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    San Bernardino County 80 reviews – San Bernardino County, CA
    $64,314 – $88,504 a year
    2.0% Effective July 22, 2017
    3.0% Effective July 21, 2018

    The Department of Airports is recruiting for an Airport Manager to oversee the direction and administration of the day-to-day operations of a group of airports. The incumbent will maintain frequent contact with the administration of the Department of Airports, airport personnel, FAA, and other County, State and Federal agency representatives, as well as airport tenants, concessionaires, and the general public for the purpose of managing operations of assigned airports. The Airport Manager reports to the Assistant Director of Airports. The current vacancy exists in Apple Valley .

    For a detailed description of duties, please refer to the Airport Manager job description.

    The County of San Bernardino is the largest county in the continental United States at approximately 20,000 square miles. The County owns six (6) general aviation airports, which are located throughout the County and operated by the Department of Airports. The largest of these airports is the Chino Airport (CNO), which is located in the western area of the County and serves as a reliever airport to LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) and is home to a large number of World War II era aircraft. The Apple Valley Airport (APV) is located in the high desert and is home to a significant number of sport aircraft. Barstow/Daggett Airport (DAG) is ideally located to provide support to the Fort Irwin National Training Center and is home to a significant military helicopter support facility. The Baker Airport (o02) is located adjacent to Interstate 15 and is utilized by public safety agencies. The Twentynine Palms Airport (TNP) is located in close proximity to the Twentynine Palms Air Ground Combat Center, and the Needles Airport (EED) is located adjacent to the Colorado River and provides service to the eastern portion of the County.

    Travel : The current vacancy is at the Apple Valely Airport; employees must be willing to work at any of the other airport locations including Chino, Barstow/Daggett, Baker, Twentynine Palms and Needles. Employees in this classification are typically provided with a County vehicle. At the time of hire, a valid California driver license and proof of liability insurance are required.

    Work Schedule : Employees are subject to 24-hour call back in the event of an emergency and must be able to respond to the airport within 45 minutes. Incumbents may be assigned to different locations depending on departmental needs, and are required to work weekends and holidays on a rotating basis. The County maintains airports in Apple Valley, Baker, Barstow, Chino, Needles, and Twentynine Palms.

    Minimum Requirements:

    Education: Sixty (60) semester (90 quarter) units of completed college coursework in Airport Management, Business/Public Administration, or a closely related field.

    Experience: Three years of progressively responsible airport supervisory experience which included oversight of the construction, maintenance, and operations of an airport.

    Substitution: An additional year of qualifying experience or possession of a certification from the American Association of Airport Executives (Accredited Airport Executive – AAE) or the Southwest American Association of Airport Executives (Certified Airport Executive (CAE) may substitute for 15 semester (23 quarter) units of the required coursework.

    Desired Qualifications:

    The ideal candidate will possess:
    Knowledge of financing, marketing, and redevelopment principles, as they relate to airports.
    Enthusiasm, interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate staff.
    Accreditation from the American Association of Airport Executives (AAE) or other equally recognized institution.
    Knowledge and understanding of applicable airport safety guidelines, including Federal Aviation Regulation Part 139.
    Knowledge and understanding of applicable airport security guidelines, including Transportation Security Administration Part 1542.
    Understanding of the unique operating environment of a general aviation airport.

    Selection Process:

    The selection process will consist of a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on your application materials; the most highly qualified candidates will advance in the process. Be sure to clearly describe in your resume and/or application your experience in meeting the minimum requirements as well as the ideal qualifications.
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