Spanish Fork City
  • 19-May-2022 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Spanish Fork, UT, USA
  • $15.46 - $18.55
  • Hourly
  • Part Time




SALARY: $15.46 - $18.55






Under the supervision of the Spanish Fork Municipal Airport Manager, and the Airport Board, the Airport Operations Specialist conducts operational activities that provide for the safe and efficient operation of the Airport. The Operations Specialist performs routine service and maintenance activities of Airport facilities, systems, and equipment, and assures compliance with Federal, State, and County regulations.


Maintains and operates the airport premises in an efficient manner which meets all aviation regulatory requirements and assurances of the sponsoring cities and the FAA.

Conducts safety, security, and operational inspections of Airport grounds, fences, facilities, signage, navigational aids and fuel systems; notes safety hazards and other problems; initiates corrective maintenance and repair action and follow up as appropriate.

Assists Manager in formulating procedures to be used in the event of aircraft accidents, fires, or other emergencies. Ensures fire suppression systems are fully operational.

Communicates with Airport Manager, and Airport Board, regarding airport maintenance, operations, safety, security, future development and public relations.

Keeps runway, taxiway, and ramp area clear of debris or obstructions which may affect the safety of aircraft operations; plows areas with snow plow equipment and/or coordinates with City for assistance.

Keeps all signage, runway and taxiway lighting, and navigational aids clear of debris, weeds, grass, snow, etc. for clear visual observation; keeps drainage culverts clear of debris.

Performs routine grounds keeping activities to include mowing, edging, weeding and watering around the Airport, to present a neat and manicured appearance. Performs routine stocking of amenities in the pilot lounge and restroom.

Identifies and Executes Airport Improvement Projects in collaboration with Spanish Fork City Staff, the Airport Manager and the Airport Board.

Maintains the Airport Database of Airport Users, Hangar Owners, Tie Down Lessee's, & Based Aircraft and submits reports to the Utah Division of Aeronautics.

Attends monthly Airport Board meetings and reports on the status of airport systems and operations, and progress on current projects. Makes requests for assistance in solving issues; recommends areas in need of improvement or major maintenance; suggests ideas for improved airport operations and services.

Maintains good relations with airport tenants, visitors, contractors, the public, county employees and Airport Board members. This individual must conduct his/herself in a professional and courteous manner.

Responds to emergency calls on a twenty - four (24) hour basis as needed.

On occasion must be capable of using Airport equipment to assist in the removal of disabled aircraft from the active airport environment. Must be familiar with proper procedures for lifting and moving aircraft.

Applicants will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test.

Positively supports the mission of the airport and promotes its benefits to the surrounding communities.

Performs other duties as assigned by the Airport Board.


Airport expenditures must be executed in accordance with the annual budget. The Airport Manager is authorized to spend up to $1,000 per month on necessary items such as, fuel, office supplies, cleaning supplies, paint, small repair parts, etc., required for daily operations and maintenance. Purchases by the Airport Operations Specialist are to be pre-approved by the Airport Manager.


Personal computer, including email, word processing and spreadsheet software; motor vehicle; calculator; phone; copy and fax machine. Must be capable of operating airport equipment including tractor and snow plow. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


Approximately 15 hours per week. Some Sunday shifts will be required.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position will require working occasionally in an office environment and regularly working outside in weather conditions that may be inclement, and at times other than normal working hours. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud. While inspecting different projects, the employee must be able to stand for long periods of time and to walk from site to site and at times required to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear.


  • Education: Formal or informal training in airport management, business, public administration, or a related field; and experience in the operation of a small or large airport.
  • Skills: Any combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with airport patrons, employees, other agencies and the public; ability to think and act independently; ability to work under pressure when needed to meet deadlines; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Special Qualifications: Knowledge of FAA radio transmission, procedures and protocol. Valid Utah driver's license with endorsements as required.
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