The Montgomery County Airpark (MCA) opened in 1959. Located just 17 miles from the heart of the Nation’s Capital, the Montgomery County Airpark (GAI) is ideally located for the business or personal air traveler to visit Downtown Washington D.C. or Montgomery County, Maryland. Montgomery County, is one of America’s most affluent counties.
The Airport Manager is responsible for and manages the implementation of MCRA’s approved strategic, operational and financial activities of the MCA so as to ensure its safety, financial stability, and robust aviation operations. The Airpark is part of the Montgomery County Revenue Authority which is a self-sustaining entity quasi-governmental agency. The Airport Manager reports to the CEO of the MCRA.
The Airport Manager is responsible for and manages the implementation of MCRA’s approved strategic, operational and financial activities of the MCA so as to ensure its safety, financial stability, and robust aviation operations. MCA has a 4,200 foot runaway with approximately 200 based aircraft.
The Airport Manager is responsible for day-to-day administration, operation oversight, safety, maintenance, public relations, reporting, security, snow removal, emergency/disaster preparedness, FAA grant management, project coordination, and other duties. The Airport Manager is responsible for ensuring that all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA) regulations and sponsor assurances/certifications are maintained/followed, to remain in good standing. The Airport Manager is the primary airport contact for the MCRA, FAA, and MAA.
The Airport Manager oversees public events and programs held at the Airpark. The Airport Manager will be required to attend public meetings to maintain good community relations and address concerns of residents and Airpark users. The Airport Manager will be required to respond to emergencies and weather events affecting MCA.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Develops and maintains an annual public relations plan in conjunction with CEO. Attends community meetings to respond to concerns. Plans and coordinates special aviation events activities at the airport as needed. Events include items such as open house to educate the community on the Airpark.
Develops and implements a long-range strategic business for the Airpark.
Prepares and manages MCA’s annual operating budget including revenues (i.e. rent, fees, and grants) and associated expenditures (i.e. maintenance, snow removal).
Prepares and manages MCA’s annual Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) budget in conjunction with the CEO, and FAA/MAA development program. Coordinates plan through approval process required by Chapter 42 of Montgomery County Code.
Develops and executes an annual airport work plan including goals, and objectives with the CEO.
Manages all aspects of the airport grounds and facilities to ensure the safe, efficient, secure and continuous operational use of airport runways, taxiways, buildings and other related areas.
Ensures daily inspections of runways, taxiways, associated safety areas, ramps, NAVAIDS, and weather station.
Ensures lessees are meeting all requirements of preventative maintenance programs as required by lease agreements.
Communicates airport business by written and verbal communications in English. Establishes and maintains the business records for the airport, including general correspondence, special reports, budgets, Notices To Airmen (NOTAMS), daily weather information, project reports, grant administration and processing invoices for services rendered.
Oversees contractors, lessee staff, and other staff who may from time-to-time be assigned to work at the airport for mowing, maintenance, snow removal or other related work and ensures compliance with all regulations and safety protocols.
Plans and coordinates updates and implementation of the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) and Master Plan, as well as project management such as Runway/Taxiway development and maintenance, land acquisition, environmental studies, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan, hangar development and financial planning.
Monitor’s airport tenants and use of the airport to ensure that the Airport’s Minimum Operating Standards and Rules and Regulations are followed along with compliance with Federal, State and local aviation regulations.
Coordinates key airport matters regularly with CEO, FAA, MAA and Airport Consultant Engineers and Planners.
Directs and participates in snow removal on MCA grounds – this may require long hours depending on the storm event.
Prepares for and oversees disaster/emergency operations at the airport as needed including coordination with key Montgomery County staff, law enforcement, FAA, and MAA. This may require off-hour calls and response.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience.
About Montgomery County Airpark
The Montgomery County Revenue Authority (MCRA) was founded in 1957 to construct, improve, equip, furnish, maintain, acquire, operate, and finance projects to be devoted wholly or partially for public uses, good or general welfare. The MCRA owns the Montgomery County Airpark and operates it through a master lease agreement.
The Montgomery County Airpark (MCA) opened in 1959. Located just 17 miles from the heart of the Nation’s Capital, the Montgomery County Airpark (GAI) is ideally located for the business or personal air traveler to visit Downtown Washington D.C. or Montgomery County, Maryland. MCA has 4,200 foot runway, three instrument approaches, and 190 based aircraft.