AIRPORT PUBLIC SAFETY MANAGER

City of Fresno

Airport Public Safety Manager

Job Announcement – Content

Pay Range: $8291 – $11,401/mo.

The Community of Fresno

The City of Fresno is the largest city in the San Joaquin Valley and the fifth largest city in California, with a population of more than 545,000 residents. Fresno is the financial core of the San Joaquin Valley, and its economy relies on its large-scale agricultural production. Revitalization of Downtown Fresno’s core and the construction of High-Speed Rail are two of many exciting projects that continue to successfully support Fresno’s growing economy.

Fresno provides both private and commercial aviation facilities. A wide variety of commercial air carriers operate flights daily from Fresno Yosemite International, and Fresno-Chandler Executive Airport, located within two miles from Fresno’s Civic Center, is the largest general aviation airport in central California.

Located in the geographical center of California, Fresno offers many sights. From fertile agricultural fields, an abundance of lakes, and the snowy Sierra Nevada Mountain range, the scenic variety in Fresno is large. Fresno also features a diverse selection of dining, shopping, farmers markets, vibrant arts and culture, wineries, as well as a variety of attractions. With 300 days of sunshine a year, the climate in Fresno is the source of its agricultural productivity, and allows year-round recreational activities including sailing, snow and water skiing, fishing, backpacking, and golfing.

Los Angeles is approximately four hours south and the San Francisco Bay Area is approximately three hours north. Fresno is located in proximity to three sites of natural beauty: Yosemite National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, and Sequoia National Park. Residents and visitors alike enjoy these scenes and others, including the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

Another advantage to living in Fresno is the exceptional housing that is available at lower price levels than California’s other large metropolitan areas. The current median home price in Fresno is approximately $377,705. There are four large school districts in the Fresno area: Fresno Unified, Central Unified, Sanger Unified and Clovis Unified. Fresno is the home of California State University, Fresno, as well as  a number of other colleges and universities.

The people of Fresno enjoy a wide variety of social, cultural, athletic, educational and recreational activities in an affordable and clean-living environment.

The Department

The Airports Department is charged with the development, maintenance and operation of two airports: Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) and Fresno Chandler Executive Airport (FCH). FAT is a joint civil/military airport that serves as the region’s primary airport for a six-county area in the Central San Joaquin Valley. FAT provides twelve (14) non-stop destinations by nine (9) commercial airlines: Aha, Allegiant Air, American, Alaska Air, Delta, , Southwest United, and international carriers Volaris and AeroMexico. FAT’s category III landing system is one of the most sophisticated in the United States. FCH serves the area’s general aviation community and is designated by the Federal Aviation Administration as a B-1 facility serving as a “reliever airport” by providing general aviation access to lessen airspace congestion at FAT. These airports are vital components in both the nation’s air transportation infrastructure and the community’s economic growth. The Department is dedicated to maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction by aggressively maintaining air service, enhancing its facilities and keeping its cost structure to the airlines competitive with other airports of similar size. FCH is embarking on a multi-year facility improvement program.

The Department has a staff of 150 employees with an FY23 Operating and Capital budget of $160,919,4010; with a projected 2.2 million passengers expected to utilize the commercial airport.

The Position and the Ideal Candidate

The Airport Public Safety Manager reports to the Director of Aviation or designee. Under general direction, the incumbent plans, organizes, and directs the Public Safety Section of the Airports Department.

The Airport Public Safety Manager oversees airport law enforcement, aviation security, ARFF and traffic control.

Duties of the manager include but not limited to; organizing and directing aircraft rescue and firefighting operations, and general security functions and operations at Airports Department facilities; assumes command at Airport-related emergencies; directs the operation and maintenance of safety equipment, fire and security apparatus, and personnel quarters; reviews aviation security requirements and recommends adopting new or amending existing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal regulatory requirements; and coordinates a comprehensive safety inspection program relating to Airport facilities.  The incumbent supervises the preparation of personal injury and property damage reports; maintains operational records; and administers the budget of the Public Safety Section.

The Director is seeking a service and solution-oriented person that understands law enforcement, emergency response, and aircraft firefighting and rescue operations. A manager who can work collaboratively with other law enforcement, fire and federal agencies to establish mutual protection efforts is essential in this position. The ideal candidate will have a record of straightforward and open communication and a willingness to make effective decisions within the parameters of the position, as well as the ability to effectively manage conflicting perspectives.

