Airport Operations Coordinator

  • McCarran International Airport
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Oct 13, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Aviation or Harbor
  • Salary: $27.48 - $42.62 Hourly USD

Job Description

The Clark County Department of Aviation is seeking qualified candidates for the Airport Operations Coordinator position. Coordinates, inspects and administers a federally mandated aviation safety program for Airside Operations on a per shift basis. Serves as the focal point for the leadership, liaison and technical expertise necessary to assure the safe, efficient and effective airfield operation of the airport. Provides management oversight for all airside operational activities and in emergency situations when line management is unavailable. Provides liaison between airport management, department staff, government agencies, tenants and the public to sustain airport objectives.

This recruitment will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies which may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by the office of Airport Experience and Employee Services.


The Department of Aviation reserves the right to call only the most qualified applicants to the selection process.

Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Aviation Management, Business or Public Administration or related field and two years of full-time airport operations and/or airfield maintenance experience. Experience in a large airport facility and prior supervisory or administrative experience is desirable. Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Applicants not meeting these requirements will not be considered for employment. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.

Licensing and Certification: Must possess a valid Nevada Class C driver's license at time of hire.
Working Conditions: Work evening, night, weekend and holiday shifts.

Medical Examination: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment medical examination.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.

Background Check: Employment with the Department of Aviation is contingent upon completion of an education/experience background investigation, a fingerprint-based criminal history record check processed by the FBI, and upon the ability to be granted a security badge as mandated by the Transportation Security Administration. Note: all prospective hires must present two original government issued ID's upon acceptance of job offer. Examples of acceptable ID's include a Passport, Driver's License or DMV issued ID, birth certificate, Social Security card, Voter Registration card, school issued ID with picture, etc.

Customs and Border Protection Security Seal Program: Employment with the Department of Aviation in this job title is contingent upon a five year employment and residency history record check and the ability to present original identity based documentation in order to meet the requirements for a Security Seal.

Mobility to work in a public services setting, to walk and inspect facilities and respond to emergency situations, drive a motor vehicle to reach other facilities, operate job related equipment, and use standard office equipment; vision to conduct airfield inspections and identify discrepancies, hazardous practices and conditions and detect aircraft and emergency response vehicle movement; read printed materials and a VDT screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person, over the telephone or on a two-way radio and to hear audible alarms and emergency response sirens. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

Initiate action to close runways, taxiways and other areas deemed unsafe as necessary to ensure continued operational safety. Functions as representative of the Airport on assigned shift; ensures safe, secure, effective, efficient and continual operational utilization of all airport operational facilities; maintains liaison with airline and vendor representatives; resolves concerns, disputes and problems associated with their use of airport facilities and property. Serves as Emergency Control Officer in the event of an airfield emergency, notifying the appropriate authorities and management and coordinating all response activities until the arrival of appropriate management. Serves as Emergency Response Office and Emergency On-Scene Incident Commander and transitions on-scene incident command to other agencies as conditions warrant and until the arrival of appropriate management. Implements necessary emergency response procedures and coordinates use of resources to successfully mitigate the effect of aircraft incidents, accidents, bomb threats, fire, hijacking, and other general category situations, including major utility failures, radiological incidents, sabotage, terrorism and natural disasters. Conducts scheduled inspections of landside facilities and other airport operations area to ensure full compliance with federal airport certification, security and safety requirements. Identifies, prioritizes and coordinates the appropriate maintenance activities to correct airfield and facility discrepancies. Responsible for all fueling and ramp fire safety. Conducts special inspections in response to unique events, incidents, storms, and maintenance or construction activity. Serves as on-scene coordinator for all environmental problems at McCarran airport. Oversees the proper and safe conduct of major and minor construction activities on the airfield. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. Provides information to the media as required. Uses specialized, standard office equipment in the work, including a computer, two-way radios and emergency response vehicles; drives a motor vehicle to reach various work sites and respond to emergencies. Inspects the completed work, certifies that it meets federally mandated standards and takes appropriate action to coordinate the restoration of full operational capability with all affected agencies. Prepares the necessary documentation and tracks corrective action through completion. Ensures that all airfield equipment is functioning properly; investigates hazardous situations, safety and security violations; Determines appropriate corrective action and ensures that such action is taken. Thoroughly documents all incidents, complaints and unusual or emergency situations; maintains accurate records and files and prepares a variety of written reports and records. Coordinates actions taken with all applicable agencies and issues Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS) as applicable.
Closing Date/Time: 10/26/2021 5:00 PM Pacific

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