Airport Operations Coordinator II

Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Assistant Airport Operations Manager the Airport Operations Coordinator II ensures compliance with the Federal Regulation requirements of 14CFR Part 139 and 49CFR Part 1542. Performs daily inspections to ensure facilities and airfield is within applicable standards; represents airport management until relieved by higher authority. Complies with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations that are required to operate a commercial airport.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Conducts daily inspections of airfield and airport facilities; ensures compliance with Federal, State,
    County, and General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) policies and procedures, rules and regulations and Milwaukee County ordinances.
  2. Issues appropriate notices to airman (NOTAMS) when hazards exist and initiate closure of all or parts of the Airport if necessary.
  3. Coordinates snow removal efforts on airfield and airport facilities; makes sound decisions based on established procedures and resolves issues in a professional manner.
  4. Coordinates construction and maintenance on airfield projects; anticipates consequences of airfield construction and/or repair projects relative to maintaining airport, airfield safety and operational needs.
  5. Responds to incidents, accidents of various sizes; in-charge until relieved by higher authority; investigates causes and take appropriate measures to correct; makes sound and timely decisions under stressful conditions.
  6. Prepares clear, concise yet comprehensive reports; writes various reports to document events at
  7. General Mitchell International Airport (MKE); disseminates reports in a timely manner.
  8. Coordinates matters of security and safety necessary for special operations and/or events, activities and for the arrival of visiting dignitaries; anticipates effects of large crowd and/or special visiting dignitary requests that may affect normal airport operations.
  9. Meets with airport users and/or tenants to resolve operational problems.
  10. Trains and tests employees on “movement area” operating procedures; ensures employees understand operating rules and regulations while driving on the “movement area.”
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid Driver’s License at time of application with the ability to obtain a Wisconsin driver’s license within six (6) months of hire and maintain throughout employment.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Airport or Aviation Management, Business or Public Administration or Emergency Management or a degree in a related field.
  • Two (2) or more years of experience at a Part 139 commercial airport in an airport operations department, snow removal and airfield inspections.
  • Ability to lift, carry, push and pull up to 30lbs on a regular basis.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office software including Microsoft Word and Excel programs.
  • Note: Four (4) additional years of experience at a Part 139 commercial airport in the area of airport operations, airfield/facilities inspections, may substitute for the Bachelor’s degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possession of a Master’s Degree in Airport or Aviation Management, Business or Public Administration.
  • Experience coordinating airport construction projects, training and testing employees on movement area operating procedures, and responding to emergency incidents and accidents.
  • Skilled at GIS/Asset Management Software and communication platforms (e.g. PASSUR, City Works).
  • AAAE Certification; ACE, CM, or AAE Certification

Background Check:

Must undergo a criminal history background check to maintain security clearance for unescorted access to secured areas of the airport.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong internal and external communication; gathering information, answering queries and maintain good working relationships.
  • Speak effectively before both internal and external groups.
  • Read, analyze and interpret safety rules, operating/maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, business manuals, technical procedures and government regulations; write routine reports.
  • Make sound decisions based on established procedures and resolve issues in a professional manner.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate multiple activities; analyze situations quickly and determine proper course of action in the event of an emergency.Complex work generally governed by broad instructions involving a choice of action within limits of standard policy and procedures.
  • Work requires the ability to plan and perform work in light of new or constantly changing problems and deal with complex factors not easily evaluated; decisions require considerable judgment, initiative and ingenuity.
  • Act independently in the formulation and administration of policies and programs for major departments or functions.
  • Knowledge of specialized computer systems; ability to operate equipment and use radio devices.
  • Knowledge of snow removal and ice control operations.
  • Knowledge of 14 CFR Part 139 and 49 CFR Part 1542.

Working Conditions:

  • Physical Demands: standing, sitting, reaching, driving, hearing, talking, visual and typing
  • Non-Physical Demands: communication/interpretation, sustained mental activity: auditing, problem solving, composing reports, reading, and writing
  • Environmental Demands: high volume public contact, loud noises and physical danger
  • Demands/Deadlines: cyclical work pressures or occasional exposure of distressed individuals within the immediate work environment; work requires frequent, substantive contacts with people in highly stressful situations; delicacy and unpredictability of contacts routinely create considerable strain or heavy stress regularly.
  • Work Schedule: considerable irregularity of hours due to frequent overtime, weekend or shift rotation.

Note: THE ORIGINAL APPLICATION is open to qualified residents of the United States. Appointee must establish residency within the State of Wisconsin within six (6) months of appointment and maintain such residency during incumbency.

The selection process will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods.
Milwaukee County offers a comprehensive blend of benefits designed to make your life better both inside and outside of the workplace. Milwaukee County conducts job related criminal background checks and pre-employment screenings.

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