Kern County is searching for a talented and visionary Director of Airports for the Kern County Department of Airports. This position will represent Kern County in all aviation matters by providing strategic vision for the airport, developing key relationships in the industry, creating effective marketing strategies, and directing the overall operation of the Kern County Airports. The position oversees the terminal, operations, maintenance, compliance, safety and administrative activities for the airport. The Director of Airports is appointed by and reports to the 5-member Kern County Board of Supervisors. To apply for this dynamic position, please submit a current resume, cover letter and a list of 3 work-related references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application filing deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Airport Management or a related field
A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the operations and management of a Title 14, Part 139 airport
A demonstrated record of productive relationships with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other regulatory agencies, including experience working with State, Federal and FAA Grant Programs
About County of Kern
The County of Kern is a general law county governed by a 5-member Board of Supervisors, each elected to staggered 4-year terms from geographic districts. The Board of Supervisors oversees nearly 30 County departments and a number of special districts that provide a wide array of local government services, mostly on a countywide basis. The County of Kern employs over 7,000 full-time employees and the County budget is $2.6 billion for fiscal year 2017-18.Under the leadership of recently appointed Chief Administrative Officer Ryan Alsop, the County of Kern adopted a set of strategic initiatives that promote excellence, innovation and continuous improvement:•Enhance Quality of Life for Residents•Be a Model of Excellence in Managing our Business and People•Foster a Culture of InnovationThese initiatives are exemplified by our award winning budget team who earned the 2018 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). This award is the most substantial commendation in government budgeting and Kern County has earned this award 3 times since 2014. In the summer of 2017, the County of Kern also kicked off its Launch Kern initiative. Launch... Kern is Kern County’s continuous improvement initiative based on the principles of Lean Six Sigma. The philosophy of Launch Kern is to empower our valued employees to change the way government works by improving their work environment, saving taxpayer dollars and enhancing services to our residents. In the first eight months of deployment, Launch Kern has facilitated nearly 40 continuous improvement projects, trained close to 500 employees in Lean Six Sigma, and saved close to $3.5 million. All of this has been accomplished without reducing services to the public or a single County employee being laid off.