Class Code:NA037

AIRPORT MANAGER

General Description

The purpose of this class within the organization is to plan, organize and direct the activities in a specialized area of airport management for the County's Aviation Department.

This class works under administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Assists in administering through subordinates the planning, scheduling and coordination of business and planning, procedures and priorities to meet established goals; reviews airport development projects identified in the master plan; assists in the monitoring of project progress; provides oversight and coordination as well as participates in meetings for airport improvement projects with airport planning.

Oversees planning of special events; sits on numerous committees pertaining to marketing and public relations, and coordinates with County and State officials; plans, coordinates and implements programs related to airport operations or maintenance.

Prepares and reviews hurricane and emergency plans; plans, monitors and facilitates all functions, activities, performances and operations relating to parking; inspects parking facilities, storage areas and offices to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and established rules and regulations.

Develops, implements and monitors operating budget; prepares annual operating budget and capital improvement submittals; reviews and approves contractor invoices and purchase requests.

Handles airline-related challenges ranging from construction to relocation which impact gates, ticket counters, and other common-use and proprietary systems; reviews and approves seasonal airline schedules for international gates as well as domestic per-use gates to maximize utilization.

Engages airline station managers in both formal and informal meetings to maintain open communications and solve operational issues; communicates on strategic and tactical plans that could impact the airlines.

Responds to airport emergencies; coordinates emergency response training and update emergency response manuals.

Conducts employee training and development and response to employee issues; prepares employee performance evaluations.

Provides oversight and management control of special projects, contracts administration, and daily work assignments for office and field personnel; provides regulatory compliance oversight to include the development of policy and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance; interacts with airport stakeholders to build relationships and respond to issues.

Acts in place of Division Director in his/her absence.

Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

None.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in aviation management, business administration or closely related field.

Requires four (4) years in airport management appropriate to the area of assignment including one (1) year of supervisory experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses

None.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies. 

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.