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Airport Representative

R 17.800,00 monthly eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal 8 April


  • Description

  • Purpose of Job

    The purpose of this job is to ensure that airport operations are carried out safely and efficiently and in accordance with pertinent regulations and policies.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

    Oversees and inspects aircraft operating areas at the Airport for compliance with established Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and City policies and regulations and maintains records of inspections as required by the FAA.

    Inspects runways, taxiways and ramps for proper and safe operations and initiates any necessary corrective actions.

    Directs response activities for aircraft emergencies, hazmat spills, bomb threats/hijackings, the removal of disabled aircraft and other related emergencies in accordance with the Airport Emergency Plan and FAR Part 139.

    Coordinates with construction contractors on airfield projects and conducts safety inspections of operations.

    Monitors construction activity to ensure compliance with Advisory Circulars.

    Provides escorts in aircraft movement areas as needed.

    Participates in the HJAIA Safety Management System.

    Enforces City codes, federal regulations and departmental guidelines.

    Directs snow removal according to plan.

    Coordinates safety procedures, investigates injuries, prepares reports and processes associated paperwork.

    Monitor, track, coordinate and record aircraft utilizing the common use parking areas and cargo bays.

    Planning and Organizing

    Assists with planning and presenting on-the-job, classroom and team training opportunities.

    Assists upper level management with developing budgets, business plans, standard operating procedures, and compiling various forms of data.

    Responds to all airfield emergencies and assists within the Airport’s Incident Command Structure. Responsible for decisions that stabilize the situation, affect life safety and preserve property. Determines recovery efforts and activities to return the Airport back to normal operations. Notifies management and affected departments of incidents that affect the normal operation of the airport.


    Communicates daily with the cargo and airline tenants.

    Issues Notices to Airmen to advise users of changes to published airfield conditions and changes to airfield status.

    Prepares, distributes and disseminates pertinent, significant and required reports to executives, airport agencies and tenants.

    Monitors weather conditions that may impact operations and monitors aircraft departure queues, ensuring compliance with the Tarmac Delay Program.

    Ensures Operations Management is kept apprised of significant events occurring during the shift.

    Apprises appropriate division managers or supervisors of any unusual occurrences that may affect their operation.

    Verifies facts and ensures details are relayed to public information unit if media coverage is appropriate.

    Plans and facilitates tenant meetings.

    Communicates effectively and exchanges information in a professional and positive manner with customers, tenants, airport employees and other staff members.

    Administrative Duties

    Prepares daily reports, logs and forms.

    Monitors supplies and equipment and keeps appropriate staff apprised of needs.

    Attends airport safety-related meetings and seminars as necessary.

    Keeps abreast of all FAA, state, local and DOA regulations, safety and compliance requirements.

    Ensures the Airport Certification Manual, Airport Emergency Plan, Winter Weather Operations Plan, SMGCS Plan, and all other federally-mandated plans and Department SOPs remain current at all times.

    Record Keeping and Documentation

    Prepares records of all incidents occurring on each shift.

    Documents daily airfield inspections to validate airport and airfield compliance with FAA FAR Part 139 and other governmental agencies laws and regulations.

    Marginal Job Functions

    Performs other related duties as required.

    Knowledge of Job

    The successful candidate will have considerable knowledge of management practices, policies and procedures as necessary in the completion of daily responsibilities; able to implement long-term goals in order to promote effectiveness and efficiency. Has considerable knowledge of applicable laws, policies, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the job; knows how to keep abreast of any changes in policy, methods, operations, and equipment needs; able to effectively communicate with the subordinates, tenants, federal officials, elected officials, management, other employees, and members of the general public. Is able to assemble information and make written or oral reports or presentations in a clear, concise and effective manner; have good organizational, management, human relations and technical skills; able to use independent judgment and discretion in managing subordinates including the handling of emergency situations, determining and deciding upon procedures, maintaining standards, and resolving problems. Has the ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations, procedures, and related information.

    Has the mathematical ability to handle required calculations. The candidate will be knowledgeable and skilled in the use of computers; able to read, understand, and interpret federal regulations and related materials.


    Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions.

  • Number of vacancies: 5
  • Requirements

  • Minumun level of education: Grade 12 /N4 (Matric)
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No

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