SENIOR AIRPORT PROPERTIES REPRESENTATIVE (Airline Affairs Manager) – PN #22322

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Airline Affairs Manager

APPLICATIONS Accepted From: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
Division / Section: Commercial Development / Properties
Workdays & Hours: Monday – Friday – 8:00am to 5:00pm, occasional weekend and holidays ***subject to change***

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Airline Affairs & Real Estate (AARE) Team is responsible for providing airport facilities for lease within the terminal complex and outside the terminals to airlines and other tenants for both aeronautical and non-aeronautical operations in order to generate revenue for future airport development.  The Senior Airport Properties Representative (Airline Affairs Assistant Manager) will work collaboratively with the AARE team, and in particular, with the airline affairs managers, maintaining databases of airline allocated spaces and terminal mapping so as to ensure proper rates and charges billing calculations as well as tenant compliance with all required documents. The successful candidate in this role will also negotiate and prepare agreements for airlines or their service providers, along with showing potential lease space, badging new tenants and performing other activities or tasks as assigned for AARE transactions.  This role will attend confidential meetings regarding proposed new air service to Houston and will assist the AA Manager in conducting airline start-up preparation meetings and working with multiple HAS divisions, as well as managing expectations of the airlines as to timing of site readiness.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are needed to work with airlines around the world.   “Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required”.

Essential job duties and responsibilities for the (Airline Affairs Assistant Manager) professional duties include but are not limited to:Executes airport property management programs to ensure maximum service and generation of revenue. Reviews and evaluates requests for retail concession space, including economic feasibility. Prepares reports and financial analysis for management review.
Drafts preliminary leases, permits and other agreements, coordinating with the Legal Department on the preparation of terms and conditions. Consults with tenants regarding contracts and agreements. Reviews drafts for form and content.
Supervises the maintenance of records related to leasehold details, permits, special agreements, insurance documents, credit documents, drawings and specifications, and change orders.
Maintains inventories of property transactions and current status of leases and permits.
Monitors tenants for lease compliance and airport merchandising/pricing practices and policies. Researches contract compliance issues as needed.
May train new employees on agreements, procedures, policies and practices.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort, i.e., essentially normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature and air conditions. Requires the ability to make simple gross motor responses within large tolerances.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, Marketing, Retail Management or a closely related field.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Five years of experience in property management, mall management, commercial / industrial property leasing or financing activities involving mergers or acquisitions are required.  A Master’s degree may be substituted for two years of the experience requirement.

LICENSE REQUIREMENT
None
PREFERENCES:
Analytical Skills –  ability to investigate a problem, research possible solutions and present to senior management, recommendations for solving the problem.
Aviation Industry Experience – knowledge of airline lease rights, types of airline agreements and accompanying rates and charges methodologies.
Work experience with an airline or airport related to real estate or operations role is highly preferred.
Mapping – helping to prepare maps and interpreting maps to aid in validating lease space used and available for lease by airlines within the terminal complex

***Eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6. ***
GENERAL INFORMATION:
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRE
The selection process will involve application review and/or interview.  Department may administer skills assessment test.

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION  – YES
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Pay Grade – 26

SALARY INFORMATION
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate’s qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 281-233-1043.

If you need special services or accommodations, call 281-233-1043. (TTY 7-1-1).  If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.  Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

Applicants are encouraged to attach a cover letter and resume along with their completed application when applying.  For further information pertaining to the Houston Airport System, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDWLV_sJFoM

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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