The City of Colorado Springs, with an estimated population of 457,715, occupies 195 square miles at the base of Pikes Peak–America's Mountain and enjoys nearly 300 days of sunshine per year. It is the state's largest city in terms of area and second to Denver in population. The "Springs" is home to several military establishments, colleges and universities, the United States Olympic Committee Headquarters, and over 40 different sports organizations. Colorado Springs is a thriving city with over 30 Fortune 500 companies and a leader in the aerospace and defense industries. It has a diverse collection of nonprofit organizations and businesses with a large number of tourist attractions. Colorado Springs ranked 5th in US News and World Report 2016 Best Places to Live in the United States, 23rd Best Community for Well Being by GallupHealthways Well Being Index in 2015, and was a finalist for All-America City Award in 2013.
Colorado Springs Airport
The Airport (Colorado Springs Airport) serves as the first impression for thousands of visitors, giving them a breathtaking view of Pikes Peak and a taste of Colorado hospitality. In addition, the Airport is a major catalyst in the growth and development of the Colorado Springs region and plays a significant role in bringing new business, conventions, and tourism to the area.
Aviation Assistant Director
As one of two Aviation Assistant Directors, you will plan, organize, and manage the day-to-day and developmental activities of the Airport by communicating the goals of the Operations and Maintenance Division to all staff, business partners, and stakeholders. You will establish and maintain relationships with various Airport stakeholders, ensuring understanding and compliance with regulations and measuring the effectiveness of the Division.
Essential Job Functions - the basic job duties an employee must be able to perform:
Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; recommend and administer policies and procedures
Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommend, within department policy, appropriate service and staffing levels
Plan, direct, coordinate, review, and evaluate the work plan for division staff; assign work activities, projects, and programs
Select, train, motivate, and evaluate supervisory, technical, and clerical personnel; work with employees to correct deficiencies; and implement discipline and termination procedures as needed
Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the Airport's annual budget; participate in the forecast of funds needed for capital projects, staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; and monitor and approve expenditures
Manage and control the capital improvement program, including construction of all new facilities, runways, taxiways, and infrastructure
Oversee the safe, efficient operation of the Airport in a manner consistent with all applicable federal regulations (notably 14 CFR Part 139 and TSA Part 1542), industry standards, and best practices
Plan, organize, and manage the development of the Airport; ensure compliance with all environmental requirements, laws, rules, and regulations
Represent the interest of the Airport's programs; conduct collaborative meetings with tenants and prospective tenants
Coordinate activities with federal and state officials to ensure Airport program integrity in the areas of certification, security, and funding
Serve as the liaison for the Airport with other City departments and outside agencies, including law enforcement, ARFF (aircraft rescue and firefighting), and the military; attend and participate in professional group meetings
Maintain world class customer service; negotiate and resolve difficult, sensitive, and controversial issues
Prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence
Provide responsible staff assistance to the Director of Aviation
Conduct organizational and operational studies and investigations; recommend modifications to aviation/airport programs, policies, and procedures
We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:
Knowledge of pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations
Knowledge of airfield design, including airfield pavements
Knowledge of governmental procurement processes
Ability to stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of aviation/airport management
Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Successful candidate will have:
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business administration, aviation, or a related field
Five years of full-time professional aviation/airport experience, including two years of lead/supervisory responsibility
Possess, or obtain upon hire, and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license
Ideal candidates will also demonstrate:
AAE (Accredited Airport Executive) or Certified Member accreditation by the American Association of Airport Executives
The selected candidate must pass (or have already passed) a fingerprint-based criminal history records check as required by the Transportation Security Administration.
Physical Demands: This position requires the ability to lift up to 10 pounds occasionally.
Primary Work Environment - Office environment
Extreme Temperature - Seasonally
Wetness and Humidity - Seasonally
Respiratory Hazards - Never
Noise and Vibrations - Never
Physical Hazards - Never
Mechanical and/or Electrical Hazards - Rarely
Exposure to Communicable Diseases - Never
This job announcement is not intended to include a complete listing of all responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the position.
If hired, you will be required to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the United States.
The City of Colorado Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer