Under the general direction of the Deputy Director of Aviation for Operations and through subordinate personnel, this position is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the Burlington International Airport’s airfield and properties, assuring continuous safety, security and strong customer service. The position requires an excellent understanding of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Regulations, specifically 14 CFR Part 139, Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) Regulations, specifically 49 CFR Part 1540 and 1542, aircraft emergency response, current airfield snow and ice control practices, wildlife management practices, airport badging, and communication skills. This position coordinates the schedule(s), work, equipment, required materials, and other resources to achieve maximum effectiveness and economy of operation.
Closing Date: 05/10/23 11:59 PM
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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Manages through direction from the Deputy Director of Aviation Operations, all Airside Operations tasks overseeing day to day operations and ensuring compliance with federal and legislative regulations and airport rules, policies and procedures.
Manages Operations department that provides the basis for safe, secure, orderly and efficient airfield operations.
Manages through direction from the Deputy Director of Aviation Operations, daily, weekly, quarterly and annual 14 CFR Part 139 inspection process with Airport Operations Specialists, including all employee, internal and external, training regulations such as movement and non-movement area driver training on the airfield.
Manages, through direction from the Deputy Director of Aviation Operations, daily, weekly, and annual 49 CFR 1540 and 1542 federal requirements related to security of the terminal building and Sterile and Secure areas, inclusive of the access control systems, Airport badging program, background checks and training program for all internal and external employees of the airport.
Manages, through direction from the Deputy Director of Aviation Operations, daily, weekly, and annual 49 CFR 1540 and 1542 federal requirements related to security of the airfield, including security fence and gates, training requirements, etc.
Follows and implements all federal rules, procedures, advisory circulars, and guidance on airfield operations.
Plans, organizes and supervises the work of airport operations personnel; inclusive of scheduling for coverage and payroll.
Evaluates employee performance, counsel employees, and assists in recruitment activities in accordance with union contracts, personnel policy and operating procedures of the Department.
Oversees the professional development of employees to support their overall engagement, growth, and goal achievement.
Train employees in work and safety procedures and in the operation and use of equipment and supplies; implements and oversees safety procedures and standards; conducts safety training.
Manages digital work orders; assigns/creates all tasks and projects.
Inspects assigned work and work in progress for accuracy, proper work methods andtechniques, and compliance with applicable standards and regulations.
Implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned services and programs; identifies resource needs; recommends and implements policies and procedures for airfield operations.
Implement and review reoccurring task schedules to maximize efficiency and/or quality standards. Direct the day-to-day operational safety of the airfield and facilities according to FAA and TSA standards; including but not limited to, airfield inspections, Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) badging, access control system functionality, NOTAM management, and incident reports, and the staff to support such services 24/7.
Coordinate mandated exercises, trainings, meetings, audits, paperwork and inspections according to FAA and TSA compliance standards with stakeholders.
Enforce BTV’s snow and ice control plan; direct airfield snow/ice condition reporting and surface closures according to FAA standards.
Formulate comprehensive and concise instructions/procedures in both oral and written form. Create and update policies and procedures and make recommendations for improvements in safety and efficiency.
Determines and recommends equipment, materials, technology solutions and staffing needs for assigned operations, projects, and programs; participates in the annual budget preparation; prepares detailed cost estimates, requests for quotes (RFQs) and requests for proposals (RFPs) in line with City’s Purchasing policy; maintains a variety of records and prepares routine reports of work performance.
Ensures that tools, equipment, and vehicles are safely operated, maintained, and secured when not in use; schedules the service, repair, and replacement of tools and equipment.
Troubleshoots, adjusts, and corrects complex operational problems in real time to achieve maximum efficiency and quality.
Supports and actively participates with internal and external work groups and other Airport divisions to ensure the continuity of airport operations and federal compliance by participating in planning activities, development, design review, construction, and ensure transition from construction to operation.
Directly coordinates with airport tenants, stakeholders and construction groups regarding projects to reduce operational impacts to users.
