Airport Operations Specialist Job at Hayward, Alameda County, California

Airport Operations Specialist

City of Hayward , California

Job Information 


Public Works

Mid Level


$70,366.40 - $85,467.20 Annually

Application Deadline 


04/26/2021 05:00 PM PDT

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


The City of Hayward is excited to announce its recruitment for the position of Airport Operations Specialist. Under general direction of the Airport Operations Supervisor, the Airport Operations Specialist is a classification assigned to the Executive Airport Division of the Public Works—Engineering and Transportation Department. The incumbent in this position promotes the City’s noise management program and policies and provides administrative and analytical assistance to Airport Management staff. This position also monitors the safe, efficient operation of the airport in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.   
Under general supervision, this position promotes the City's noise management program and policies and provides administrative and analytical assistance to Airport Management staff. This position also monitors the safe, efficient operation of the airport in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.

This is a journey level, single position, technical support classification located in Airport Operations. The position serves as a representative with the general public and aviation community in matters relating to the airport's noise management program and airport operations.


Essential Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

Enforces the City's Noise Ordinance for the Airport.

Operates, maintains and troubleshoots noise monitoring equipment and flight tracking systems.

Facilitates and monitors the noise management program including responding to difficult noise complaints and requests for information.

Assists in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities relative to the noise management program.

Prepares statistical analyses and reports; maintains databases and charts relating to noise abatement.

Develops noise abatement seminars for pilots and community groups; conducts workshops for aircraft operators; meets with the public and professional staff on a routine basis.

Represents the Airport at community and regional meetings.

Assists in development of agenda reports and departmental presentations.

Monitors the airside and landside areas of the Airport as required ensuring compliance with city, state and federal regulations.

Inspects all airport areas, including hangers, runways, and fuel storage areas for compliance with airport and Federal Aviation Administration safety regulations.

Documents observed conditions through a daily log and incident reports.

Reports observed violations of airport rules and regulations to the Airport Operations Supervisor.

Promptly reports emergency conditions to the Airport Operations Supervisor, and calls first responders in the event of life/safety issues.

Issues Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) as required.

Conducts airfield driver safety training classes.

Performs administrative duties as assigned.

May be on-call in the event of an airport emergency.

Trains other airport staff and may act as Airport Operations Supervisor.

Orders and monitors supplies for airport maintenance and facilities.

Advises airport management regarding operational activities that affect the surrounding environment.

Performs clerical duties including answering the phone, typing, file maintenance and word processing.

Assists with airport operations related duties and responsibilities as required by airport management, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and wildlife abatement.
Performs related work as necessary.


Knowledge of:

  • Federal Aviation Regulations, state and local noise abatement and environmental laws and regulations.
  • Principles and practices of airport organization, administration, public relations.
  • Airport operations and procedures commonly used at a general aviation airport including training procedures and traffic pattern provisions.
  • Operating characteristics of fixed and rotary wing single, multi-engine aircraft, and corporate jets
  • Air traffic control procedures.
  • Noise abatement problems and procedures.
  • Records management and general office skills.
  • Airport noise-monitoring and flight tracking equipment.
  • Aircraft identification.
  • Knowledge of emergency communication procedures.
Ability to:
  • Use Microsoft Office and Airport Noise Monitoring Equipment.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with pilots, community groups, City staff and other aircraft regulatory personnel, including state and federal agencies.
  • Work independently within the confines of program objectives and guidelines provided.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; speak effectively in large and small group settings.
  • Compile statistical data and prepare written reports, formal letters and memos.
  • Problem-solve to develop strategies in response to community needs.
  • Read and interpret ordinances, rules, regulations, and FAA manuals.
  • Analyze and make recommendations regarding procedures, policies, and operations.


Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: One (1) year of experience in airport community-based or noise abatement programs and airport operations with a high degree of public contact.

Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in airport management, business administration, or a related field.

Licenses or Certificates: Possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C Driver's License is required.

Possession of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot Certificate is desirable but not required.

Supplemental Information



Candidates must submit a completed City of Hayward job application and responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire  which fully describe the nature of their professional experience and qualifications.  Applications submitted without all required materials will not be considered.

Based on the information provided, employment applications will be reviewed for minimum qualifications.  Those best qualified may be invited to the next phase of the process, which may include an oral, practical, written examination and/or supplemental questionnaires reviewed by subject matter experts.

The examination process will result in a ranked eligible register of candidates for hiring consideration by the department derived from any of the exam processes mentioned above.  Actual hire depends on success in the departmental selection process.

Candidates under final consideration for employment with the City should expect to undergo an employment background/reference check that may include, but is not limited to: employment history, confirmation of educational credentials and degrees, licenses including driver's license, registrations, certificates, and other credentials as part of the appointment process. Some positions, depending on the nature of the work, also require a credit check and a review of Summary Criminal History obtained from the State Department of Justice through Live Scan Fingerprinting.

Applicants will be notified electronically via Government Jobs as to their status in the selection process.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure they can receive email notice from Neogov/Government Jobs and the City of Hayward.

 Date Of Examination(s):
Oral Panel Interviews - Week of May 16, 2021

 The City of Hayward reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.

APPLICATIONSCandidates are encouraged to apply online at under the Current Vacancies tab or at  Paper applications can be obtained by emailing the Human Resources Department at  Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least one (1) hour to submit your application if you are a new user to the system.  Our on-line application system is provided by Government Jobs. If you have problems while applying online, please contact the Government Jobs Help Desk at  (855) 524-5627.

The City of Hayward is an Equal Opportunity Employer


777 B Street

Hayward, CA 94541