The Director of Airport Operations provides operational and management to the Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport Operations Department.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: included but not limited to the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Maintain the Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport Certification Manual (ACM) in accordance with FAR Part 139 and applicable FAA Advisory Circulars;
Authorize Overtime to ensure sufficient personnel are available to provide for monitoring, inspection, and support of airport terminal and airfield operations;
Establish Motor Vehicle Rule and Regulations to comply with FAR 139 requirements and local airport safety and security concerns;
Ensure compliance with applicable state and federal wildlife permits;
Oversee and assist in the development of annual departmental budgets;
Approve department spending in accordance with Rhode Island State procurements rules and regulations;
Assist in the establishment of and ensure compliance with departmental policies and procedures;
Coordinate operations activity with the stakeholders (TSA, FAA, Airline and tenant Station Managers, and local agencies associated with airport operations);
Ability and willingness to respond to emergency situations and events during non-business hours, as necessary;
Ensure success in inspections by regulatory agencies;
Ensures regulatory compliance through regular review, update, and adherence to various documents and manuals, including but not limited to: Airport Certification Manual (ACM), Airport Emergency Plan (AEP), Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP), Spill Prevention and Counter Control Procedures (SPCC), Wildlife Hazard Management Plan (WHMP), FAA-Form 5010, and Snow and Ice Control Plan (SICP).
Must possess strong oral and written communication skills;
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Approve personal, vacation, and sick time for all departmental employees;
Supervise Airport Operations and Badging Office personnel in the performance of their duties;
Assist in the hiring, training, and disciplinary action, up to and including termination, of all departmental employees.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duties well. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A thorough working knowledge and experience in The following areas:
Principles and practices of public administration.
Federal regulations, guidelines and directives and grant assurances pertaining to the operations, maintenance, development, and expansion of a commercial service airport emphasizing FAR part 139, and
TITLE 49 CFR 1542.
Winter operations snow and ice control programs under FAR part 139/TSR 1542.
Part 77 Obstruction to Navigation.
FAA form 7460, 7460-1 Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration.
Storm Water Management; Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan.
Best practices related to airport operations, safety, and emergency management.
TSA and FAA regulations; airport security compliance.
Airside and landside snow removal processes and procedures.
Wildlife mitigation compliance.
Safety policies, procedures, and practices.
National Incident Management System (NIMS).
Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain as a condition of employment.
Must be able to obtain and maintain required TSA security clearances as a condition of employment.
A four (4) year degree in Aviation or Business Management; and
Minimum of five (5) years supervisory experience in airport operations at a small/medium/large hub FAR Part 139 certified airport.
Experience supervising Union employees preferred.
The physical requirements described herein are representative of the requirements that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Must be capable of driving and walking on various terrains related to airport operations.
Outdoor exposure in various climate and weather conditions while performing essential functions of this job.
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Rhode Island Airport Corporation makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.
This organization welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application process. The decision to grant a reasonable accommodation request will be made on a case-by-case basis.
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation is responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the six state-owned airports as well as for the supervision of all civil airports, landing areas, navigation facilities, air schools and flying clubs.
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation is a quasi-public agency.
The vision of RIAC is to be a “safe, convenient aviation gateway for New England.”
The mission of RIAC is “To be a self-sustaining public agency that provided quality facilities:
•For safe, secure, efficient and convenient air transportation for Rhode Island and the New England region;
•By developing, promoting and managing the airport system to stimulate the region’s economic growth; and
•By fostering a corporate culture that balances fiscal, civic and environmental stewardship.
In support of its vision and mission, RIAC has set six key goals in the following areas: Infrastructure,Economic Development, Finance, Customer Service, Communication, and Organization