The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) is seeking a candidate with proven experience successfully leading a large operational unit and a demonstrated commitment to cultivating a positive, collaborative work environment that values teamwork, honesty, respect, recognition, integrity, innovation, versatility and excellence, to join our Executive Leadership Team as the Chief Operations & Public Safety Officer. The Chief Officer reports to the President/CEO and is responsible for the overall strategic leadership, direction, management, and administration of a diverse, multi-disciplinary division that includes Airport Rescue Firefighting, Airport Police, Airport Communications, Airport Operations, and Reno-Stead Airport. The Chief Officer is accountable for navigating complex situations to successfully lead, evolve, and optimize the division. This position provides highly responsible and complex management support to the President/CEO, and works in close coordination with others on the Executive Leadership Team in order to achieve the alignment of the division’s operations in support of the RTAA’s strategic priorities.
Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Airport/Aviation Management, Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field.
Required Experience: Twelve (12) years of commercial airport operations and/or public safety experience, which must include at least six (6) years of management experience at the senior-level capacity.
Preferred Experience: Direct experience managing collective bargaining agreements, labor relations, and labor negotiations.
Required Licensing: A valid driver's license is required at the time of application.
Required Cover Letter: A cover letter must be attached to the application that addresses the applicant’s skills as a leader, how his/her education and experience qualify them for this role, and how they will benefit and advance the mission, vision and values of the RTAA.
How To Apply: A fully completed official online RTAA Employment Application must be received by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, October 4, 2020. Applications for RTAA jobs are only accepted through an online process. For more information about this opportunity and to apply, visit: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/renoairport.
Additional Salary Information: Initial salary placement will be based upon experience and qualifications. This is a management at-will position, which is salaried and is exempt from overtime.
About Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority
We Move You! We Bring the World to Reno-Tahoe and Reno-Tahoe to the World.
The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) is the owner and operator of the Reno-Tahoe International and Reno-Stead Airports. We are governed by a nine member Board of Trustees and operate as a business - receiving no local tax dollars - and have a significant economic impact on the region - generating $3.1 billion per year for the local economy!
Annually the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) serves 4.2 million enplaned passengers, a number that continues to grow. In order to meet the anticipated passenger growth, RNO finalized a 20-year Master Plan in January 2019.
As an employer, the RTAA offers a positive, professional work environment. The RTAA functions like a small city with over 270 employees working in a variety of functions, including Police, Fire, Human Resources, Accounting and Marketing. It takes the dedication and service of these employees working together to make that all important first and last impression on travelers to and from the region.