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Airport Worker 2/3 - Airfield/Landside

Company: City of Eugene
Location: Eugene
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Airport Worker 2/3 - Airfield/Landside

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Airport Worker 2/3 - Airfield/Landside


Depends on Qualifications


Eugene, OR

Job Type

Full-Time Regular

Job Number



Public Works Department


Eugene Airport

Opening Date


Closing Date

5/31/2024 5:15 PM Pacific




General Statement of Duties

The Eugene Airport is looking to hire an Airport Worker 2/3 - Airfield/Landside!!

Performs a variety of skilled maintenance duties at the Eugene Airport maintaining the airfield and landside. Depending on classification, performs a variety of airport operations duties at the basic or fully skilled level and may function as lead worker.


Salary Range:

Airport Worker 2: $24.58 - $30.58 / hourly; $51,126.40 - $63,606.40 / annually

Airport Worker 3: $26.78 - $33.43 / hourly; $55,702.40 - $69,534.40 / annually

Department/Division: Public Works Department /Airport Division


The City of Eugene determines starting pay within the range based on relevant education and experience as provided by the applicant in their application materials. This process is consistent with the Oregon Equal Pay Act (OEPA) ( . You can learn more about our process at our How to Apply ( page.

Benefits: Please click the Benefits Tab to view the City of Eugene's competitive package options.

Location: 28855 Lockheed Drive, Eugene, OR 97404

Work Schedule: 4 x 10 schedule (Sun-Wed or Wed - Sat) - 6:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2024, 5:00 p.m.

Accepting on-line applications only.

Must Pass TSA Background Check.

Examples of Duties Performed - Duties may include but are not limited to the following

Airport Worker 2 Duties:

Performs a variety of airfield maintenance; including airfield pavement striping, surface cleaning, field mowing, pesticide applications, airport snow / ice removal, Wildlife management, rock application and grading

Performs a variety of preventative maintenance, and repair assignments; non-electrical repairs to Access Gates including troubleshooting problems and malfunctions in the field; monitors storm water outflow for NPDES permit compliance.

Perform Landside duties including; Irrigation and irrigation system repairs, turf maintenance, sign maintenance and installation, pesticide applications, trimming, tree/limb removal, shrub beds maintenance, tree/shrub planting, parking lot painting.

Performs minor concrete repair and asphalt maintenance and may conduct pavement condition rating.

Performs a variety of minor preventive maintenance and/or repair projects, including welding and carpentry projects.

Performs a variety of winterization activities; performs non-electrical repairs to assists journey-level electrician as directed.

Performs pipe, tile repair, and open ditch maintenance.

Operates and trains other employees in use and care of power tools and construction or snow removal equipment such as tractor with front end loader, mower and snow plow attachments, backhoe, deicer/flusher, and dump trucks.

Provides information and assistance to airport customers.

Maintains a variety of work records and reports.

May provide work direction and guidance to lower level Airport Workers and seasonal employees; monitors work of contractors.

May be required to perform work outside in varying and extreme weather conditions while exposed to a variety of hazards.

May be required to lift heavy objects and equipment.

Depending on hired classification, may act in capacity of an Airport Worker 3 or 4 as assigned.

Assigned Airport Operations duties may include any of the following:

Additional duties and expectations of Airport Worker 3:

Must be "operations certified" and pass all required proficiencies to perform at the fully skilled level in all required airport operations activities and assignments; attends airport operations recurrent training and exercises; may provide guidance to Airport Worker 2's in airport operation concepts. Has completed AAAE Operations School 1 and 2 or equivalent level of airport approved training and knowledge, or has the ability to demonstrate competencies.

Coordinates the airport Notice to Airmen system (NOTAM); prepares, issues, logs, and cancels NOTAM's; directs airfield activities; coordinates with Air Traffic Control Tower.

Performs daily airfield, hangar, perimeter, and parking lot inspections; makes corrections and / or submits requests for corrections as applicable.

Performs Winter Operations duties as needed including; Runway/taxiway, gate and walkway de-icing, runway/taxiway and roadway sanding, operation of snow plow's, brooms and blowers, able to perform pavement friction tests with Tapley equipment (manual & electronic).

Installs and removes X-carts and barricades as needed.

Responds to emergency situations such as emergency aircraft alerts or personal injuries; administers First Aid or gathers emergency supplies; completes duties at the skilled Hazmat Training level. (Airport Worker 3 operates with HAZFRO certification); may act as incident command until relieved.

Ensures security of facilities and grounds by monitoring /responding to paging alarms, gate and door access control alarms, and checking identification and inspecting vehicles entering the Airport Operations Area.

Enforces airport rules dealing with trespass, loitering, disorderly, storage, parking, inspections, taxis, and ground transportation; issues parking citations and authorizes towing procedures for airport parking control; provides airport area auto traffic control.

Provides escorts to airfield and into restricted areas.

Conducts terminal curb and taxi cab line monitoring.

Performs Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) display challenges and records information.

Initiation and termination as per Air Traffic Control of SMGCS program; assists with aircraft escorting.

