Responsible for assisting the Airport Director in airport administration, operations, maintenance, safety, security and capital development of Prescott Regional Airport—Ernest A. Love Field, a busy primary commercial service airport with extensive fixed wing and helicopter flight training activity, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and airport compliance requirements.
Hiring Range of $60,902.40 to $85,259.20 annually.
This position is open until filled with the first review of applications taking place on February 18, 2020.
Must have considerable knowledge of commercial service airport operations, environmental and emergency response challenges, maintenance, snow/ice removal, regulatory/compliance requirements, construction oversight, and airfield driving/radio communications abilities needed to safety operate at one of the busiest airports in the nation. Will be approachable, collaborative, competent, adaptive and possess exceptional interpersonal skills; display a high degree of emotional intelligence, diplomacy, patience, professionalism, and interactive communication in support of a positive work environment; and enjoy courteously engaging with the public, tenants, users, contractors and fellow employees.
Will serve as a "working superintendent", a leader, and a role model to employees as champions for safety via accountability, awareness and communication; ensure outstanding operational performance through effective cross-functional leadership; and encourage employees to deliver superlative customer service through engagement, motivation, coaching, and alignment with City Core Beliefs. Will possess superior, creative problem-solving skills; be calm and competent under pressure (aircraft/airport emergencies); and demonstrate proactivity, initiative, competence, follow-through, and feedback to stakeholders as required in routine and emergency situations. Must have strong written skills, to create and maintain airport manuals, plans, guidance documents, correspondence, policies, and/or records associated with airport certification, safety, emergency response, training, security, leases/permits, fueling, environmental issues, construction oversight, etc.
Experience equivalent to six (6) years full time airport administration, operations, maintenance, or other relevant airport-related experience (regulatory, leasing/insurance, airline, and/or consulting) including at least two (2) years of operations supervisory experience at a commercial service airport. Other relevant airport-related experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis. A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Aviation Business/Management, Public Administration, or a related Bachelor’s degree is required.
Licensing, Certifications & Other Requirements:
Candidate of choice must pass a security background investigation, pre-employment drug test, driver’s record check, and be able to pass a Security Threat Assessment and a 10-year FBI Criminal History Records Check, as required. Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver’s License or obtain within 30 days of hire. A.A.E., C.M. or A.C.E. in Operations, Security or Finance certification is preferred. Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position may be considered.
Assists the Airport Director in the operation, maintenance, administration, fiscal management, and/or capital development of Prescott Regional Airport in accordance with established policies, procedures, rules/regulations, laws, and regulatory compliance requirements. Assists in: preparation of the annual Airport operating and/or capital budgets, long-range planning, capital project oversight, public relations, airline and passenger relations, tenant and community outreach, engagement with other City employees, and Airport rule enforcement. Engages in supervision, training, and evaluation of Airport employees in administrative, operational, maintenance, emergency response, special events and other Airport activities. Develops, recommends and implements policies and procedures, and ensures that staff is thoroughly trained in current, new or enhanced procedures. Will serve in an “on-call” capacity to respond after-hours, weekends and holidays as needed. Assures compliance with applicable airport laws and regulations including, but not limited to Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 139, Transportation Security Regulation (TSR) Part 1542 and related safety/security/compliance regulations. Acts as Airport Security Coordinator.
Develops, maintains, leads, and implements/enforces the following documents: Airport Certification Manual, Airport Emergency Plan, Airport Security Plan, Snow and Ice Control Plan, Wildlife Hazard Management Plan, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan, and Airfield Signage, Marking, and Lighting Plan. Responsible for updating the Noise Abatement Program, recording aircraft noise concerns; and coordinating emergency planning, training and response with Fire and Police Departments, Department of Homeland Security, and Airport staff. Plans and conducts annual AEP Table Top Exercise, the AEP Triennial Full-Scale Exercise, as well as the FAR Part 139 Airfield Driver Training Program and fuel handling procedures and records. Coordinates readiness for the FAR Part 139 Annual Inspection, and completes all follows up to assure compliance. Schedules routine and preventive maintenance with a minimum disruption of normal flight activities and coordinates with airport users and stakeholders for irregular operations (IROP). Reviews plans and specifications for construction projects, monitors the work of contractors on projects; and issues NOTAMs. Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Other Characteristics:
Knowledge of Federal, State, and City rules, regulations, policies, procedures, codes, and ordinances related to airport operations, security and maintenance.
Knowledge of FARs regarding the operation and maintenance of FAR Part 139-certificated airports, other safety regulations (FAR Part 77), airport-related advisory circulars, and other federal and state guidance required for the safe and efficient operation of air carrier airports.
Knowledge of TSRs regarding airport security, including TSAR Part 1520, 1542, and all related TSRs.
Knowledge of supervisory methods and techniques.
Knowledge of airport emergency and security response policies, procedures and practices.
Knowledge of airport compliance requirements (including federal and state grant assurances).
Knowledge of airport contracts, licensing and leasing.
Knowledge of airport NOTAM requirements and issuance.
Skill in supervising, evaluating, training and motivating employees.
Skill in motivating, communicating with and instructing/training others, using both technical and non-technical language to explain complex subjects and processes.
Skill in written and oral communications in one-on-one and group situations.
Skill in professionally interacting with the public, members of the media, public officials and airport tenants.
Skill in utilizing public relations techniques in responding to inquiries and complaints.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with State, Federal, and other local officials, elected officials, subordinate staff, and City residents.
Skill in airfield driving and radio communications, as required to safety navigating a busy, geometrically complex commercial service airport, used for commercial air service, flight training,, fire-fighting, military, cargo, corporate, and other general aviation helicopter and fixed wing operations.
Ability to act as a "Snow Boss" for snow and ice control, including the operation of snow removal equipment, employee oversight/motivation during multiple-day weather events, and proper airport/airfield condition assessment and reporting to users.
Additional Salary Information: Major Benefits For Full-Time Regular Employees: Paid time off; ten paid holidays; employee and/or family health and life insurance; short term and long term disability; Arizona State Retirement and Social Security contributions; other optional benefits such as deferred compensation plans and additional life insurance. PROBATION: Each employee must satisfactorily serve an established probationary period. NOTE: When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the selection process. In accordance with A.R.S. 23 - 493, this position has been identified as "Safety Sensitive". The City of Prescott is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
About City of Prescott
As a historically rich community with a population of 40,000, Prescott is recognized for its lively center plaza which was named as one of the Top Ten Public Spaces in the United States by the American Planning Association. The hometown/small-town atmosphere is the essence of Prescott's charm, setting it apart from other Arizona cities of comparable size. It is known as "everybody's hometown" because of its unmatched warmth, character and sense of community.