Airport Operations Officer

Website County of Ventura Department of Airports

The salary range is $45,484 – $58,170 depending on experience and qualifications. 


Airport Operations Officers may be based in either Camarillo or Oxnard depending on existing business needs.  Under supervision, they patrol the airports; monitor operations; provide security, safety, and emergency assistance when needed; greet, assist, and provide information to the public in the performance of routine duties and special assignments; assure compliance with airport rules, regulations, and ordinances; and perform related work as required.

The ideal candidate will have considerable experience in airport operations leading to a solid understanding of Federal Aviation Administration and Transportation Security Administration regulations including knowledge of FAR Part 107 (small unmanned aircraft systems).  A degree in airport/aviation administration/management and intermediate level skills in MS Word, Excel, and database tools are desirable.

To apply, please complete an application via the County of Ventura’s website at The final filing date for this job announcement is July 23, 2021. 


Working knowledge of:

County ordinances and state and federal codes governing airport operations; Security regulations; Safety, first aid, and life saving techniques; Basic firefighting techniques and law enforcement; Specialized equipment and its use.

Working ability to:

Read and follow written and/or oral instructions; Effectively communicate orally and in writing; Make decisions quickly and independently in emergency situations and perform with maximum physical exertion in an emergency; Collect and account for facility use fees; Establish and maintain effective relationships with fellow employees and the public.

Skilled in:

MS Word, Excel and database tools with an intermediate proficiency level.


Oversee and ensure continuity of airport operations at Camarillo and Oxnard Airports including safe operation of aircraft, public safety, security, communications, and public services; Monitor airport operations and provide guidance and direction to ensure compliance with safety and security requirements set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA); Conduct airfield and facility inspections including Spill Prevention Control and Counter-measure (SPCC) and the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP); verify compliance with FAA’s Part 139 Standards and on airport markings, lighting, aircraft navigation systems, and weather station systems; Respond to questions and inquiries from the public, law enforcement, and oversight agencies in a clear, calm, and thorough manner; promote good public relations for the Airports and the County of Ventura; Enforce federal, state, local laws, and FAA and TSA regulations related to the operation of airports including County of Ventura and Airport ordinances; issue citations and notices to appear; Complete accurate and thorough reports on work performed each shift (DAR) and submit to airport managers via use of MS Word, Excel and other database tools; Interface with airport tenants and the public; liaison with federal, state and local agencies; monitor construction activities and special events; Respond with ARFF apparatus to airport emergencies and situations that may involve loss of human life and property; Administer transient and landing fees programs; Dissipate wildlife activity at both airports; Coordinate with the air traffic control tower in order to escort personnel and equipment onto the airport movement areas and within the airport’s restricted areas; Respond to incidents, accidents, inquiries, problems, complaints or unusual situations involving airlines, passengers, law enforcement, and tenants; coordinate public safety response to emergencies including Police, Fire and Emergency medical Services during emergency situations;
Issue Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs); Perform administrative and other duties as assigned.


To qualify for this classification, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

An example of a qualifying education/experience is a minimum of six (6) months experience working at a general aviation, military, or commercial service airport.

The following may be substituted for the requisite experience:

A) One (1) year experience working at an airport aviation business that provides services such as aircraft maintenance, fueling of aircraft, aircraft charter, or flight training;


B) Completion of an airport internship;


C) One (1) year of college-level course work (30 units) in airport/aviation administration (or equivalent).

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