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Airfield Operations Specialists

Also called: Airport Operations Coordinator, Airport Operations Officer, Airport Operations Specialist, Operations Coordinator

Where in the Marine Corps? In the Marine Corps: Air Support Operations Operator; Air Traffic Control Systems Maintenance Chief; Airborne and Air Delivery Specialist; Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Specialist; Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Launching and Recovery Equipment; Basic Airfield Services Marine; Expeditionary Airfield and Emergency Services Officer; Naval Aircrewman Avionics; Naval Aircrewman Tactical Helicopter; Tactical Air Defense Controller

What they do:
Ensure the safe takeoff and landing of commercial and military aircraft. Duties include coordination between air-traffic control and maintenance personnel; dispatching; using airfield landing and navigational aids; implementing airfield safety procedures; monitoring and maintaining flight records; and applying knowledge of weather information.
On the job, you would:
  • Implement airfield safety procedures to ensure a safe operating environment for personnel and aircraft operation.
  • Assist in responding to aircraft and medical emergencies.
  • Manage wildlife on and around airport grounds.

Knowledge

Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • teaching people how to do something

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Independence

Technology

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Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$49,320
per year, on average
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