Assistant Director, Dallas Airport

City of Dallas, TX in Dallas

Job Description

Plans, directs and provides executive management in a medium to large department, assigns and reviews performance of subordinate managers and supervisors, oversees financial and budgetary management, operations review, administrative direction, and quality control of assigned departmental programs, functions, and/or divisions to ensure effective departmental performance.

Essential Functions

  • Formulate and implement effective strategies to maintain and grow the business at Dallas Executive Airport (i.e., marketing, community outreach, Council outreach, etc.)
  • Research and analyze trends in local aviation management to forecast changes in practices, processes, and programs
  • Oversees DEA's emergency preparedness training activities; identify compliance training needs as required by regulatory agencies including FAA, BOA, DEP, and EPA
  • Monitor grant administration process from application to close out for Capital Improvement Projects
  • Analyze and research other airports to provide sound solutions or courses of action for improvement
  • Establish and maintain systems for measuring, monitoring and reporting on operational and management performance.
  • Work in coordination with the Aviation Executive Leadership Team to for a cohesive performance that yields high outcomes for the Airport System.
  • Perform highly complex administrative work related to planning and managing the activities of assigned departments and units; develops long-term and short-term goals and objectives with a clear objectives, outcomes, and performance measures.
  • Oversight of DEA's budget and working with executive leaders and community stakeholders
  • Directs and coordinates all phases of general aviation airport facilities, roads, parking lots, utilities, terminal building, non-airside infrastructure, and equipment maintenance, as well as snow and ice removal through subordinate supervisory staff and contractors
  • An expert level understanding of physical security, code and airport mandates, rules, and procedural compliance is also preferred

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Public Administration, Airport Management, Business Administration, Budget Analyst, Finance or a related field.
  • Qualified applicants will have at least 5 years of broad progressive management experience in the aviation field and have an established track record for effectively working with various departments including the City Manager's Office and Mayor / City Council and contractors.?
  • Qualified applicant will also have extensive experience working with procurement, civil service and budget policies and procedures for an efficient and effective management. Executive certification (AAAE or ACI-NA), Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) or IATA Aviation Management Professional (AvMP) designation.
  • Five years professional level experience in airport operations / airport management at a FAR 139 certified airport or military based operations / airfield with responsibility for safe inspection and oversight of airfield facilities.?
  • Effective oral and written communication skills; MS Office software skills
  • Knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety rules while working in Air Operations Areas and procedures for communicating with FAA Air Traffic Control Tower is required.
  • Ability to interpret and implement government airport regulations and policies is required.
  • Driver's license and Security Identification Display Area clearance required.
  • Familiarity with the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and utilization to drive business to Dallas Executive Airport
  • Dallas Executive Airport's operations are a 24 / 7 / 365 operation which includes nights, weekends and holidays. Additionally, this position is required to work during irregular operations (i.e., snow/ice days, special events).
  • Master's degree preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of business principles, practices and techniques used in department management. Knowledge of principles of personnel management and ability to plan, direct, and coordinate the work of others through subordinates
  • Skill in oral and written communication
  • Ability to work with a diversified group of individuals
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective rapport with all levels of city management, city officials, vendors, contractors, promoters, media, community business organizations, various associations and the general public
  • Some positions may require knowledge of marketing and contracting regulations for municipal governments, and ability to negotiate contracts.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by personnel assigned to this classification and is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.


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