Airport Manager – OAR

The City of Marina

The City of Marina is seeking an Airport Manager for the Marina Municipal Airport (OAR). The Airport Manager is responsible for managing the services and activities of the Marina Municipal Airport. The Manager works under the direction of the Assistant City Manager and exercises a wide latitude of control in directing, supervising and coordinating the activities of staff engaged in a variety of functions. This position works closely with Airport tenants to communicate rules and regulations and to ensure they are closely adhered to, as well as to apprise tenants of changes to processes and/or violations. He or she prepares eviction notices for non-compliant tenants, conducts safety inspections, notifies authorities of safety hazards and hazardous waste violations. The Manager works closely with the Fire Department and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to remain aware of current rules, regulations, policies, safety measures and lease requirements in order to communicate and interpret them to Airport staff, users and tenants. The Manager is responsible for preparing the Airport’s annual operating and capital budgets, and grant requests. He or she manages the approved budgets, and adjusts expenditures as needed.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate for this position will have a 4-year degree in public or business administration, business management or a related area of study from an accredited college or university. He or she will also have 2 or more years managerial experience in an airport or a public agency, with 2 years supervisory experience. The Airport will consider an applicant with 4 years increasingly responsible management experience in a public agency, including 2 years supervisory experience. The Airport Manager conducts inspections of Airport facilities and property; therefore, the candidate must be able to maintain a California driver’s license, stand, walk, be able to operate tools, or controls, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk, hear and smell.

The Ideal Candidate must be able to make effective presentations and interpret federal, state and local policies, procedures, laws and general plans to Airport stakeholders including staff, the City Council, commissions, and community and business organizations. He or she must be able to establish and maintain effective work relationships in order to resolve issues and communicate changes and new initiatives. The Ideal Candidate will have experience planning, organizing, assigning, reviewing and evaluating the work of assigned staff. Experience working directly with FAA at an airport experiencing growth and development a plus.

Salary & Benefits

The salary range for this position is $98,460 – $119,676 and is accompanied by a generous benefits package. A starting salary above mid-range is possible for the exceptional candidate. Relocation assistance will be available. For instructions on how to apply, please click here to see the recruitment brochure, or visit the searches tab at

Filing Deadline: July 17, 2022


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