Chico Municipal Airport
Under general direction, manage, plan, and direct airport operations including maintenance, construction, economic development, marketing, long term planning activities; implement policies and procedures; ensure compliance; perform a wide variety of complex administrative work and problem solving relating to economic and business development, business services, community marketing and development, and general administrative services to strengthen, expand, and improve airport business activity. Develop programs and strategies to market commercial air service, general aviation, aeronautical firefighting activities, and overall business relations to maximize Chico Municipal Airport as a municipal enterprise.
Duties recorded above are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class; such assignments shall fall under the category of “other duties, as assigned.”
Tools and Equipment Used:
Personal computer, including word processing, database, and spreadsheet programs; calculator, telephone, copy, and fax machines; motor vehicle and radio. As needed, may require the use of other airport related equipment, vehicles, and other specialized equipment.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Hearing abilities required by this job include the ability to distinguish radio transmissions from pilots, air traffic controllers, and public safety operators. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
The employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions, including exposure to hot temperatures, wind, and wet weather. The noise level is usually quiet in the office and moderate in the field.
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of aviation facility operation and development; familiarity with Federal Aviation Regulations Part 139, FAA Advisory Circulars, Code of Federal Regulations Part 1542 and the California Aeronautics Program regulations, the FAA Airport Improvement Program grant process and grant assurances; functions of economic development; airport master plans; airport land use and zoning regulations; preparation and negotiation of airport leases, contracts, and agreements; aviation practices and terminology; airport certification, security, and emergency manuals; budget development and expenditure control; principles of supervision, administration, and training.
Ability to: Manage and evaluate the operation of a modern airport facility; develop and implement airport development, marketing, and promotion programs; provide supervision and training to assigned staff; develop and administer airport certification and safety programs; develop and administer lease and other contractual agreements; establish and maintain emergency operating procedures; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; and communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in airport administration with knowledge of FAA regulations and grant programs. Two years of experience at a Part 139 Certificated airport. The position requires direct experience in the establishment, implementation, and maintenance of airport facilities, related policies and procedures, as well as grant and project management. Supervisory management experience at a non-hub primary airport is desirable.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in aviation management, public or business administration, or a closely related field.
Additional Requirement: Possession of a valid California Driver License.
Accredited Airport Executive certification by the American Association of Airport Executives is desirable.
Possession of a valid Pilot’s License issued by the FAA is desirable.
PLEASE NOTE: AFTER YOUR APPLICATION IS COMPLETE, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN IMPORTANT EMAIL FROM US. PLEASE CHECK YOUR INBOX AND YOUR JUNK/SPAM FOLDER, AND IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED OUR EMAIL, PLEASE NOTIFY firstname.lastname@example.org