The City of San Jose Aviation Department is seeking an innovative, forward-thinking Director of Aviation who will be a champion for the future, capable of managing change, and demonstrating flexibility and creativity in problem solving. This will be a person who has established a strong reputation for effective leadership with active participation in industry, professional, and community organizations.
The critical nature of this position requires that the successful candidate possess superior leadership skills with at least 10 years of increasingly responsible management experience in airport administration, operations, or maintenance, including at least five years of supervision at a level equivalent to Assistant Director. The ideal candidate will have experience in an airport environment dealing with similar complexities. A bachelor’s degree in airport management, business administration, public administration, or related field is required. A master’s degree is desired. A.A.E. or IAP accreditation is a plus.
Position closes June 9, 2017.
We are looking for demonstrated qualities of strategic thinking, commitment, accountability, integrity, and high levels of technical competency in airport management. The Director of Aviation will exhibit a high level of accountability to the City Manager, City Council, the community, and our employees for results, management, and communication. The Director also will be an active contributing member of the City’s executive management team. SJC’s Director of Aviation will be someone who embraces the value of collaboration, including with community and airline partners, City and Airport management and staff, and the aviation industry; who freely shares information to identify challenges early and find solutions to issues that arise; and who embraces creativity and change to improve the quality of service and efficient operations. The incumbent will take initiative in solving problems and is an effective communicator of the highest order who ensures that stakeholders are apprised of and involved in resolving important Airport issues.
Additional Salary Information: The salary for this position is $142,016.65 –$221,973.361 with an attractive range of benefits including a competitive defined benefit retirement plan reciprocal with CalPERS; defined contribution plan available as an option and a Deferred Compensation – 457(b) plan available.
SJC is the nation’s 45th busiest in terms of passengers, with
more than 11 million people using its services annually, and it
serves a regional market of about 4 million residents. Silicon
Valley’s Airport is served by 14 domestic and international
airlines with destinations including Europe, Asia, and North
America, and two cargo carriers. It has two main terminals
comprising approximately ...940,000 square feet and 28
commercial gates, and two full-service private fixed-base
operators on Airport property. SJC is one of three major hub
airports in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Aviation Department has 204 full-time employees,
and in addition it receives support from other City
departments, including Police, Fire, Public Works,
and Information Technology, among others. The
Airport’s annual operating budget for Fiscal Year
2017-18 is approximately $187 million. SJC’s
annual capital program budget for Fiscal Year
2017-18 is $66 million with a 5-year (2018-22)