County Airport Manager

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

ABOUT THE POSITIONThe Riverside County Transportation Land Management Agency is recruiting for a County Airport Manager to join the Aviation Department. The County Airport Manager will function independently and will be responsible for directing the daily coordination and operation of the County's 5 airports: Blythe, Chiriaco Summit, French Valley, Hemet-Ryan, and Jacqueline Cochran. The incumbent will oversee the budget and manage a staff of approximately 12 employees. They will provide direction to staff responsible for contract grant administration and ensure that County airports are in compliance with all Federal, State, and local codes and regulations. Additionally, the County Airport Manager will be responsible for overseeing tenant leases, capital improvement projects, and other grant related functions.Competitive candidates will have general airport management experience as well as experience managing capital improvement projects. Experience with airport related real estate and grant proposal processes is also highly desired.This class has been deemed eligible for the Performance Recognition Plan as set forth under Article 3, Section 311(C) of the County Management Resolution. Program eligibility requires employees to be in a leadership position, manage other employees or programs, and have significant influence on the achievement of organizational objectives.MEET THE TEAM!The County of Riverside Transportation & Land Management Agency (TLMA) is the umbrella agency for several county departments which includes The Aviation Department.Mission Statement...'To provide the citizens of Riverside County with increasingly more courteous, efficient, and cost effective services dedicated to improving the quality of life and orderly economic development by the provision and management of a safe, efficient and convenient transportation system, enhancing the mobility of people, goods and services within the integrated Agency activities.'EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES* Direct daily airport operations, including the enforcement of ground traffic rules and regulations, airport safety, and the efficient and cooperative provision of services to the public.* Assist in formulating and implementing long-range plans for the development and use of County airport facilities; make recommendations to senior management regarding the planning, promotion, development, and use of facilities.* Provide direction to technical and professional staff responsible for conducting inspections of airport facilities; ensure compliance of standard operating procedures, applicable safety policies and procedures, CAL OSHA, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and pertinent codes, rules, and regulations.* Confer and coordinate with federal, state, and local officials on general aviation and airport matters; represent the department at meetings, conferences, and hearings.* Oversee the preparation of grant proposals to federal and state-funding agencies for capital improvement projects; provide financial and compliance reports; oversee or negotiate and prepare service and lease agreements, and other relevant documentation.* Facilitate through subordinate staff, the promotion, and development of facilities on airport property; ensure sustainable revenue source and compliancy of funding agencies' requirements.* Review proposed or adopted legislation to determine impact on airport operations and make recommendations as appropriate.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with major coursework in aeronautics/aviation, business, public administration, marketing, communications, or a closely related field to the assignment. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on the basis of one year of full-time experience equaling 30 semester or 45 quarter units of education).Experience: Two years working in an administrative, supervisory, or management capacity performing airport management duties which included experience in at least two of the following areas: program/project management, grant administration or management, operational services, negotiating and/or preparing real property transactions/agreements, budgets or fiscal management, community relations, or directing marketing activities in connection with airports.Knowledge of: Federal and state rules and regulations governing general aviation operations; real estate management; appropriate property management and standard operating procedures; methods and proper use of materials, equipment, maintenance repair, and construction of airport buildings and grounds, including runway lighting systems, taxiway, sewer, and water systems.Ability to: Effectively deal with the public; manage technical, professional staff, and contract personnel or lessees; maintain accurate records and reports; analyze and deal with emergency situations; maintain equipment and facilities; perform short-term and long-range airport maintenance and improvements in accordance to County mandates; federal, state, and local regulations; manage multiple priorities through effective project management.SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATIONVETERANS PREFERENCE:The County has a Veterans Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22). of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference. Policy is available here.WHAT'S NEXT?This position will remain posted until filled. Applications will be reviewed in the order received. For earliest consideration, apply now. Please contact the recruiter at with any questions.

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