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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Class Code:X7727



This is responsible technical and lead work in the operations areas in the dynamic environment of a county-owned airport.

Work involves the responsibility of overseeing and coordinating resources and implementing work procedures to ensure a safe, efficient and secure environment for passengers, airport personnel, vehicles, equipment and the movement of aircraft within established airport policies and procedures and FAA regulations. Duties include working rotating shifts and assignments, including holidays and weekends. Work requires communication with airport users, tenants, federal, state, local government and other agencies. Work is performed within general guidelines and reviewed for compliance within established standards.


This classification is distinguished from Airport Operations Agent II by the greater educational requirements; and by the greater operational and leadworker responsibilities.


Acts as leadworker, maintains awareness of and evaluates operational conditions and responds to the needs of the airport users to ensure the expeditious transition of public movement.

Coordinates the work of employees engaged in the day-to-day monitoring and coordination of operations in specific functional areas of the airport including Terminal, Airside and Landside, to ensure compliance with established rules, regulations, policies and procedures and contractual tenant leasehold requirements.

Coordinates initial response to airport emergencies as an integral component of the "Incident Command" structure, and interacts with command level personnel of responding police, fire and federal agencies to ensure proper handling of county responsibilities.

Oversees the accurate monitoring of all automated equipment systems for fire, security and maintenance alarms; ensuring appropriate notifications are made and follow-up actions are taken.

Ensures that inspections and monitoring of airport areas for housekeeping, aesthetics, safety, security and general conditions are carried out and appropriate actions are taken.

Assists in the updating of appropriate manuals, plans and policies to ensure a safe and secure environment in compliance with federal, state and county mandates.

Ensures the proper control of persons and vehicles in restricted access areas of the airport.

Supports VIP operations such as presidential and vice-presidential arrivals and departures, escorts foreign and domestic dignitaries.

Analyzes chronological event records of all routine and emergency operations using statistical data, pertaining to safety, security, and various operational activities.

Oversees the collection, recording and dissemination of information on airport operational conditions, status of construction in progress, and other pertinent airport activities.

Coordinates in the preparation and operation of the emergency center, in the event of airport emergencies.

Oversees the monitoring and entering of daily flight status and schedules into flight information computer for displays located throughout the terminals.

Interprets specialized reports for operations and audit purposes.

Operates and maintains (as operator) county-owned vehicles, including 4-wheel drive, in an airport environment including responding to emergency situations.

Performs related work as required.


Knowledge of the principles and practices of public and business administration.

Knowledge of a modern air carrier airport environment.

Knowledge of command and control center practices, procedures and equipment.

Knowledge and familiarization of all airport areas, including those of tenant airlines, concessions, etc., and their functions.

Ability to interact with command level personnel of police, fire and federal agencies.

Ability to coordinate the work of a moderate size staff of employees performing operational functions in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

Ability to exercise judgement and discretion in establishing, applying and interpreting policies and procedures.

Ability to assist in the implementation of administrative programs and procedures and to evaluate their effectiveness.

Ability to develop, maintain and analyze records, reports and inventory.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to detect, report and/or correct hazardous conditions.

Ability to perform work effectively with minimum supervision.

Ability to pass background check as required by appropriate governmental authority.

Ability to physically access remote and/or cramped airport areas, occasionally in adverse weather, and under emergency and stressful conditions.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.


Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in airport management or related field; and experience in Landside, Airside, Terminal operations; or any equivalent combination of training and/or experience.


Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License.


Bargaining Unit: Government Supervisors Association (GSA)
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Code of Ethics
Certification: No
Work Locations: Aviation
Class Spec Estab./Revised: E7/94 R8/14

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