Airfield Operations Specialists

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About the Job

Ensure the safe takeoff and landing of commercial and military aircraft. Duties include coordination between air-traffic control and maintenance personnel; dispatching; using airfield landing and navigational aids; implementing airfield safety procedures; monitoring and maintaining flight records; and applying knowledge of weather information.

It is also Called

  • Airfield Manager
  • Airfield Services Officer
  • Airline Dispatcher
  • Air Operations Manager
  • Airport Duty Manager
  • Airport Manager
  • Airport Operations Coordinator
  • Airport Operations Crew Member
  • Airport Operations Duty Manager
  • Airport Operations Manager
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What They Do

  • Implement airfield safety procedures to ensure a safe operating environment for personnel and aircraft operation.
  • Assist in responding to aircraft and medical emergencies.
  • Manage wildlife on and around airport grounds.
  • Coordinate with agencies such as air traffic control, civil engineers, and command posts to ensure support of airfield management activities.
  • Plan and coordinate airfield construction.
  • Perform and supervise airfield management activities, including mobile airfield management functions.
  • Coordinate communications between air traffic control and maintenance personnel.
  • Train operations staff.
  • Provide aircrews with information and services needed for airfield management and flight planning.
  • Maintain air-to-ground and point-to-point radio contact with aircraft commanders.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: ECR.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Enterprising interests, but also prefer Conventional and Realistic environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Support, but also value Independence and Working Conditions in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Education Required

Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

Wages

In 2016, the average annual wage in Kansas City, MO-KS was $49,520 with most people making between $32,600 and $63,440

Outlook

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During 2012, this occupation employed approximately 1 people in Kansas City, MO-KS. It is projected that there will be 1 employed in 2022.

This occupation will have about 0 openings due to growth and about 0 replacement openings for approximately 0 total annual openings.



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