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Airport Operations Technician

Athens-Clarke County Unified Government

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REPORTS TO: Airport Operations Supervisor
CLASSIFICATION: Personnel System; requires satisfactory completion of a twelve month probationary period.
PAY GRADE: 112 $35,494 Annually 
SAFETY SENSITIVE: Yes; subject to random drug testing per the Athens-Clarke County Drug and Alcohol Ordinance.
Purpose of Job 
The purpose of this job is to maintain airport facilities, service aircraft, and provide information to pilots and passengers. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, operating equipment, recording inventories and performing additional tasks as assigned.
Job Related Requirements 
Work schedule:  Daily 1-9 with weekends and holidays.

May be required to work on religious holidays.

Regular and predictable attendance is required.
Must work cooperatively with others.
When requirements include vehicle operation, responsible for the safety, readiness and operation of the vehicle and must abide by ACC's safe driving policy.
Emergency Position 
This position is designated as an emergency position that requires your attendance at work under all types of emergency conditions. Some examples of emergencies include inclement weather, utility failure, fire or other forced evacuations or as determined by the Manager.


High school diploma or equivalent with three years of airport maintenance or related experience required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.

Must possess a valid driver's license.

Must possess, or be able to obtain, an FCC radio operator's license.

Must possess, or be able to obtain, airport firefighter certification in accordance with Georgia Fire Academy and FAA part 139 requirements within 12 months of employment.


The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. 
Maintains airport buildings, grounds, and electrical systems.
Provides service support for aircraft, including marshaling, securing and refueling.
Performs as an Airport Firefighter under FAA, Part 139.
Operates equipment such as a mobile refueler, aircraft towing tug, mower and auxiliary electrical start unit.
Performs sump and filtration checks in accordance with approved standard operating procedures.
Records daily fuel inventories.
Provides administrative support by collecting user fees, closing out the daily transaction sheets, balancing the register at the end of the work shift and otherwise following closeout procedures.
Operates a computer terminal entering and retrieving departmental information such as customer sales, opening and closing shifts as needed.
Performs other related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 
Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the Aviation Department as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position of Operations Technician.
Knowledge of the terminology used within the department.
Knowledge of airport rules and procedures and Federal Aviation Administration communication regulations.
Knowledge of basic mathematics and procedures and methods as required in the performance of duties.
Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors and other staff members.
Ability to use independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations.
Ability to perform mathematical calculations.
Ability to plan, organize and/or prioritize daily assignments and work activities.
Ability to comprehend and apply the regulations and procedures of the department.
Ability to use portable fire extinguishing equipment, ground-to-air communication equipment and operating airport equipment.
Ability to communicate in both oral and written form.
Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the National Fire Protection Association and the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Act.


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