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"Airport Operations Specialist - Contra Costa County, CA"

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 11/24/06 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $22.44 - $27.28 hourly
$1,795.29 - $2,182.19 biweekly
$3,889.80 - $4,728.08 monthly
$46,677.60 - $56,736.96 annually
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Contra Costa County, California
Department: Public Works
The Contra Costa County Public Works Department is seeking qualified individuals to establish an eligible list for Airport Operations Specialist. These positions will be assigned to the Buchanan Field and Byron Airports. The incumbent will render necessary assistance and services to airport users, inspect, repair, and maintain airport facilities and equipment, communicate with pilots, air traffic controllers, and fixed base operators. Additionally, these positions respond to aircraft and airport related emergencies.

This is a journey-level classification where incumbents exercise independent judgment in handling all airport operational matters including emergency response. Specialist may be assigned to weekend, holiday, evening and night shifts that require them to enforce applicable airport and federal aviation rules and regulations with limited supervision. Promotional opportunities are available to the higher level classification Lead Airport Operations Specialist ($4071 - $4948/mo) by examination.

Airport facilities operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and Airport Operations Technicians are expected to be available to work any shift assignment as needed. A shift differential of 5% over the monthly salary will be paid for shifts that qualify.
 Minimum Qualifications:
License Required: A valid California Class B driver’s license, with air brake, tank and passenger endorsements must be obtained within six months from the date of hire.

Education: Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or a high school proficiency certificate.

Experience: Two (2) years of full-time (or the equivalent of full-time) experience providing Aircraft Rescue and firefighting response and performing maintenance at a federal aviation administration certified airport or at a United States military airport.

First Aid Certification: Incumbents are required to successfully complete a basic first aid course within six months of hire.

Special Requirement: Incumbents in this class are subject to drug and alcohol testing under provisions of the County’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Program.
 Selection Process:
1. Application Filing: A completed original Contra Costa County employment application must be received or postmarked by November 17, 2006. Resumes are encouraged, but may not be substituted for the official application. An application may be obtained by calling the Contra Costa Human Resources Department in Martinez, California at 925-335-1701 OR by visiting our website at www.cccounty.us/depart/hr.

2. Oral Examination: The examination will consist of an oral interview conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board in Martinez, California. The Board will evaluate the job-related qualifications of each candidate. Candidates must receive an overall score of at least 70 from a majority of the Board to be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted 100%)

OPEN – 10/30/06 - KP Job Code: 9BVB

The Human Resources Department may make changes to the examination steps noted above in
accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.

Agency: County of Contra Costa
Address: 651 Pine Street, 2nd Floor    Martinez,  California  94553  Map/Directions
Phone: (925) 335-1701
Web Site: http://www.cccounty.us/depart/hr/default.htm
E-mail: rhath@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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