Airport Operations Technician Job at City of Phoenix – 4.2 Phoenix, AZ

Each year air travelers and private aircraft are safely routed through Phoenix Deer Valley Airport and Phoenix Goodyear Airport, which are both operated by the City of Phoenix Aviation Department. The Airport Operations Technician may work at either airport and is responsible for maintaining airport facility conditions to ensure safe, secure, and efficient airport operations. Duties include enforcing city codes, airport rules and regulations; performing security checks; responding to alerts and emergencies; complying with and enforcing FAA rules and regulations; issuing notices of violations; overseeing contracted service providers; providing maintenance or repair of buildings and airfield facilities; and performing landscape maintenance all while focusing on delivering exceptional customer service.

This position will require a State of Arizona Office of Pest Management Herbicide Applicator License upon date of hire or within the first year of employment.

This recruitment and any interview process as a result of this recruitment may be used by multiple hiring managers and multiple departments throughout the City to fill any related current or future vacancies; other recruitments and appropriate eligible lists may also be considered.


Working irregular hours, second and/or third shifts, weekends, holidays, and evenings may be required.

Familiar with Federal Aviation Administration rules, regulations, and guidelines.


$18.25 (minimum) – $24.02 (maximum) hourly / $37,960.00 – $49,961.60 annually.


A comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA/HDHP plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days and personal leave days.

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One year of airport experience that provides the knowledge and skills needed to perform the essential functions of this job classification;

OR One year of skilled experience in building maintenance and repair work.

Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.

The City job description can be found here.

Positions in the Aviation Department work in a 24-hour per day, 7-day per week operation. Employees are required to work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Vacation and shift assignments are determined by seniority.

The following list is not all inclusive but are TSA general factors for disqualification of employment for working at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Other factors will be assessed that may also lead to disqualification. Qualified candidates should consider these factors when applying. Aviation Employment Disqualifiers

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The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:
Experience following Federal Aviation Administration rules, regulations, and guidelines.

Experience working with aircraft, fueling, or operating heavy equipment.

A State of Arizona Office of Pest Management Herbicide Applicator License.


Recruitment closes December 6, 2021. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on this date.


Apply online by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.


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Airport Operations Technician, JC:26010, ID# 43141, 11/22/2021, 3 mos., SA, Benefits: 002

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Company: City of Phoenix – 4.2

Company Location:  Phoenix, AZ

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