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Title Description: AVIATION-BNIA
Date Posted: 8/13/2021
Deadline: Until Filled
Job Number: 094-21-N
Hourly Rate: STARTING RATE: $21.8590 FULL RATE: $27.2846
Union Status: ILA LOCAL 1949


Under the direction of the Airfield Superintendent and Airfield Supervisor, performs a variety of tasks relevant to the operation of the airfield.


The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. • Issues all applicable field conditions reports and NOTAMS to FAA, flight service stations, airport manager and airport office as required, submits daily written reports (AIR-1) as required by FAR Part 139. • Inspects ramps, taxiways, and runways for damage and debris and submits written reports relative to their current conditions. • Checks braking action of runways as required • Performs other duties as required to maintain airfield operations; when required, man’s snow desk • Supervises others in the absence of the Airfield Supervisor. • Trains Airfield employees in duties of Senior Groundsperson. • Perform additional duties and tasks assigned.


Must have complete knowledge of FAA and NFTA regulations relative to airport operations; must have thorough knowledge of all phases of snow removal operations; must have the ability and willingness to work overtime and respond to call-ins; must have demonstrated a responsible attitude and satisfactory record with regard to punctuality, attendance and safety; must be in good physical condition and be able to work outdoors in all types of weather.


Requires a relatively high degree of concentration and attention to safety. Requires standing approximately 30% of the time, sitting approximately 50%, lifting weights such as fencing materials, sacks of fertilizer and sod, weighing up to 50 lbs for long durations, approximately 10% of time, and bending, stooping, crouching and reaching, approximately 10% of the time. Must have visual acuity of at least 20/40 in each eye without corrective lenses or visual acuity separately corrected to 20/40 or better with corrective lenses and distant binocular acuity of at least 20/40 in both eyes with or without corrective lenses.


Requires capability of performing essential job functions in outdoor environments with exposure to all weather conditions, heat, smoke, dust, fumes, and high noise levels.


Graduation from high school or equivalent; six (6) years’ experience as an Airfield Employee; must possess a valid NYS Commercial Driver’s License Class B or A, with airbrake endorsement and a satisfactory driving record. Must be able to obtain and maintain a SIDA badge/ US Customs and Border Protection Seal.


Send NFTA employment application located at, resume and cover letter specifying the job number 094-21-N to:


The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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