Part-time po­si­tion at air­port made into full time

The Covington News - - THE SECOND FRONT - DANIELLE EVER­SON deverson@cov­news.com

Cov­ing­ton City Coun­cil unan­i­mously ap­proved con­vert­ing a part-time po­si­tion at the Cov­ing­ton Mu­nic­i­pal Air­port to a full­time po­si­tion on Mon­day.

The air­port cur­rently em­ploy­ees two reg­u­lar full-time em­ploy­ees and two part-time em­ploy­ees; how­ever, City Man­ager Steve Hor­ton said they have been uti­liz­ing the ser­vices of a full-time em­ployee from the street de­part­ment who fills in part time at the air­port.

“From time to time, that can be a prob­lem for that de­part­ment be­cause we’re ac­tu­ally tak­ing a guy out from his reg­u­lar job to work out there,” Hor­ton said. “On top of things, as you all know, we have a con­struc­tion project that is be­gin­ning and so that adds on the load of work.”

“Just the fact that we are al­ready uti­liz­ing some­body for an­other de­part­ment, we are ask­ing that you at least con­vert one of th­ese em­ploy­ees to full-time,” Hor­ton said. “Be­cause again when some­body is out sick, it in­creases the short­fall for the peo­ple who are there.”

Coun­cil­woman Janet Good­man asked how would it be de­ter­mined which part-time po­si­tion would be made full time.

“What will be the de­ter­min­ing fac­tor be­tween the two of which em­ployee would be full-time?” Good­man said.

“One of them has some air­port avi­a­tion train­ing,” Hor­ton said. “One is more qual­i­fied than the other and has cre­den­tials that the other one doesn’t have.”

Af­ter the coun­cil ap­proved con­vert­ing the po­si­tion, Hor­ton told the coun­cil that both of the in­di­vid­u­als who hold the part-time po­si­tion are both cer­ti­fied fire­fight­ers. He said hav­ing th­ese cre­den­tials at the air­port would be a good re­source.

The cur­rent salary for a part-time em­ployee is $25,131 and the salary for the full-time po­si­tion is $35,231, a salary dif­fer­ence of $10,100.

The ben­e­fits for the part-time po­si­tion are bud­geted for $2,376.76 and ben­e­fits for the full­time po­si­tion are bud­geted for $21,021.41. The ma­jor dif­fer­ence in the full-time po­si­tion is for the in­surance cov­er­age, which is bud­geted for $15,810.

The to­tal package for the part-time po­si­tion is $27,507.76 and for the full-time po­si­tion is $58,858.65.

The Cov­ing­ton Mu­nic­i­pal Air­port has a 19,000 square foot ter­mi­nal build­ing and is lo­cated at 15200 Air­port Road in Ox­ford.

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