Airport Operations Supervisor

Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport
Posted 3 years ago


  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Business or Aviation Management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have at least 3 years of experience in airport operations at a public use airport, with increasing responsibility.
  • Prefer candidate with one year experience of Airport Operations supervisory experience.
  • Prefer candidate with over 3 years of aviation experience.

Essential Duties:

Supervise Operational Staff –Supervises and plans subordinate personnel activities to ensure safety, security, and continuous compliance with Part 139 requirements. Assigns duties and special projects to ensure the safe, secure, and efficient daily operation. Supervises the Airport’s access control, noise abatement, and ARFF programs and databases.
Coordinates, Schedules, Implements – Coordinates runway closures, maintenance of taxiways and runways, aircraft parking and escorts, wildlife management, and snow operations. Oversees and ensures the safe operation of terminals, runways, ramps, taxiways, leased airfield areas, Navaids, signs and markings. Ensures necessary paperwork and correspondence is completed to maintain FAA certifications. Schedules training of airport employees per all federal, state, and local requirements. Implements projects and programs to maintain and improve airfield safety and compliance. Coordinates snow removal, ARFF, and Part 139 operations. Functions as the wildlife coordinator implementing all policies and procedures mandated by the airports wildlife management plan. Acts as the Security Coordinator on behalf of the airport.
Administrative – Maintains the Airport Certification Manual, Airport Emergency Plan, employee training records, and issues airport NOTAM’s for publication. Ensures the highest level of customer service is delivered to the general public and tenants. Assist’s the airport users and tenants. Compiles reports pertaining to the operations of the airport. Recommends measures to increase efficiency and safety, and control of costs. Reviews correspondence and answers written inquires and routine telephone inquiries relating to various aspects of the Airport operations function. Works extensively with the FAA control tower, FAA Facilities, FAA Maintenance Control Center, Flight Service Station, airlines, and airport tenants and customers.
Construction – Monitors airport construction activity including infrastructure construction, State Capital Improvement Grants, FAA Grants and local funding projects. Works closely with engineers and consulting firms during construction projects. Designs specifications pertaining to operations projects.
On Call – This percentage of time exists outside, and is in addition to the normal 40 hour (100%) work week. Position requires 24-hour availability. Shares responsibility to act as Airport Incident Manager with other Management and Supervisors. Provides continuous support to on-duty operations personnel during airport emergencies or in other situations as required.

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