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Airport Operations Coordinator II

Des Moines Airport Authority
Des Moines, IA
  • $48,532 to $67,203 Yearly
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Under the general supervision of the Airport Operations and Security Manager and direction of the Airport Operations Supervisors, the Airport Operations Coordinator II is responsible for the operation and monitoring of airport security systems, safety, and building control systems, assures continuous safety and security compliance FAR Part 139, Part 77, TSR Part 1542, Airport Certification Manual, Airport Security Program, DMAA Rules and Regulations, and other applicable federal, state, and local statutes regulations and requirements. Provide operational support to the public, airport tenants, and Authority personnel. Operates various computer software applications and performs related work as required. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class interact with other Authority employees, airport tenants, vendors, and the public. Employee must be capable of prioritizing several tasks concurrently.

This is an entry-level airport operations position which will provide the applicant with various levels of experience needed to be successful. Levels of potential advancement at DSM include Operations Coordinator III and Operations Supervisor.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Performs all duties of an Operations Coordinator I; Assist in the coordination of airport operations during assigned shift, ensuring the safety and security of the public, tenants, and airport staff;
  • Ensure that work performed complies with all applicable FAA and DHS (TSA) rules and guidance documents, Airport Certification Manual, Airport Security Program, DMAA Rules and Regulations, and other applicable federal, state, and local statutes regulations, and requirements;
  • Assist in the inspecting the operational condition of the airport complex including non-movement areas, landside and airside buildings and facilities along with other airport facilities to identify unsafe or non-compliant conditions;
  • Assist in coordinating and monitoring airport construction activities. Maintain safety and security standards for all airport construction activities;
  • Assist in implementing wildlife control procedures and ensure compliance with the Airport's Wildlife Hazard Management Plan and applicable Federal and State regulations;
  • Assist in coordinating and monitoring snow and ice control procedures and ensure compliance with the Airport's Snow and Ice Control Plan.
  • Assist in the issuance and monitoring of Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) to report conditions impacting safe aircraft operations. Ensure prompt communication with FAA, air carriers, and other airport users;
  • Perform airport security inspections & responsible operation and monitoring of airport security systems under requirements of TSR1542;
  • Perform gate guard duties to include inspecting vehicles for authorization, checking badges, and ensuring escort procedures are adhered to;
  • Respond to security-related incidents and properly document the occurrence, notify the Airport Security Coordinator (ASC);
  • Conducts record checks, processes documents, and issues badges including entry into computerized systems and filing of badging records;
  • Provides security training;
  • Perform snow removal operations;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions with extensive use of written checklists;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, the public, and airport stakeholders;
  • Ability to use sound judgment in response to urgent or emergency situations;
  • Knowledge of communication center procedures;
  • Knowledge of Airport security rules and regulations;
  • Ability to professionally communicate, clearly and precisely, both orally and in writing, under varying degrees of demand and urgency;
  • Ability to operate standard personal computer software and some specialized software;
  • Knowledge of Commercial airport operations in relation to FAR Part 139.
  • Knowledge of TSA and FAA regulations; airport security compliance.

Acceptable Experience, Training, and Other Qualifications:

A Bachelor's Degree in Aviation Management, Airway Science, Aviation, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field. One year of experience in airport operations or administration or in a position with direct aviation relevance is preferred.

License or Other Requirements:

  • Successful post-employment physical and drug test;
  • Successful background investigation to obtain unescorted airport identification/access privileges;
  • Possession of a valid driver's license and ability to obtain, and sustain, a valid Iowa Driver's License and maintain a motor vehicle record compatible with the Authority's insurance requirements.
  • Available for night, holiday, weekend, rotating, or irregular shift assignments.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment- Requires the following with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively;
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to visually review a wide variety of written material in both electronic and hard copy forms;
  • Sufficient auditory powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to hear audible alarms associated with various alert systems within the work environment;
  • Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate a personal computer and related equipment;
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to function within the general office environment;
  • Work is performed in a standard office environment, with some occasional exposure to dangerous tools, equipment, machinery, inclement weather conditions, and fumes.
  • Continuous sitting, visual effort, hearing, and speaking. Reaching below shoulder level, simple grasping, firm grasping, radial deviation, ulnar deviation, and working with a bent wrist. Occasional pushing/pulling up to 10 lbs., lifting and carrying up to 10 lbs., twisting at the torso, twisting at the neck, and fine manipulation.

The Des Moines Airport Authority offers a comprehensive benefits package including comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage with low premiums and deductibles, employer-paid life insurance at 2x salary, Iowa retirement system participation with Authority contribution, 4.5% 401A/457 Authority match, Roth payroll deduction option, 120 hours of annual vacation, 1 day per month of paid sick time, 11 paid holidays, $1,050 annual Authority contribution to a post-retirement health plan, tuition reimbursement program, long term disability coverage, and more! A comprehensive summary of benefits is available here: Benefits Summary

Pay range for this position is $48,532-$67,203 per year with the starting range offered between $48,532-$56,002 depending on experience. This position is eligible for overtime and night shift differential.


Des Moines Airport Authority

Des Moines, IA
50321 USA



Posted date

17 days ago

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