Airport Maintenance Worker/Senior Airport Maintenance Worker

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The Department of Airports’ Maintenance Workers under supervision, or under direction (depending on the level) perform a variety of routine facilities and landscape maintenance, construction tasks, custodial duties, and equipment maintenance and service.

In the performance of these duties the Airport Maintenance Workers regularly operate trucks and other motorized equipment and respond to questions from the public and airport tenants. The Senior Airport Maintenance Worker is expected to perform the most complex maintenance tasks.


Duties may include but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performs airfield maintenance to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards and specifications including but not limited to maintenance of airfield lighting systems, constant current regulator and emergency generator troubleshooting, associated lighting control computers, airfield markings, surface preparation and repair, safety climbing to maintain obstructions and beacons, tie-downs and chains, and general area cleaning and maintenance;
  • Maintains permanent and portable hangars by inspecting, assessing, planning, and repairing, metal siding, floors, and door mechanisms;
  • Performs installation, repair, and maintenance of electrical, plumbing, HVAC systems, fencing, and door mechanisms and locks; performs welding, framing, masonry work, roofing, finish woodwork, carpeting, tile and linoleum floor installations, asphalt and concrete repair, plastering, and painting at Airport facilities following correct procedures and complying with related regulations;
  • Performs landscape maintenance on Airport grounds including but not limited to planting, transplanting, and maintaining trees, shrubs, flowers, and lawns; installs and maintains irrigation systems; fertilizes and applies herbicides, pesticides, etc.; maintains landscaped areas around buildings, airfields, and along roadways; operates a large Airfield Mower;
  • Drives light trucks, tractor mowers, riding mowers, and operates motorized equipment associated with maintenance and construction activities in the performance of regular duties complying with safety regulations and procedures specific to the piece of equipment being used;
  • Performs basic custodial duties cleaning airport buildings and restrooms; uses supplies according to manufacturer’s directions to prevent caustic combinations and damage to facilities;
  • Services and maintains equipment, small engines, and tools; reports need for replacement items to supervisor when identified; and picks up parts as needed for various projects;
  • Maintains watershed protective storm drainage slopes and drains;
  • Answers questions from the public and tenants; and notifies supervisor when inquiries relate to topics beyond the scope of responsibilities providing contact information to allow follow up to the customer;
  • Completes work orders, pesticide use reports, and activity reports as directed to accurately reflect activities performed;
  • Participates in continuing education to comply with requirements of the Department of Airports Maintenance Worker Program including obtaining and maintaining specific state and federal certifications and licenses;
  • May be required to respond to airport maintenance emergencies after hours or on weekends;
  • May supervise correctional custody crews;
  • At the Senior Airport Maintenance Worker level, drives airfield sweepers in compliance with FAA clearance procedures; and
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Any combination of education, training, and experience which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

The required knowledge and abilities also can be obtained by:

Airport Maintenance Worker: One (1) year of experience in general construction, facilities maintenance, grounds maintenance, or landscape maintenance.

Senior Airport Maintenance Worker: Three (3) years of experience in general construction, facilities maintenance, grounds maintenance, or landscape maintenance, one (1) year of which must have been in the maintenance and repair of airport facilities and equipment.

Necessary Special Requirements

  • Possession of a valid California driver license.
  • Ability to perform strenuous manual labor involving physical strength, agility, and stamina.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, reach, and lift/carry equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be willing and able to work safely while exposed to weather, changing environmental conditions, extreme noise, chemicals, and mechanical and electrical hazards.
  • Must be willing to wear a uniform.
  • New hires must pass the Airfield Driver Training requirements within fourteen (14) days of hire.

In addition to the above requirements, the Senior Airport Maintenance Worker:

  • Possession of a valid California Commercial driver license, Class B.
  • New hires must pass the American Association of Airports Executives (AAAE) Airport Certified Employee (ACE) Exam for Airfield lighting and Maintenance within six (6) months of hire.
  • New hires must obtain and maintain a Qualified Applicator Certificate from the California State Department of Pesticide Regulations within six (6) months of hire.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Some to thorough knowledge (depending on the level) of: tools, materials, and equipment used in the maintenance, landscaping, and construction trades to include the knowledge of the proper operation of gas powered equipment normally associated with maintenance and construction activities; common plants, turf, trees, and their care; herbicides and pesticides; the use of common landscaping and gardening tools and equipment; irrigation systems installation and maintenance, and grounds related construction activities; cleaning procedures and the proper use of custodial equipment; airport rules and regulations related to ground movements around the airfield; and laws, ordinances, rules and regulations pertaining to airport facilities and airport grounds maintenance at the Senior Airport Maintenance Worker level.

Ability to: perform installation, repair, and maintenance of electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems; perform welding, carpentry, framing, roofing, plastering, finish woodworking, fencing, painting, masonry, and concrete work; follow oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and provide quality service; complete accurate work orders; service and repair equipment, small engines, and tools; use logic in assessing situations and making appropriate choices; drive various motorized equipment safely on the airfield; safely apply herbicides and pesticides; and supervise correctional custody crews.


The salary range for the Airport Maintenance Worker is $36,545.60 – $51,172.23.

The salary range for the Senior Airport Maintenance Worker is $40,906.42 – $57,262.40

An attractive benefit package is included.


Applications must be received by Ventura County Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. December 6, 2019.

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