The Public Safety Manager must be a strong leader and have knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures relating to the prevention and investigation of aircraft crashes and emergencies; knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations governing airport security and safety operations, laws of search and seizure, and the elements of misdemeanor and felony offenses; and knowledge of methods and techniques of patrolling and safeguarding buildings, installations, and related facilities.

This position requires satisfactory completion of a law enforcement course certified by California State Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) in accordance with California Penal Code Section 832 and completion of an approved first- aid course; and three years law enforcement experience and two years of accredited college or university coursework in Business or Public Administration, Airport Management, Fire Science, Criminology, or Administration of Justice, and one year experience supervising the fire, crash/rescue, and law enforcement or security functions of a military, small hub, or larger airport.  Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License at time of appointment. The incumbent may be required to obtain a valid Class B California Driver’s License, without Air Brake restriction, and with Tank endorsement.

The successful candidate must satisfactorily complete a background review of employment and criminal history covering the past ten years as mandated by Federal Aviation Regulation Part 107.31 for issuance of the required Airport Security Badge.

 Compensation and Benefits

The City offers an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package. The salary for the Airport Public Safety Manager is dependent upon qualifications.  The current annual salary range is $99,492 up to $136,812. The employee benefits package, as noted below, is subject to change and includes:

Retirement: Fresno City Retirement System; reciprocity with other public California systems. The City’s pension funds are among the best-funded public systems in California and the nation. The City does not participate in Social Security.

Health Insurance: The City maintains a PPO plan through the City of Fresno Health and Welfare Trust.  The City contributes toward the current monthly premium for medical, prescription, dental, and vision for employee and dependents.

Flexible Spending Account Program: The City maintains IRS Section 125 Plan that includes spending accounts for health care and dependent care.

Deferred Compensation: 457 plan available which allows tax contribution up to IRS determined limits.

Management Leave: 60 hours per fiscal year with an annual cash out provision.

Annual Leave: 20 days per year of annual leave with a limited cash out provision on an annual basis with cash out provision upon separation from the City.

Holidays: Ten (10) City-observed holidays annually, plus birthday and one (1) personal day per year.

Life Insurance: Equal to annual salary; premium paid by City.

Long-Term Disability: City pays premium for 66.66% of monthly salary up to $7,500 per month after 30 days.

Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP):  DROP is an optional, voluntary program that allows you to have your retirement benefits deposited in a special savings account within your Retirement System all while you continue to work for the City of Fresno.  To participate you must be at least age 50 with 5 years of service.  Benefits include: ownership of DROP account monies; compound interest earnings; and alternative distribution options.

Conditions of Employment

All newly hired and current City employees are required to comply with Administrative Order 6-30 “Employee Covid-19 Safety Protocols.” For more information, please visit: Personnel Services | Policies and MOU’s (fresno.gov)

The Selection Process

To pursue this phenomenal career opportunity, please visit our website at www.fresno.gov/jobs.  To apply, please complete an employment application and upload your letter of interest, resume, and five work-related references.

Completed applications will be reviewed and a select group of candidates will be invited to interview.  Applicants deemed to have the most relevant qualifications will be referred for further consideration.
Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information please refer to our Career Opportunities web page on the City of Fresno web site.

 

 

AIRPORT OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR

SALARY: $6079 – $7354.00/mo.

FILING DEADLINE:  opened until filled

THE POSITION

The City of Fresno is currently recruiting for a dynamic Airport Operations Supervisor.

Under supervision from the Airports Operations Manager, incumbents perform advanced and complex duties related to Airport operations management, inspections and compliance; plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the work of assigned staff; maintains department compliance  and monitors  and interpret a variety of federal, state and local airport regulations for updates, policy changes and new regulations.  Monitors and inspects the airfield, terminal, perimeter, grounds and personnel to ensure compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and Airport rules and regulations, and reports deficient conditions for correction.

The current vacancy exists in the Airport/Operations Department located at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT). Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of three (3) months from the date the eligible list is created, with the option of extending that period for up to a maximum of two years at the City’s discretion. If the examination process is suspended for this recruitment, the eligible list may be limited to three (3) months.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

As required by Emergency Order 2021-02, section 7.8, newly hired City employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before appointment or onboarding with the City. The City will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

THE REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination.

TO QUALIFY, an applicant must have:

– Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Management, Aviation Science, Airport Management, or closely related field;

AND

– Two (2) years of experience in airports operations, which includes compliance and facility inspections. Acceptable experience is defined as working at a FAR Part 139 airport performing duties associated with compliance for Part 139 and Part 1542 regulations.

