Mojave Air and Space Port is seeking an experienced Director of Operations, that will manage air and ground activities daily. We are an active air and space port with various flight activity, including experimental aircraft. The person we are seeking will have at least 10 years of Airport Management experience as well as experience in incident management. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Airport Management, Aviation Science, Business, or Public Administration combined with four (4) years of experience in airport operations or administration preferred; or equivalent combination of education, military experience, training, and relevant airport experience with at least two (2) years supervisory experience. 10 -Years of continued airport management experience will be accepted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree. Salary range from: $80,000-$140,000.
Daily Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Report directly to the GM and, in the absence of the GM, performs as the GM when directed.
Direct day to day airport operations- airside/landside
Develop and ensure updated training is accomplished and documented for all MASP staff.
Oversee security, tower (ATC), Unicom/AWOS and Aerospace Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF)
Provide leadership in environmental response and interagency coordination with surrounding fire departments.
Manage test site facilities, test site contracts, client needs and operations.
Approve all daily tenant test manifests.
Approve special event and filming activities and contracts.
Provide leadership on special event operations.
Maintain and update special operations processes.
Manage FAA AST license interface and hazardous fuels storage issues.
Manage all notices of hazardous operations manifests and response coordination.
Update the Safety and Security Operations Manual
Participate in and assist in planning Operations Safety Meetings at NTPS
As directed, perform as the PAO during emergency operations
As directed, Represent the District at Federal, State, Local, and Trade Association Aerospace Symposiums and Committees
Liaise with Federal, State, and Local law enforcement and Department of Defense agencies advancing support and training initiatives.
Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
Requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Airport Management, Aviation Science, Business or Public Administration combined with a minimum of four (4) years of experience in airport operations or administration preferred; or equivalent combination of education, military experience, training, and relevant airport experience with at least two (2) years supervisory experience.
10 -Years of continued airport management experience will be accepted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree.
Certified Member or ACE (Operations or Security) designation through the American Association of Airport Executive (AAAE) is strongly preferred.
Preference for valid Pilot’s License, FAA Certified Tower Operator, or Radar Approach Control.
About Mojave Air and Space Port
Mojave Air & Space Port (MASP) is a general aviation airport and spaceport located 100 miles north of Los Angeles in the Mojave Desert. Home to 2,500 employees working in various aviation and aerospace roles, MASP has become a driving economic engine in East Kern County.
In addition to general aviation users, Mojave Air & Space Port is home to numerous companies in flight test and operations. Customers include: The Spaceship Company, Stratolaunch, Scaled Composites, The National Test Pilot School, Virgin Orbit, Flight Research, BAE Systems, ABL Space Systems, and several other aviation, aerospace and industrial companies.