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Airfield Operations Specialists

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

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:
  • Inspect airfield conditions to ensure compliance with federal regulatory requirements.
  • Implement airfield safety procedures to ensure a safe operating environment for personnel and aircraft operation.
  • Conduct inspections of the airport property and perimeter to maintain controlled access to airfields.

Knowledge

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

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

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
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software Hot Technology
  • Oracle software Hot Technology
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology
Operating system software
  • Linux Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Windows Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$51,330
$28,660
$98,770
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