Senior Airport Operations Specialist I/II/III

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Mineta San José International Airport is currently recruiting for two Senior Airport Operations Specialists for the Airport Operations Division. This position performs work under the immediate supervision of an Airport Operations Supervisor and the Manager-on-Duty to support the variety of airport operations duties related to compliance, enforcement and customer service essential to the 24-hour operation of a medium-hub international airport. These activities support the four sections of Airport Operations (Airside, Terminal Management / Customer Service, Landside, and Security). This position will rotate responsibilities between the various sections referenced above to gain a comprehensive knowledge base and insight of the functionality of the Airport.In addition, this position will be required to multi-task and utilize various computer programs within each section of Airport Operations including Access Control System, Resource and Gate Management systems, Internet Protocol Television.

To apply, please complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at  This job posting will be used to fill multiple vacancies in this classification.  It will be kept open until all vacancies are filled.

Applications will be reviewed on the following dates:
May 31, 2022
June 20, 2022
July 11, 2022


Senior Airport Operations Specialist I: Bachelor’s degree in aviation or closely related field AND one (1) year of experience in the aviation field or an internship in aviation. Additional experience in aviation may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis. Aviation experience is typically gained by working for the following types of organizations: airport, airline, fixed based operator, airport related contractor, aviation related government agency or military aviation.

Senior Airport Operations Specialist II: Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation or closely related field OR certification from an airport industry professional organization AND one (1) year experience at the level of Senior Airport Operations Specialist I. Additional experience may not be substituted for education.

Senior Airport Operations Specialist III: Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation or closely related field AND certification from an airport industry professional organization AND two (2) years experience at the level of Senior Airport Operations Specialist I or higher. Additional experience may not be substituted for education.

– Incumbents are required to complete and pass a TSA mandated, Criminal History Records Check and a Security Threat Assessment and all other City, State or Federal requirements.
– California Drivers License.
– Obtain an Airport issued Ramp Drivers Permit and Movement Area Operating Permit within 6 months of employment.

Employment Eligibility:  Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.  Candidates are required to satisfactorily complete and pass a fingerprint based Criminal History Records Check prior to being considered for a position in this class at the Airport. This Airport position requires a background check and a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) check. The candidate must be fingerprinted and qualify under all applicable TSA and Airport regulations.


Additional Salary Information: The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience. In addition to the starting salary, employees in this classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay.


Internal Number: 2200816

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