Emergency Manager (Aviation Superintendent)

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The Aviation Department is seeking a motivated and dedicated Emergency Manager (Aviation Superintendent) to manage Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Emergency Preparedness Program.  This position reports to the Deputy Aviation Director for Public Safety and Security.

Major duties:

·    Developing and maintaining emergency response and contingency plans.

·    Preparing and conducting emergency drills and training exercises.

·    Preparing reports and presentations regarding Airport Emergency Preparedness activities.

·    Providing emergency management, safety, and other training programs to ensure compliance with regulations.

This position is required to work collaboratively with the City of Phoenix Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Phoenix Police, and Phoenix Fire Departments.  The Emergency Manager will also coordinate emergency preparedness activities with key airport tenants including Customs and Border Protection, Arizona Air National Guard, the FBI, FAA, TSA, and airlines in response to incidents and emergencies.


  • Strong understanding of FAA and TSA regulations; NIMS, HSEEP and ICS principles; aviation industry standards; and state statutes and city ordinances.
  • Able to put together and give presentations to large stakeholder audiences.
  • Able to create, review, train, and update emergency and contingency plans.
  • Able to work irregular hours, weekends, holidays, and evenings.


$74,630.40 – $113,588.80 annually.  Candidates may be hired up to $113,588.80 depending upon qualifications.


A comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA/HDHP plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 12.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days and personal leave days.

For more details, visit: Unit 007 Benefits

Pension Information


  • Five years of experience in airport operations, general aviation, or maintenance.
  • Three years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Bachelor’s degree in airport or business management, or a related field.
  • Other combinations of experience and education which meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.
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The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:

  • Experience with emergency preparedness programs.
  • Experience conducting after-action reviews and writing after-action reports.


Recruitment closes July 27, 2022. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on this date.

This is a position-based recruitment and generates a one time use only list. Once interviews are conducted and candidates are selected, this job posting will be considered closed and candidates will no longer be in consideration for the position applied for. This posting will not result in any ongoing eligibility list.


Apply online at https://www.phoenix.gov/hr/current-jobs/  by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.


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Aviation Superintendent: Job Code 25210, ID #45806

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