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Airfield Technician

Jefferson County, Colorado

Jefferson County, Colorado

Westminster, CO, USA · Colorado, USA · United States
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024
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Airport Division

Management Level

Individual Contributor

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for Standard Benefits which includes dental, medical, and vision insurance, paid time off and holidays, retirement matching, wellness programs, and tuition reimbursement.


The Airfield Technician is responsible for maintaining all aspects of the airport’s airfield. Maintain airfield compliance and requirements based on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR's) and the Advisory Circulars, noting, and administering any changes to current regulations as well as maintaining strict standards already in place. Continuously monitor and maintain multiple aspects of the aircraft movement areas.

The ideal candidate is a reliable, self-starter with natural mechanical aptitude eager to master the role of Airfield Technician and learn operations duties for shift coverage to ensure safe airport operations. This role offers the opportunity to collaborate and learn from a team of professionals, and show-case strong problem-solving aptitude while working independently. This is a unique opportunity to support the Rocky Mountain Metro Airport team, complete ARFF firefighter training, while building relationships with the airport community.

Schedule : This position operates on a four-day work week (Wednesday - Saturday) on site with the shift starting at 9pm - 7am.

Anticipated Hire Range: $25.00 - $27.00 USD Hourly

Total Base Pay Range: 22.94 - 28.68 - 34.41 USD Hourly

Compensation will be determined based on education, experience, and skills.

Benefits: Jefferson County offers a generous benefits package that supports your personal and professional life. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, paid time off and holidays, retirement matching, wellness programs, tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, and more. For more information, click here for our Total Rewards summary.

Essential Duties

  • Monitor and maintain aspects of the aircraft movement areas including hard surface condition, turf condition, painted markings, guidance signs and edge lights and their respective electrical systems, navigational aids, wildlife management, and grounds management.
  • Perform semi-skilled maintenance and repair work of airfield buildings, property, pavement, and lighting systems with focus on airfield movement areas.
  • Monitor the airfield condition for compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 139 Certification Requirements and Advisory Circular Guidelines.
  • Respond to aircraft emergencies as an Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter (ARFF) to protect the life and property as airport users. Maintain training to FAA standards.
  • Maintain and repair airport visual and navigational aids.
  • Work with team members on the maintenance of airfield electrical circuits.
  • Operate light and heavy equipment used in the maintenance of the airfield grounds and facilities.
  • Assume a lead role on annual airfield projects including crack seal, paint markings, herbicide, mowing, and other projects.
  • Apply, monitor, and record herbicides and pesticides.
  • Perform operations duties for shift coverage. Monitor, coordinate, and respond to calls from Air Traffic Control (ATC), tenants, and airport users to maintain safe operations. Issue Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) as needed.
  • Participate in mandatory snow removal operations with 12-hour shifts or until end of storm event. Operate multiple types of heavy snow removal equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Research shows that women and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups tend to apply only when they check every box in the posting. If you are reading this and hesitating to click “apply” for that reason, we encourage you to go for it! A true passion and excitement for making an impact is just as important as work experience.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED and
  • 1 or more years of related work experience.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Airport Certified Employee (ACE)
  • American Association of Airport Executives Certified Member
  • 3 or more years of experience in airfield grounds work
  • Experience using Light and heavy equipment used in snow removal
  • Experience working with high-voltage lighting system (up to 5000 volts)
  • General knowledge of high-voltage electrical system operations and safety requirements
  • ACE Airfield Maintenance certification
  • Dependable team player
  • Strong sense of self-motivation and a personal commitment to high performance

Additional Information

  • Requires a valid driver’s license on date of hire
  • Requires a valid Colorado driver's license within 90 days of date of hire
  • Requires a Fire Fighting Certificate (ARFF) within 12 months of date of hire
  • Herbicide/Pesticide License within 12 months of date of hire
  • Offer of employment contingent upon successful completion of criminal history, motor vehicle report, education verification, and/or references.
  • Please note that supplemental questions requiring a written response will serve as a writing sample.

How To Apply

Applications will be accepted electronically at Jefferson County Colorado Career Opportunities .

Applicants complete an online form and have the option to provide a resume and detailed cover letter that describes why you are the best candidate for the position. Applications are reviewed for minimum qualifications listed in the qualifications section of the job bulletin, and applicants are contacted directly by the hiring team regarding next steps. To view the status of your application or direct communication from the hiring team, please log into your candidate portal .

For more details on the recruitment process, please visit https://www.jeffco.us/1860/FAQs


  • County Recruitment Team: 303-271-8400 or careertalent@jeffco.us
  • Library Recruitment Team: 303.275.6168 or talent@jeffcolibrary.org
  • Sheriff Recruitment Team: 303.271.5332 or sheriff.recruiting@co.jefferson.co.us



Work Experience: Minimum one year




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