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Airport Attendant

Published on September 6, 2019

Department(s): Public Works

Location: Pittsburg, KS

The City of Pittsburg, KS is currently seeking applicants for the position of Airport Attendant in the Public Works department.

The Airport Attendant maintains all areas of the City’s municipal airport that includes inspection and maintenance of runways, taxiways, buildings and grounds, airport and airfield lighting, aircraft fuel storage and distribution systems, security and fire systems, and airport emergency systems.

Duties include:

• Take payments for fuel sales and track inventory
• Maintains and inspects runway, taxiways, airfield lighting, and cleans and adjusts directional signage for pilot information and safety
• Assist with maintenance and repairs all airport electrical, lighting, and fuel equipment; maintains buildings, hangars, movement and non-movement area pavement, emergency equipment, and related equipment
• Performs airport safety and security inspections for compliance with federal, state, and local airport rules and regulations
• Performs minor maintenance, repairs, and inspections on all vehicles and heavy equipment
• Refuel airplanes; ground handling of aircraft; and assists the public as needed
• Keep airport pavement free of foreign objects and debris;
• Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions. Follows City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City’s Safety Handbook.


• Knowledge and ability to perform radio communication procedures and techniques
• Knowledge of facilities and ground maintenance procedures and equipment
• Stay abreast of and apply Federal (OSHA) regulations and City policies regarding safe work practices, occupational hazards and safety precautions specific to airport maintenance work
• Ability to maintain  general and specialized airport facilities and equipment
• Maintaining a professional demeanor during stressful situations

• Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines
• Learn and apply emergency response procedures related to aircraft accidents and procedures for notification to regulating authorities
• Remain alert and aware at all times to prevent injury or accident
• Carry out oral and written procedures and instructions
• Interpret technical data from manuals and regulatory publications
• Demonstrate integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks
• Operate a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties
• Operate a motor vehicle
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with the public and other employees


• High school diploma or GED equivalency
• Preferred three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in airport operations and security, ground and facilities maintenance; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work
• Valid Driver’s License

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