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Two construction projects will impact traffic to and from Denver International Airport (DEN) this week.

Inbound Peña Blvd. lanes (heading to DEN) between Tower Rd. & the RTD bridge will be restored to their pre-existing, permanent alignment. A right inbound lane closure will be in effect from approximately 8 p.m. on May 28 to 4 a.m. on May 29. Additionally, crews will replace a damaged overhead electronic message board sign on May 28 and 29 on outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN). Work is expected to start around 10 p.m. on May 28 and finish around 4 a.m. on May 29, and again around 10 p.m. on May 29 to 4 a.m. on May 30. At approximately 1 a.m., between Tower Road and E 56th Avenue, a slow rolling closure of Peña Boulevard traffic will be implemented for less than 10 minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced. Crews will be transporting and setting bridge girders on E-470 over outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN) between 11 p.m. on May 30 until 6 a.m. on May 31. Between Jackson Gap Street and E-470, approximately once every hour, slow, rolling closures of Peña will be implemented for approximately seven minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced during this time.

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Airfield Operations Officer – Denver International Airport

Airfield Operations Officer – Denver International Airport

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City of Denver Dept. of Aviation

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Application Email:

Open Date:

May 3, 2024


About Our Job

With competitive pay, great benefits, and endless opportunities, working for the City and County of Denver means seeing yourself working with purpose — for you, and those who benefit from your passion, skills and expertise. Join our diverse, inclusive and talented workforce of more than 11,000 team members who are at the heart of what makes Denver, Denver. Click here to find out about all the amazing benefits and reasons to work for CCD!  

What We Offer 

The City and County of Denver offers a competitive salary commensurate with education and experience. The salary range for this position is $38-$44/hour. We also offer generous benefits for full-time employees which include but is not limited to:

  • Four (4) Medical Plans, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Pension Plan for Life (Employee contributes 8.45%, Employer matches at 17.95%) and 457 (b) Retirement Plan
  • PTO (over 3 weeks in your first year) and 12 paid holidays
  • Yearly Merit Increase
  • STD, LTD, HSA, FSA, Life Insurance
  • CARE Bank, Family Leave Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program, Employee Volunteer Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to $2000/year), We Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Learning and Development Opportunities; Courses and Career Development Resources
  • EcoPass (unlimited free RTD bus/train rides


This position will report to the airfield at Denver International Airport. The shifts will consists of 4 -10 hour days (Sunday-Wednesday, OR Wednesday-Saturday). Candidates should have flexibility to work either a day, swing, or night shift.

What You'll Do:

Denver International Airport (DEN) is the third-busiest airport in the United States and one of the top ten busiest airports in the world, connecting our community globally through flight and business. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $36.4 billion for the region annually and employing nearly 37,000 people. At DEN, we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. We celebrate individuality and uplift all races, ethnicities, gender identities, national origins, ages, abilities, religion, and LGBTQIA+ communities. We know that our diversity makes us stronger, and we strive to keep diversity, equity and inclusion at the center of all that we do.  

The Airside Operations team at Denver International Airport (DEN) has an opening for an Airport Operations Officer (AOO) otherwise known as an Assistant Airport Operations Manager (AAOM). This position will work with a team of other AAOM's and the Airport Operations Supervisor (AOS)/Airport Operations Manager (AOM) to manage the day-to-day operations at Denver International Airport to ensure the safety and security of the traveling public and airport employees.  In this position you will work on the airfield to monitor compliance of airport/ federal regulations. You will also assist with other activities, such as TSAR 1542 compliance, emergency management and snow removal operations. In this position you will have the opportunity to learn all about airfield management and airport operations, with additional responsibilities and potential growth.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Assists the duty AOM in managing, coordinating, and resolving airport emergencies, security problems, environmental issues, and other unusual events affecting airport operations
  • Inspects runway, taxiway, and ramp areas for changing surface conditions and advises the AOM on those conditions and other events affecting airport operations.  Coordinates the issuance of Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) as directed
  • Assists the Incident Commander for all airport emergencies such as aircraft alerts, snow emergencies, severe weather, irregular operations (IROPS), and security breaches. Responds to the Emergency Operations Center as needed to fill General Staff Positions within the Incident Command Structure
  • Creates work orders within the airport work order system to address regulatory compliance with airfield maintenance and repair needs.  Monitors and assesses the completeness of work by others to ensure it conforms with acceptable FAR Part 139 standards and requests corrective action if necessary
  • Assists in the coordination and execution of snow removal activities on all runways, movement and non-movement area taxiways, deice pads, concourse gate areas, aircraft rescue and response roads, emergency response gates, and all airfield vehicle service roads.  Utilizes specialized runway friction measuring equipment to track and report runway friction values for rubber removal maintenance program and during snow operations
  • Keeps current on all federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations relating to the position, Airport Security Program and TSA security directives.  Maintains proficiency by passing regularly scheduled examinations
  • Operates automated and networked information display systems, video cameras, monitors, and radio/ communication systems.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested

About You

What You'll Offer:

We are looking for someone who is passionate about aviation, who demonstrates initiative, leadership ability and who will work to enhance our team environment. They will maintain open, honest, and transparent communication with their coworkers and supervisors. The candidate should maintain a positive and approachable attitude when working with others to achieve goals.  They should actively foster commitment and team spirit within our department.  The candidate shall have a business/owner mindset when making decisions that will affect airport stakeholders, as well as our department. When clarification is needed, the candidate will seek further guidance and understanding prior to decision making.

In addition, our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Aviation Management, Business Management, or a related field preferred
  • Three years’ experience in aviation operations
  • One-year experience in aviation snow removal
  • FAR Part 139 experience
  • AAAE certifications
  • Work schedule flexibility as DEN is a 24/7/365 operation
  • Able to adapt to a changing work environment

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education requirement: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate.
  • Experience Requirement: Four (4) years of experience of the type and at the level of Aviation Operations Representative or equivalent in an aviation environment.
  • Education/Experience Equivalency: A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.
  • License/Certifications: By position, requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application. 
  • License must be kept current as a condition of employment.

Application Deadline:

Applications for this position are accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure consideration.  

FBI Background Check: FBI criminal background check is required for all positions at Denver International Airport (DEN). Employees are also required to report any felony convictions and/or moving violations to maintain this clearance and be eligible for continued employment. By position, a pre-employment physical/drug test may be required.

Snow / Emergency Duties: Denver International Airport is a 24/7/365 team operation. If weather conditions warrant or an emergency crisis occurs, all DEN employees can be required to work extended hours and/or shifts.

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Job Profile

CA2805 Airfield Operations Officer

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Position Type


Position Salary Range

$31.65 – $49.06

Starting Pay

$38-$44/hour Based on Experience


Denver International Airport

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law. 

It is your right to access oral or written language assistance, sign language interpretation, real-time captioning via CART, or disability-related accommodations. To request any of these services at no cost to you, please contact with three business days’ notice.

Applicants for employment with the City and County of Denver must have valid work authorization that does not require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the U.S.

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$$31.65 - $49.06

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8500 Peña Blvd

Denver, Colorado 80249

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