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Airport Operations Supervisor
ID 11049
Pay Range $22.32
Advertise Close Date 10/6/23
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Airport Operations Supervisor

Classification Title: Airport Operations Supervisor, C22

Location St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, 14700 Terminal Blvd., Suite 221, Clearwater, FL  33762

Schedule: Rotating Shifts Covering a 24hr Operation

***A 10-year criminal history records check will be completed to meet TSA requirements. A plea of guilty or adjudication withheld for a felony are considered convictions per TSA and will disqualify an individual from getting an Airport ID badge.***


St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) is the 9th busiest commercial service airport in Florida and served over 2.2 million passengers in 2019.  Contributing over $1 billion in runway dependent economic impact to the community with Commercial, General/Corporate Aviation, and Military operations based at PIE.  Currently, the airport flies to 57 non-stop destinations in the US and Canada.

This is supervisory work coordinating the administration, operation and compliance of airside, terminal and landside activities to include the general oversight of public safety and security, airfield and terminal operations at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. Duties include assigning and directing the work activities of subordinate staff; assisting with FAA certification inspection and compliance and responding to airfield emergencies and incidents. St.Pete-Clearwater International Airport operates 24-hours per day, seven days a week; therefore, work involves rotating shifts, weekend work and holiday assignments. Incumbent must be available for 24-hour emergency response as required.




Our Benefits Rank #1

Biweekly Medical Plan Premiums

Employee Only: $12.12

Employee and Spouse or Domestic Partner: $139.97

Employee and Child(ren): $111.66

Family: $229.32








Essential Specific Requirements  

  • Inspection of airside, terminal, and landside facilities in ensuring CFR 49 Part 139 and 49 CFR Part 1540 and 1542 compliance. Maintains and updates the Airport Security Plan and Airport Certification Manual as required. Assists management in coordinating airport construction, planning, implementing, and programming; issues NOTAMs (notices to airmen) and pilot advisories as necessary.  May be responsible for day-to-day maintenance of the airport’s noise abatement program. Coordinating special events, enforcing environmental regulations, mitigating wildlife hazards, responding to emergencies, and other duties as assigned. Reviews and acts on matters involving safety, security, and customer service. Responsible for coordinating security/driver's training.
  • Additional duties may be assigned and not included in the above listing.


Position Specific Requirements

Airport Operations experience at a small hub airport that includes a strong understanding of 49 CFR Part 139 and 49 CFR Parts 1540/1542 and team lead, supervisor, or supervisory training.

  • 5 years of experience as described above; or
  • Associate degree in aviation management, business, public administration or completion of a 2 year vocational or technical program in a field related to the aviation industry and 3 years’ experience as described above; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in aviation management, business, public administration or a related field and 1 year of experience as described above.
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid State of Florida Driver's License upon hire with eligibility based upon evaluation of a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) driving report.
  • Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations.


Highly Desirable

  • Two years' experience at a certificated airport with primary duties in a minimum of two of the following areas:

o    FAR Part 139.327 Self-inspection Program

o    49 CFR Part 139.339 Airport Condition Reporting to include issuing NOTAMs and Field Condition Reports.

o    49 CFR Part 139.337 Wildlife Hazard Management to include harassment of wildlife, reporting of wildlife strikes and wildlife observations.

o    49 CFR Part 139.329 Pedestrian and Ground Vehicles to include operating vehicles on the movement area,

o    Airfield Construction Oversight.

o    49 CFR Part 1540 and 1542 Civil Aviation Security, Airport Security

o    Airport Security Coordinator.

o    Working closely with an FAA air traffic control tower, airline management, airline operations department and an airport field maintenance department.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public and business administration. Ability to effectively supervise and train subordinate employees. Ability to use independent judgment and to act decisively in emergencies. Ability to enforce compliance with regulations and established programs. Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in establishing, applying and interpreting policies and procedures. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to exercise tact, self-restraint, judgment, and strategy in dealing with a variety of people; must establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, stakeholders and the public.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong internal and external communication; gathering information, answering queries and maintain good working relationships
  • Speak effectively before both internal and external groups
  • Read, analyze and interpret safety rules, operating/maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, business manuals, technical procedures and government regulations; write routine reports
  • Make sound decisions based on established procedures and resolve issues in a professional manner
  • Ability to plan and coordinate multiple activities; analyze situations quickly and determine proper course of action in the event of an emergency
  • Complex work generally governed by broad instructions involving a choice of action within limits of standard policy and procedures
  • Work requires the ability to plan and perform work in light of new or constantly changing problems and deal with complex factors not easily evaluated; decisions require considerable judgment, initiative and ingenuity
  • Act independently in the formulation and administration of policies and programs for major departments or functions
  • Knowledge of specialized computer systems; ability to operate equipment and use radio devices
  • Knowledge of 14 CFR Part 139 and 49 CFR Part 1542.


Physical/Mental Demands

This is light work which requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects.  Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:

  • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Visual ability: Sufficient to effectively operate office equipment including copier, computer, etc.; and to read and write reports, correspondence, instructions, etc.
  • Handling: Picking, holding, or otherwise working, primarily with the whole hand.
  • Hearing ability: Sufficient to hold a conversation with other individuals both in person and over a telephone; and to hear recording on transcription device.
  • Speaking ability: Sufficient to communicate effectively with other individuals in person and over a telephone.
  • Mental acuity: Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Repetitive motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.


Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in an environment with crisis situations that require major decisions involving people, resources, and property.  


This position has supplemental questions. If unable to complete all questions, you may save your answers as a draft during the application process and return at any time prior to the closing date. Please note that the application is complete upon final submission.

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