This position manages the Safety Management Systems (SMS) program on the Airport’s Air Operations Area (AOA) in order to comply with federal, state, city regulations and maintain an active Airport Operating Certificate under the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 139. This position ensures compliance with FAR Part 139 and serves as secondary contact with the Airport Certification Safety Inspector. Responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of the Airport’s Safety Management Systems program on the Air Operations Area in order to maintain compliance with the Federal Aviation Administration CFR Title 14/Part 139. Manage, update and administer the Airport’s SMS Manual. Uphold the Airport’s Safety Policy and report crucial information to the Airport’s Accountable Executive in a timely manner. Collect and monitor necessary safety data, confidential reporting system, trends and metrics to assure effectiveness of the SMS program. Responds to and participates in airport emergencies and irregular operations.
•Thorough knowledge of FARs Part 139, 77 and associated Advisory Circulars, Aviation departmental rules and regulations and standard operating procedures. Knowledge of other applicable federal regulations including FAR Part 121, TSR Part 1542, and NIMS/ICS.
• Considerable knowledge of airport operations, FAA standards, hazards, and safety precautions.
• Skills to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Skills to efficiently manage multiple priorities and tasks.
• Skills to effectively lead and motivate a diverse staff.
• Skills to develop creative new programs and activities.
• Effective organizational skills.
• Ability to prepare and effectively maintain budgets.
• Ability to actively pursue and develop new ideas, methods and procedures to meet changing situations.
• Ability to make comprehensive recommendations to resolve operational problems.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with airline management, federal partners, co-workers and the public, and represent the airport in a positive and professional manner.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Ability to respond calmly and effectively in emergencies, and effectively manage sensitive and tense situations.
• Ability to demonstrate initiative, creativity and innovative thinking in a rapidly changing work environment.
Prefer major course work in aviation, business, public administration, or related field. Prefer minimum of three years of direct supervisory experience. AAAE C.M., A.C.E.-Operations, or A.A.E., preferred.
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