Airport Operations Manager – SJC

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Mineta San José International Airport is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Airport Operations Manager. This position is a senior level position within the Operations Division directly reporting to the Operations Division Deputy Director and responsible for providing key oversight and management of one of the four Sections within the Operations Division: Airside, Landside, Security and Terminal Management/Passenger Experience. The Operations Manager may temporarily serve in the Deputy Director’s place as necessary. Duties may include responsibility for managing Airport Security, including ID badging, access control systems and the Airport Communications Center; Airside, including oversight for the coordination of emergency services, airport certification, commercial, corporate, and general aviation airside activities; Landside duties including management and coordination of ground transportation, parking, shuttle bus and curbside roadway activities; and/or Terminal Management / Passenger Experience duties including gate and common use systems, passenger experience oversight and communications.

To apply, please complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at  This job announcement is posted to close at 11:59 PM on Monday, August 22, 2022.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience

Airport Operations Manager I

Bachelor’s degree in aviation or closely related field AND six (6) years of experience in the aviation field, including two (2) years at the level of Airport Operations Superintendent I or higher. Aviation experience is typically gained by working for the following types of organizations: airport, airline, fixed based operator, airport related contractor, aviation related government agency or military aviation.

Airport Operations Manager II

Bachelor’s degree in aviation or closely related field AND two (2) certifications from an airport industry professional organization AND eight (8) years of experience in the aviation field, including two (2) years at the level of Airport Operations Manager I.

Acceptable Substitution

Additional experience in aviation may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Required Licensing (such as driver’s license, certifications, etc.)

– Incumbents are required to complete and pass a TSA mandated, Criminal History Records Check and a Security Threat Assessment and all other City, State or Federal requirements.

– California Driver’s License.

– Obtain an Airport issued Ramp Drivers Permit and Movement Area Operating Permit within 6 months of employment.

Employment Eligibility

Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Candidates are required to satisfactorily complete and pass a fingerprint based Criminal History Records Check prior to being considered for a position in this class at the Airport. This Airport position requires a background check and a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) check. The candidate must be fingerprinted and qualify under all applicable TSA and Airport regulations.


Additional Salary Information: Benefits:

Internal Number: 2201240

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