Now hiring: Airport Operations Specialist

April 9, 2021

The City of Hayward is excited to announce its recruitment for the position of Airport Operations Specialist. Under general direction of the Airport Operations Supervisor, the Airport Operations Specialist is a classification assigned to the Executive Airport Division of the Public Works—Engineering and Transportation Department.

The incumbent in this position promotes the City’s noise management program and policies and provides administrative and analytical assistance to Airport Management staff. This position also monitors the safe, efficient operation of the airport in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.


Monthly Salary

$5,863 -  $7,122

Plus excellent benefits package: See the 2021 Benefit Summary on the City’s Human Resources webpage for more  details.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Enforces the City’s Noise Ordinance for the Airport.
  • Operates, maintains and troubleshoots noise monitoring equipment and flight tracking systems.
  • Facilitates and monitors the noise management program including responding to difficult noise complaints and requests for information.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities relative to the noise management program.
  • Prepares statistical analyses and reports; maintains databases and charts relating to noise abatement.
  • Develops noise abatement seminars for pilots and community groups; conducts workshops for aircraft operators; meets with the public and professional staff on a routine basis.
  • Represents the Airport at community and regional meetings.
  • Assists in development of agenda reports and departmental presentations.
  • Monitors the airside and landside areas of the Airport as required ensuring compliance with city, state and federal regulations.
  • Inspects all airport areas, including hangers, runways, and fuel storage areas for compliance with airport and Federal Aviation Administration safety regulations.
  • Documents observed conditions through a daily log and incident reports.
  • Reports observed violations of airport rules and regulations to the Airport Operations Supervisor.
  • Promptly reports emergency conditions to the Airport Operations Supervisor, and calls first responders in the event of life/safety issues.


Any combination of equivalent experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would qualify. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:  One (1) year of  experience in airport community-based or noise abatement programs and airport operations with a high degree of public contact.

Education:  Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in airport management, business administration, or a related field.

Licenses or Certificates

  • Possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C Driver’s License is required.
  • Possession of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot Certificate is desirable but not required.
  • Possession of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot Certificate is desirable but not required.


Monday, April 26, 2021 at 5:00PM

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