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Airport Operations Supervisor

Job ID: 37057
Department: Aviation
Location: Various NY/NJ Facilities


The Airport Operations Supervisor may be assigned to various positions reporting to the Airport Duty Manager, Landside Duty Manager, or International Facility Duty Manager to include Communications Coordinator (CC), Ground Transportation Contracts Supervisor, and Wildlife Hazard Management & Aeronautical Supervisor, Landside Control Desk Supervisor, and Terminal Supervisor.

Duties when assigned as the Wildlife Hazard management and Aeronautical Supervisor include:

  • Overseeing the airport's FAR Part 139 mandated Wildlife Hazard Management Program
  • Maintaining the airport's Foreign Object Damage (FOD) control program
  • Performing Remain Overnight (RON) surveys
  • Supervision of aeronautical construction activities
  • Providing AOA access gate control
  • Ensuring Field Base Operator (FBO) contract compliance
  • Monitoring aircraft ramp activities for safe operations in compliance with FAA regulatory requirements and Port Authority Rules and Regulations
  • May be required to perform aeronautical driver training

Duties when assigned as the Ground Transportation Contracts Supervisor include:

  • Supervision of all aspects of airport ground transportation operations, including oversight of the Taxi Dispatchers, Ground Transportation Agents, and Customer Service Representatives.

Duties when assigned as the Terminal Supervisor in International include:

  • Assigning and coordinating all baggage belt operations
  • Monitoring Immigrations and Customs Hall operations
  • Supervising the activities of the Customer Care Representatives
  • Inspecting all facilities and equipment to ensure safety, functionality, cleanliness, operational efficiency
  • Monitoring and supervising all facets of the Terminal operation by maintaining and developing relationships with PA Contractors, air carriers, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other tenants

Stationed in the Operations Control Center, the Communications Coordinator and Landside Control Desk Coordinator performs important monitoring, decision-making, coordinating, and communications functions and serves as the focal point for customers, airlines and tenant inquiries with respect to all of the following operating, revenue, safety and security systems:

  • Operations, FAA Air Traffic Control, and Airport Police Radio Frequencies
  • Computerized Access Control System
  • Emergency Call Box
  • Public Address System
  • High Speed Notification System
  • Computerized Airport Log Systems (CALS)
  • Fire Alarm Display
  • Proximity Lighting Warning System
  • Parking Revenue Control System
  • Airport Closed Circuit Television Customer Advisory (Airport InfoAlert) subscriber notification system
  • Operations Network (OPSnet)

Selected incumbents will also be required to perform airport emergency response, including airside and landside snow removal, and other duties which may be assigned from time-to-time by the General Manager, Operations Manager, Airport Duty Manager, or designee.


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Bachelor's degree in Aviation, Airport Operations Management or related field from an accredited institution by date of hire

  • Three (3) years full-time paid aviation operations work experience will be considered in lieu of the Bachelor's degree mentioned above

  • Possess a valid driver's license

Selected candidates will be subject to a comprehensive background check and must pass a fingerprint-based Criminal History Record Check as mandated by 49 CFR 1542 to obtain and maintain an airport Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Card with Airfield Movement Area Driving Privileges.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Knowledge of airport terminal, security, landside, and aeronautical operations

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply the standards of FAR Part 139

  • Ability to obtain a Police Department Shotgun Permit upon appointment to the position

  • Knowledge of Airport Traffic Control (ATC) procedures and instructions

  • Ability to communicate on the radio using proper terminology while operating a vehicle with FAA Air Traffic Control

Compensation & Benefits

This is a represented position subject to collective bargaining agreement. The starting salary is $67,262, rising to $87,126 after eight years. This position is overtime eligible, and comes with a comprehensive and competitive health insurance, pension, and benefit package. The Port Authority also offers numerous opportunities for advancement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume. 

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.

The Aviation Department is responsible for the safety, security and efficiency of daily operations as well as development of one of the world's busiest airport systems (John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), Teterboro (TEB), and Stewart International Airport (SWF). JFK International, Newark Liberty International, and LaGuardia airports are all large hub commercial airports. Together, these five airports form one of the world's premiere air transportation systems.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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