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    Jeff McNally

    Marion County Board of County Commissioners 10 reviews – Ocala, FL
    $50,731 – $71,464 a year
    Job Summary


    This is a professional position responsible for the management, administration, planning, development, and operating activities of the County airport, grounds, and facilities. Work involves responsibility for planning, directing and supervising airport operations and activities. Activities include administrative functions, maintenance, security, inspection, and development operations. Work includes enforcement of county ordinances and FAA/FDOT regulations, safety regulations governing the operations of the airport, and responsibility for the safety of life and property in connection with the use of this facility. Work is performed with considerable independence under the general supervision of the Director.


    The following statements describe the principal functions of this job and its scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including working in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the work load.

    Manages all revenues, expenditures, purchases, and payroll for the airport directly or through subordinate staff.
    Reviews site plans. Reviews and formulates capital improvement plans.

    Formulates policies and operational provisions associated with the direction of the airport.

    Directs operations of site according to state and federal regulations.
    Reviews engineering plans associated with projects at the site.

    Promotes and develops the financial growth of the airport, collects fees; and plans airport development to provide efficient service to the facility’s users.
    Performs routine inspections of facilities to determine maintenance requirements and ensures maintenance of the facility and assists with aircraft fueling operations and maintenance as necessary.
    Contacts and works with appropriate department for repairs out of the scope of normal service.
    Maintains close liaison with the FAA/FDOT and represents the airport with other agencies.
    Researches and writes grants to support revenues and infrastructure.
    Assist in the preparation of the Airport Business Plan and Strategic Plan.

    Assist the Director with the Airport Master Planning Process.
    Attends, chairs and conducts a variety of meetings when necessary; serves on committees as requested; makes presentations to the Board as requested; represents the department and makes oral presentations at meetings, inter-agency meetings, conferences and other events.
    Maintains current knowledge of legislative trends and developments in the industry for application to regulatory compliant airport operations.
    Notify proper emergency response organizations and provide assistance and coordination in the event of an emergency.

    Daily maintains all service levels. Assists with aircraft fueling operations if necessary.

    Is designated as the airport owner representative on behalf of the Dunnellon Airport Authority.


    Serve as liaison between local authorities and federal authorities during aircraft accident investigations.
    Performs other duties as assigned.

    This is a front-line position for providing excellent customer service to members of the general public and other County employees. Personal contact occurs with other employees of the unit, employees of other departments in the County, citizens, and customers of the department. Service is provided in person and by phone contact.


    Responsible for directly and regularly supervising work of a relatively small number of employees with no indirect supervision. Includes assigning, directing, evaluating, and reviewing work of subordinate employees. Responsibilities include providing on-the-job training; evaluating job performance; recommending selection of new staff members, promotions, status changes, and discipline; and planning, scheduling, and coordinating work operations.


    Education and Experience .

    Bachelor Degree in Management or Technical fields with five years related experience and/or training, or with two years supervisory experience in airport operations; or and equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Valid Florida Driver License. A Private Pilot Certificate is desirable but not mandatory.

    Certifications .

    Certification by the American Association of Airport Executives desirable.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

    Language Skills

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret most complex documents.
    Ability to communicate and present information to other employees, management staff, public groups, and/or boards.
    Mathematical Skills

    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
    Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
    Problem Solving Ability

    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
    Develops plans, policies, specifications, and programs.
    Functions independently in matters of code, rules, policy, analysis, accounting systems, or technical systems.
    Specialized Skills and Abilities

    Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the maintenance of airports facilities.
    Knowledge of the proper and safe use of automotive and power equipment used in grounds and facilities maintenance and OSHA standards and requirements.
    Ability to read blueprints, prepare grant applications, and prepare bid specifications.
    Ability to prioritize tasks, conduct multiple projects and programs, and meet multiple deadlines.
    Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
    Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
    Ability to take a teamwork approach to the job by cooperating with others, offering to help others when needed, and considering larger organization or team goals rather than individual concerns. Includes the ability to build a constructive team spirit where team members are committed to the goals and objectives of the team.
    Machines and Equipment

    This employee will be required to operate a computer, calculator, telephone, fax machine, copy machine, and other general office equipment, as well as to drive a vehicle and various grounds maintenance and operations equipment in the completion of the tasks of the position.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee will occasionally be required to reach with hands and arms, taste or smell, and to lift up to 50 pounds; will regularly be required sit, use hands and finger, handle, or feel; and will frequently be required to stand, walk, talk or hear. Special vision requirements are close, distance, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will occasionally be exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock; and will frequently be required to work in outdoor weather conditions. The typical noise level for this environment is moderate.


    Florida Retirement Benefits, Health, Dental, Medical, Vision and Life insurance, time off, etc.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $50,731.20 to $71,463.60 /year

    Required experience:

    related: 5 years
    supervisory: 2 years
    Required education:

    Required license or certification:

    Private Pilot Certificate

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