AVP has an opening for an Airport Superintendent: A 100%, full-time, benefits eligible position. The Airport Superintendent ensures 24/7 oversight of operations, safety, security, and maintenance functions of the airport. The Airport Superintendent will implement the Snow and Ice Control Plan (SICP), hold pre-season and post-season meetings with stakeholders. The individual in this role will oversee and implement the airport certification program under 14 CFR Part 139, maintain the Airport Certification Manual (ACM), and CFR Part 77. The Airport Superintendent will respond to airport emergencies including incidents, accidents, and facilities/infrastructure failures. The Airport Superintendent provides safety, security, and operations training to staff and participates in development and implementation of safety management systems (SMS). AVP is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more detailed information, visit www.flyavp.com/employment-opportunities. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 P.M., Friday, November 8, 2019.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Direct airport operations and maintenance activities in compliance with all FAA and AVP regulations, procedures, and guidelines.
Manage and maintain all federal compliance airport documentation including the ACM.
Responsible for providing leadership, establishing priorities, and providing work direction to subordinate staff.
Oversee Airport Movement Area driver's program, coordinate/deliver training, and maintain all FAA required records.
Develop performance expectations for maintenance staff, implement evaluation processes.
Develop, implement, and maintain airport operations, maintenance, and security policies and procedures.
Develop and maintain the operations, security and maintenance sections of the airport operating budget.
Implement and oversee airport maintenance management systems, track work orders, coordinate repairs of facilities with staff/tenants.
Serve as primary tenant liaison; coordinate with airlines, FAA, Fixed Base Operator (FBO), hangar tenants.
Responsible for Airfield and related operations; Vehicles, monitoring FBO fueling operations, coordination with Assistant Airport Superintendent.
Responsible for all buildings and airport structures, including terminal access road, walkways, parking lots.
Plans, supervises, and directs all maintenance, repairs, CFR and janitorial work at the Airport. Responsible to see that assigned duties of various personnel are carried out.
The Superintendent is required to use good judgment in having personnel assigned, utilizing various materials and supplies and equipment, and to ensure that all supplies, equipment and tools are properly utilized and maintained.
Coordinates and meets with various shift supervisors to ensure proper and efficient work programs for personnel, work programs, tools and supplies.
Oversees and participates as needed in all snow removal efforts.
Ensures proper implementation of all maintenance management systems.
Issues purchase orders for various materials, tools, supplies and services required.
Provides shift supervisory work as required.
Meets regularly with lead firemen to ensure proper training and readiness of CFR and Public Safety staff.
Performs coordination with airport tenants, contractors, vendors, and airport security as necessary to fulfill duties and respond to tenant needs.
Maintains and ensures compliance and accuracy of the ACM, ASP, AEP, WHMP, and other applicable FAA and TSA controlled documents.
Periodically reviews and updates Airport rules governing landside, terminal, and airfield operations as necessary.
Oversees all FAA safety inspections, including FAR annual Part 139 Safety Inspections, and supplemental inspections.
Oversees various environmental inspections, including annual and supplemental inspections.
Ensures proper coordination and implementation of Certification Alerts issued by the FAA.
Facilitates emergency table-top and full-scale exercises as required by the FAA.
Oversees audits of training, fueling, self-inspection, wildlife and other regulated records.
Oversees audits of environmental, noise, airspace, training, inspections, and other regulated records.
Monitors, changes, and maintains compliance documents with federal guidance requirements.
Represents AVP Management to tenants and stakeholders regarding FAA and TSA compliance issues.
Primary record keeper for all Airport Operations training records.
Conducts performance reviews and makes disciplinary/promotion recommendations.
Develops the work schedule for staff and reviews timesheets for accuracy.
Represents the safety and compliance standards at AVP in all meetings and functions.
Closely coordinates with the Airport Operations Supervisors to ensure consistency in message and enforcement throughout the organization.
Responsible for developing strategic initiatives for the Airport Operations Division to ensure industry best practices and industry leading innovation.
Works closely with all divisions to enforce rules, regulations, and policies for the airport.
Works closely with the Maintenance and Facilities staff on terminal and landside needs.
Acts as a liaison with the FAA ATCT, tenants, and other entities.
Generates monthly reports for airport management and completes special projects as assigned.
Position Requirements and Qualifications:
Three (3) years supervisory/management experience in Building/Facilities Maintenance/General Construction required. A minimum of two (2) year Associate Degree in Airport Management Desirable with Construction/Engineering/Business Management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
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 maintenance management systems, training programs, and safety management systems.
Ability to effectively solve problems, while applying complex regulations and procedures under high-pressure circumstances. Work with minimal supervision. 14 CFR Part 139, CFR Part 77.
Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Direct experience with FAR Part 139, FAR Part 77, and TSA 1542.
Training, Licenses or Certifications:
Ability to obtain and maintain valid Pennsylvania Driver's license and airfield driving privileges.
Ability to pass a personal, criminal and employment background check.
AAAE Airport Certified Employee (ACE) in one or more disciplines of operations, maintenance, or security.
American Association of Airport Executives Certified Member (CM).
To ensure full consideration, please complete an employment application, https://flyavp.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/EmploymentApplication-Admin.pdf with a letter of application, resume, and a list of three professional references, including contact information and send to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 8, 2019. Interviews may begin prior to close of the search, but a hiring decision will not be made until the search closes.
AVP conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
About Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
The Wilkes Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania and serves as the gateway to the Pocono Mountains region. Classified as a non-hub airport, AVP served nearly 528,000 inbound and outbound travelers in 2018 with its three airline business partners. AVP is currently in growth mode with a 16% passenger increase year to date. AVP is owned and operated by both Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties, which equally provide the six members of the AVP Bi-County Airport Board.