NATURE OF WORK
This is administrative and supervisory work in managing the overall operation of a functional area within the Aviation Operations Division.
Work involves responsibility for planning, coordinating and managing the routine operation of the Landside, Airfield or Terminal Operations sections of a county airport. Employees in this class supervise and train subordinates engaged in airport operations and inspections, and ensures compliance with federal and county rules, regulations and procedures. Work is performed with considerable independent judgement in planning and implementing operational procedures related to the assigned section, and is reviewed through conferences and written reports.
Provides overall supervision and directs subordinates in monitoring and enforcing policies and procedures involving airport safety, security, daily operations, appearance, etc.
Schedules inspections, briefings and receives reports through subordinates.
Responds to airport emergencies, directs use of aviation department resources, coordinates with emergency, law enforcement and federal agencies.
Directs subordinate personnel in support of incident command function during emergencies.
Develops, coordinates and implements operating procedures related to the routine and emergency operation of the assigned specialized area.
Performs research and prepares reports as requested on legislation, rules, operational policies/procedures and other factors having an impact on airport operations.
Serves as liaison with foreign, federal, state and local agencies, airport tenants and the public for matters involving area of assignment.
Assists division management in implementing and maintaining currency in operations manuals, emergency plans, ground transportation plans, training programs and other publications utilized by the Aviation Department.
Assists with the administration of contracts assigned to airport operations.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of airport operating procedures including established rules and regulations relating to security, safety, aircraft operations and emergency procedures.
Considerable knowledge of airline and leasehold operations at a medium to large hub airport.
Considerable knowledge of appropriate federal, state and local regulations governing the operations of a large international airport facility.
Considerable knowledge of environmental regulations affecting airport operations and ability to coordinate necessary resources for the proper handling and disposal of hazardous materials.
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public and business administration.
Experience in the standard practices of office administration and report writing.
Ability to supervise the work of employees performing operational functions in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Ability to interact with command level personnel of police, fire, air carriers and federal agencies.
Ability to lead and motivate the work staff performing operational functions by creating an environment which fosters employee participation.
Ability to carry out complex oral and written instructions.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Ability to exercise judgement and discretion in establishing, applying and interpreting policies and procedures.
Ability to install administrative programs and procedures and to evaluate their effectiveness.
Ability to physically access remote and/or cramped airport areas, occasionally in adverse weather, and under emergency and stressful conditions.
Ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgement in decision making.
Ability to 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.
Ability to 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, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.
DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in airport management, business administration, or related field; considerable experience in airport operations work which includes the Landside, Airside and Terminal functions, including supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License.
Bargaining Unit: Government Supervisors Association (GSA)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Locations: Aviation
Class Spec Estab./Revised: E7/94