Salt Lake City


Requisition ID
Minimum Salary
USD $22.39/Hr.
Maximum Salary
USD $27.46/Hr.
Post End Date
US-UT-Salt Lake City


This classification is reserved for incumbents whose position is covered by the contract of a recognized collective bargaining unit.


Under the general direction of the Airport Operations Manager- Airfield, ensures the day to day safe, secure, convenient and efficient operations of the airfield functions at all airports operated by the Salt Lake City Department of Airports. Provides a full scope of airfield related services including safety and security inspections, responding to and documenting medical emergencies, airfield and aircraft incidents, snow removal assessment and coordination, wildlife management and control, construction safety and coordination, monitoring airfield access, monitoring and enforcing Federal Aviation Administration Regulations, FAR 139 and Transportation Security Administration (TSR 1542) regulations and ensuring airfield integrity.


This is skilled professional work with responsibilities requiring a broad range of experience with airport operations and aircraft operating area issues, Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations, general aviation operations and a high level of problem solving and customer service skills.


  • Required to be a first responder to aircraft and structural emergency situations and for all medical incidents on the airfield. Coordinates with airline maintenance as needed to respond to emergencies. Escorts aircraft towing operations and ambulances to ramp locations as needed where carts cannot operate. Maintains current proficiency in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation techniques as well as operation of Automatic Electronic Defibrillators (AEDs). 
  • Performs airfield inspections to ensure compliance with FAA Guidelines and Regulations. Closely monitors all airfield areas of the airport for deteriorating conditions and files work requests. Initiates work requests to resolve safety and operational problems. May recommend issuance of Notices to Airmen (NOTAM’s) as necessary to provide current information of aviation conditions.  
  • Coordinates and manages ramp and taxiway closures for maintenance, snow removal and construction activities.  
  • Ensures the safe and smooth flow of aircraft in extreme weather conditions, manages ramp snow removal efforts with the Maintenance division. Operates the Airport Snow Desk, Conducts and reports airfield conditions on the taxiways and runways. Removes snow from signs as needed to maintain their visibility.  
  • In the absence of, or to assist the General Aviation Manager, manages and coordinates snow removal operations at South Valley Regional and Tooele Valley Airports.  
  • Provides escorts for aircraft during low visibility conditions as requested by aircraft operators or by the FAA Tower. Responsible for the inspection of SMGCS (Surface Movement Guidance Control System) assets at the onset of low visibility conditions to ensure operation and usability. Continues these inspections throughout the duration of the low visibility event to ensure continued proper equipment operation and aircraft safety.
  • May provide aircraft marshalling and parking at ramp locations and gates in the absence of ground handling personnel. May establish and setup helicopter landing zones in the event of an emergency and assist in the arrival and departures of those helicopters. May be called upon to respond to the airport’s mobile command post and relocate it to the site in case of an emergency.
  • Provides daily wildlife management on airport property. Utilizes numerous forms of available technology to repel, manage and control wildlife. Collects information through daily wildlife surveys. Responds to wildlife incidents to assess and record aircraft or property damage and to collect wildlife remains that may be forwarded to the Smithsonian Institute for identification and recording.  
  • Must receive recurring in-depth firearms and pyrotechnics handling and safety and FAR 139 training. 
  • Monitors, inspects and performs routine patrol airfield property and facilities to identify safety, operational issues and hazards, security and compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), Transportation Security Administration regulations and federal, state, and local laws.  
  • Ensures compliance with the requirements defined under FAR Part 139. Ensures compliance with TSR 1542. Monitors identification badges to ensure airfield access is strictly maintained. Inspects perimeter roads and fencing for possible breaches.  
  • Responds to ramp personnel issues providing a high profile presence and liaison for airports tenants. Addresses potential safety or security issues on ramps and airfield with tenant representatives. May provide V.I.P. response. Issues warning citations for safety and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) violations or coordinate for the issue of civil citations. Interacts and coordinates with airport police and airport rescue firefighter personnel. 
  • Provides high profile customer service to the traveling public, tenants, concessionaires, and individuals at all airports operated by the Salt Lake City Department of Airports. Responds to inquiries, requests for information, complaints, and issues. Provides information on complaint procedures and/or directions to the appropriate tenant and/or airline representative. Required to coordinate, oversee and escort personnel during special events and projects.
  • Monitors and assists in the coordination of airfield construction sites in cooperation with the Engineering and Maintenance divisions and with contracted providers to ensure compliance with safety, security and contract requirements. Provides escorts as needed. Responsible for closing, and re-opening as necessary, ramp areas and/or taxiways to assist maintenance, engineering and construction activities. Responsible for the thorough inspection of areas to ensure safety prior to re-opening them. 
  • Assists the Airport Properties and Finance divisions with tenant related issues. Completes reports on charters and large transient aircraft to allow proper billing or other activities as requested by the Airport Properties division. Reports gate usage by airlines on non-leased gates to ensure proper billing. 
  • Completes all required paperwork, and correspondence to maintain FAA certifications, such as Aircraft, Airport Incident, charter and fuel spill reports. 
  • Provides consultation on methods, techniques and procedures of investigation to specific situations. Ensures that reports are accurate, complete and filed according to Federal Aviation and Transportation Safety Administrations’ requirements.  
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


  • Working knowledge of federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures related to the operations of a large hub airport, including FAR 139. Working knowledge of airfield and technical aviation issues, equipment, and administration in an aviation environment. Working knowledge of aviation industry agencies, tenants, and airport functions. 
  • Extensive public relations and customer service skills. Ability to skillfully communicate both orally and in writing with the traveling public, Airport employees, managers and tenants. 
  • Working knowledge of microcomputers and associated word processing software including the ability to maintain accurate records and to prepare technical reports.  
  • Ability to establish and maintain successful working relationships with individuals of diverse backgrounds. Ability to respond tactfully and courteously with airport tenants, the public, physically challenged individuals and other special needs groups. Ability to personally adhere and have others adhere to prescribed routines and practices.

  • Ability to plan, organize and conduct investigations. Ability to adapt methods, techniques and procedures of investigation to specific situation, maintain records and to complete accurate reports. 
  • Ability to analyze high stress and emergency situations quickly and objectively, determining a proper course of action to be taken and provide for an organized, calm and professional response.  
  • Ability to plan, organize, and conduct airfield incident investigations. Ability to adapt investigative methods, techniques and procedures to specific situations, maintain records and complete accurate investigative reports.

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license or driving privilege card.



  • FAR 139 experience at a large hub airport. 
  • Certification related to an airport environment. 
  • Experience with winter operations.



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