Under general supervision of the Airport and Marina Manager, this position performs a variety of duties in the maintenance and operations of airport facilities and grounds. This position will require approximately 16 hours of work per week and must be available to work weekends and holidays.
The Petaluma Municipal Airport is operational 24 hours a day and staffed Monday through Sunday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm including Holidays. Airport operations encompass a host of services for the orderly and safe departure and arrival of aircraft to and from Petaluma. A self-fueling island is operated 24 hours a day by the City to meet the needs of users. Jet fuel service is available during regular hours and after hours for a call-out fee. Approximately 60,000 take-offs and landings are recorded at the Petaluma Municipal Airport each year. There are 180 aircraft storage hangars and 130 tie down spaces for 240 based aircraft.
Perform a variety of general tasks involved in the safe, efficient, and orderly operation, maintenance, and security of the Petaluma Airport.
Maintain overall appearance of airport grounds and facilities, including the removal of obstacles from runways and approaches, controlling weeds and trash pick-up.
Reports the need for grounds and facilities maintenance; personally performs a variety of tasks in the maintenance and repair of airport facilities, buildings, equipment, and landscape such as weed and grass control, minor painting, trash pickup, and electric bulb replacement; inspects airport property regularly and ensures that grounds and facilities are kept in a clean and orderly condition.
Operate and perform minor maintenance on light equipment such as tractors, pickup trucks, mowing equipment, and other related equipment.
Inspect runways, taxiways, lights and other airport facilities for hazards, needed repairs, or replacement: notify Airport Manager of hazards to airport operations to ensure repairs are completed in a timely manner.
Ensures that airport users follow safety and operating rules and regulations during an assigned shift.
Collect and account for overnight fees, fuel and oil sales.
Dispense fuel to aircraft and assist customers with purchasing fuel and oil.
Provides information to the public and airport users regarding FAA regulations and local policies and procedures regarding ground traffic, air traffic patterns, fuel operations, parking, tie down, hangars, airport facilities, and safety rules and regulations.
Conduct ramp checks for overdue aircraft.
Maintains accurate records and files regarding work performed and airport activities.
Maintain records on airport supplies, facilities, services, and equipment utilization including traffic, hangar rental, fees, and airport supplies.
Receive and process complaints such as noise abatement resolving situations when able, providing information and maintaining accurate records for referral when applicable.
Notifies proper emergency response organizations in the event of an emergency and provides assistance as directed.
Operate fire extinguishers during aircraft emergencies.
Assist in locating source of Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signals.
May be on-call in the event of an airport emergency.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Equivalent to graduation from high school is required. College or technical level coursework is highly desirable.
Candidates who have previous experience working with or around aircraft, have some experience performing light repairs on equipment, building, and irrigation, and some experience driving and operating larger equipment (e.g., tractors) will be rated as most highly qualified for the position.
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. Position requires prolonged sitting, standing; walking; reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
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