Maintains airport operation logs and reports.

Performs wildlife management including hazing depredation, trapping, and deterrence; attends firearms training.

Monitors construction projects, contractors, and vendors for safety and security; completes on-site inspections as needed.

Observes weather conditions; responds as required.

Performs other related airport operations duties as assigned.

Supports and respects diversity in the workplace.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes with relevant transferrable skills from a variety of sources and experiences. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role .

When screening your application, the City will consider an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to meet minimum qualifications for this position.

A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Airport Worker 2


Three years' experience in facilities maintenance, grounds maintenance, or in a construction trade; experience in airport maintenance desirable.

License or Certificate

A valid Oregon driver's license or, with the ability to obtain a Class A/B Commercial Driver's License with tankers endorsement within a year; must pass driving records check and, if hired, maintain a driving record that meets the City's standard. Oregon law requires that an out-of-state license holder must obtain a valid Oregon license (with appropriate endorsements) within 30 days of becoming domiciled in the state (ORS 803.355).

Must have Oregon Department of Agriculture Public Pesticide Applicators License or the ability to acquire within one year.

Must be able to become "Operations Certified" within one year.

Airport Worker 3


Four years' experience in facilities maintenance, grounds maintenance, or in a construction trade including one year experience in airport operations.

License or Certificate

A valid Oregon Class A/B Commercial driver's license.

Oregon Department of Agriculture Public Pesticide Applicators License with ROW and or Ornamental & Turf Herbicide (ROW is the preferred License, Landscape applicators may also be required to obtain the Ornamental & Turf license)

AAAE Operations School 1 and 2 or equivalent level of airport approved training and knowledge and must be "operations certified."

The Ideal Candidate will possess the following knowledge, skill and abilities:

Knowledge of:

Practices and procedures of assigned airport maintenance activities, or the ability to learn within a reasonable amount of time.

Skilled facility and or grounds maintenance duties in assigned areas.

Specialized equipment operations as applicable to area of assignment such as; skills in operating backhoe/bucket, dump trucks large tractors and mower attachments.

Equipment, tools, materials, and supplies used in area of assignment.

Applicable safety hazards and standard precautions.

Computer and applicable computer applications.

Airport rules and regulations.

Basic airport operations and airfield familiarization including the Airport Operations Area, Movement/Non-Movement areas, SIDA, terminal, general aviation, runway and taxiway systems.

FARs Part 139 and 1542 requirements.

Airport Emergency Plan and procedures for responding to a variety of airport emergencies.

Ability to:

Perform skilled airport maintenance duties which may include facility, grounds, and airfield maintenance activities.

Operate specialized equipment and power tools as applicable to the area of assignment.

Work independently, or as part of a crew.

Communicate effectively with employees, regulatory staff, airport tenants, and patrons.

Prepare written records and reports.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Perform physical work outdoors in varying weather conditions.

Use good judgment in using/wearing personal protective equipment (PPE)

Respond calmly to emergency situations.

May perform grounds and landscape maintenance duties including; mowing, fertilizing, edging, weeding, trimming, irrigation repair, pruning plants, and purchasing plants and materials.

Applies herbicides and pesticides to grounds and landscape areas.

Exercise good judgment in a highly complex safety critical environment and follow applicable safety processes.

Attend required airport operations training and exercises to become "operations certified".



Supplemental Information

What to Expect from our Selection Process: Applicants are screened based upon their relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. The selection process varies according to the position and can include such things as screening of supplemental questionnaires, written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests, interviews, and assessment processes. In addition, background investigations and records checks may be required. Some positions also require applicants to have a psychological evaluation and/or physical examination and a drug test prior to employment. Marijuana use is evaluated consistent with current state law regulations. PLEASE NOTE: Once the posting closes, the process can take 4-6 weeks to complete.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The City of Eugene is committed to a respectful work environment. We value the cultural, educational, and life experiences of each employee. We believe that a diverse workforce enables us to deliver culturally responsive services to all members of our community. As part of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion we desire to welcome, respect, and create a sense of belonging for a wide range of identities and experiences in our workforce. Women, people with disabilities, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

The City of Eugene complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any applicant with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation by contacting an employment coordinator at (541) 682-5061.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Eugene will request all eligible candidates who accept employment with the City to provide documentation to prove they are eligible for employment in the United States.

If a job posting indicates this position is temporary (not limited duration) then the employee serves at will. Temporary employees do not receive benefits through the City of Eugene unless required by City, State or Federal code/statute.


Employees in this classification are represented by American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and their salaries may be subject to a monthly payroll deduction after 31 days of employment.

Salary and Benefits

The normal starting salary is the first step shown on the posting. Other placement in the salary range may be considered depending on qualifications and experience. Periodic advancement through the salary range is dependent upon merit. The City provides a full range of benefits, including holidays, vacation, sick leave, retirement benefit, and life insurance. Health, dental, and vision benefits are available.

To view a summary of benefits ( , benefit premium rates ( , and/or the AFSCME contract ( click the respective link. Click here to view information about Total Worker Health. (

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