Working for the City of Renton comes with an excellent benefits package, including:
Deferred compensation with the City contributing 4% of the employee's salary.
Medical, dental, vision and life insurance at affordable rates
Paid leave for vacation, sick, eleven holidays and two "personal" holidays a year
State of Washington Department of Retirement Systems Public Employee Retirement Systems (PERS) plan enrollment
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 23-00134
The City of Renton Public Works Department is seeking a qualified individual to join our team as the Airport Director for the Renton Airport. The Renton Airport is located at the southern end of Lake Washington in the Seattle area, and one of the few facilities that has both a paved runway as well as a seaplane ramp. In addition to having general aviation uses, the facility also has designated manufacturing space at the airport due to the immediate adjacency of Boeing Company ‘s 737 Manufacturing Plant which utilize the airport as the departure point for every new Boeing 737 aircraft produced. Under general direction of the Public Works Administrator, the selected individual will be responsible to manage, direct, and coordinate the activities, operations, and maintenance at the Renton Airport.
Ensure the City of Renton Airport operations and services are delivered in a manner that achieves the City’s business plan and goals and delivers outcomes important to the community.
Enforce airport regulations and ensure compliance with a variety of City, State and federal laws and statutes related to airport operations; communicate with government and regulatory agencies to coordinate activities, resolve issues and exchange information.
Recommend changes to City Code regarding airport regulations; recommend policy and administrative action as appropriate.
Communicate with other City departments, airport tenants and external organizations regarding airport maintenance, development, operations, security, zoning, utilities, publicity and public relations.
Promote airport use and development; determine land and building use; negotiate airport leases, contracts and agreements with existing and prospective tenants.
Plan, organize, and direct continuing public relations programs.
Formulate, coordinate and implement airport projects and programs.
Oversee the hiring process within the division, ensuring hiring managers recruit and retain qualified staff.
Ensure managers consistently utilize performance management techniques, recognize staff and discipline as needed.
Develop and monitor short and long-range business plans, goals, and performance measures of the division and department.
Serve as a liaison to the Mayor’s executive leadership team, reporting on the status of current projects, identifying issues, and assessing their impact, and proactively implementing and recommending solutions.
Provide technical and policy information to the public, city council and other stakeholders.
Resolve internal and external complaints, while maintaining positive relations.
Develop the annual budget and financial reports for the division; make recommendations for budget adjustments.
Develop and administer City policies.
Create an environment of teamwork and respect.
Foster a culture of equity and inclusion by welcoming and meeting the diverse needs and perspectives of groups and individuals.
Remain current with relevant technological advancements as it relates to field.
Maintain regular, reliable, and punctual attendance.
Perform other duties as assigned.
May be assigned to support City priorities during emergencies.
Renton is a full service city with a workforce of over 500 regular employees. Departments include City Attorney, Community and Economic Development; Equity, Housing & Human Services; Executive Services; Finance; Human Resources & Risk Management; Police; Municipal Court, Parks & Recreation; and Public Works.
Renton maintains a very competitive compensation and benefits program throughout its range of employment positions while providing exciting opportunities in the overall public service to the community. As part of the city's strategic goals, department hiring practices encourage an environment that enhances and supports an inclusive workforce and increases connections with the community.