Martin County Board of County Commissioners

Job Description

Job Title:                    Airport Operations Coordinator

Department:              Airport

Salary Grade:            962

FLSA Status:             Exempt

Reports To:                Business Operations Manager

Mission Essential:      Yes

Bargaining Unit:       HRM

Revised Date:             09/2018



Conduct airfield inspections to identify, assess, and mitigate hazardous conditions; inspect the condition of airfield lighting, pavement, and markings. Coordinate airport security badging program. Manage airport noise program and generate monthly noise reports. May be assigned to act as Airport Manager in managers absence.

In the event of a natural or man-made disaster that may threaten the area, the employee may be required to perform emergency duties as directed.



(Note: The listed duties are illustrative only and are not intended to describe each and every function, which may be performed in the job class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)

Inspects airfield, safety zones, clear zones, approach zones, terminal, perimeter fence line and airport grounds for compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations, Transportation Security Administration Regulations, Airport Rules & Regulations, Airport Minimum Standards, leases and agreements.

Plans, directs, and coordinates all non-routine airfield activity (i.e., reassigning air carrier gate positions; opening and closing runways and taxiways; static displays; dignitary arrivals and departures; construction projects; escorts).

Identifies and determines general nature and extent of problems.

Assesses problem urgency and determines priorities in order to relay information on a timely basis.

Responds to emergency incidents, protecting airport interests until supervisory personnel arrive.

Coordinates emergency response to minor incidents, or anticipated events related to weather.

Subject to emergency on-call as part of routine duties.

Coordinates the Airport Badging Program and issues airport security identification badges.

Investigates accidents and incidents and writes reports about them. Recommends policy changes to correct reoccurring problems.

Organizes Airport Noise Program.

Receives and responds to complaints and inquires; receive, log, and answer (when applicable) noise complaints.

Monitors/maintains compliance with the ASP (Airport Security Program), ACM (Airport Certification Manual), the AEP (Airport Emergency Plan), and CFR Part-139 training.

Participates in the development, implementation and improvements to airport sponsored occupational safety and health committees, OSHA regulatory programs, driver training programs, and any other related committees designed for improvement.

Track specific, individual aircraft operations, calculate Pre-Conditioned Air Systems (PCA), and retrieve noise monitor readings.

Compile monthly reports showing noise complaints and locations.

Execute different tasks to assist the Airport Noise Advisory Committee (ANAC) committee in achieving their annual goals.

Assist in organizing and modifying the ANAC Annual Report.

Compare WebTrak and Vector Flight Logs to ensure operational accuracy.

Correlate data from numerous sources (used for investigation, education, planning, tracking, and record keeping).

Import, process, analyze, and report noise monitor and flight track data.

Coordinate use of portable monitor and download data to Airport Noise Monitoring and Management (ANOM).

Create gates and corridors to track flight trends, monitor compliance with Standard Instrument Departures (SID) and Noise Abatement Departure Procedures (NADP).

Prepare reports for curfew violations, total airport operations, and other airport trends.

Maintain Airport Flight School and other Airport Security Logs.

Enforce applicable Airport Security Regulations.

Responsible for project management and makes recommendations for Airport Security Capital Projects Program.

Act as the Airport Representative on the County Security Team.

Maintain Airport Web Pages and makes recommendations to improve the airport website and other electronic outreach programs.

Conducts Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) training and issues NOTAMs for airfield conditions when appropriate.

Perform wildlife control.

Assist and provide customer service to users of the customs facility.

Escort vendors and deliveries on the airfield.

Present a positive and professional image in extensive dealings with the public and staff.

Act as liaison for the airport to the public, airport tenants, and airport operators.

Act as Airport Manager in absence of airport manager upon assignment.



(Note: The knowledge, skills, and abilities identified in this class specification represent those needed to perform the duties of this class. Additional knowledge, skills and abilities may be applicable for individual positions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

Knowledge of airport safety, security, emergency preparedness, planning and training.

Knowledge of federal, and state laws involving airports.

Knowledge of appropriate interaction with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Airports Flight Standards District Office (AFSDO).

Skill in the use of equipment, including personal computers and associated programs and applications, necessary for job performance.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Ability to speak distinctly and communicate effectively with the public and other personnel.

Ability to take quick and accurate action under all types of operating conditions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by the work.

Ability to prepare reports and maintain records.

Ability to speak in public and assemble and conduct safety and/or training sessions relevant to employee’s safety and risk factors and accident prevention.

Demonstrates interpersonal facilitation and communication skills.



Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Airport or Aviation Management or closely related field and two (2) years’ experience in airport/aviation operations.

Additional qualifying education and/or experience which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted one for the other on a year for year basis.



Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)

Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)

Ability to sit for long periods of time

Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, calculator, telephone, copier, and other related office equipment as necessary.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed primarily indoors.

Involves frequent interaction with people.

May require attendance at night meetings and/or outdoor meetings.