The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications for an Assistant Director of Operations and Maintenance for the University’s Willard Airport. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Assistant Director of Operations and Maintenance will manage the operations, safety, security, and maintenance functions of the airport, including snow removal operations. In addition, the Assistant Director will be responsible for the oversight of airport construction projects, participate in RFP development and airport capital improvement program (ACIP) management. The Assistant Director of Operations and Maintenance will oversee the airport certification program under 14 CFR Part 139 and the airport security program under 49 CFR Part 1542. The person in this role will also participate in management of airport emergency plan, wildlife hazard management plan, airport safety management system, airport maintenance management program, airport rules and regulations, and is responsible for the operations and maintenance portions of the airport budget.
Required experience, skills and abilities include:
Three or more years of experience in aviation operations and management with progressive responsibility and demonstrated supervisory duties.
Experience and knowledge in FAA regulations, advisory circulars, design standards, and industry best practices.
Experience and knowledge in TSA regulations, security directives, and industry best practices.
Experience and knowledge in maintenance management systems, training programs, and safety management systems.
Ability to obtain and maintain valid Illinois Driver’s license and airfield driving privileges.
Ability to pass a personal, criminal, and employment background check.
Preferred experience, skills and abilities include:
American Association of Airport Executive Airport Certified Employee (ACE) in one or more disciplines of operations, maintenance, or security.
American Association of Airport Executives Certified Member (CM) or Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) status.
Willard Airport is owned and operated by the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and serves the central Illinois region with daily commercial service provided by American Airlines and United Airlines to Chicago and Dallas. As a valued part of the University of Illinois system, the airport has the resources and the benefits of one of the best educational institutions in the country.