Airport Operations Manager – BFI

King County, Seattle

King County, Seattle is seeking an Airport Operations Manager for King County International Airport – Boeing Field (BFI). The Airport Operations Manager is a member of the Airport Leadership team and is the Airport’s point person for maintaining the Airport’s compliance with the Federal Aviation Administration’s FAR Part 139 regulation and its associated programs including training. This position manages the Airport in the absence of the Airport Director and Deputy Director and is responsible for keeping the Airport operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, through subordinate staff. This includes the Airport’s passenger terminal, ramps and gates, and other Airport facilities. The Operations Manager responds to emergencies and coordinates required responses and notifications.

The Ideal Candidate:

The Ideal Candidate for this position will:

  • Have a strong background in airport operations including fiscal management, technical airport operations, maintenance and procedures, and administrative and field operations.
  • Be a champion for Equity & Social Justice. Understands that systematic racism and its long-term effects are pervasive in our society. Are comfortable having candid and sincere conversations with all employees and key interested parties about race and equity in our work.
  • Bring a background in directing and providing leadership to a unionized, and multi-faceted airport organization, including working collaboratively at all levels.
  • Have an exceptional record of successfully managing, developing, and/or implementing strategic initiatives, policies, and systems to achieve these outcomes.
  • Be customer-focused and comfortable advising and partnering with senior management about complex initiatives, polices, and issues.
  • Have strategies and ideas to continue to build on a culture of employee engagement which supports the development, learning, coaching, and team building necessary for the workforce of the future.
  • Be a Champion of LEAN processes and standard work.
  • Be able to persevere and adapt as required, while working in a multi-faceted and sometimes ambiguous environment.
  • Have any combination of education and experience to be considered.

Salary & Compensation

The salary for this position is $104,688 – $132,699 annually (Range 68) and includes innovative and award-winning employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as a robust leave package. For instructions on how to apply, please click here to see the recruitment brochure, or visit the searches tab at

Filing Deadline: October 2, 2022

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