Come build winning relationships with customers and the travelling public as you indulge in tasks like fueling and servicing aircraft, airfield inspections, facility and airfield maintenance, responding to emergencies, participating in community and youth outreach events and helping the airport become the premier airport in the Rocky Mountain Region.
The work schedule allows ample time to enjoy beautiful Sweetwater County with friends and family. Our magnificent high desert scenery and world class fishing and hunting, are the equal of any in America. These and our unique off-road and water recreation resources at the beautiful Flaming Gorge, magnificent Killpecker Sand Dunes and throughout the gorgeous Red Desert make Sweetwater County an outdoor lovers destination.
Pay Range: $31,200 - $62,504 on an aggressive step & grade system. Excellent benefits package including 100% employer paid Wyoming Retirement Contribution (17.62% of pay) and 100% employer paid health insurance premiums. Apply by April 19, 2019
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Responsible for performing life-safety duties as a Certified Aircraft Rescue Firefighter and Certified Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) including, but not limited to, responding to all aircraft and medical emergencies while on duty;
Responsible for all customer service tasks at the airport operated Fixed Base Operator (Sweetwater Aviation) including, but not limited to, greeting and assisting flight crews and passengers with fuel orders, car rentals, hotel accommodations, catering, pilot supplies, and other ground support items;
Ensures adherence to all policies and procedures while fueling aircraft;
Handle cash and credit card transactions and is accountable for those transactions;
Performs daily, continuous, and periodic inspection of airport facilities to maintain an overall safety posture and ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations;
Maintains daily record keeping including, but not limited to, Part 139 Airfield Inspection Logs, Fuel Quality Reports, Equipment Inspection Logs, and Inventory Control Reconciliation Reports;
Maintains the safe operation of the airport facilities, runway, ramp, taxiways, airfield areas, navigational aids and airport lighting;
Completes airport’s self-inspection program, ensuring the safe operational condition of the airfield and identifying and documenting damages, deterioration, debris, and other unsafe conditions;
Issues notices to Airmen (NOTAM’s) to report all conditions that impact safe operation of aircraft, and ensures they are properly received by the appropriate agencies and cancelled in a timely manner;
Completes all required training programs as assigned by the Airport Director or his designee;
Performs maintenance of Airport facilities and equipment including cleaning, painting, electrical, carpentry, plumbing, mechanical, vehicle, and other maintenance duties as directed;
Maintains proficiency in the operation of snow removal equipment ranging from hand tools to complex airfield snow removal vehicles;
Performs regularly scheduled inventory counts and prepares associated paperwork;
Maintains a crisp and clean looking appearance at all times; and
Performs other duties of a similar or related level as necessary or assigned.
Principles of Aircraft Fueling, Aircraft Rescue Firefighting, and Emergency Medical Care;
Practices, methods, equipment, tools, and materials used in building construction, alteration, repair, maintenance, and operation;
Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations;
Safe driving, equipment and tool use principles and practices;
Principles and practices of working safely; and
Airport rules and regulations and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Regulations (Parts: 77 & 139).
Analyze situations using good judgment and take effective action;
Operate a diverse fleet of vehicles including both heavy and light equipment;
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing with internal and external stakeholders.
Acquire and maintain Aircraft Rescue Firefighter, Emergency Medical Responder, State of Wyoming Firefighter I, AAAE ACE Ops, and Aircraft Fueling Certifications;
Operate all types of equipment associated with aircraft operations, aircraft ground handling and airport maintenance programs;
Work in extreme environmental conditions;
Work effectively and safely in the absence of direct supervision;
Maintain a high level of physical fitness as expected of first responder personnel;
Communicate effectively, establish, and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, tenants, officials of various local, state, and federal agencies and the general public;
Quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology; and ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks; and
Apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the Airport.
Employees in this position work a 7-week rotating schedule that allows for 3-4 days off per week depending on the spot in the rotation. The airport is staffed from 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM with on-duty call-out handled on a rotating basis.
High School Diploma or Equivalent and Four (4) years of verifiable and relevant work experience
Ability to pass a rigorous pre-employment background check and physical fitness test
Valid Driver’s License with no record of suspension or DUI infractions in the last 10-years
College Degree (Associates or Bachelors) in relevant field
One (1) year of Facility/Grounds Maintenance, Airport/FBO Operations or First Responder Experience
Interested candidates must submit a professional cover letter and resume by April 19, 2019 through the AAAE Apply Now option to the right. A full job description can be found here: Airport Operations Specialist Job Description
Additional Salary Information: Aggressive Step & Grade System with frequent pay increases available throughout the first 5 years. Extensive overtime opportunities available. Annual Organizational and Personal Performance Based Bonus Program. Excellent benefits including 11.5 paid holidays, sick and vacation leave, 100% employer paid Health, Dental and Vision Insurance Premiums with low deductibles and 100% employer paid contribution to the Wyoming Retirement Pension System (Currently 17.92% of Pay).
About Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport
As Southwest Wyoming’s premier aviation facility, Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport is redefining the way it serves the entire region with unparalleled customer service, facilities and amenities. Serving over 50,000 airline passengers and 16,000 aircraft operations each year, the airport generates well in excess of $30 million for the region annually. The airport owns and operates the Fixed Base Operator (Sweetwater Aviation), providing general aviation services and fueling in a brand new $5.8 million facility. The airport is the fastest growing airport in the Cowboy State with an increase in passengers of over 47% since 2016.RKS is located in beautiful Sweetwater County at the strategic crossroads of Interstate 80 (the East-West corridor of historic transcontinental trails, railroads, pipelines and telecommunications) and US Highway 191 (the North-South corridor running from Mexico all the way to Canada and connecting Arches National Park, Moab, and Dinosaur National Monument to the Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.). Sweetwater County is the 5th largest county by land size in the U.S. and has a population of just under 45,000.Historically we are the “Gateway to the West” and... our magnificent high desert scenery, as well as our world class fishing and hunting, are the equal of any in America. These and our unique off-road and water recreation resources, and impressive wildlife, are making Sweetwater County a recreation destination unique among the many in Wyoming. Historic Flaming Gorge, the unusual Killpecker Sand Dunes and the gorgeous Red Desert are all right in our back yard.No matter where residents hail from, Sweetwater County quickly becomes home: comfortable but challenging, quiet but stimulating. We love it here and think you would, too. Please come for a visit. You might just stay for a lifetime.