Assistant Airport Operations Manager – Denver International Airport Job at City and County of Denver – 3.6 Denver International Airport, CO

About Our Job

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Denver International Airport was the 20th-busiest airport in the world and the 4th-busiest airport in the United States, serving 61.4 million passengers last year and generating more than $26 billion for the region annually. DEN is the largest and newest commercial airport in the United States and consists of 15 million square feet of built environment.

The Airside Operations team at Denver International Airport (DEN) has an opening for an Airport Operations Officer (AOO) otherwise known as an Assistant Airport Operations Manager (AAOM). This position will work with a team of other AAOM’s and the Airport Operations Supervisor (AOS)/Airport Operations Manager (AOM) to manage the day-to-day operations at Denver International Airport to ensure the safety and security of the traveling public and airport employees. In this position you will work on the airfield to monitor compliance of airport/ federal regulations. You will also assist with other activities, such as TSAR 1542 compliance, emergency management and snow removal operations. In this position you will have the opportunity to learn all about airfield management and airport operations, with additional responsibilities and potential growth.

Assists the duty AOM in managing, coordinating, and resolving airport emergencies, security problems, environmental issues, and other unusual events affecting airport operations.

Inspects runway, taxiway, and ramp areas for changing surface conditions and advises the AOM on those conditions and other events affecting airport operations. Coordinates the issuance of Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) as directed.

Assists the Incident Commander for all airport emergencies such as aircraft alerts, snow emergencies, severe weather, irregular operations (IROPS), and security breaches. Responds to the Emergency Operations Center as needed to fill General Staff Positions within the Incident Command Structure.

Creates work orders within the airport work order system to address regulatory compliance with airfield maintenance and repair needs. Monitors and assesses the completeness of work by others to ensure it conforms with acceptable FAR Part 139 standards and requests corrective action if necessary.

Assists in the coordination and execution of snow removal activities on all runways, movement and non-movement area taxiways, deice pads, concourse gate areas, aircraft rescue and response roads, emergency response gates, and all airfield vehicle service roads. Utilizes specialized runway friction measuring equipment to track and report runway friction values for rubber removal maintenance program and during snow operations.

Keeps current on all federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations relating to the position, Airport Security Program and TSA security directives. Maintains proficiency by passing regularly scheduled examinations.

Operates automated and networked information display systems, video cameras, monitors, and radio/ communication systems.

Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

About You

We are looking for someone who is passionate about aviation, who demonstrates initiative, leadership ability and who will work to enhance our team environment. They will maintain open, honest, and transparent communication with their coworkers and supervisors. The candidate should maintain a positive and approachable attitude when working with others to achieve goals. They should actively foster commitment and team spirit within our department. The candidate shall have a business/owner mindset when making decisions that will affect airport stakeholders, as well as our department. When clarification is needed, the candidate will seek further guidance and understanding prior to decision making.

In addition, our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

Three years’ experience in aviation operations

One-year experience in aviation snow removal

FAR Part 139 experience

AAAE certifications

Work schedule flexibility as DEN is a 24/7/365 operation

Able to adapt to a changing work environment

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science or a related field.

Experience: Three years of experience of the type and at the level of Aviation Operations Representative or equivalent in an aviation environment.

Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.

Licensure: Requires a valid Driver’s License at the time of application. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.

FBI Background Check: FBI criminal background check is required for all positions at Denver International Airport (DEN). Employees are also required to report any felony convictions and/or moving violations to maintain this clearance and be eligible for continued employment. By position, a pre-employment physical/drug test may be required.

Snow / Emergency Duties: Denver International Airport is a 24/7/365 team operation. If weather conditions warrant or an emergency crisis occurs, all DEN employees can be required to work extended hours and/or shifts.

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Job Profile

CA2805 Airport Operations Officer Airfield and Ramp Tower

Position Type


Position Salary Range

$29.59 – $45.87

Starting Pay

Based on Education and Experience


Denver International Airport

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

About the Company

Company: City and County of Denver – 3.6

Company Location:  Denver International Airport, CO

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