Contra Costa County Public Works Department is recruiting to fill one Airport Safety Officer II vacancy which may be assigned to either Buchanan Airport in Concord or Byron Airport in East County.
Airport Safety Officer II performs a wide range of airfield operations and safety duties, maintenance, and aviation security activities to ensure compliance with Airport, Federal and Transportation Security Regulations. These positions control and enforce airport regulations; provide aircraft crash rescue and fire suppression services in emergency situations; inspect airport properties, aircraft areas, navigation and FAA equipment; perform maintenance and repairs on all airport systems and equipment such as ramps, taxiways, and runways, etc. This position operate fire apparatus, and other automotive equipment, including ARFF vehicles; and act independently, or as a member of an airport safety crew when responding to security issues, general airfield incidents and emergencies such as aircraft accidents and perform other related duties as required.
The ideal candiate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following:
Working knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), Part 139.
Terminology used in the operation and maintenance of certified FAA airports to include the aviation phonetic alphabet.
Terminology, procedures and protocols associated with security of both commercial and general aviation airports.
Knowledge of Local and Federal Airport Regulations, Ordinances, Uniform Fire Code, hazardous material handling requirements, safety regulations and practices employed in the operation of an airport facility; Aircraft rescue and fire suppression techniques to include aircraft firefighting, rescue and first aid for victims and control of hazardous chemicals
License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Out of State valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License will be accepted during the application process.
Education: Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or a high school proficiency certificate.
Experience: One year of full-time (or its equivalent) airport maintenance and/or operations experience, at a civilian, military airport, or on an aircraft carrier. Or, one year of full-time experience as a Firefighter.
Substitution for Experience: A four-year (BS/BA) degree in Aviation, or a related field may be substituted for the required one year of experience.
Working Conditions: This airport position is full-time, 40 hours per-week, which includes weekend and holiday coverage. Employee may be required to work overtime and shift work. Emergency situations may require working outside of normally scheduled hours.
Physical Requirements: Must pass an annual physical examination and a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) fit test.
ARFF Training: Required to complete annual Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) training.
Certifications: Must maintain First Aid, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Certifications.
Conviction History: After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when the federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.
Disaster Service Worker: All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
Additional Salary Information: Promotional Opportunities: Airport Safety Officer II may flexibly promote, after demonstrated proficiency and meeting the required years of experience, special physical requirements, training and certifications, to Airport Safety Officer III ($5,253 - $6,385 per month)
About Contra Costa County Airports
The Airports Division currently has a thirteen member staff and oversees two general aviation airports; Buchanan Field and Byron.