Responsible for aiding the Airport Director in oversight and management of airport activity at Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH/HXD), a Part 139, non-hub commercial service airport. Reports to the Director under whose supervision the Assistant Airport Director, personally and through subordinate supervisors, directs administrative, operational (including ARFF), and maintenance functions to ensure safe, efficient, legal and profitable airport operation. The position includes duties associated with the Beaufort County Airport on Lady’s Island. Entails supervising, coordinating and reviewing aircraft operations, buildings and field maintenance and related matters; community relations; coordinating airline requirements for airport facilities; reviewing airport tenant activities for lease compliance; supervising enforcement of applicable federal, state and local regulations pertaining to airport operations, safety and security; and participating in planning for future growth. Assists in determining personnel/staffing requirements; developing submitting an annual budget; coordinating airport construction, maintenance and other work by HXD staff with tenants, public utilities, and contractors.
Extensive knowledge of Federal, State, County and municipal rules and regulations applicable to the operation of a Part 130 commercial service airport, TSA Part 1452 and airport maintenance requirements to include necessary supplies, materials, and equipment. Thorough knowledge of the principles and methods of airport business management and airport real estate management to include leases and contracts. Ability to analyze and effectively report on operating conditions and problems and to recommend or implement appropriate solution; ability to plan, assign, and direct the activities of the airport staff; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, lift items weighing fifty pounds or more, ability to present facts clearly and concisely in oral and written communication
Bachelor’s Degree in aviation management, business management, or related field
Five (5) years of experience in the supervision and management of an airport is preferred
Industry accreditation or certification through AAAE is a plus, but not required
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license SALARY: DOQ
All applicants tentatively selected for a position with Beaufort County Council will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for the illegal use of drugs and to background check prior to appointment. Employment is contingent upon clearing both the drug screen and background investigation. Beaufort County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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About Beaufort County, SC
Hilton Head Island Airport is a Division of Beaufort County Government and is located in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.