Airport Operations Officer

State of Alaska
Full Time 3 semester per week $33 Per hour AK State Of Alaska: Department Of Transportation And Public Facilities HQ, 3000, Nome-Teller Hwy, Nome, AK 99762, United States Apply before 5/14/2024 5:00




The scope of recruitment for this vacancy has been expanded to allow for a larger applicant pool. If you have already applied for this position there is no need to reapply. 

The Fairbanks International Airport (FAI), a division of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), is seeking an Airport Operations Officer to join our team and help Keep Alaska Moving!

What you will be doing: 

The Airport Operations Officer works under the general direction of the Airport Operations Superintendent. The Airport Operations Officer is responsible for monitoring, coordinating, and directing all daily land side and air side operational activities at the airport to ensure a safe environment for air operations. Extensive knowledge of FAA and TSA regulations, security directives, advisory circulars, and experience in many different disciplines is required of the Airports Operations Officer. Independence and sound judgment is regularly exercised during both routine and emergency operations.

Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) is positioned 9.5 hours from 90% of the northern industrialized hemisphere. FAI boasts direct international passenger and cargo traffic, as well as a robust domestic market. With an 11,800 foot runway, international and international processing facilities and staff, and plenty of parking for all sizes of aircraft, we’re confident that if it flies, we can handle it safely and efficiently.

Our Organization, Mission & Culture:
Our mission is Providing Interior Alaska’s Gateway to the World while keeping Alaska flying and thriving. 

Our core values include:

  • Integrity: Honesty, dependability, unity, and a high ethical standard

  • Enterprising: Innovative, proactive, pioneering, business-centric airport system

  • Excellence: Commitment to improve and a passion to provide superior service and infrastructure

  • Respect: Professional regard for colleagues and customers

The benefits of joining our team:
A position that provides meaningful work, that supports our mission, and offers the opportunity to work alongside a team of hardworking professionals all working towards the common goal to keep Alaska moving.

The working environment you can expect: 
The Airport Operations office is located in the Aircraft Response Center, which is a satellite building to the terminal of the Fairbanks International Airport. The selected candidate will work with a collaborative team that is comprised of highly motivated and dedicated individuals who strive to provide excellent service and support and respect the individual. We promote a healthy life and work balance and enjoy a positive work environment. This position may be required to travel periodically.

Who we are looking for:

We are seeking a candidate who possesses the following skills and experience:

  • Oral Communication: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

  • Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.

  • Computer Skills: Uses computers, software applications, databases, and automated systems to accomplish work.

  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving: uses a logical, systematic, sequential approach to address problems or opportunities or manage a situation by drawing on one’s knowledge and experience base and calling on other references and resources as necessary.

Special Note:

  • This position requires a valid State of Alaska driver's license.

To view the general description and example of duties for positions please go to the following link:

Minimum Qualifications

Seven years experience in airport operations that was subject to FAA, state or military rules and regulations, and involved commercial or general aviation operations, terminal operations, airport and runway maintenance operations, or aircraft operating area (AOA) issues. A broad range of experiences if applicable and specific to airport and runway operations will be considered qualifying.

Education from an accredited college in aviation management, transportation, business administration, or public administration will substitute for up to four years of the required experience (3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours equals one month of work experience).

Qualifying military experience must reflect ground, airside and landside operations experience to be considered qualifying or equivalent.

Special Note:
If an incumbent is required to use a firearm to assist in controlling wildlife hazards at the airport, he or she must be able to comply with the federal Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997 (PL 104-208). Any person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence is ineligible for appointment to a position that requires the use or possession of a firearm or ammunition.

Candidates for this class must be eligible for an airport identification badge in accordance with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations (49 CFR 1542), which requires fingerprinting and a background check.

Employees are subject to recall.
Employees are required to possess a current Alaska driver's license.
Employees may be required to maintain first aid certification.

Additional Required Information

At time of application, applicants are requested to submit:

  • Cover letter - instructions below

At time of interview, applicants are requested to submit (if not already attached to your application):

  • Three (3) professional references, including name, job title, and current phone numbers.
  • Copy of academic transcripts (unofficial are okay, please ensure that the institution name/URL is listed on the transcript) if using education to verify that you meet the minimum qualifications.

A cover letter is required for this position. In professional business format, the cover letter should highlight how you meet the desired competencies, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the "Who we are looking for" section above. The cover letter must also explain how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, email it to the contact provided in the job posting. Your cover letter will be used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

Please be sure to check our 
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The State’s online recruitment system, Workplace Alaska, requires applicants to certify that they have a legal right to accept employment in the United States. It is the responsibility of the employee to maintain the appropriate documentation to accept or continue legal employment. The State of Alaska does not function in the role as an employer sponsor.

For your application to be evaluated you must answer the Supplemental Questions. Be specific in your answers and tell us how you acquired the relevant experience. Please use complete sentences and proof-read your submissions when answering the supplemental questions. Your responses will be considered a writing sample and will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment process.
WORK EXPERIENCEIf using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer’s name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.
EDUCATIONIf post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
MULTIPLE VACANCIESThis recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.
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Contact Information

For specific information about this position, please contact the hiring manager at the following: 
Name: Katherine R. Lujan, Business Manager 
Phone: (907) 474-2574