Reports to and takes direction from the Governing Board.
Executes policy decisions of the Governing Board.
Plans, organizes, develops, approves and publishes specific policies, programs and
methods, designed to implement the general policies established by the Governing Board.
Directs the effective and efficient operation and growth of the Port Authority, and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors with respect to these activities and future plans.
Delegates adequate authority to subordinates to properly carry out their responsibilities and
objectives, and defines, in writing, limitations of that authority so that they are clearly
understood with respect to policies, contracts, expenditures and actions, which affect personnel.
Develops and recommends to the Board long-range plans, cognizant of lead time, to bring major
developments to fruition to ensure a viable operation continuously capable of fulfilling the role
of the Authority.
Recommends annually new and/or revised objectives to the Board to meet changing needs, and reports on the progress towards these objectives.
Keeps the Governing Board fully informed on the condition of the Authority and on all important
factors in influencing it.
Develops, maintains and administers an organization plan; initiates and controls the addition,
elimination or alteration of any major position in the Authority.
Recommends personnel policy and implements same after approval by the board.
Responsible for compliance with the Authority’s budget to ensure solvency of the Authority.
Recommends to the Governing Board changes to the rates, fees, and rentals to be charged for the use of the Authority’s facilities.
Coordinates the activities of the Capital Expenditures Committee, and any Committee which is
created by the Board. Offers guidance and recommendations to all committees.
Authorize and execute such contracts and commitments required by the Governing Board or
Provide for the development of and supervise the maintenance of a sound financial system
encompassing the generation of revenue, control and accounting of expenses, capital development and appropriate safeguards of Port Authority funds, assets and properties.
Represents the Authority, when approved by the Governing Board in such outside activities that are deemed advantageous toward enhancing the prestige and standing of the Authority; broadening the scope of the Authority’s operations within statutory limitations, and fulfilling the obligations of the Authority as a member of the community.
Stimulates ideas and suggestions of the Authority’s management team, and encourages the dynamic
exchange of ideas and valuable information, so that all of the Authority’s managers consider that they are effectively participating in the effort toward the achievement of common goals.
Structures the organization for optimum effectiveness, and include the approval of supervision and staff relationships as well as the hiring, promotion and compensation of personnel.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, in one or more of the following disciplines:
Air transportation Management and Administration
Marine transportation Management and Administration
Public Finance and/or Administration
Minimum of ten (10) years of executive management in areas indicated above preferably in the Marine and Air Transportation filed.
About Virgin Islands Port Authority
The VI Port Authority (VIPA) is a semi-autonomous agency that owns and manages the two airports and the majority of the public seaports in the United States Virgin Islands - a territory of the United States of America. We are also charged with maintaining the harbors in the territory. Our mandate is to promote the wise use of these facilities for the betterment of the U.S. Virgin Islands and its people, and to assist our government and our community in fostering and sustaining sound economic development.