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Airside Operations Coordinator #2207-107500-01

Airport Operations Officer III

Date Opened
Monday, July 11, 2022 8:00 AM
Close Date
Thursday, August 11, 2022 11:59 PM
  • $24.18 - $31.73/hour; $50,291.00 - $66,006/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


The Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) Airside Operations is responsible for coordination and regulatory compliance with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other federal, state, and city government rules and regulations. Airside Operations is responsible for maintaining an active FAA Airport Operating Certificate under Part 139, as well as upholding the Airport Certification Manual approved by the FAA. Airside Operations Coordinators perform skilled work including safety and security in sections of the Air Operations Area that includes runways, taxiways, safety areas, and other terminal facilities. The position is responsible for ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations and enforcing the rules that govern the operations of the airfield and airport tenants. Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and written, and assess situations quickly and objectively while determining the proper course of action within established rules, regulations, and procedures while representing CLT in a professional and positive manner.

General Information:
Must be able to work assigned shifts, including holidays, and reports back to work during emergencies, urgent situations, special events and inclement weather. Shifts are generally divided into first, second, and third shift hours to cover a 24/7 operation. Hours are subject to change based on operational need. Overtime may be offered and/or mandated when needed.  
This position is deemed essential and employees are subject to mandatory overtime. This position is not eligible for teleworking.
Must successfully pass and maintain an active Security Threat Assessment (STA) and Criminal History Records Check (CHRC). Certain convictions will disqualify individuals from unescorted access privileges and therefore exclude from employment.
Valid driver license in state of residence and maintain a City driving permit.  
Must obtain and maintain Aircraft Movement Area Driver’s endorsement within 90 days of employment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

1. Ensures federal regulatory compliance with FAR Part 139 and 77 by adhering to SOPs, ACM, WHMP, AEP, and other working documents through the Airport’s Self-Inspection program. Enforce Airport established rules and regulations that govern the operation of the airfield and airport employees.  Participates and coordinates in federal programs to comply with FAA and TSA regulations that are required for commercial service airports. Interpret and adhere to all federal, state, and local regulations to ensure the safety and security of all persons and resources on airport property. 

2. Formulate comprehensive and concise communications in both oral and written form. Completes all required documentation under these provisions including records, reports, and logs. 

3. Conducts vehicle escorts on the Air Operations Area. Assist the Airport stakeholders and public as needed. Act decisively and exercise independent judgment within established rules, regulations and procedures. Snow duties, Issue notices to airmen, required 139 training, wildlife, construction.  

4. Ability to respond calmly and effectively during emergency and irregular operations incidents following NIMS/ICS structure. 

5. Assist other Airport Operations Sections to ensure continuity of operations. 

6. Other duties as assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

1. Thorough knowledge of FARs Part 139, 77 and associated Advisory Circulars, Aviation departmental rules and regulations and standard operating procedures.  Knowledge of other applicable federal regulations including FAR Part 121, TSR Part 1542, and NIMS/ICS.
2. Considerable knowledge of airport operations, FAA standards, hazards, and safety precautions.
3. Skills to communicate clearly and effectively verbally in person, over the telephone, and over the two-way radio systems. 
4. Skills to effectively organize data and prioritize resources during routine and emergency operations. 
5. Skills in various computerized systems.
6. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
7. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agencies, tenants, employees and the public, while representing CLT in a professional, positive manner.

Preferred Qualification

One-year experience at a FAR Part 139 commercial service airport in airport operations, safety, airport management, preferred. AAAE ACE-Operations or Certified Member designation, preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Graduate or Equivalent and five years related work experience


Associate's Degree and three years related work experience

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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