Stays current on the status of new and pending regulatory legislation; recommendschanges to current policies and procedures in order to comply with changes in legislationand the associated financial impact.
Works with internal departments to ensure compliance with the provisions of related plansand programs required to comply with applicable local, State and Federal regulations.
Coordinates Airport Certification Manual and TSA Airport Security Program Revisions as directed.
Responds to and participates in airport emergencies and irregular operations, inclusive of inclement weather events, establishes priorities, and makes timely decisions under stressful conditions to emergencies and irregular operations of various size, scope, and scale. Serves as the primary airport point of contact for after-hours emergencies and irregular operations involving airport operations. Takes charge until relieved by a higher authority.
Secondary duties may include covering the duties of the Airfield Manager in their absence, performing duties associated with emergencies inclusive of weather events.
Ability to act as the Deputy Director of Aviation for Operations in the event of their absence
Non-Essential Job Functions:
Perform other duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS/BASIC JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to actively support City diversity, equity, and cultural competency efforts within stated job responsibilities and work effectively across diverse cultures and constituencies.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as evidenced by ongoing trainings and professional development.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required, reasonable accommodations will be considered.
Bachelor's Degree in Airport or Aviation/Aerospace Management, Aviation/Aerospace Science, Business or Public Administration or a related field and at least three (3) years of experience in Airport Operations required.
Additional experience may be substituted for a degree requirement on a two-for-one year basis.
At least three (3) years acting in a supervisory role in the field of airport operations required.
Currently Certified in Airport Security Coordinator (ASC) or ability to obtain certification within one (1) month of employment or less.
Currently Certified in Airport Snow Expert (A.S.E.) or ability to obtain certification.
Currently Certified in Advanced Airport Safety and Operations School (ASOS) or ability to obtain certification within one (1) year of employment or less.
Current Certified in National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) for Management tier and any assigned working groups or ability to obtain certification within six (6) months of employment or less, and complete refresher trainings as required.
Knowledge of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 139 (14 CFR Part 139).
Knowledge of Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1540 and 1542 (49 CFR Part1540 and 1542).
Knowledge of Airport Improvement Program (AIP) regulations and Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program parameters.
Knowledge of FAA controlled and uncontrolled airport environments and the ability to effectively communicate with Air Traffic control and other vehicle operators.
Ability to obtain a Burlington International Airport Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) badge, which includes a 10-year fingerprint based criminal history records check, a security threat assessment check and a written exam within one (1) month of employment or less, and maintain badge privileges throughout employment.
Ability to obtain a Movement-Area Burlington International Airport Ground Vehicle Operator Certification as an endorsement to the Secured Area ID badge, which includes a written and practical exam within one (1) month of employment or less, and maintain corresponding airfield driving privileges throughout employment.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others in a team environment.
Experience in and ability to formulate, monitor and allocate budget resources.
Ability to inspect work and monitor projects for adherence to specifications, divisional procedures and other pertinent regulations and codes.
Knowledge of supervisory practices and the ability to accomplish work through others.
Demonstrated ability to achieve efficiencies by recommending and implementing innovative strategies.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with supervisors, staff, subordinates, governmental and industrial representatives, and the general public.
High level of proficiency in various computer programs including Microsoft Outlook, Office Suite Applications – Work and Excel; experience with Adobe and digital work order systems preferred.
Ability to act as an "ambassador" of the Airport to all users to ensure safety, enjoyment, and to put forth the vision of the City and Department, and to direct and motivate department employees to do the same.
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license.
Regular attendance is necessary and is essential to meeting the expectations of the job functions. Ability to understand and comply with City standards, safety rules and personnel policies.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Promoting a culture that reveres diversity and equity. The City of Burlington is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are strongly committed to creating a dynamic and equitable work-force that mirrors the population and world that we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, crime victim status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status, or genetic information in employment or the provision of services. In addition to being an equal opportunity employer we actively encourage applicants who can contribute to our growing diversity to apply. Applications for our employment opportunities are only accepted online through our Government Jobs website. For accessibility information or alternative formats, please contact Human Resources Department at 802-540-3057 or email@example.com
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