Job/Bid Announcement – Asst. Chief Airport Operations Supervisor

BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

ASST CHIEF AIRPORT OPERATIONS SUPVSR

Job Number: 319619

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID, YOU MUST APPLY ON THE BID ONLY SITE AT: www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS  

(Once the website opens, scroll down and click on the button titled “Bid Opportunities.”)

IN ADDITION, YOU MUST CHECK THE BOX ON THE CAREERS APPLICATION TITLED “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY”, CORRECTLY ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT.  YOU MUST USE THE EMPLOYEE NUMBER FOUND ON THE UPPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF YOUR PAY CHECK STUB LABELED “PAYEE/EMPLOYEE NUMBER.”

(NO OTHER FORMAT OR SYSTEM CAN BE USED TO OBTAIN YOUR EMPLOYEE NUMBER). 

FAILURE TO CHECK THE “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY” BOX, ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION.

These positions are open to the general public and to all current City employees covered under the terms of the City’s collective bargaining agreement with LABORERS INTERNATIONAL UNION OF N.A., LOCAL 1001 (BARGAINING UNIT #54). 

NUMBER OF VACANCIES:  1

Assistant Chief Airport Operations Supervisor, with commensurate knowledge and experience, guides and supervises airport personnel and contractors during routine, critical, and emergency activities.  He/she liaises with FAA, airport administration, and subordinate Operations staff, monitoring and directing the reporting and dissemination of information relating to construction, incidents, and other activities affecting aircraft movement and field conditions. He/she leads airfield inspection and supervision, patrolling and ensuring the safety of aeronautical areas, and he/she has a crucial role in the regulated training of all City personnel who drive and work on the airfield, ensuring the appropriate record keeping.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Coordinates and supervises inspection of airfields, issuance and cancellation of Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) on airfield status, and receiving and relaying of airfield maintenance requests
  • Assigns, supervises and monitors the work activities of airport operations staff
  • Oversees and participates in the inspection of airfield facilities (e.g., runways, taxiways, ramps) in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations
  • Coordinates airfield repair and maintenance activities to ensure minimal disruptions to airfield traffic
  • Orders runway closings and openings and initiates corrective measures in response to irregularities found during inspections to ensure proper maintenance of airfield facilities
  • Notifies departmental management of atypical airfield situations requiring their attention
  • Implements initial and recurrent training programs for airport operations staff
  • Determines maintenance priorities (e.g., snow removal, grass cutting) in accordance with FAA  regulations and departmental standards
  • Ensures the timely and accurate maintenance of records concerning airfield activities (e.g., service requests, snow removal operations) and prepares related reports
  • Responds to inquiries regarding the status of airfield facilities and maintenance issues
  • During emergency situations, provides airfield access assistance to municipal and federal agencies, as required

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE

NOTE:   The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class. 

Location:                     Midway International Airport

Address:                     AMC Building, 6200 S. Laramie Avenue, Chicago

Shift:                           Varies

Hours/Days Off:          Varies

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:   Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Aviation Management, or a directly related field, plus two years of airfield operations experience, of which one year is in a supervisory role related to the responsibilities of the position; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Physical Requirements:

  • Some lifting (up to 25 pounds)
  • Ability to climb staircases, ladders, and/or step stools
  • Ability to operate automotive vehicles and associated equipment
  • Previous work experience monitoring weather forecasts, conditions and reports.
  • Previous work experience performing airfield operations or in the aviation industry at a commercial airport.
  • Proficiency with MS Office software.

NOTE:  This position requires the selected incumbent to be available nights, weekends, and holidays based on operational needs. In addition, outside work/inspection is required with possible exposure to fumes, dust, noise, and work in all weather conditions.

NOTE: The candidates selected for hire must pass an airport background check and a Security Threat Assessment.

Education & Employment Verification:  Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired. 

NOTE:  To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties.  (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.)  If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position.  There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume field.

NOTE:  You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.  You must also provide your valid U.S. driver’s license at time of processing of processing.

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:

This position requires applicants to complete an interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be selected.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • Previous work experience monitoring weather forecasts, conditions and reports.
  • Previous work experience performing airfield operations or in the aviation industry at a commercial airport.
  • Proficiency with MS Office software.

VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE:  The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge.  Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented.  In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?”  In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service.  For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and character of service.  For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application.  Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.

Evaluation:  Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant.  No second party applications will be accepted.

Residency Requirement: All employees of the City must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application processplease contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035. (TTY).   Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.  

ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

City of Chicago                                                                      Department of Human Resources

Lori Lightfoot, Mayor                                                           Soo Choi, Commissioner

Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm C.D.T.  Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. CDT on November 14, 2019. No exceptions will be made.

Unposting Date: Nov 14, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

BU: 54

Salary: Up to $127,536.00    Pay BasisYearly

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