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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:B7725

AIRPORT OPERATIONS AGENT I

NATURE OF WORK

This is specialized operations work involving a considerable amount of public contact in the dynamic environment of a county-owned airport.

Work involves ensuring a safe, efficient and secure environment for passengers, airport personnel, vehicles, equipment and the movement of aircraft, according to established airport policies and procedures, and FAA regulations. Duties include working rotating shifts and assignments, including holidays and weekends. Duties require routine and emergency communication with airport users, tenants, federal, state, local government and other agencies. Work is performed under general supervision and is reviewed for compliance within established standards.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Maintains awareness of operational conditions and responds to the needs of the airport users to ensure the expeditious transition of public movement.

Monitors and assists in proper operation of specific functional areas of the airport including Terminal, Airside and Landside, to ensure compliance with established rules, regulations, policies and procedures and contractual tenant leasehold requirements.

Assists with ensuring the proper control of persons and vehicles in restricted access areas of the airport.

Conducts escorts and tours within both public and secured airport areas.

Monitors automated equipment systems for fire, security and maintenance alarms, and notifies appropriate agencies for response.

Provides information, direction and assistance regarding the use of airport facilities and airport tenants and users.

Inspects and monitors airport equipment and facilities for

safety, security, housekeeping, aesthetics and general

conditions, and takes appropriate action to rectify unsuitable conditions.

Collects and records information for statistical data on routine and emergency airport conditions relating to safety and security, as well as various operational activities.

Monitors, assists in and reports on the control of all aspects of vehicular traffic, parking operations, public and all other forms of intermodal transportation.

Collects, records and disseminates information on airport operational conditions, status of construction in progress, and other pertinent airport activities.

Assists in the preparation and operation of the Emergency Operations Center in the event of airport emergencies.

Operates and maintains (as operator) county-owned vehicles, including 4-wheel drive, in an airport environment including responding to emergency situations.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Some knowledge of a modern air carrier airport environment.

Some knowledge of modern communications center practices, procedures and equipment.

Some knowledge of the safety and security requirements of an airport supporting commercial aviation.

Some knowledge and familiarization of all airport areas, including those of tenant airlines, concessions, etc., and their functions.

Some knowledge of specialized aircraft requirements and operational parameters.

Ability to collect information and maintain records, reports and inventory.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to detect, report and/or correct hazardous conditions.

Ability to pass background check as required by appropriate governmental authority.

Ability to physically access remote and/or cramped airport areas, occasionally in adverse weather, and under emergency and stressful conditions.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Completion of two years of college level course work in Airport Management, Aeronautical Science; or related field; and

some experience in airport operations work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Blue Collar
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Code of Ethics
Certification: No
Work Locations: Aviation
Class Spec Estab./Revised: E7/94


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