Airfield Operations Specialists

Airport Operations Agent, Airport Operations Coordinator, Airport Operations Officer, Airport Operations Specialist

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Air Defense Artillery Officer; Air Traffic and Air Space Management Technician; Air Traffic Control (ATC) Operator; Aviation All-Source Intelligence; Aviation Combined Arms Operations; Aviation Operations Specialist; Aviation, General; Command and Control Systems Integrator; RQ-7 Operator; Transportation, General
Aviation Engineering Specialty; Aviation Maintenance Technician; Aviation Survival Technician; Avionics Electrical Technician; Operations Specialist
Air Command and Control Officer; Air Traffic Control Communications Technician; Air Traffic Controller-Radar Approach Controller; Aircraft Maintenance (Rotary-Wing); Basic Airfield Services Marine; Expeditionary Airfield and Emergency Services Officer; Helicopter Crew Chief, UH-1; Naval Flight Officer (NFO), Qualified F/A-18D Weapons Systems Officer (WSO); Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing (STOVL) Training Landing Signal Officer; Tiltrotor Crew Chief, MV-22
Advanced Radar Traffic Controller; Aircraft Director; ASW/ASUW Tactical Air Controller (ASTAC); Carrier Air Traffic Control Center (CATCC) Operator; CVN Deck Caller; Facility Rated RADAR Air Traffic Control Facility (RATCF) Controller; LDO - Air Traffic Control; Naval Aircrewman (Mechanical); Officer in Charge, Aviation Unit or Detachment; Rated Tactical Air Traffic Control Center (TACC) Controller
Airfield Management; Airfield Management Apprentice; Airfield Management Craftsman; Airfield Management Helper; Airfield Management Journeyman; Aviation Resource Management; Aviation Resource Management Apprentice; Aviation Resource Management Craftsman; Aviation Resource Management Helper; Aviation Resource Management Journeyman
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.


Safety and Government

  • public safety and security
  • law and government


  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


  • customer service


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



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems


  • 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


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software

  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
  • Oracle Database Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology In Demand

Operating system software

  • Linux Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Windows Hot Technology


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

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