Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Airport Operations Specialist

Recruitment #220630-0184AR-001


The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Airport Operations Specialist at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT.  We offer a competitive benefits package that includes comprehensive healthcare coverage, retirement plan options, paid time off and more! INTERESTED?  Ready below for more details, complete a Master Application to apply today!


This role is responsible for performing airport operational activities at this medium-sized Part 139 Certified airport.  This is a full time, 40 hour per week position, which includes night, weekend, and holiday shifts.  There is an essential snow operation duty component, with a mandatory winter assignment from November 1st – April 30.


The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA), is a State of Connecticut quasi-public agency that was established to develop, improve and operate Bradley International Airport, as well as five General Aviation Airports throughout the state. It is the CAA’s mission to provide excellent customer service and top-quality facilities for its passengers while making Connecticut’s airports more attractive to new airlines, establishing new routes, and supporting Connecticut’s overall economic development and growth strategy.  By keeping our airports operating at their best, we deliver a powerful and positive impact on the state's economy.

Selection Plan

An individual serving in this position must be able to successfully undergo a thorough background and security screening, including pre-employment drug screening, fingerprinting and maintain required security clearance during the duration of employment.  Incumbents in this class must obtain Bradley movement area certification, allowing them to independently operate vehicles and equipment on Airfield movement areas while effectively communicating with Air Traffic Control for proper clearance.  Movement area certification must be maintained during the duration of employment.

To Apply:

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening by the close date on the job opening.  It is very important that your application reflects your qualifications for the position.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to

After You Apply: 

  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board daily to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders daily in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 
  • At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 

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  • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. 
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In the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for performing as a specialist in coordinating the operational activities at Bradley International Airport on an assigned shift.


Performs specialized duties in planning and coordinating ongoing airport operations on an assigned shift; insures compliance with all federal and state regulations related to safe operations of airport; provides liaison among user airlines, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), fixed base operators (FBO) and all airport tenants and lessees; establishes and maintains operational procedures; coordinates operational activities with Emergency Services Division and airfield maintenance forces during normal and emergency conditions; performs daily inspections of airside operations to ensure compliance with established safety and maintenance standards; assesses runway conditions and issues Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS) to advise airlines, FAA and pilots of current field conditions; establishes priorities for snow removal and coordinates snow removal operations with maintenance staff; maintains currency of airport operations security and emergency logs and manuals; maintains close liaison with State Police and FAA security personnel; represents Airport Administrator in dealing with public or private groups or other federal, state and municipal agents; prepares reports; may have specifically assigned responsibility to coordinate all landside ground transportation operations or terminal building operations; may exercise overall command of department forces during emergency conditions on an assigned shift; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of state and federal regulations pertaining to aircraft operations and airport administration; considerable knowledge of fixed base, airlines and airport operations; knowledge of airport administration and procedures; knowledge of airport equipment including maintenance equipment, fire suppression equipment, radar and lighting; knowledge of snow removal and ice control operations; some knowledge of meteorology; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; supervisory ability; ability to utilize computer software.


Seven (7) years of experience in the aeronautical operations activities of an airport or a scheduled airline including authority and responsibility over multiple airport operations.


Three (3) years of the General Experience must have involved responsibility for the implementation of airport policies and procedures relating directly to Airside Operations and Airport Certification.


  1. College training in aviation management or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  2. A Master's degree in aviation management or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


The preferred candidate will have:
  • Experience working in operations at a Part 139 airport; 
  • Experience running snow removal operations, managing airfield construction; 
  • Experience with radio monitoring and communication; 
  • Experience with Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting requirements at a Part 139 airport.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to moderately disagreeable conditions on occasion such as weather conditions and loud noises.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.