Under the direction and guidance of the Director of Operations and Maintenance, this position is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the Punta Gorda 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, wildlife management practices, non-federal weather observation, and communication skills. This position coordinates the schedule(s), budget, work, equipment, required materials, and other resources to achieve maximum effectiveness and economy of the airside operation.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s Degree or higher or 10+ years of equivalent experience; 5 years of experience that is directly related to the management duties and responsibilities specified required. Non-Federal Weather Certification or meet the requirement within 120 days of employment in this position. AAAE Certified Member designation required, A.A.E. designation preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Able to problem solve independently or seek assistance.
Knowledge of General Aviation and Air Carrier operations and procedures
The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA), governed by five elected commissioners, owns and operates the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), located off I-75 between exits 161 and 164. PGD provides quick and easy access to Southwest Florida, and is home to commercial air service, air charters, medical transport services, aircraft maintenance and avionics repair, as well as flight schools, distributers, and manufacturers. CCAA is a nontaxing entity and operates as an enterprise fund, totally supported by revenue generated from its operations including rental car concession, parking, fuel sales, and hangar, building and land leases on its 2,000-acre property. The CCAA is an independent special district pursuant to chapter 189, Florida Statutes, and operates in accordance with FAA requirements and guidelines. A 2019 economic impact study by the FDOT estimated that PGD is responsible for 15,000 jobs and $1.7 billion in total economic output. PGD operates commercial services with Allegiant Air and Sun Country, serving over 1.5 million passengers in 2021. PGD also serves a large General Aviation community with 400 based aircraft.