Manager – Airports

Website Delaware River & Bay Authority

Created by Compact between the States of Delaware and New Jersey

This position directs the operational activities of the airport in accordance with Authority policies, rules
and regulations, local, state, and federal regulations, and supervises airport operations staff in support of
a 24-hour airport operation.
II. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Manages the operations and security for the Authority’s New Jersey Airports and ensures they are
maintained and operated within required standards
• Develops and updates airport operating manuals to include the Airport Specification Manuals
• Acts as primary point of contact for all airport tenants and customers and actively works to foster
community relationships and demonstrate the value of the airport as a public and community asset
• Implements airport rules and procedures and participates in the development and administration of
policies, procedures, programs, goals, and objectives
• Coordinates special programs and events relating to airport operations
• Supervises personnel and sets performance standards and goals to safely maintain the operation
• Develops and manages the department operating budget within scope, ensuring cost efficiencies;
follows Authority purchasing procedures. Works with senior leadership in the development of the
capital budgets
• Interfaces with regulatory and government agencies, vendors, contractors, and customers on matters
related to the operation of the airport
• Develops and implements electronic systems to maintain records required to operate the airport
• Responsible for compliance with Authority and regulatory training for all airport employees and
stakeholders
• Participates in the development, implementation, and maintenance of airport policies, objectives and
short and long-term planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in
accomplishment of those goals
• Participates in environmental, health and safety planning, and ensures compliance with Authority
policies and regulations
• Ensures department staff maintain the highest level of customer service and professionalism to internal
and external customers
III. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
• Knowledge of management principles and airport operating practices and procedures and proven
success in managing a diverse work force
• Detailed knowledge of relevant local, state, and federal regulations, and Authority protocols and
procedures that impact airports
• Knowledge of business and financial practices related to airports
• Ability to set clear expectations and performance standards for employees; ability to hold individuals
accountable for performance
• Ability to supervise, develop, motivate, and train staff by effectively communicating, organizing,
prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments in a complex operating environment
• Ability to identify, develop, and implement strategic and tactical plans and solutions
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within various levels of the
organization as well as internal and external stakeholders such as contractors
• Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce policies and procedures
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Proficiency with computer hardware and software, including, but not limited to Microsoft Word,
Excel, and Outlook
• Ability to provide a high level of customer service by responding in a courteous and efficient manner
IV. REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor’s degree in aviation, transportation, or related field preferred
• Three (3) years of experience (non-internship or volunteer) in supervisory roles in the operation of an
airport, five (5) years preferred
• Solid working knowledge of all applicable federal, state, and local regulations relating to airport
operations
V. LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, AND/OR CERTIFICATES
• Must possess a valid driver’s license
• Must have or be able to obtain AAAE Certified Member (CM) within two (2) years of hire
• A Pilot Airmen’s Certificate preferred
VI. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
• Subject to a background investigation and pre-employment physical including drug testing
• Delaware River and Bay Authority requires all employees to have direct deposit with a financial institution
or enroll in the payroll card program to receive their bi-weekly pay
• Must be able to pass a 10-year Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) and TSA Security Threat
Assessment (STA) to obtain airport SIDA privileges, if applicable
• Applicants must be willing and available for duty at such hours, day or night as may be required in
order to maintain continuous operation of the airport

To apply for this job please visit www.drba.net.

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