Airfield Operations Specialists:

Ensure the safe takeoff and landing of commercial and military aircraft. Duties include coordination between air-traffic control and maintenance personnel; dispatching; using airfield landing and navigational aids; implementing airfield safety procedures; monitoring and maintaining flight records; and applying knowledge of weather information.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $43,930.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 102
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 10.42 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Resource Allocation
Written Communication
Technology and Tool Usage
Oral Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Following Directions
Work Ethic

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze business, operational, or management reports
Analyze financial data or information
Analyze business or organizational operating practices or procedures
Analyze business or financial data
Employ basic business mathematical formulas
Perform SWOT analysis
Analyze financial records to improve efficiency
Perform financial analysis of organizational resources and health
Examine financial documents to identify or verify concerns
Analyze financial records or reports to determine state of operations
Analyze financial records to improve budgeting or planning
Analyze applicant financial status
Assess financial status of clients
Develop financial analysis methods
Analyze employment and personnel data
Interpret charts or tables for social or economic research
Analyze technical problems
Model operational processes
Analyze budgetary or accounting data
Analyze data to identify or resolve operational problems
Analyze organizational workflows
Project aircraft flight positioning and paths to foresee and prevent conflicts
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Analyze business problems
Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Determine appropriate methods for data analysis
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Assess risks to business operations
Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities
Identify financial risks to company
Evaluate degree of financial risk
Apply mathematical principles or statistical approaches to solve problems in scientific or applied fields
Perform cost benefit analysis
Conduct industry or market analysis
Perform market segmentation analysis
Evaluate impact of governmental or other types of regulations or laws
Analyze market conditions or trends
Assess the cost effectiveness of products, projects, or services
Analyze forecasting data to improve business decisions
Analyze factors such as weather reports to determine air routes
Conduct financial investigations
Prepare data for analysis
Analyze engineering data
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Analyze administrative, financial, and operational budgets
Conduct financial or regulatory audits
Perform software crash analysis
Analyze social or economic data
Perform environmental assessment

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor operational activities to ensure conformance to standards, regulations, or protocols
Ensure compliance with polices or regulations
Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations
Monitor loading processes to ensure procedural compliance
Monitor business indicators
Monitor contract performance
Monitor public transportation and transit systems operation
Measure internal and external transportation, delivery, or distribution performance
Monitor project risk mitigation plan
Monitor repairs or maintenance to enforce standards
Examine financial records to ensure compliance with policies or regulations
Monitor organizational compliance with regulations
Monitor activities of individuals to ensure safety or compliance with rules
Monitor work environment to ensure safety or adherence to specifications
Maintain air and ground security of aircraft
Monitor project performance metrics
Identify causes of talent attrition
Monitor operating conditions
Monitor transportation or shipping related equipment operation to detect problems
Monitor performance of others
Monitor information technology related equipment operation to detect problems
Monitor vehicle movement or location
Maintain confidentiality of data
Monitor railroad vehicle or equipment operation
Monitor facilities or operational systems
Monitor project scope guidelines
Maintain safe work environment
Monitor effects of talent attrition
Monitor performance of computer systems or networks
Monitor organizational procedures to ensure proper functioning
Detect installation, maintenance, or repair concerns by listening for abnormalities
Monitor variables affecting route activities
Monitor message or event logs for computer systems
Monitor use of electronic files to safeguard information
Observe vehicular or pedestrian traffic

Getting Information

Review work orders or schedules to determine operations or procedures
Read transportation or shipping related operating, service, or repair manuals
Review schedules to obtain cargo loading information
Review traffic routing or control plans
Review transportation related codes and specifications
Review transportation, shipping, or material moving work orders
Interpret information technology information from diagrams or schematics
Review information technology related codes and specifications
Read computer or software documentation to solve technical problems
Review arrival or departure schedules
Review switching or train orders
Review maps to determine location or routes
Conduct interviews to gather information about business operations
Obtain flight information from dispatcher
Conduct product or process research
Collect statistical data
Conduct business, market, or managerial research
Research information related to business operations or analytics using library or internet
Gather financial records
Conduct survey research of specified populations and demographics
Perform information technology related research
Perform mathematical or statistical research
Investigate industrial incidents, accidents, or violations
Investigate customer complaints
Conduct historical research
Obtain approval for project plans

