The position is responsible for the management of the Mobile Regional Airport and the Downtown Airport at Brookley; a general aviation facility, located within the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookely. Provide coordination among various departments and individuals necessary for effective and efficient operations, set priorities, establish sound management and leadership practices. Solve problems and conflicts among operating and support departments. Implement Board and Executive Director policies by interpreting and coordinating with staff. Direct broad range of institutional research, procedural and administrative studies and preparation of reports and recommendations related to same. Enforce Federal, State, and Local rules and regulations governing airport/airfield use and recommends modifications in existing rules and regulations. Collaborate with the Executive Director to initiate and direct the preparation of plans for airport expansion. Develop the annual budget; submit budget recommendations; and monitor expenditures.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills
MUST BE well-versed in Federal, State and Local rules and regulations pertaining to airport management and operation. Knowledgeable in principles and best practices of airport operations and business management. Possess knowledge of principles and practices of planning, budgeting and financial management; principles of information technology; principles of airport security and safety. Have a demonstrated success track record of applying administrative practices and procedures applicable to the operations of facilities, finance, human resources, operations, parking, public safety, and central office administrative functions. Demonstrate effective techniques of supervision.
Ability to supervise a broad range of disparate functions and professional personnel. Fully recognize, analyze and prioritize problems and issues; effectively report on operating conditions, problems and recommend solutions. Coordinate complex projects. Perform financial and budgetary analyses. Communicate effectively with staff, customers, clients, vendors, consultants, regulators, and the public in face-to-face settings, group meetings, in writing, and over various types of electronic media. Research, report preparation and presentation. Promote a high performance, results-oriented culture. Provide good customer service and relations. Plan, organize and direct assigned operations and functions effectively. Provide sound advice, estimates, projections, options and proposals to the Executive Director and Board. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others encountered in the work. Direct the work of professional, technical and support staff.
Minimum Training and Experience
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities are qualifying as follows: A minimum of 10 years in the Aviation Industry with at least 6 years in a senior level management position at a commercial service airport.. A minimum of a 4 year college degree in Aviation Management, Business or Public Administration, or a related field.
Valid Alabama Driver’s License required. Demonstrated good driving record.
Duties generally performed in an office. Ability to perform all of the essential functions outlined above without compromising safety of oneself or others.
About Mobile Airport Authority
Mobile Airport Authority is a customer service oriented public corporation which operates under a five member board of directors and Alabama State statutes for the purpose of planning, constructing and operating public airports and an industrial complex. MAA consists of the Mobile Regional Airport, the Mobile Downtown Airport at Brookley and the Brookley Aeroplex. MAA currently employs an average of 90 people between the three locations. We pride ourselves on recognizing our employees as our most valuable resource. MAA has an unyielding focus and commitment to developing our campuses, real estate and economic development processes to an industry-leading standard. Come be a part of the journey, seize the opportunity and grow with us!