2020 Assistant Director of Aviation - Operations OAK

Job Locations US-CA-Oakland
Posted Date 4 days ago(5/22/2020 3:21 PM)
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Oakland International Airport OAK
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Assistant Director of Aviation - Operations OAK

Oakland International Airport

Oakland, CA


The Port of Oakland is currently recruiting for the position of Assistant Director of Aviation-Operations. Under administrative direction, works closely with the Director of Aviation in directing and administering Airport Operational programs of the Port of Oakland in accordance with the mission, goals, and objectives as articulated by the Executive Director and approved by the Board of Port Commissioner. The incumbent ensures compliance with Federal, State and local laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to aviation.


Typical duties may include, but are not limited to the following:


· Plans, organizes and directs the day-to-day operation of the Oakland International Airport. Reports to the Director of Aviation and may act as Director in his/her absence.

· Directs the inspection of airport facilities for proper maintenance, compliance with established safety requirements, and needed repairs and improvements.

· Provides support in the planning, organization and overall direction of the work at Oakland International Airport to ensure safe, effective and efficient airport operations.

· Assists the Director with long and short-range planning by forecasting for aviation needs and formulating recommendations for major expansion programs.

· Reviews operational reports, develops recommendations, and prepares proposed changes as necessary for the continued efficiency of airport operations and maintenance activities.

· Represents the Port and Airport at meetings and conferences.

· Prepares operational records and reports and presents findings to the Director of Aviation, stakeholders, aviation committees and associations, chambers of commerce, commissions, boards, governmental agencies, and other civic and interested groups.




The ideal candidate will have 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; principles and practices of effective leadership and staff supervision, including selection, training and development, dynamics of line-staff relationships, techniques of effective interpersonal communications and relations, effective problem solving and decision making techniques, planning and delegating work, performance evaluation, positive recognition methods, and progressive discipline; aviation practices and terminology; airport certification, security, and emergency manuals; budget development and expenditure control.


This position requires a combination of education and experience reflecting possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  A typical combination would include graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in airport management, business administration, public administration or related field plus at least seven years of full-time paid managerial or supervisory experience in airport management, airport operations or airport finance and administration.