A copy of degree or college transcripts must be uploaded and included in your on-line application for verification of meeting the educational requirement. Applicants lacking the documentation may be rejected.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
The selected eligible candidates certified will be required to successfully pass a Department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint prior to employment with the City of Fresno, and sign a confidentiality agreement.

Possession of a valid driver’s license is required at time of appointment. Possession of a valid California Driver’s License is required within sixty (60) days of appointment.
Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver’s license and current copy of their driving record.

SELECTION PROCESS
The examination process may consist of the following:

APPLICATION REVIEW – Qualifying only: Applications may be evaluated to select a limited number of the most qualified candidates to participate in the Oral Examination. The selection will be based upon those applications demonstrating the greatest breadth and depth of applicable training, experience and education. Therefore, applicants are urged to submit sufficiently detailed information in their application materials for a proper evaluation.

ORAL EXAMINATION – 100 %: A panel of subject matter experts will conduct a job-related oral exam to evaluate each candidate’s training, experience and personal traits for the position. Candidates must achieve a passing score in their oral examination to achieve placement on the eligible list.

The Oral Examination is tentatively scheduled for the week of March 21, 2022.

VETERAN’S PREFERENCE
Candidates applying for veteran’s preference are required to submit a copy of their DD214 with their application during the specified filing period. Evidence must be presented to indicate that the candidate was discharged honorably from the military service. Veterans, including City employees, must resubmit proof of honorable service for every examination for which veteran’s preference credit is requested. Qualified veterans who pass the examination will have five (5) points added to their final score.
EOE

The City of Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Should you need a special accommodation due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Personnel Service Department at (559) 621-6950 in advance of the examination.

PAY, BENEFITS, & WORK SCHEDULE
UNIT 13 Classification – City of Fresno Professional Employees Association (FCPEA)

RETIREMENT: Fresno City Retirement System, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other public California systems. The City does not participate in Social Security. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service.
HEALTH INSURANCE: The City contributes toward monthly premiums for PPO medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: IRS 125 Plan for health and dependent care expenses.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Increase your retirement savings with The City’s 457 plan.
ADMINISTRATION LEAVE: 60 hours per fiscal year.
ANNUAL LEAVE: Nineteen (19) days per year of Annual Leave with cash out provisions.
HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and one (1) personal day.
LIFE INSURANCE: Benefit equal to annual salary; premium paid by The City of Fresno.
LONG-TERM DISABILITY: Benefit equal to 66.66% of monthly salary up to $7,500 per month after 30 days of disability; premium paid by The City.

Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at https://www.fresno.gov/personnel/human-resources-support/#tab-1

Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP)
• DROP is an optional, voluntary program that allows you to have your retirement benefits deposited in a special savings account within your Retirement System all while you continue to work for the City of Fresno.
• To participate you must be at least age 50 with 5 years of service
• Benefits include:
• Ownership of DROP account monies
• Compound interest earnings
• Alternative distribution options

HOW TO APPLY
APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION. PLEASE VISIT www.fresno.gov/jobs. TO APPLY. For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view “Instruction Guide” on the City’s website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.

ALL CORRESPONDENCE regarding this recruitment and exam process will be sent via e-mail. All applicants will acknowledge such understanding when they complete their on-line application. Verify we have your correct e-mail address before you submit your application. It is an applicant’s responsibility to check their email frequently to ensure they receive all pertinent communication from the Personnel Services Department on a timely basis. Applicants will receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail upon a successful application submittal. The e-mail is the only proof of submittal.

It is an applicant’s responsibility to check their email account and to ensure it is set up to accept emails from the City of Fresno. Dependent upon your settings, notices from the City of Fresno may be directed to the “junk mail” or “spam” folders. It is the applicant’s responsibility to check these folders.

Applications must be submitted by midnight on the filing deadline or they will not be accepted for any reason. FOR THIS RECRUITMENT, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PERMANENT FRESNO CITY EMPLOYEES APPLY THROUGH PEOPLESOFT SELF SERVICE.

 

AIRPORT PUBLIC SAFETY POLICE OFFICER (PART-TIME)

SALARY: $5,419 – $6,890/month

FILING DEADLINE: Open until Filled

POSITION DESCRIPTION

This is your opportunity to become a member of an extraordinary organization and a dynamic team. Under general supervision, performs the full range of airport public safety functions consisting of airport law enforcement, emergency medical response, TSA security measures and other applicable emergency airport procedures. Incumbents may be required to work any shift and may be required to work holidays, weekends and nights as assigned.

