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Spokane International Airport
Location : Spokane, WA 99224
Position : Operations Specialist

Job Description : To ensure Spokane International Airport operates safely and in compliance with federal, state and local requirements for commercial service airports.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
Inspects and patrols all airport facilities, grounds and properties to ensure regulatory compliance with FAR Parts 139 & 77, the Airport Certification Manual, TSR 1542, Airport Security Plan, Wildlife Hazard Management Plan, Snow and Ice Control Plan, and other procedures, regulations and policies as may be relevant. Reports discrepancies and takes corrective action as necessary.
Prepares detailed reports of daily operations, unusual incidents/accidents, hazardous conditions and inspections.
Ensures safety of airport for users by observing pavement, weather and airfield conditions, and issuing accurate and timely field condition reports and NOTAMS as required.
Coordinates snow removal operations including assigning priorities for snow removal crews and prioritizing tenant requests for assistance.
Monitors contractor activity during construction to ensure compliance will all Airport safety requirements and coordinates construction activity with Air Traffic Control.
Serves as primary contact for Air Traffic Control, Air Carriers and other tenants on issues such as irregular operations, unscheduled operations or unauthorized personnel or vehicles in the aircraft operations area.
Provides administrative assistance and support to the Airport Operations Manager with regular review and update of various documents, manuals and airport data.
Records itinerant aircraft operations for billing of landing and overnight fees.
Responds to and documents emergency, critical or unusual events occurring on Airport property.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum qualifications & Requirements
High School diploma.
Post-high school courses or military training in aviation facility operations
Must possess a valid driver license, free of serious or frequent traffic violations.
Airport or aviation related experience related to operating procedures on the airfield, communications, safety, and general aviation terminology.
An equivalent combination of education and experience
Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English.
Must have good written and verbal communication skills, able to maintain accurate written reports.
Must be able to read and interpret technical data and troubleshoot technical/mechanical problems.
Must be able to observe activities on a 3-dimensional basis.
Must be able to make immediate, vital decisions, regarding safety issues under stressful conditions.
Must have computer skills, able to use spreadsheet and word processing programs.
Must be able to coordinate use of Airport resources, work independently and use good judgment.
Must have poise and ability to interact favorably with a variety of people.
Must be able to establish satisfactory working relationships with peers, supervisors, tenants and the public.
Physical Requirements:
Able to move about facilities & all areas of responsibility
Ability to operate a computer, fax, telephone and other office equipment
Ability to communicate via email, two-way radio and phone
Ability to lift or move up to 50 lbs.
Ability to reach under, around and behind desks, tables and equipment
Ability to stand or sit for an extended period of time
Ability to use hands to finger, handle or feel
Close, distance, and color vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus and read small print
Able to stoop, kneel, crouch, climb ladders and crawl through small spaces
Ability to walk over rough terrain
Ability to talk and hear
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations might be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Subject to a ten (10) year background check for security clearance.
Must be able to obtain and maintain an Airport security badge as a condition of employment.
Bachelor’s degree in aviation or related field.
Pilot, prior airport operations or Air Traffic Control experience.
Aviation industry recognized certification or accreditation.

Supplemental information

Regular contact with airport management, employees, air traffic control personnel, tenants, vendors, government agency staff and the general public.


Shift work including days, nights, weekends and holidays. Work is performed in office, terminal and on airfield. Frequent exposure to construction equipment, aircraft engine noise and exhaust (hearing protection required and provided). Occasional exposure to extreme weather conditions, deicing chemicals, airborne particles and dirt. Regular local travel, some extended travel.

Vehicles including automobile, pickup truck, and utility vehicle; electronic decelerometer; two-way radios, mobile and hand held; computers, both desktop and laptop; controls and/or shuts down high voltage lighting circuits during emergencies.
Spokane Airport provides a generous benefit package. Currently, we cover employee at 100% and dependents at 90% of the premium cost. We offer three plan choices for medical coverage through Kaiser Permanente. Dental coverage is through Washington Dental Service (Delta Dental). Additionally, the Airport provides life insurance at two times the annual salary. Optional life insurance is also available. Short term and long term disability is also provided by the Airport. Retirement is through the Washington State Department of Retirement System – PERS Plan. Parking is provided.

The Airport recognizes 11 holidays. Vacation is earned at eight (8) hours a month for the first five (5) years and increases every five (5) years. Sick leave accrues at eight (8) hours a month. The Airport also provides military and jury leave.

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