This position is responsible for assisting with a variety of activities including airfield inspections, credentialing and the expeditious flow of aircraft and passengers. Individual must be focused on the safety, security, and efficiency of airport operations and be willing to complete other operational duties as assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of a designated supervisor and checked for accuracy, quality and the ability to complete work in a timely and cost-effective manner.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS:
Conducts FAR Part 139 airfield inspections; assesses airfield conditions for safe aircraft operations, records discrepancies, issues airport NOTAMs and generates work orders as required.
Conducts inspections of airport facilities ensuring satisfactory levels of service, repair and maintenance generating work orders as required.
Conducts wildlife management in accordance with the airport’s approved Wildlife Hazard Management Plan.
Responds to airport emergencies and other incidents at the airport in accordance with the airport’s approved Airport Emergency Plan.
Assists with airfield drivers training, security training, emergency training, airport familiarization training and other training as required by local, state and federal regulations; including but not limited to FAR Part 139.
Conducts screening of applicants for security credentials in accordance with the airport’s approved Airport Security Plan.
Assists in the distribution, control, accountability and verification of airport access systems.
Provides escorts for contractors and vendors needing access to airport facilities.
Acts as liaison between the airport and other private and governmental entities as necessary.
Responds to questions and inquiries from the public, airport tenants and users, airlines and governmental agencies.
Refers complaints and other matters as appropriate to other airport personnel.
Ensures compliance with all federal regulations pertaining to airport operations, safety, certification and security including monitoring and evaluating daily activities of airside and landside operations.
Researches and complies data as the basis for reports and recommendations.
Required to work overtime or alternate hours as necessary for the efficient operation of the airport.
Ability to work rotating shifts, on-call schedule and be available for response to after-hour emergencies.
Position is Mission Critical.
Performs related work as required.
QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE) AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
A high school diploma from an accredited school or its equivalent.
Two (2) years of training and experience in airport operations.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Must maintain a valid telephone number.
Must pass a ten-year fingerprint based criminal history records check (CHRC) and security threat assessment (STA).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge of federal rules and regulations relating to airport operations, design and construction.
Knowledge of aircraft types and performance characteristics.
Knowledge of airfield communications procedures, navigational aids, and meteorological phenomena.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and written.
Ability to write reports and provide documented recommendations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with airport users, tenants, contractors, government agencies, City employees and the public.
Skilled in the use of computer-based applications including but not limited to the operation of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other typical software applications used in an office environment.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Requires light manual work that involves walking or standing most of the time, sedentary work that involves routine keyboard operations and the ability to exert up to ten (10) pounds of force on a recurring basis.
The job requires exposure to hot/cold temperatures, adverse weather and wet/humid conditions.
The job requires normal visual acuity, field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception and texture perception.
Located in the heart of Florida along the I-4 corridor Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL) is midway between Tampa and Orlando, ideally located in the center of one of the most dynamic growth corridors in the Southeast.
As of April 2021 LAL was ranked the 124th busiest airport in the United States, 26th busiest in the State of Florida, and was on track to eclipse 120,000 operations.
LAL is perhaps best known as the home of the annual Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo which draws 150,000 people from 85 different countries and over 2,000 aircraft to LAL each spring. This annual event transforms the airport into the busiest in the World during the six day event. In addition, LAL hosts several smaller events throughout the year including pilot proficiency programs, aviation seminars, as well as AMA sanctioned events.
Other notable tenants at LAL include the world famous NOAA Hurricane Hunters, Draken International (a DOD contractor operating a fleet of over 60 tactical aircraft), and most recently Amazon Air which joined the LAL family in July 2020 with the opening of their Regional Air Cargo Hub. All together, there are currently 65+ business and organizations located on th...e field with over 3,000 people coming to work at the airport daily. According to a recent economic impact study completed in April 2021, LAL's annual economic impact was over $1.5 Billion to the region.
Development targets for the airport include air service, increased MRO activity, international air cargo, increased military and GA operations, as well as aerospace educational opportunities.
The airport maintains a Class I Part 139 Airport Operating Certificate with Index B (capable of Index C) ARFF services. Over 260 aircraft are based out of LAL and the airport maintains 1,742 acres of land including three solar farms and over 1 million square feet of facilities under roof.