2020 Airport Director COD

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Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/30/2020 3:37 PM)
Employer Name
Yellowstone Regional Airport (COD)
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Airport Director
Yellowstone Regional Airport (COD)
Cody, WY

With general policy direction from the Airport Board, the Airport Director plans, organizes, and directs the operations, maintenance, and development of the Yellowstone Regional Airport.  Responsibilities include community relations, air service development, marketing, fiscal oversight and strategic planning, and other related work as required.


The Airport Director provides effective, professional leadership, positioning the Airport to meet the community’s current and future air travel and general aviation needs.


  • Selects and supervises staff; prioritizes, assigns and evaluates the work of staff; provides technical guidance and consultation to staff as needed;
  • Plans, organizes and directs the organization, structure, activities and operations of airport;
  • Develops and submits to the Airport Board proposed plans, policies and programs for improvements in the operation, maintenance, security and overall facilities of the airport;
  • Ensures that established policies and procedures are uniformly understood by all applicable parties and appropriately administered by airport employees;
  • Conducts research and makes formal recommendations to the Board on proposed programs, initiatives or issues of major consequences;
  • Serves as team member in community efforts to recruit and retain commercial air service;
  • Leads efforts to bring economic development to the airport and to expand aeronautical services;
  • Prepares and monitors the activities of the operating and capital improvement budgets;
  • Maintains the integrity, professionalism, philosophies, attitudes, values and intentions of the Airport Board by assuring that all rules and regulations are followed;
  • Provides leadership for major operations; develops and directs an Airport Master Plan and strategic capital improvement plan; manages certain key long range plans and projects; interprets and directs preparation of various data for studies, reports and recommendations;
  • Represents the Board in key meetings with other local, state, federal or private sector organizations;
  • Develops lease agreements and contracts with tenants, lessees, concessionaires, and vendors;
  • Promotes, develops and manages the airport property consistent with the airport land use plan;
  • Oversees the airport’s security program as the Airport Security Coordinator;
  • Manages the legal issues and concerns of the airport, conferring with Airport Legal Counsel as needed;
  • Oversees preparation and submittal of state and federal grant applications; selection of architect and engineering consultants; reviews plans and specifications; oversees inspection and management of construction projects;
  • Serves as the primary spokesperson for Airport activities;
  • Acts as a liaison between governmental agencies, air carriers, airport users and the public; and
  • Maintains community-based organization relationships and activities for the airport, assisting with public relations and economic development initiatives, working on alliance organizations and serving on boards and committees.


Knowledge of:


Aviation management, including development and implementation of safety programs involving all aspects of Airport operations;

All federal, state and local laws as they relate to airport activities;

The air service and general aviation needs of the surrounding area;

Marketing the services of an Airport;

Policies and procedures of enterprise budgeting, personnel and purchase operations; and

General Human Resources policies and procedures.


Skills to:


Plan, develop and implement policies, procedures, rules and regulations;

Interpret laws and regulations, make decisions, maintain composure, and work effectively under stressful conditions and emergency situations;

Effectively supervise, lead and delegate tasks and authority;

Direct the development and administration of Airports goals, objectives and procedures;

Prepare and administer large program budgets;

Effectively manage the day-to-day operation of an airport;

Analyze situations using good judgement and take effective action;

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing with internal and external stakeholders;

Ability to pay attention to details and following directions;

Ability to work independently without supervision; and

Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work efficiently.


Ability to:


Research, analyze, and prepare and present financial and statistical information;

Analyze highly complex fiscal and administrative policies and to make and implement effective recommendations;

Coordinate a variety of complex airport projects and programs;

Supervise, lead, manage, and evaluate the work of a diverse team;

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;

Communicate effectively, establish, and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, superiors, officials of airlines, auditors, tenants, media, officials of various local, state, and federal agencies and the general public;

Quickly learn and use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology, and ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks; and

Apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the Airport.


Experience and Education Requirements


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Airport Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a closely related field; five (5) years progressively responsible experience in airport management at an airport which offers both general aviation and commercial airline services, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.  Pilot’s license is preferred but not required.  Airport industry professional accreditation (C.M. or A.A.E.) required, or the ability to obtain within thirty-six (36) months.