield maintenance, and/or airport emergency services is desirable. Candidates must be available for night, holiday, weekend, rotating, or irregular shift assignments. Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe or other applicable software required.

Excellent benefit package with an anticipated starting pay of $21.63 per hour ($44,990.40 annual). If you meet the requirements and desire to become an integral part of our team, please visit our website at for a complete job description along with required airport application. For consideration, please submit completed airport application along with your resume and cover letter via email to –  Attn: Cameron Zimmerman, Operations Manager

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