Airport Operations Worker

County of Napa, CA - Napa, CA

Full-time
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The Napa Valley, internationally known for its fine wines, exciting restaurants and world-class resorts, is home to 140,000 residents who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving and protecting our rich agricultural heritage.

Located in the heart of California's preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley is also part of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Area. With its sunny Mediterranean climate and proximity to the mountains and ocean, the Valley offers residents easy access to virtually unlimited shopping, dining, cultural and recreational opportunities.

The Napa Valley's strategic location, natural and cultural resources, history of responsible land use planning and attractive quality of life provide the ideal mix of small town living and big city amenities.
County of Napa as an Employer: The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,400 employees.

As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values: Respect, Accountability, Dedication, Integrity and Innovation.
The Position: This recruitment is being conducted to fill one full-time vacancy and one extra help vacancy. The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and extra help vacancies for up to one year. Extra help assignments are non-benefited and may be used for on-call needs up to 29 hours per week (up to 1,000 hours per fiscal year), or seasonal needs up to 40 hours per week (not to exceed 6 months).

The Airport Operations Worker performs a wide variety of duties that are unique to the day-to-day operation, maintenance, and security of the Napa County Airport.

The Recruitment Process

1. Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on Friday, October 19, 2018.

2. Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications the week of October 22, 2018.

3. Candidates that meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental responses scored by subject matter experts the week of October 29, 2018. The most qualified applicants from the scoring of the supplemental questions will be invited for a Performance Exam.

4. Performance Exams are tentatively scheduled to take place the week of November 12, 2018. Only the most qualified candidates from the performance exam process will be placed on the eligibility list and may be considered to fill positions for up to one year.

The Human Resources Department reserves the right to change the recruitment process at any time.
Example of Duties: The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Perform a wide variety of airport activities and functions involved in the safe, efficient, and orderly operation, maintenance, and security of the Napa County Airport; meet airport users and provide information regarding tie-down, shelter space, hangars, airport facilities, and related information; request airport patrons to observe rules and regulations; maintain transient aircraft ramp; may direct aircraft parking; tag transient aircraft, collect fees and issue receipts for airport charges; may check parked aircraft for proper tie-down and chocks; use a personal computer to access aircraft, pilot, and tenant databases; patrol airport: airside, landside, and perimeter to maintain the security of the airport; inspect runways, taxiways, lights, and other airport facilities for hazards; notify Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of hazards to airport operations (via phone and/or online applications), notify Assistant Airport Manager or designee of hazards to airport operations to ensure repairs are completed in a timely manner; perform general custodial duties in the care of the airport facility to ensure the facility is properly cleaned and maintained; operate and perform minor maintenance on light equipment such as tractors, pickup trucks, and mowing equipment; perform routine landscaping activities, such as water, fertilize, trim, and spray shrubs, lawns, and trees; inspect and perform routine maintenance on runway and taxiway lights, rotating beacon, and windsocks to ensure they are working within airport standards; perform routine building maintenance work, such as painting, basic carpentry, minor plumbing and electrical work in the care of airport facilities; maintain radio contact with the control tower when required; issue Notices to Airmen when needed; assist in locating source of Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signals; respond to emergencies in the airport by coordinating and supporting fire and other emergency services as necessary; as assigned, may act in the absence of the Airport Operations Supervisor; perform other duties as required.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS

KNOWLEDGE OF:
Operations of an airport.

Principles, practices, methods, and techniques of building maintenance and custodial methods, materials, and equipment.

Principles, practices, methods and equipment used for gardening and grounds keeping.

Safe movement of ground vehicles and equipment at an airport.

Airport first aid techniques to assist in the case of an emergency.

Terminology used in the aviation industry.

Correct English usage including spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary.

Problem-solving techniques and processes to facilitate the identification and resolution of problems and issues related to the completion of work assignments.

Software programs (e.g. Word and Excel) to prepare correspondence and reports.

SKILL TO:
Perform custodial and maintenance work to airport facilities and grounds.

Operate a variety of vehicles and maintenance equipment, such as tractors, mowers, pickup trucks, hammer, saw, power drill, paint brush, etc.

Communicate using hand held radios.

Effectively communicate orally and in writing with both technical and non-technical personnel.

Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations.

Work independently in the absence of supervision.

Operate a personal computer.

Complete forms and paperwork required to document the status of various project activities.

Develop short and long-range plans and timelines for projects, and complete work within established timeframes.

Deal effectively with the public in a tactful and courteous manner.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Operate a computer and a variety of mobile electronic devices.

ABILITY TO:
Walk on uneven terrain.

Work outdoors in inclement weather.

Lift up to 20 pounds.

Stoop, squat, bend and crawl in tight spaces.

Work weekends, nights and holidays as needed.

Experience and Education – Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:

Experience:
Two years of general maintenance experience to include grounds keeping, custodial, and/or building maintenance. One year must be in the operation, maintenance, or security of an airport facility.

Education:
Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade. Completion of college level aviation course work is highly desired.

License or Certificate
Possession of a valid California Driver's License.

ADA Accommodation
Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.