DIRECTOR OF AIRPORT OPERATIONS (SRAA)
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
The work involves responsibility for overseeing the operating divisions of the Airport - Security Office, Airfield Operations, Airfield Maintenance, Terminal Maintenance, and Trades. The incumbent will be responsible for effectively planning, developing, implementing and monitoring all policies and procedures related to these areas. Work is carried out in compliance with all applicable state and federal guidelines and regulations. Work is performed under the general direction of the Executive Director, who allows the incumbent independence in planning and implementation of procedures. Does related work as required
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Analyzes and defines security requirements, including access restrictions, and develops appropriate policy to reduce vulnerability.
Reviews emergency response and safety procedures and develops and implements appropriate policies.
Conducts confidential investigations regarding security and safety.
Coordinates certain activities with public safety officials, outside security contractors and agencies where appropriate.
Provides oversight and direction to Airport Operations, including the Security Office, the Operations Division, the Terminal and Airfield Maintenance Divisions and Trades Division
Oversees updates to the Airport Certification Manual.
Ensures training is conducted according to requirements.
Oversees maintenance of records and files as required by state and federal regulations.
Oversees ground transportation activities at the airport.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES. SKILLS. ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Thorough knowledge of CFR 49, Part 1542
Thorough knowledge of FAA Part 139
Good knowledge of the fundamentals of security work.
Good knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures and techniques of terminal operations and management
Good knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations applicable to airports, especially safety and security regulations as promulgated by the Transportation Security Administration Good knowledge of the laws, regulations and fundamentals of safety.
Ability to implement security and safety programs.
Ability to make detailed inspections and to recognize potential security or safety hazards.
Ability to use tact and courtesy in dealing with employees, visitors, and contractors.
Ability to keep accurate records and prepare clear and concise reports.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a baccalaureate degree in Aviation Management, Security Management, Facilities Management or a related field and five (5) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in a supervisory capacity in a commercial airport; or,
Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate’s Degree and ten (10) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in airport operations, at least seven (7) of which were in a supervisory capacity in a commercial airport.
4/2016 Date of Original Composition