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Direct passenger or freight transport activities
Direct material handling or moving activities
Oversee activities related to dispatching, routing, or tracking transportation vehicles
Oversee marine cargo handling
Manage individual and organizational contracts
Manage broad organizational programs or initiatives
Supervise transportation, shipping, or material moving personnel
Oversee execution of organizational or program policies
Coordinate operational activities
Manage quality control activities
Coordinate logistics or other business operations
Oversee business processes
Direct network personnel in remote site configuration
Coordinate shipping activities with external parties
Manage financial activities of the organization
Coordinate computer software or hardware installation
Direct emergency management activities
Manage handling of hazardous, toxic, or non-compliant materials
Assign work to staff or employees
Supervise clerical or administrative personnel
Supervise personnel involved in business operations or analytics
Manage project teams

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Implement freight shipping or storage procedures
Implement visual flight procedures as conditions allow
Employ aircraft safety regulations
Implement transportation changes to reduce environmental impact
Implement company or staff policies
Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Route freight shipments
Follow transportation, shipping, or material moving safety procedures and regulations
Follow safety procedures for vehicle operation
Employ statistical process control procedures
Implement supply chain management processes
Terminate employment of employees or contractors
Terminate relationship with clients or vendors
Approve expenditures
Establish project teams
Follow office related safety procedures and regulations
Recommend personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and dismissals
Develop personnel performance objectives
Resolve operational shipping or transportation issues
Implement organizational process or policy changes
Execute employee bargaining agreements
Edit documents for completeness, accuracy, or conformance to standards
Respond to in-flight data
Determine administrative policies or standards
Identify best itinerary based on knowledge of routes
Resolve personnel problems
Design compensation models
Solve administrative problems in the workplace

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain flight records or logs
Maintain shipping, transportation, or logistical records, reports, or files
Document operational activities
Record operational details of travel
Maintain personnel records
Maintain records, reports, or files associated with business operations or analytics
Maintain computer networks to enhance performance and user access
Document organizational or operational procedures
Record transportation or material moving related production data
Maintain computer, network, or database records, reports, or files
Document network-related activities or tasks
Write technical specifications for software or applications
Integrate field notes into technical drawings
Write technical specifications for computer systems
Write administrative procedures services manual
Prepare forms or applications
Maintain equipment service records
Maintain job descriptions
Maintain file of job openings
Write documentation for software, applications, or computer operation
Write documentation for hardware maintenance tasks
Prepare financial reports
Maintain processes and procedures manual
Prepare regulatory or compliance documentation or reports
Maintain record of organization expenses
Prepare procurement or purchase order documents
Prepare financial documents

Thinking Creatively

Develop transportation or logistical policies, procedures, or standards
Develop business or financial information systems
Develop operational policies, procedures, or standards
Develop business or organizational policies, programs, or standards
Maintain quality assurance procedures
Establish organizational guidelines or policies
Develop employee handbook
Apply mathematical models of financial or business conditions
Develop management control systems
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop mathematical concepts, models, or simulations
Develop simple operational data repositories or databases
Design computer modeling or simulation programs
Establish business operations or analysis related performance metrics
Establish employee performance standards
Develop business, financial, or operational policies, procedures, or standards
Develop diagrams or flow charts of how systems operate
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables
Develop computer, network, or database policies, procedures, or standards
Design talent readiness or succession plans
Develop scientific hypotheses, theories, or laws
Write computer programs or code
Optimize software performance
Develop safety procedures and regulations
Design human resource management performance metrics
Research issues related to the environment or sustainable business practices
Develop sustainable business strategies or practices
Develop simple financial data repositories or databases
Design data processing systems

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