Some of what you'll be doing: As the Manager, Airport Certification you will manage programs related to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements for civil airports (to include general understanding of ICAO Aerodrome practices). You will also be responsible for staff who maintain daily continuity of operations tasks at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).
You will be managing the Airfield Operations Specialists (AOS) and have oversite of Airport Duty Managers (ADM) as it relates to the airport’s certification including; daily performance of required practices by the FAA on the airfield; best management practices of the airfield and terminal; compliance and support with federal security requirements of the airfield and terminal.
You will be responsible for job performance evaluation, compliance with policy and procedures, administering discipline, and training for the AOS group.
You will maintain the FAA Part 139 Program for compliance-related issues including; assuring staff performance is in accordance with regulatory requirements of the (FAA), FAA Advisory Circulars related to airport operations, established policy and procedures relating to airfield operations, industry standards, and best management practices.
You will be assuring that the port meets standards, timeliness and quality of training programs designed for staff that act in the Airport Certification Program required by the FAA.
You will be responsible for the staff referred to as Qualified Personnel (QP) (reference FAR Part 139.303), and the training of this staff as required by FAA regulation.
You will be tasked with development/administration and training of Maintenance Department staff who act in support of the FAR Part 139 Program.
You will manage special airfield-based programs related to regulatory compliance including; Winter Operations, Pre-Construction Coordination, Construction Inspection and Compliance, Surface Movement Guidance, Control Systems (SMGCS) and conduct annual stakeholder meetings on these programs, and represent department in direct coordination with the FAA Airport Traffic Control Tower. In addition, testing new technology as part of growing are safety system.
You will represent department in matters relating to airport emergencies/continuity of Operations a preparedness.
Who you are:
Two years of experience may be substituted for one year of education:
Experienced – You have three (3) years of experience in operations or maintenance at a civil airport that possess a FAR Part 139 operating certificate.
Educated – You possess a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management or related field.
Desired – We hope you have Master’s degree in Aviation Management and five (5) years of experience in operations or maintenance at a civil airport that possess a FAR Part 139 operating certificate.
Communication - You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills (soft skills). You can articulate ideas and processes to a broad audience and a variety of customers.
Leadership – You're able critically evaluate risk, make sound decisions and provide logical options, and provide clear direction and mentoring to staff.
Judgement – You have excellent judgment/reasoned approach and can react quickly and calmly in stressful and hazardous situations.
Planning – You have planning skills to manage complex operations while maintaining a continuity.
What else you need to know:
Driver’s License – You will need a valid Washington State Driver’s License, or the ability to obtain one, is required in order to travel locally to project sites.
Work Schedule – You will normally work 5 days a week Flexible start and end times are available in this role. You will be required to work during different shifts and emergencies.
Work Environment – You will primarily work in an office environment and outdoors in all types of weather conditions. You may be exposed to areas of high noise, various hazardous materials, work at heights and/or in confined spaces.
Safety Requirements – You will be required to comply with all work rules, safety, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.
Security Requirements – As the successful candidate, you must pass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check as well as a criminal history background check with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Your employment will be contingent upon obtaining a Port of Seattle ID badge upon clearance. You will also be required to obtain a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Customs Seal within 30 days of hire. And a concealed weapons permit.
Why you'll love it here:
Healthcare – Medical, Dental and Vision Care with options that work for you and your family.
Paid Vacation – Just about four weeks per year that increases with tenure to rest and rejuvenate.
Holidays – More than ten days per year to celebrate with family and friends away from work.
Pension/Retirement Plans – A pension and additional savings plans to prepare for your future after the Port.
Getting to Work – Fully subsidized parking and a low-cost public transit card to get you here.
Parental Leave – Six weeks paid leave to spend with new additions to your family.
Development – From tuition reimbursement, training, stretch assignments we support a learning culture.
Diversity – We foster opportunities for employees to contribute to our communities and business success in a way that celebrates a fully inclusive and engaged work environment.
Work-Life Balance – We provide the resources to help you create habits to be healthy and balanced.
Mission Driven – We are focused together in promoting economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce and job creation in an equitable, accountable and environmentally responsible manner.
Why the Port of Seattle:
Every role at the Port of Seattle is vital to our thriving community. We are a leader in moving people and cargo across the country and around the world. With facilities and property ranging in scope from a half-acre park to one of the largest airports and container terminals on the West Coast, we maximize the public assets in our portfolio with an eye toward best uses and environmental sustainability.
About Port of Seattle
Founded in 1911, the Port of Seattle owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, two cruise ship terminals, Fishermen’s Terminal—home of the North Pacific fishing fleet, a grain terminal, four public marinas, and manages a number of real estate assets for financial return and economic advantage.
The Port’s operations currently help create nearly 200,000 jobs and $7 billion in wages throughout the region. Over the next 20 years, the Port’s “Century Agenda” seeks to create an additional 100,000 jobs through economic growth while becoming the nation’s leading green and energy-efficient port. Learn more at www.portseattle.org.