Airport Operations Manager

Website txkairport Texarkana Regional Airport

Airport Operations Manager

Location Texarkana Regional Airport, 201 Airport Dr., Texarkana AR

Texarkana, AR

Job Type



Operations Department

Reports To

Executive Director


Directs all operational aspects of the airport to include airside, landside and terminal maintenance. Responsible for directly supervising assigned personnel and directly responsible for assisting the Airport Director in carrying out assignments of the Authority.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

·         Ensures that safe, secure, and efficient operations are conducted at the Texarkana Regional Airport.

·         Assumes the duties of the Airport Director in their absence.

·         Ensures that the Airport Certification Manual is prepared and maintained as required by Federal Aviation Regulations, Part 139.

Prepares and maintains the Airport Security Program, coordinates training and exercises for the security program. Serves as liaison with outside law enforcement agencies.
Serves as the alternate Airport Security Coordinator and liaison with the Transportation Security Administration. Ensures that the Airport is operating in a secure manner per Federal Regulations.
·         Coordinated with Fire Chief to ensure that Air Rescue Fire Fighters (ARFF) services are being provided in compliance with the Airport Certification Manual and FAR Part 139.

·         Directs and supervises the activities of the airport and terminal maintenance staff.

·         Coordinates and supervises snow removal operations during the winter months.

·         Point of contact regarding height hazard zoning and obstructions on and in the general vicinity of the Airport. Determines the height limits for developers and ensures that all development is in compliance with FAR Part 77.

·         Issues Notice to Airmen (NOTAMS) when required.

·         Assists in preparing the annual airport budget and capital improvement program.

·         Develops, implements and trains all personnel in the airports driver safety program to keep the airport in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety regulations.

·         Develops, implements and trains airport personnel to perform FAA mandated airfield safety inspections.

·         Directs and supervises the Airport’s Wildlife Control Program to include the development of a wildlife control plan. Coordinate all state and federal depredation permits.

·         Directs and manages the Airports Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). Serves as SWPPP coordinator. Coordinates with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the Federal Environmental Protection agency. Monitors and tests five Stormwater outfalls surrounding the airport for pollution benchmarks. Trains all airport employees on best practices for pollution control.

·         Develops operations budget each year and tracks expenditures.

·         Determines load bearing capacity of all airside pavements. Coordinates all weight waiver requests.

·         Manages the Airport’s Badging and Access Control System.

·         Will be required to respond to the Airport for emergencies.


Minimum qualifications & Requirements


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Aviation Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field and;
·         Three – Five years of experience in airport operations at a FAR Part 139 airport. Work experience in aviation may be substituted for years of education on a year-for-year basis.

·         A combination of education and experience may be considered in meeting the minimum requirements for this position.

·         Valid state driver license, free of serious or frequent traffic violations.


·         Knowledge of emergency planning, airport operations, Federal Aviation Regulations (including Part 139 and 1542), and budget planning.

·         A Pilot’s License

·         A.A.E or C.M. Certification from American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)

Physical Requirements:

·         Requires the ability to lift, carry, push and pull objects up to 30 pounds.

·         Job functions require sitting for extended periods, but also involve standing, stooping, kneeling, bending, lifting, walking, carrying, and reaching.

·         Extensive wrist and hand movements required for frequent keyboarding and use of office equipment.

·         Ability to perform close work to file, read and use computer required.

·         Ability to continuously exchange information through listening and talking with customers, coworkers, representatives of community organizations and other individuals required.

·         Ability to be mobile community wide for appropriate business needs required.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


·         Must be able to obtain and maintain an Airport security badge as a condition of employment.

Supplemental information


·         Regular contact with management, co-workers, tenants, airlines, and the general public.

·         Ability to focus on and deliver excellent internal and external customer service.


·         Work is primarily in an office setting with some travel on the airport and in the local area. Occasional exposure to aircraft noise and fumes.

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