Airfield Operations Specialists


Ensure the safe takeoff and landing of commercial and military aircraft. Duties include coordination between air-traffic control and maintenance personnel; dispatching; using airfield landing and navigational aids; implementing airfield safety procedures; monitoring and maintaining flight records; and applying knowledge of weather information.
Also called: Airport Operations Coordinator, Airport Operations Officer, Airport Operations Specialist, Operations Coordinator

Knowledge:

    Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
    Business
  • customer service
  • management
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • teaching people how to do something

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
    Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Independence

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft Access
    Operating system software
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    associate's degree
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