The Airport Operations Manager serves as one of four duty managers and is primarily responsible for management of commercial terminal operations and security, including TSA 1542 compliance, facility and grounds maintenance, and general aviation programs. The Operations Manager implements and enforces tenant lease agreements, operating agreements, airport rules and regulations, airport minimum standards, and standard operating procedures. Coordinates maintenance work orders, capital projects and administers the airport Operating and Capital budgets, and federal and/or state grants. The Operations Manager is the primary point of contact for federal, state and local agencies, as well as tenants and the public. This position reports to the Director of Aviation. Incumbent must successfully pass a Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) and Security Threat Assessment (STA).
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or aviation related field or 5 years of airport operations experience in lieu of the degree.
Minimum of 4 years of Airport Operations experience.
Leadership skills and aptitude.
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and the ability to learn complex security software.
Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent statistical and analytical skills
Attention to detail and the ability to read, research, and comply with complex rules and regulations.
AAAE Certified Member
AAAE ACE – Airfield Operations
Working knowledge of accounting, budget and federal grant requirements
Snow Removal Operations Experience
ASC certification or the ability to become certified
ARFF certification or the ability to become certified
About Port of Bellingham
The Port of Bellingham is a diverse countywide port operating transportation terminals, marinas, real estate developments, public parks and trails, environmental stewardship programs and economic development services.
Located between Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia, Bellingham offers excellent access to these growing cities, along with the lifestyle benefits of a smaller community. Bellingham features strong colleges providing a highly trained workforce.
The Port of Bellingham believes in bringing community visions to reality and in creating a sustainable local economy that balances the values of environmental stewardship and of meeting the needs of a growing community.