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Wicomico County

Assistant Airport Manager
Grade: 20

Department: Airport
Date: 06/17

Job Summary: Responsible for keeping the airport in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration Part 139 Certification Standards, supervising maintenance workers and airport contractors and responding to all aircraft, airport emergencies and snow removal operations on 24 hours, 7 days a week basis.

Essential Functions:
(Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

1. Analyze, coordinate, supervise and conduct all building, vehicle and field maintenance and repair (including but not limited to mowing, snow removal, tree removal, pavement repair, pavement painting, etc.);
2. Recommend, price and purchase all airport maintenance supplies and equipment (from nails to trucks);
3. Carry out policies relating to all phases of Airport maintenance;
4. Supervise all airport maintenance personnel to include training, evaluation and job assignments;
5. Oversee the maintenance and repair of all runways and taxiways, perimeter fencing, parking lots, roadways and grounds;
6. Manages FAR 139 ARFF requirements for FAR121 operation.
7. Acts as TSA Security Coordinator and provide 1st response to incidents.
8. Ensure maintenance and repair is accomplished on all airport motorized equipment; maintain inspection and repair reports; review and approve requisitions for supplies, parts and equipment; maintain a supply inventory;
9. Supervise landscaping maintenance and replacement programs including application of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizer;
10. Supervise and coordinate snow removal and control of ice conditions in airport taxiways, runways, ramps, roads, driveways, parking areas and walkways;
11. Plan and implement preventive maintenance programs, schedule inspections and repairs in coordination with other airport operating activities;
12. Assist in budget preparation and monitor and control budget expenditures;
13. Respond to on and off duty calls for emergencies at the airport;
14. Perform all maintenance functions and operate all Airport equipment; and
15. Perform related work as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
County employees are expected to possess or perform the following:

1. Understand all aspects of business administration;
2. Knowledge of the law regarding aviation, real estate and liability;
3. Working knowledge of a vast number of federal documents, rules and regulations;
4. Knowledge of airport management, planning, finance and operations includes security, safety, federal, state and local laws and regulations;
5. Ability to prepare and implement programs to meet objectives;
6. Ability to identify potential airport problems areas; analyze and define the problems and take appropriate action;
7. Ability to react quickly, effectively and accurately in any emergency;
8. Must have a total understanding of FAA Part 139.Working mechanical and electrical knowledge; and
9. Effectively communicate and maintain effective working relationships with other staff members and members of the public.

Education and Experience:

1. Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Aviation Management, Public Administration or related field; and
2. Operational or airport management, planning, finance and operations experience including security, safety, laws and regulations governing use and operation of an airport.
A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

FLSA Status: Exempt

Special Requirements:

Possession of a valid driver’s license. Possession of a pilot’s license.

Mandatory fingerprinted ten-year criminal background check.

Physical and Environmental Conditions:

Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls.

Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to personal computer, calculator, copier and fax machine. Significant standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, handling, pushing and pulling. Ability to lift at least 100 pounds and pull large hangar doors or airplanes.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

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