Airport Operations Supervisor
Company: Houston Airport System
Location: Houston , TX
Category: Professional, Management, Airport
Job Type: Full Time
Pay Amount: $48,568 to $63,128 / Year
Posted: 5/23/2018

IAH Airside


*Shift work, including rotation, weekends and holidays. (*Subject to change)


The role of the Airport Operations Supervisor (Airside) is to identify and anticipate in operational, safety and security concerns by inspecting airfield facilities and operating areas and monitoring radio communications.


  • Initiates corrective actions and counsel's airport users, tenants and employees.
  • Supervises and performs operations activities, such as ensuring safe aircraft areas by coordinating and monitoring construction / maintenance work, removing wildlife from runways and enforcing operational standards as defined by federal rules/regulations.
  • Creates, revises and implements operating rules, regulations, standards and procedures to ensure airport safety.
  • Monitors deviations from federal, state and airport operating rules and regulations.
  • Issues NOTAMS as required by federal regulations.
  • Oversees the Communications Center during certain hours, resolves problems with airport customers and tenants and informs airline and airport personnel of important airfield conditions.
  • Supervises, schedules, assigns work, trains and evaluates operational/security employees.
  • Assumes operational, safety and security responsibilities in absence of airport management.
  • Commands operational activities and the Communications Center and maintains order during aeronautical-related emergencies, following the Airport Emergency Plan and other airport rules and regulations. Develops and provides reports for upper management regarding operations/security activities, inspection results and statistics, and violations of airport leases, contracts and standards by tenants and airlines.
  • Keeps abreast of existing and new legislation and ensures compliance to federal, state and local requirements.
  • Advises airport management on needed action. Anticipates future legislation.
  • Contributes to the team effort by performing related duties as needed.


Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required.




  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Aviation Management, Airway Science, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field.



  • Four years of progressively responsible experience in airport operations, airport security or airport safety are required.
  • Directly related professional experience involving lead or supervisory responsibilities may substitute for the above education requirement on a year-for-year basis.



  • Preference will be given to applicants with FAA air traffic control over radio frequencies experience.
  • Experience with enforcing TSA regulation 1542 is a plus. AAAE and FAA certified pilot license is preferred.


**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6. **


Bush Intercontinental Airport
Houston , TX 77032
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