Vice President of Operations and Maintenance – PVD

The Rhode Island Airport Corporation

The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) is seeking a Vice President of Operations and Maintenance. This position is responsible for the planning, leading, organizing, staffing and overall management of the Airfield Maintenance, Airport Operations, and Building Maintenance departments with general direction from the Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer. RIAC owns and operates 5 airports: Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport (PVD); Block Island State Airport; North Central State Airport; Quonset State Airport; Newport State Airport; and Westerly State Airport.

The Vice President of Operations and Maintenance ensures compliance, safety and continual airport operations and maintenance of airfield and building facilities. Developing relationships with airport tenants, pilots and applicable State and Federal Agencies (FAA, DOT), and participating in public meetings with various community stakeholders are all important responsibilities of this position. Other responsibilities include accurate record keeping and oversight of budgets for Airfield Maintenance, Building Maintenance, Operations and the General Aviation airports. Depending on the status of the organizational chart, other positions that could report to this position are: AVP Operations & Maintenance, AVP Building Maintenance, Director of Operations, and Director of General Aviation Operations.

Position Preferences:

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in aviation/aeronautical/business and a minimum of five (5) years of progressive management experience at a small medium or a large hub airport which is required. A master’s degree in business management or public administration is preferred. Experience in direct management of collective bargaining units is strongly preferred as well as active participation in airport trade associations. An A.A.E. accreditation (Accredited Airport Executive) is preferred. Also preferred is experience in snow removal operations at airports.

To be successful in this position, excellent supervisory skills and a thorough working knowledge and experience in FAR Part 139 airport certification compliance are essential. Knowledge and experience in snow removal at an airport are preferred. This position is responsible to act as Airport Emergency Operations Center (AEOC) manager during incidents and is available if called back in the event of an emergency and willing to work irregular hours.

Compensation & Benefits

The salary range for this position is $135,000 – $165,000 and is accompanied by a generous compensation and benefits package. Relocation assistance is available.

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Filing Deadline: February 13, 2022

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