Vacancies currently exist in the City of Fresno Airports Department. Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of three (3) months from the date the eligible list is created, with the option of extending that period for up to a maximum of two years at the City’s discretion. If the examination process is suspended for this recruitment, the eligible list may be limited to three (3) months.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

The following applies to applicants who apply on or after 10/14/2021: As required by Emergency Order 2021-02, section 7.8, newly hired City employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before appointment or onboarding with the City. The City will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

PAY, BENEFITS, & WORK SCHEDULE

RETIREMENT: Fresno City Retirement System, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other public California systems. The City does not participate in Social Security. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service.

HEALTH INSURANCE: The City contributes toward monthly premiums for PPO medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents. With proof of other health insurance coverage, employees may opt out of enrolling in the City’s Health and Welfare plan.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: IRS 125 Plan for health and dependent care expenses.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Increase your retirement savings with The City’s 457 plan.

VACATION LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 6 months.

SICK LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 90 days.

HOLIDAYS: Eight (8) hours per month. Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at www.fresno.gov.

THE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination and do not assure placement on the eligible list. Possession of a current State of California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic Certificate.

AND Possession of an Intermediate Certificate, or higher, issued by the State of California Department of Justice Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training (P.O.S.T.) is desirable. Please Note: Possession of a Basic Police Academy Certificate of Completion DOES NOT fulfill all requirements for the P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate or the entrance requirements for this position. Per www.post.ca.gov The Basic Certificate is awarded, as defined in Commission Regulation 1011 to currently full-time peace officers of a POST-participating agency who have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite Basic Course requirement and the employing agency’s probationary period. Out of State applicants must possess at time of application, a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) Basic Course Waiver through a certified POST Police Academy.

Candidates must possess a valid Class ‘C’ California Driver’s License at time of appointment.

The selected eligible candidates certified will be required to successfully pass an extensive P.O.S.T required background investigation including, polygraph, psychological, medical exam and Peace Officer Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprinting process before being eligible for hire with the City of Fresno.

INSTRUCTIONS – How to attach a Certificate

1. Scan, save and upload your certificate to your personal drive.

2. Log back into PeopleSoft Self Service, Careers. Choose the link titled Airports Public Safety Officer (PPT).

3. Under “Career Tools”, click on Cover letters and Attachments.

4. Click on +Add attachments.

5. For “Attachment Type”, choose Certificate.

6. For “Attachment Purpose”, enter the name of the certificate.

7. Click on Add attachment.

8. Click on Save and Return.

SELECTION PROCESS

The examination process may consist of the following:

APPLICATION REVIEW – Qualifying Only: Applications which meet the minimum qualifications will be reviewed and a limited number of the most qualified candidates will be invited to the oral examination. Selection of the most qualified candidates will be based upon those applications demonstrating the greatest breadth and depth of applicable education, experience, skills and training. Therefore, applicants are urged to submit sufficiently detailed information in their application materials for evaluation.

ORAL EXAM – 100%: A panel of subject matter experts will conduct a job-related oral examination to evaluate a candidate’s knowledge of laws of arrest and the elements of misdemeanor and felony offences, methods and techniques of patrolling and safeguarding public facilities, ability to prepare and write detailed and accurate reports or other topics related to a candidate’s training, experience and qualifications for the position of Airports Public Safety Officer. Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list. The oral examination is to be determined.

VETERAN PREFERENCE REGULATIONS

Candidates applying for veteran’s preference are required to submit a copy of their DD214 with their application during the specified filing period. Evidence must be presented to indicate that the candidate was discharged honorably from the military service. Veterans, including City employees, must resubmit proof of honorable service for every examination for which veteran’s preference credit is requested. Qualified veterans who pass the examination will have five (5) points added to their final score.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The City of Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Should you need a special accommodation due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Personnel Service Department at (559) 621-6950 in advance of the examination.

HOW TO APPLY

APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION. PLEASE VISIT www.fresno.gov/jobs. TO APPLY. For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view “Instruction Guide” on the City’s website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.

ALL CORRESPONDENCE regarding this recruitment and exam process will be sent via e-mail. All applicants will acknowledge such understanding when they complete their on-line application. Verify we have your correct e-mail address before you submit your application. It is an applicant’s responsibility to check their email frequently to ensure they receive all pertinent communication from the Personnel Services Department on a timely basis. Applicants will receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail upon a successful application submittal. The e-mail is the only proof of submittal.

Applications must be submitted by midnight on the filing deadline or they will not be accepted for any reason. FOR THIS RECRUITMENT, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PERMANENT FRESNO CITY EMPLOYEES APPLY THROUGH PEOPLESOFT SELF SERVICE.