Airport Operations Specialist

State of Alaska
Full Time 9.5 per week $2,844 Per month AK State Of Alaska: Department Of Transportation And Public Facilities HQ, 3000, Nome-Teller Hwy, Nome, AK 99762, United States Apply before 5/17/2024 5:00



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

What You Will Be Doing: 
This position serves as the Supervisor of Airport Operations Officers and acts as Airport Operations Superintendent in their absence. Duties include managing department work schedules, leave bids, and coordinating required training. Assists the Airport Operations Superintendent in the oversight and execution of federally mandated documents. Monitors operations in the airport terminal, adjacent aircraft parking, and landside areas. This position will make decisions to create, update and implement terminal inspections and help deconflict gate usage and landside activities and ensure compliance with all Federal Regulations as applicable for FAA, TSA, USDOT and CBP.

Our Organization, Mission and Culture: 

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 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, experience and competencies:

  • 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.  

  • Problem Solving: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

  • Oral and Written 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 and written presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

  • Organizational Awareness: Knows the organization's mission and functions, and how its social, political, and technological systems work and operates effectively within them; this includes the programs, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the organization.

  • Flexibility: Is open to change and new information; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deals with uncertainty.

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

Minimum Qualifications

Two years experience resolving aircraft operating area (AOA) issues and experience involving commercial or general aviation operations, terminal operations, landside operations, or overseeing snow removal and airport and runway safety operations, subject to FAA, state, or military rules and regulations. The required experience includes work such as an Airport Operations Officer with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.

(NOTE: Qualifying military experience must reflect ground, airside and landside operations control 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 interview, applicants are requested to submit:

Copies of last two (2) performance evaluations; and
•  Three (3) professional references with current contact information (phone number or email address).

Candidates for this position must be eligible for an airport identification badge in accordance with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations (49 CFR 1542) which requires fingerprinting and a criminal background check. The successful applicant must pass a fingerprint-based criminal history record check as well as a comprehensive background investigation, along with a Transportation Security Administration Security Threat Assessment.


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.

This recruitment utilizes a supplemental questionnaire as part of the application process. These questions may be a mix of written, multiple-choice, and select all that apply questions. The answers you provide to the questions will be an opportunity for you to tell us about your experience and/or education. The answers will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process; please be as thorough and accurate as you can.

To verify education is being used to meet and/or support the required minimum qualifications/competencies, 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 used to meet or support the minimum qualifications/competencies for a position and are required with each application. (Unofficial is okay; please ensure the institution/URL name is listed on the transcripts). Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview; if not, transcripts will be required before employment.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in 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. state university 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 state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
If 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.

NOTE: Attaching a resume or curriculum vitae is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting "see resume or CV" or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.


The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager:

Phil Adams, Airport Operations Superintendent


Phone Number: (907) 474-2550