FINAL FILING DATE: Monday, December 13th, 2021 @11:30pm
This is an open recruitment. Qualified candidates from the public and qualified career City employees are encouraged to apply. The eligibility list that is developed from this recruitment process may be used to fill future vacancies in the Airport Manager classification or a similar classification. Position: To manage, supervise and coordinate operations and maintenance of the Hollister Municipal Airport, coordinate assigned activities with other City Departments and outside agencies and to provide administrative support to the City Manager.
Supervision Received & Exercised: Receives general direction from the City Manager. Exercises direct supervision over full time, seasonal, and contract support staff.
Qualifications: Any combination equivalent to experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying.
Education and Experience: Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in public administration, preferably including two (2) years of airport management or property management responsibility. Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Public Administration, Business Management, or a related field. Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Management, or a related field is desirable.
License & Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license.
Special Requirements:Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment: Ability to work in a standard office environment with some ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb and lift 50 lbs; exposure to noise, outdoors, vibration, chemicals, mechanical hazards, and electrical hazards; ability to travel to different sites and locations.
Examples of Duties: Manage all services and activities of the Hollister Municipal Airport except those contracted to the Fixed Base Operator (FBO). Research, evaluate, recommend and write grant proposals and other funding requests to Federal and State agencies. Serve as property manager responsible for renting and leasing airport property. Negotiate leases in coordination with the City Manager and the City Attorney. Coordinates with City Finance Department on lease payments and late or missing payments. Manage daily activities of the airport with major emphasis on safety. Inform tenants of airport, fire department, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules, regulations, policies, safety measures, and lease requirements. Conduct inspections to insure compliance. Document and inform supervisor of significant safety and hazardous waste violations. Investigate and resolve tenant complaints with the objective of positive tenant and City relations. Recommend eviction or lesser action where tenants refuse to comply with established rules, regulation, or policies mandated in lease agreements. Prepare preliminary annual Airport Division operating budget to include capital improvements. Administer the approved budget, adjusting expenditures as necessary. Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the airport work plan. Meet with City staff to identify and resolve problems, assign work priorities, monitor workflow, evaluate work products, and adjust work plan as needed due to weather, contractor, funding, or other unforeseen delays. Evaluate operations, maintenance, policies and procedures continuously and make or recommend changes for improvement to meet established goals and objectives. Implement changes as needed and in coordination with City staff and tenants as applicable. Research and recommend capital improvements. Prepare justifications, grant requests, and other documentation as necessary. Select, train, motivate, supervise, and evaluate Airport Division support staff. Assign duties and responsibilities, make work schedules, training plans and allocate awards. Write performance evaluations; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline, and termination procedures. Draft the Airport Master Plan, coordinating with various City departments as required. Review and revise with supervisor for finalization of the plan. Prepare and present reports as necessary for the supervisor, other City departments and the Airport Advisory Commission. Maintains records of operations, leases, projects, grants and proposals, the budget, employees and other subjects. Serves as secretary for the Airport Advisory Commission. Prepare and post meeting announcements and agendas. Record and/or take notes to document meeting proceedings. Research and prepare materials and handouts as required by the Commissioners and directed by the supervisor. Represent the Airport Division in meetings with other City departments or outside agencies concerning matters affecting the airport. Perform related duties as assigned.
Selection Process: Candidates presenting the most desirable combination of education, experience and/or training as stated in this announcement will be invited to continue in the selection process. The selection process may require any combination of the following: application appraisal, written examination, performance test, and personal interview conducted by an outside oral panel and/or the Department. Following the examination process, successful candidates are placed on an employment list. Appointment will be made from the employment list. Appointed employee(s) will be required to pass a pre-employment physical, background investigation, and live scan fingerprint check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action: The City of Hollister does not discriminate on the basis of race, color national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor. The City of Hollister encourages minorities and women to apply. The City of Hollister makes reasonable accommodations for the disabled. Individuals requiring any accommodation in order to participate in the testing process must inform the Human Resources Office in writing no later than the final filing date stated in the job announcement. Requests for accommodation should include an explanation of the type and extent of accommodations needed to participate in the selection process and/or to perform the duties of the job for which they have applied.
Post-Offer Medical Examination: Prior to appointment, the selected candidate is required to pass a post-offer medical examination. Candidates are encouraged not to resign or give notice to current employers until the medical exam is successfully completed and passed. All medical records are maintained in a confidential manner.
Group Insurance: Employee premiums paid by City through a cafeteria style program for medical, dental, vision, life and long term disability insurance. Employees have a choice of variety of medical plans offered through PERS Health. Generous City paid contributions are made toward dependent coverage for medical, dental and vision insurance.
Retirement: The City contracts with the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). The City’s Retirement Formula for Classic Members as defined by the Public Employee’s Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) is 2% at Age 60. All new Employees as defined by the Public Employee’s Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) are subject to the CalPERS 2% @ Age 62 Retirement Formula. Employees pay a specified amount of the Employer and Employee Contributions with the City paying the remainder.
Vacation Leave: 10 days per year, increased to 15 days per year after 3 years, increases to 20 days after 7 years, increased to 22 days after 15 years. Vacation allowance shall be increased one (1) day per year after completion of twenty (20) years of service with a maximum of twenty-five (25) days after twenty-five (25) years of service.
Holidays: Thirteen and a half (13 ½) paid holidays per year. Per the adopted Executive Management Unit Salary and Benefits Plan, employees in this unit will also be paid for the following holiday office closure dates: December 27, 28, 29, 30, 2021 & December 27, 28, 29, 30, 2022.
Sick Leave: Earned at a rate of 8 hours per calendar month of service with no accrual limit. Provision for partial cash payout of accumulated sick leave upon retirement with ten years of service or more.
Administrative Leave: Eighty (80) hours of administrative leave for unit members per fiscal year.
IRS Flexible Spending Plan: IRS Code, Section 125 which provides for pre-tax contributions for unreimbursed medical, insurance premiums and dependent care expenses.
Life Insurance: City pays $100,000 Life & AD&D Insurance.
Bilingual Pay: City pays $175 per month upon assignment.
Deferred Compensation: Optional Voluntary 457 Plan available.
Other Benefits: Education/Tuition reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Professional Development Incentive and credit union privileges.
NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.