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    Jeff McNally
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    City of McKinney, TX –
    Under general supervision, the purpose of this position is to oversee the day-to-day operations of McKinney National Airport (TKI) under the guidelines of the Airport Director and city directives. Assisted by airport maintenance staff and various City departments, the employee in this class is responsible for the day-to-day safety, security, regulatory compliance and efficient operation of the airport. The employee manages the airfield maintenance section, to coordinate, oversee and perform the maintenance and repair of airport infrastructure, facilities, pavement, grounds, and equipment. The employee assists with project management for airfield capital infrastructure improvements. The employee is responsible for the administration of the annual TxDOT Aviation Routine Airport Maintenance Program grant. The employee monitors and assists with the preparation of the airport budget and helps to ensure that the airport adheres to Federal Aviation Administration Grant Assurances, Orders and other regulatory directives. Performs related work as required.

    Essential Functions/Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Manages the airfield maintenance section, to ensure that routine airport maintenance is conducted properly and in a timely manner according to state and federal regulations, rules and laws. Ensures that the airport is operated in accordance with City ordinance.
    Issues/cancels Notice to Airmen (NOTAMs) to accurately reflect current airport conditions and maintains the NOTAM Authorization list.
    Develops, performs and/or coordinates employee, tenant, and contractor training on airport operations and related programs, as required.
    Oversees, coordinates, and implements the airport’s Access Control Program, monitors and promotes airport security in accordance with applicable directives. Serves as the main point of contact for issuance of airport badges. Coordinates with City Building Maintenance Department for issuance of keys to airport tenants.
    Oversees, maintains, and reviews the airport’s remote camera system. Coordinates maintenance and repairs to the camera system.
    Maintains, updates, administers, and implements operational policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory programs, including, but not limited to, FAA Grant Assurances, Airport Rules and Regulations, Airport Minimum Standards, Letters of Agreement (LOA) Wildlife Hazard Mitigation Program, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), Spill Prevention and Countermeasure Control Plan (SPCC), Pavement Management Plan (PMP), Snow and Ice Control Plan and US Customs and Border Protection and US Department of Agriculture Compliance Agreements.
    Assists in the preparation of annual operating budget to support airport operations; is responsible for the maintenance portion of the operating budget. Administers the TxDOT Aviation Routine Airport Maintenance Program (RAMP) grant.
    Assists with airport development projects and airfield infrastructure improvement projects. Ensures compliance with Safety and Phasing Plans for all Movement Area and AOA construction projects, prioritizing safety with minimal impact to operations.
    Monitors the airport environment for compliance with FAR Part 77 regulations.
    Develops, coordinates and updates policies, standard operating procedures, to enhance aviation safety, ensuring that airport directives are current and monitors activity for deviations from federal, state and airport operating regulations.
    Coordinates, monitors, and assists with the Noise Complaint Hotline and other elements of the airports Flying Friendly Initiative, as necessary.
    Participates in the development and preparation of exercises of emergency response, disaster preparedness and airport evacuation plans.
    Acts as the primary on-call representative to respond to operational emergencies, including but not limited to aircraft accidents.
    Manages airfield perimeter security and access and control.
    Act as the airport safety and security officer.
    Coordinates and conducts bi-annual tenant safety and security meetings.
    Builds and maintains relationships with airport tenants and stakeholders.
    Assists Airport Director with special projects and studies, as directed.
    Performs routine inspections of the airfield, City-owned infrastructure, facilities and construction activities.
    Provides timely, accurate and thorough performance evaluations for supervised employees.
    (All Drivers with Necessity) Drive to and from destinations as assigned by Supervisor.
    Coordinates, oversees and may perform maintenance activities on the airfield, City-owned infrastructure and facilities.
    Complies with all written City policies and procedures.
    Adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in City and department attendance policies and procedures.

    OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
    Perform other duties as assigned or directed.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND BEHAVIORS
    Ability to embrace and embody the City’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (R.I.S.E.).
    Knowledge of FAA and state rules, regulations and laws regarding airport operations
    Requires the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data and/or information. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.
    Requires the ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence.
    Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
    Requires the ability to utilize a variety of advisory and design data and information, such as FAA Advisory Circulars and Federal Aviation Regulations, airport manuals, aviation maps, aircraft approach and departure routes, business journals, policy manuals, computer documents, blueprints, and the Internet.
    Requires the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions; ability to compute discount, interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion; ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures.
    Requires ability to apply principles of rational systems. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form. Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.
    Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving a variety of generally pre-defined duties that are often characterized by frequent change.
    Requires the ability to conduct simple movements requiring moderate coordination, such as utilizing a compass, flight computer, VHF radio, and computer.
    Requires the ability to work in a team environment; contribute as a team member and treat co-workers, subordinates and customers with respect.
    Must be able to build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
    Displays flexibility and adaptability, especially during times of change.
    Required Qualifications
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    Bachelor’s degree in Airport Management, Business Administration, Public Administration or closely related field; supplemented by five (5) years previous experience and/or training that includes airport operations and maintenance; and or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

    Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
    Certified Manager (C.M.) designation through The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

    Must pass a drug screen and background check.
    Must have Class C Texas Driver’s License
    Physical Demands/Supplemental
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS
    Tasks involve the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds).

    WORK ENVIRONMENT
    Tasks may risk exposure to extreme heat/cold, wildlife, traffic hazards, exposure to chemicals, or extreme weather conditions.

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