Job Descriptions

The statements contained in the job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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Title: Airport Building & Grounds Worker
Department: Airport Updated: 10/2017
Division: Airport FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit: AFSCME 1089 Wage Range: Not Available

Performs general custodial and maintenance work in the cleaning, repair and maintenance of the Airport buildings, runway and grounds. 


·         Dust, sweep, mop wax furniture and floors.

·         Clean and maintain restrooms.

·         Wash and/or paint windows, walls, woodwork.

·         Gather and dispose of refuse.

·         Operate maintenance and custodial equipment and tools.

·         Perform maintenance minor electrical, plumbing and carpentry tasks.

·         Perform preventative maintenance of equipment and tools.

·         Maintain records and reports as required.

·         Operate custodial and maintenance equipment.

·         Inspect/maintain Airport/Airfield on a daily basis.

·         Mow and/or water grass and perform lawn maintenance.

·         Perform related custodial and maintenance work as required.

·         Perform airfield operations and maintenance activities on the airfield and buildings.

·         Respond to accidents/incidents involving aircraft.

·         Ensure proper safe airfield conditions.

·         Ability to operate heavy equipment for snow plowing and turf mowing.

·         Assists the director in daily administrative and operational control of the airport and its resources.

·         Assist in maintaining compliance DEQ Stormwater prevention plan, DNR wildlife control permits and DEQ environmental regulations.

·         Assist with the enforcement of the St. Clair County International Airport Zoning Ordinance.

·         Assist in analyzing of fuel sales, volumes and inventory.

·         May serve as backup to the Director for payroll processing.

·         Snow removal operations during inclement weather, determine the need for snow removal, coordinate all weather related operations and report to FAA Flight Service Station and all airport tenants.

·         Availability for snow removal and airport emergencies 24 hours a day 7 days a week as on call.

·         Other duties as assigned.



An employee in this classification is subject to the direct supervision of the Airport Director.




·         Possession of a high school degree or equivalent required.

·         General maintenance and operation of heavy equipment required.

·         Experience in airport operations and/or aviation preferred but not required.

·         General maintenance and operation of heavy equipment required.

·         Automated External Defibrillator and CPR Certification required.

·         Basic firefighting techniques required.

·         Reasonable knowledge and experience in the use of materials and equipment used in performing a variety of airfield, building and grounds cleaning and maintenance work.

·         Strong knowledge of electrical, with reasonable knowledge of plumbing, carpentry and heavy equipment repair.

·         Understanding of Airfield safety standards.

·         Knowledge of principles and procedures or airfield maintenance.

·         Ability to remain calm under pressure.

·         Writing, reading, mathematical principles; proficient computer skills-Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook; exercise sound judgment and decision making in accordance with policies and procedures; ability to research and problem solve independently; knowledge of County operations and functions; ability to prioritize and time manage; handle stressful situations, provide effective and friendly customer service; support the County's mission and values; ability to think critically where necessary.             

·         Knowledge or understanding of basic administrative tasks: operate standard office equipment; document management; prepare and maintain records, various correspondences and reports; answer general inquiries and refer as necessary; answer telephone calls, process mail, order supplies/equipment; prepare meeting agendas, attend meetings, record/transcribe/distribute minutes; entering, transcribing, recording, storing or maintaining information in written or electronic form with speed and accuracy; maintain calendars, arrange meetings, schedule rooms and equipment as necessary.                       

·         Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with management, co-workers and clients; obtain and communicate accurate information; apply common sense understanding to complex instructions and respond accordingly;  communicate complex ideas through graphs, charts, presentations, reports or other professional correspondence.




·         Ability to demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance.                 

·         Ability to read, write & communicate in English; follow written and verbal instruction and understand basic mathematics and figure checking.              

·         Ability to interpret and apply procedures, rules, technical information, instructions, manuals to complete tasks accurately and on schedule.                                     

·         Ability to learn from directions, observations, and mistakes; and apply procedures using good judgment.                                                                        

·         Ability to use discretion and maintain sensitive and confidential information.     

·         Ability to work independently or part of a team; ability to interact appropriately with others such as County officials, employees, vendors and the general public.

·         Ability to work under supervision, receiving instructions/feedback, coaching/counseling and/or action/discipline.                                            

·         Adaptability to change in the work environment, managing competing demands and ability to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.

·         Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction

·         Proficient skills using Microsoft Office programs including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook required.  Proficiency may be tested.


  • Prior to starting employment, the candidate must complete a satisfactory background check.  The background check is understood to encompass all forms of pre-employment screening, including but not limited to: drug screen, physical, criminal background, driving record, sex offender registry, education, training and licensing verification, employment history, credit check, and professional and personal references.
  • Must possess a valid State of Michigan operator license and maintain this license throughout employment in this position.
  • Must have CDL with airbrake endorsement and maintain throughout employment.
  • Must have MDOT DEQ Industrial Storm Water Certification within 90 days of employment in the position.
  • Possession of a valid CPR, first aid and AED certification, or successfully complete the training within ninety (90) days of employment in the position.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

·         This position requires daily rigorous physical activity.

·         Hear and understand information presented through spoken words and sentences.

·         Read, interpret and understand procedures, rules, technical information, instructions and manuals.

·         Speak to others to convey information effectively.

·         Sit, bend, stoop, crouch, crawl and kneel.

·         Reach with hands and arms.

·         Stand and walk for significant periods of time; travel over uneven terrain.

·         Climb stairs.

·         See details in color, at close range and at a distance.

·         Lift, move, push, pull or carry objects and equipment weighing up to seventy-five (75) pounds.

·         Use hands to operate a computer, handle materials and operate equipment.

·         This position may require irregular hours and work schedules will include nights, weekends, holidays and overtime. 

·         Position frequently works in an outdoor environment with exposure to weather-related heat and cold, rain, wind and varying weather conditions.

·         Operating equipment exposes personnel to moderate levels of noise, fumes, airborne particles and vibrations on a regular basis.

·         The employee occasionally works in areas requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment such as gloves, safety glasses or hearing protection.



Disclaimer: The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.





It is the policy of St. Clair County not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability that does not prevent performing essential job functions or because he or she is a protected veteran.


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200 Grand River Avenue, Ste. 206
Port Huron, MI 48060

Phone: (810) 989-6910
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Email: Human Resources