Under the general direction of the County Executive Officer, the Director Airports has full responsibility for planning and managing the operations of the Camarillo and Oxnard Airports including the delivery of services and maintenance of facilities. In addition to directing the general operation of two airports, the Director will collaborate with the community and key stakeholders in relation to airport businesses and major enhancements, such as facilities renovations and development, lease renewals and administration.
The ideal candidate will be a leader with previous experience collaborating with a wide variety of stakeholders, including community members, business partners, Board of Supervisors, community groups, municipalities, airport commissions, County Executive Office, etc.; leading teams in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment to achieve specific goals, both operational and strategic; making public presentations to stakeholders, the public, advisory boards, and public officials; some experience in real estate management and land development; managing airport facilities that generate revenue by providing public services including visioning and strategic development; and significant experience with community engagement and communication with residents on development of the airport to meet the needs of residents, visitors, businesses and the community.
Director Airports is an at-will position which is exempt from the provisions of the Civil Service Ordinance.
Any combination of education and experience which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge and abilities.
The required knowledge and abilities may be obtained by the equivalent of at least five (5) years of increasingly responsible managerial experience in public airport administration.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Significant community engagement and public outreach experience. 2. Airport certified under Federal Aviation Regulations-139 is required. 3. Must acquire within two (2) years of appointment and thereafter maintain the Accredited Airport Executive certification by the American Association of Airport Executives. 4. Ability to obtain and maintain a valid California driver license.
Experience history must demonstrate:
1. Significant community engagement and public outreach experience. 2. Experience related to:
California land use law;
Budget preparation and administration;
Operations generating revenue
A Bachelor degree from an accredited college/university in Business Administration, Airport Management, or Public Administration
Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) certification by the American Association of Airport Executives
How to Apply / Contact
Filing Deadline: Open until filled. All resumes will be reviewed weekly beginning August 9, 2021.
To APPLY for this exceptional career opportunity, please submit an online application at www.ventura.org/jobs and attach your current resume and a cover letter illustrating your experience with all of the following:
Managing comprehensive programs at general aviation and/or commercial service public airports including the number of take-offs and landings annually and the number and type of aircraft housed.
Community engagement and public outreach.
Managing airport budgets, including the size of budgets you have managed.
Leading team in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment to achieve specific goals, both operational and strategic. Include the titles, sizes, and functions of staff you supervised; and
Making presentations to community groups, residents, the public, advisory boards, and public officials.
For further information about this recruitment, please contact Jessica Ruiz by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (805) 654-2419.
About County of Ventura Department of Airports
Ventura County is located on California’s “Gold Coast,” approximately 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 20 miles southeast of Santa Barbara. Residents enjoy rolling hills and sweeping ocean views in a nearly perfect Mediterranean climate. The beauty and weather combined with a wonderful quality of life are among the many reasons our residents choose to call Ventura County “home.”
Includes the Camarillo Airport (CMA) and the Oxnard Airport. The Department of Airports is an Enterprise fund with a total annual budget of $36.4 million with thirty-four (34) full time staff.