Deputy Director of Aviation – ABQ

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The Albuquerque Aviation Department is seeking a Deputy Director of Aviation who will be responsible for aiding the Director of Aviation in oversight and management of all airport activity at the Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) a Part 139, operating certificate medium-hub commercial service airport and Double Eagle II general aviation reliever airport (AEG). The Sunport is owned and operated by the City of Albuquerque and is a joint use facility with Kirtland Airforce Base. The Deputy Director of Aviation reports to the Director of Aviation under whose supervision, personally and through subordinate supervisors, directs administrative, operational and maintenance functions to ensure a safe, efficient, legal, and profitable airport operation.

The position entails supervising, coordinating, and reviewing aircraft operations; buildings and field maintenance and related matters; community relations; coordinating airline requirements for airport facilities; reviewing airport tenant activities for compliance with terms of leases and agreements; supervising enforcement of applicable federal, state and local regulations pertaining to airport operations, safety and security; and participating in planning for future growth and expansion.

This position will represent the Aviation department and City Council and state legislature proceedings. The Deputy Director of Aviation will also assist in determining and recommending personnel staffing requirements; developing and submitting an annual budget; coordinating airport construction, maintenance and other work by staff with tenants, public utilities, and contractors; promoting compatible airport activities in the surrounding communities; and doing related work.

Position Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Public Administration, Operations Management, Aviation Administration. Engineering or related field, plus nine (9) years of executive air carrier airport or aviation operations experience or related experience to include six (6) years of direct supervisory experience.

Master’s degree in any of the above fields preferred. Airport Certified Employee (ACE) or Certified Member (C.M.) Certification or American Association of Airport Executives Accreditation (AAE) preferred.

Salary & Benefits

The salary range for this position is $90,000 – $115,000, depending on qualifications and includes an attractive benefits package. For instructions on how to apply, please click here to see the recruitment brochure, or visit the searches tab at

Filing Deadline: November 3, 2019

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