AIRFIELD TECHNICIAN /WILDLIFE CONTROL         FLSA:    NON-EXEMPT

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Conducts daily maintenance and activities using traps, snares, chemical, tools, firearms and related equipment in an airport environment. Assist in the daily maintenance of the airport at England Airpark to ensure that all airport facilities and services are in working order.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs airfield inspections and checks to include runways, taxiways, aprons, pavements, signs, lighting, and airfield clearance areas.
Responds to wildlife, foreign object debris and other flight safety hazards affecting the airfield environment.
Responsible for conducting daily, weekly and monthly wildlife surveys and recording the data.
Prepares inspection reports, and maintain logs including Federal Depredation, State NAC, and daily inspection logs.
Use of lethal control devices such as chemicals, firearms and related equipment needed for wildlife mitigation and avian management.
Maintains grass on the airfield as required by FAA regulations.
Use of lethal control devices such as chemicals, firearms and related equipment needed for wildlife and avian damage management operations.
Maintain grounds by cleaning, mowing, weeding and pruning; repairs and maintains irrigation systems.
Mixes and applies chemicals such as herbicide and pest applications, as well as fertilizers to grounds areas.
Assist in coordinating with local wildlife agencies.
Cleans equipment and tools after use and maintains cleanliness and order in storage areas.
Operates ground moving equipment including dozer, front end loaders, runway broom, sweepers, dump trucks, trac-hoe, back-hoe, and other related equipment to grade runways, taxiways, safety areas and airport roadways.
Assist in Wildlife Hazard Management
Assists in staff meetings and attends other meetings as assigned.
Performs troubleshooting electrical issues on airfield.
Assist with any ISB airfield requirements.
Assist with any FBO airfield requirement.
Assist with restriping of runway and taxiway areas as required.
Assist with removal and trimming in approaches.
Create and apply management plans for specific species as needed.
Conduct annual training on wildlife hazards.
Performs other related duties as necessary.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

1.       Knowledge of FAR 139 requirements.

2.    Must have the ability to use wildlife control devices, including firearms, traps, snares, chemicals, tools as well as any other necessary equipment.

3.    Ability to operate vehicles associated with flight line and airfield operations.

4.    Knowledge of State/Federal laws and regulations related to the operations of an airport.

5.    Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

6.    Ability to work effectively with other employees, board officials, State/Federal agencies  and the general public.

7.    Ability to maintain Federal and State Depredation Permits.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

1.    Extremely heavy physical effort (lift/carry 50 lbs. or more).

2.    Requires extensive walking, carrying, reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching.

3.    Pushes/pulls or moves/lifts heavy equipment/supplies.

4.    Manual dexterity and mobility.

5.    Exposed to a variety of electrical-mechanical hazards.

6.    Exposed to fumes, odors, toxic chemicals.

7.    Subject to hazards of flammable, explosive gases.

8.    Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.

9.    Exposed to hot or humid work environment.

10.  May be exposed to extreme weather conditions.

11.  Exposed to hazardous equipment.

12.  Work may require exposure to prolonged high noise levels.

13.  Must be able to work outdoors and remain on your feet for extended periods.

14.  Subject to injury from moving parts of equipment.

15. Exposed to hot or noisy equipment.

16.  Exposed to hazards of heat.

17.  Occasionally subjected to irregular work hours.

18.  Occasional pressure due to multiple calls or inquiries.

19.  Far Acuity: Ability to see clearly at 20 feet or more.

20.  Near Acuity: ability to see clearly at inches or more.

21.  Depth Perception: ability to judge distance and space relationship.

22.  Field of Vision: ability to see peripherally.

23.  Accommodation: ability to adjust vision and bring objects into focus.

24.  Color Vision: ability to distinguish and identify different colors.

25.  Exposed to extreme heat or cold in all weather conditions.

26.  Noise: sufficient noise to cause distraction or possible hearing loss.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

1.                 High School Diploma or equivalent required

2.                 At least Three years of commercial airfield maintenance required

3.                 Must obtain and maintain Part 139 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR)  Certification

4.                 Must obtain Herbicide Applicator Certification

5.                 Experience in Wildlife Mitigation and Depredation on State and Federal level, or the ability to obtain

6.                 Must possess a valid vehicle operator’s license