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JOB TITLE: Operations Supervisor / Wildlife Officer
REPORTS TO: Operations Director
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BENEFITS: Highly competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, and retirement plans.
SAA employees participate in the Florida Retirement System. Visit myfrs.com for more info.
SAA covers health and welfare insurance premiums for all employees. $0 premium for employee-only coverage.
Offer 457 plan and Roth IRA
Observe all Federal Holidays in addition to sick and vacation time based on accrual
Eligible for annual performance incentive
SHIFT: 40-hour workweek, typically Monday-Friday 10 am-6 pm or 11 am-7 pm. Some holidays are required. *May receive calls outside of working hours and may be required to respond during emergencies. A cell phone or stipend will be provided.
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE:
Has experience operating a vehicle on an active airport.
The ability to communicate with the Air Traffic Control Tower
Experience providing seasonal and on-call wildlife control and knowledge of local wildlife
Comfortable working outdoors exposed to elements of nature
Experience with various pyrotechnics, handguns, and rifles
SCOPE: Perform duties to monitor airfield, airport facilities, and personnel to ensure compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA) a Sanford Airport Authority (SAA) regulation, in compliance with instructions and within the limitations of standard methods and procedures.
Ensure compliance with 14 FAR Part 139 and 49 CFR Part 1542.
Monitor the airfield and airport properties and perform inspections three times daily and after accident/incident, severe weather, or closure. Check runway pavement before plane departures for foreign objects, debris, and wildlife. Inspect lighting and signage, and report on issues. Check vehicles, gates, and doors for security. Report on findings that compromise security.
Observe wildlife on the runways and grounds which could cause damage while runways in use. Walk the area for additional observation. Provide deterrents on the runways and grounds.
Utilize a variety of methods to rid the runways of wildlife including harassment, deprivation, and termination. Harass the wildlife to move away from the airport property when effective. Physically remove wildlife and relocate. Terminate and bury wildlife which is particularly dangerous to aircraft. Use approved equipment and means to discouraging wildlife from wandering onto runways.
Check aircraft and gates on Airport Operation Area (AOA) for security. Check terminal building and perform perimeter inspections to identify potential breaches in fences and ensure gates are locked and secured. Utilize work order system for Maintenance to address issues. Follow up on work orders.
Respond to accidents/incidents inside AOA and assist emergency personnel as needed. Implement the Airport Emergency Plan. Coordinate with the Incident Command Center in conjunction with Police and Fire supervisors.
Enforce the airport security plan. Check badges of persons entering secure areas and escort unbadged persons as appropriate.
Patrol grounds for suspicious bags, items or vehicles, cleanliness, and faulty lighting. Patrol terminal and check for cleanliness, that doors and gates are working, and hazardous areas needing repair.
Create, file, and transmit periodic reports to State and Federal agencies. Update the wildlife database relating to type, time and location wildlife was located and method of disbursement or disposal. Comply with Federal and State reports and permit requirements.
Respond to need for wildlife abatement in areas beyond the airfield including tenant property, terminals, fuel farms, and industrial park. Trap, scare, relocate or terminate wildlife.
Maintain the propane cannon system. Clean, rebuild and perform preventative maintenance.
Maintain firearms and vehicle as needed.
Check ground transportation for proper permitting.
Inspect fuel facilities and vehicles.
Issue Notice to Airmen as prescribed based on conditions.
Perform or assist with any operations, as required to maintain workflow and to meet schedules and quality requirements. Notify supervision of unusual equipment or operating problems and the need for additional material and supplies.
Maintain a safe work area and comply with safety procedures and equipment operating rules keeping the work area in a clean and orderly condition.
Participate in any variety of meetings and workgroups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain a specified level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, requirements, and policies.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Use hand tools, vehicle, radio, propane cannon, pyrotechnics, shotgun, bug spray, designated safety equipment and computer.
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