Airport Communications Specialist I
Job Type

Position: Airport Communications Specialist Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Airport Operations Manager Location: San Bernardino International Airport

Range: $23.26-$27.78 an hour


Under direct supervision, the Airport Communications Specialist fulfills clerical, administrative, technical, and professional duties pertaining to Airport Operations associated with the Airport Communications Center including regular monitoring of multiple systems and operation of the mass communication system.


Reports directly to the Airport Operations Manager, or designee. Provides no supervision to staff.


The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties under the identified headers, and may be required to perform additional duties from those set forth:

  • Coordinates and assists with special projects, events, and programs.
  • Provides administrative support related to airport operations, noise abatement, and safety and security requirements set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), such as Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 77, 139 and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 49, Part 1542.
  • Fulfills duties related to airport access control and access monitoring systems.
  • Provides excellent customer service to individuals contacted during the course of business
  • Participates in scheduled and unscheduled inspections with regulatory agencies.
  • Assists in the development and coordination of Part 139 mandated Emergency Table-Top and Full-Scale Emergency Drills.
  • Utilizes the Airport work order system to communicate issues and request work orders.
  • Performs safety and security support duties to include monitoring the CCTV system and dispatching calls as needed.
  • Monitors Airport "Ring-down" emergency telephone, and dispatches airport personnel as needed.
  • Performs airport non-emergency services as a dispatcher using multiple resources.
  • Operates and maintains the Airport Mass Communication System.
  • Provides clerical and operational support to Incident Command and may serve in the Airport Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
  • Establishes, maintains, and fosters positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including the public, vendors, contractors, and agency staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade supplemented by some college-level coursework in airport/aviation administration and 1 year of airport operations, security, dispatching, or related expereince in a general aviation or commercial service airport.

Desired Qualifications (will not disqualify candidates from consideration):

  • Basic knowledge of FAA Part 139 and TSA 1542 regulation
  • Familiarity with airport security programs and standard operating procedures
  • Airport industry standards and principles of security and airport access control systems

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment.
  • Successfully complete background check to obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required.
  • Completion of a 10-panel drug screen for all substances deemed illegal by the Federal Government
Salary Description
$23.26-$27.78 an hour