Assistant General Manager – Facilities Maintenance

Website City of Atlanta

This position will expire on September 30, 2021

The salary for this position is $160,700 – $175,000

General Description and Classification Standards

Reports to the Deputy General Manager, directs multiple assigned major airport functions, including strategic asset management, airfield, landside and facility maintenance, contract management, fleet/stockroom management, etc.
Responsible for both strategic planning and day-to-day direction of assigned areas; Leads a very large and diverse staff; allocates budgeted resources as needed; establishes processes and procedures; gives appropriate and effective feedback to personnel and programs; holds staff accountable; ensures compliance with enterprise maintenance management systems software
Oversees aviation facilities tasks with minimal supervision in efforts to provide safe, clean, well-maintained and sustainable facilities that meet all federally mandated operational and security standards.
Provides functional and operational leadership to technical staff who are assigned to implement projects and /or conduct property assessments, develop recommendations for renewal and replacement projects, develop preventative and predictive maintenance programs.
This is a fully seasoned senior leadership position in the Airport structure charged with responsibility for directing multiple specialized functions and a large organization within the airport though multiple director level positions.
Supervision Received

Direction received is very general and focuses more on long-term and short-term operating objectives.

This is a policy-advisory level of management and would be considered senior leadership.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  May perform other duties as assigned.


Directs assigned functions at the Airport through directors and managers.
Prepares strategic plans and reviews detailed operating plans.  Reviews budgets submitted by subordinates and collaborates on priorities.  Consolidates operating plans and budgets for review by GM, the Mayor’s Office, and City Council.
Selects, manages, and develops leadership talent for units managed.  Provides guidance and coaching on an ongoing basis.  Plans for the future leadership needs of the group and develops potential future leaders and candidates for higher level positions.  Provides both formal and informal feedback to staff.
Supervises the development of projects for implementation by the Department of Aviation Engineering, maintenance organizations, and outside consultants as required for managing the facility needs and the needs of facility tenants and stakeholders
Assures that units assigned are in compliance with all applicable regulations, including but not limited to FAA, EPA, Homeland Security, etc.  Implement standards, regulations, policies and procedures set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), transportation Security Administration (TSA) and other international, state and local entities to ensure the Airport maintains its operating certificate.
Performs strategic and financial planning for asset replacement and resource requirements.
Oversees implementation, proper operation, and adequate reporting of asset management tools, including maintenance plans, work order systems and reporting, and budgeting processes.
Develop and manage the asset management program to monitor report and analyze the information for existing and new infrastructure assets, including renewals, modifications, periodic inspections, corrective actions, work history, asset condition and performance, failure analysis and tracking.
Delegates task assignments as pertain to 5 million square feet of facility and building repair, maintenance, security, custodial, events, parking, capital projects, mailroom services and departmental support services (includes Parking Decks and Lots).
Develops, implements, and coordinates emergency operation procedures. Conducts time response drills and other training exercises, mutual aid personnel and to insure proper responses to emergencies. Coordinates the annual airport disaster/Winter Weather  exercise.
Represents the Airport in emergency operations and serves as the point of contact for all EOC activities. Responds to all on airport emergencies and acts as a representative of the Executive Director in his/her absence.
Establishes good working relationships with all Airport leadership, regulatory representatives, airline and concession management, local governments and any other pertinent organizations with respect to the areas assigned.
Serves as a member of the senior management team and provides significant input into overall strategic, business, and financial plans.
Decision Making

Position makes decisions regarding resource allocation among unit’s management; regarding daily operating policies and processes. The ability to make effective impromptu and calculated decisions are paramount.

Leadership Provided

Position has directional authority over a group of managers and provides high level coaching and development for direct subordinates and high potential employees. Provides guidance to a varied group of Managers and Supervisors or may directly supervise a staff of professionals and team leaders engaged in an organization-wide or policy-advisory activity.  Guidance should typically be general in nature and focus on objectives, end results, and policies. Position must be skilled in effective feedback for directors and teams reporting and develop tools and metrics to hold all areas accountable.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities   This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully.  It is not an exhaustive list.

Extensive knowledge of all applicable laws, ordinances, policies, standards and regulations governing airport operations to include airfield certification, asset management, maintenance and emergency planning; knowledge of organization and direction of functions, activities and services in the operation and maintenance of city airports; practices, procedures and techniques involved in the research; knowledge of aviation terms and communication phraseology.

Strong analytical, and presentation skills and a strong understanding of airport industry, facilities maintenance; asset management; strong personnel management skills; exceptional skills in communicating and listening to effectively convey information verbally and in writing.

Ability to organize and direct programs and resources involved in the operation, maintenance and development of airports; coordinate programs, communications, information and personnel to assure airport compliance with established requirements and meet city airport needs; supervise, train and evaluate the performance and professional development of assigned personnel; collaborate with others in the research, development and implementation of revenue-generating airport programs, projects and functions; effectively work, make decisions and communicate under a variety of emergency conditions.

Relocation may apply.




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