Director of Airport Operations

Website Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority

We Move You!

This is a place you want to be. We are an organization on the MOVE, with new leadership, new focus, and a new commitment. There’s never been a more exciting time to be a member of our busy Operations and Public Safety Division. Forward progress is in the air as we prepare to launch several major, public-facing capital projects that all have direct or dotted line to Operations. This career move offers and a first-ever opportunity to write the book on what it means to be the Director of Operations at the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA). This is a dream job for the right person who is ready to make things happen and define success in a brand-new role. Is this you? If it is, grab your sense of adventure and read on.

Who are you? You are someone with proven “Capital L Leadership” experience and a solid track record of building strong teams. You are comfortable overseeing the diversity of Airside Operations, Landside Operations, and Terminal Operations. You have demonstrated passion and commitment to cultivating a positive, collaborative work environment. You are a willing teacher and coach, you are comfortable with rapidly developing changes, you know what it takes to instill a healthy sense of pride and ownership on your team. You believe in your work and are comfortable in a command role. You take pride in creating something from the ground up and making it wildly successful.

Definition of the role:  Reports to the Chief of Operations and Public Safety. Under general direction, leads and manages the terminal, landside, and airside departments within the Operations and Public Safety division. Ensures compliance with safety and security policies and procedures to enforce all applicable federal, state, and local regulations. Monitors and directs daily operations to include safety, construction, state and federal regulations, security, project management, tenant relations, and division budgeting.

Examples of What You Will Do:

§  Manage, directs, plans, and organizes all functions and responsibilities associated with the safe operation of the Airport’s Airside, Landside, and Terminal operations sections.

§  Responsible for developing and managing budgets for the operations departments.

§  Mentor and lead staff to encourage staff development; prepares daily work schedules; hires, promotes, and implements disciplinary actions as appropriate.

§  Develop annual and multi-year work plans and strategies to meet business needs of the functions.

§  Recommend, develops, and implements Airport policies and procedures; consults with the Chief of Operations and Public Safety and President/CEO, Airport tenants, and airline representatives concerning such matters.

§  Manage ongoing inspection of airfield operations and facilities to ensure compliance with the Airport Certification Manual under Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 139 and other applicable federal regulations; interprets and applies all information from FAA Advisory Circulars and Cert Alerts.

§  Ensure regulatory compliance through regular review, update, and adherence to various documents and manuals, including but not limited to: Airport Certification Manual (ACM), Airport Emergency Plan (AEP), Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP), Spill Prevention and Counter Control Procedures (SPCC), Wildlife Hazard Management Plan (WHMP), Curfew, Noise Abatement Procedures, FAA-Form 5010, and Snow and Ice Control Plan (SICP).

§  Act as Incident Commander, on-scene, during emergencies and security related events; establishes unified command with fire, law enforcement or medical responders; participates fully in the Incident Command System. Coordinates plans for snow emergencies, stranded passengers, and other operational contingencies as they relate to the airside, landside, parking, and ground transportation and stakeholders.

§  On-call for snow removal in compliance with snow and ice control plans; on-call for first responders for all Airport emergencies in compliance with TSA and FAA regulations.

§  Act as liaison between senior level Airport management and Airport users; maintains communication with FAA, air traffic control tower and certification inspectors, airlines, Airport tenants and others.

§  Direct and implements training and exercise programs that meet federal, state, and local regulations to maintain Airport certification and avoid regulatory penalties.

§  Perform other duties as assigned.

§  Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
Coordinate and manage operations with considerable independence and initiative.

§  Communicate effectively and be able to read, review, analyze and draft contracts using proper language, punctuation, grammar, and style.

§  Serve as the acting Chief of Operations & Public Safety Officer in the absence of said officer.

§  In addition to the responsibilities listed above, the incumbent must be able to do the following:

§  Coordinate all program activities which includes an extensive scope and assist in supervising staff of professional and   clerical personnel according to project assignment.

§  Serve as a liaison with other local, county, state, federal and community agencies; and

§  Analyze data and develop recommendations regarding complex operations.

Required Knowledge Of:

·         Commercial airport operations, and/or Airport Authority organizations, operations, policies, and procedures.

·         Principles and practices of public administration.

·         Federal regulations, guidelines and directives and grant assurances pertaining to the operations, maintenance, development, and expansion of a commercial service airport emphasizing FAR part 139, and
TITLE 49 CFR 1542.

·         Winter operations snow and ice control programs under FAR part 139/TSR 1542.

·         Part 77 Obstruction to Navigation.

·         FAA form 7460, 7460-1 Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration.

·         Storm Water Management; Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan. Best practices related to airport operations, safety, and emergency management.

·         TSA and FAA regulations; airport security compliance.

·         Airside and landside snow removal processes and procedures.

·         Wildlife mitigation compliance.

·         Safety policies, procedures, and practices.

·         Organizational development theory and practices.

·         Modern technology, systems, and software designed to assist in the computerized management of information.

·         Legal, ethical, and professional rules of conduct for government officers.

·         Principles and practices of public sector administrative management, including personnel rules, cost accounting, budgeting, contract management, and employee supervision.

·         Techniques and practices for efficient and cost-effective management of resources.

Methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis, and report presentation. Principles and practices of conflict resolution.

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