Six years of increasingly responsible experience overseeing airport operations including three years of supervisory or administrative responsibility.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business administration, aviation or other related field. A Master's degree is preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- Operational characteristics, services and activities of a Regional airport.
- Federal, state and local aviation policies, procedures, rules and regulations
- Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.
- Modern and complex principles and practices of program development and administration.
- Advanced principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
- Negotiating strategies and techniques.
- Basic accounting principles and practices.
- General practices of building and grounds maintenance as it relates to airfields.
- Federal and state Grant management principles and practices.
- Advanced project management principles and practices.
- Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
- Pertinent Federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations.
- Operate and maintain a variety of aircraft and airport equipment.
- Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
- Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures and techniques.
- Manage, direct and coordinate the work of supervisory, professional and technical personnel.
- Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.
- Provide administrative and professional leadership and direction for the Airport.
- Recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient airport services.
- Prepare and administer large and complex budgets.
- Manage large-scale capital projects. Manage grants and related compliance issues.
- Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
- Interpret and apply Federal, state and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
- Operate a motor vehicle.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including city and other government officials, community groups and the general public.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED / EXERCISED
- Receives administrative direction form the Deputy City Manager.
- Exercises general supervision over lower level professional and clerical staff.
LICENSING & CERTIFICATIONS
American Association of Airport Executives Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) certification; Private Pilot Certificate; FAA Secret Security Clearance; Airport Security Coordinator Training.
TOOLS / EQUIPMENT USED
- Computer and other standard office equipment.
Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of time.
Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
- making observations
- reading and writing
- operating assigned equipment
- communicating with others including equipment such as airfield radios and frequencies.
Maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of:
- making sound decisions and using good judgment
- compiling, administering and forecasting municipal budgets
- negotiating facility contracts
- writing, reading and comprehending
- demonstrating intellectual capabilities.
Effectively handle a work environment and conditions which involve:
- a constantly changing work place
- high levels of public contact
- exposure to various weather conditions
- working closely with others
- exposure to computer screens.
Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include the following:
- walking, standing or sitting for extended periods of time
- lifting or carrying light supplies or equipment
- climbing stairs or ladders
- operating assigned equipment including motor vehicles.
Effectively deal with personal danger which may include exposure to:
- various chemicals and materials
- high levels of radiant energy
- fumes and smoke
- electrical hazards
- extremely loud noises
- natural and man-made disasters as it relates to Airport operations.
- Standard office or indoor environment.
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