JH Airport restructures staff for the first time in 10 years

(Jackson, Wyo.) - The Jackson Hole Airport announced a restructuring of its staff. The staff restructuring will be the first in over a decade. “The restructuring will organize the Airport staff under either the Assistant Airport Director – Administration, or a newly created Assistant Airport Director – Operations,” said Jim Elwood, the Airport Director in a release issued last week. An exception will be the Manager of Human Resources, who will continue to report directly to the Airport Director. The Airport currently has 90 total employees. The Administrative Division will include finance, administration and Airport security functions, including passenger and baggage security screening. The Airport provides security screening under contract with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and employs its own certified security officers to perform this function. The Operations Division will include aircraft firefighting and rescue, and snow removal functions under one subdivision. Currently, 11 Airport employees are certified aircraft firefighters and 15 are trained at removing snow. Airport maintenance and construction supervision will be under another operations subdivision. “Many Operations Division employees are cross trained to perform more than one function,” said Elwood. Under the restructuring several Airport employees will be given new responsibilities and a new Assistant Airport Director – Operations will be hired following a nation-wide search which will begin immediately. “I believe this restructuring will provide better defined roles and responsibilities and best serve the Airport, community and traveling public going forward,” said Elwood. *Feature Photo: Jackson Hole Airport. h/t Shutterstock / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news