This position is a key member of the City’s Leadership Team and is accountable for all activities needed to ensure safe, effective and efficient airport operations as well as coordinating the marketing and development of airport commercial properties. The Airport Director ensures FAA compliance with airport standards and directives and coordinates the Airport Capital Improvement Plan, Master Plan, Layout Plan and Airport Surface Overlay. Routine activities include overseeing the leasing of airport hangars and spaces and addressing issues involving airport users and tenants. The Airport Director issues NOTAMs to communicate airfield conditions, responds to emergencies and manages wildlife, snow and ice control to reduce risks for airport users.
Approximately half of the available airport-owned property adjacent to the airport has been developed for commercial business, including Wal-Mart, Home Depot, K-Mart and other retail businesses. Additional development is currently underway, and bringing essential economic growth to the area.
Minimum of 4 years of increasingly responsible experience in airport operations and/or aviation, at least 3 of which involve experience in mid-level management or above.
Batchelor's degree with major coursework in Aviation Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, Engineering, or related field. AAAE Certification in Certified Member or Accredited Airport Executive program desired, but not required.
Additional Salary Information: Includes membership in the Washington State PERS rtirement System, employee and family medical/dental/vision insurance and other generous benefits.