Director of Aviation (Unclassified)



JOB CODE: 3004

PAY GRADE: 2380

SALARY RANGE: $89,748 - $149,155

LOCATION OF WORK
Greater Baton Rouge Airport District

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
This is responsible administrative work in the management, maintenance, and operation of the City-Parish airport. The employee is responsible for the efficient and economical management, operation, and maintenance of the airport. Work entails enforcement of aircraft and safety regulations governing the operation of an airport and responsibility for the safety of life and property in connection with the use of the airport. Supervision is exercised over employees engaged in varied phases of airport operation and maintenance. The employee exercises considerable independent judgment in directing the activities of the airport, with general policy matters being determined by the Airport Commission. Work is reviewed through conferences and evaluation of reports. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Plans, directs, and inspects the over-all operations and maintenance of the airport. Enforces federal, state, and local rules and regulations governing airport use. Executes the decisions, determinations and policies of the Airport Commission. Recommends major expansion and improvement programs for the airport; recommends additions to and changes in ordinances and regulations governing the use of the airport, including the renting of floor space, parking, taxi franchise, hangars and other property. Confers with City and Parish officials, airport users and lessees relative to terms of leases and agreements; prepares and negotiates leases with tenants and establishes rates and charges; enforces terms of leases and agreement. Participates in conferences and meetings of aeronautical and civic organizations relative to the promotion of aviation activity in the community; gives talks on airport progress and service; plans and supervises air shows, demonstrations, and exhibitions at the airport. Prepares periodic and special operating and financial reports; prepares budget requests for Airport Commission.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of airport management, operation, and maintenance. Knowledge of federal, state, and local rules and regulations governing the use and operation of airports. Knowledge of modern principles and practices of public and business administration. Ability to determine long range needs for expansion and reconstruction. Ability to coordinate effectively the activities of a number of subordinates engaged in varied activities. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, representatives of other agencies, and the public.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree, and major course work in public administration and business administration and two years of supervisory experience, preferably including supervisory experience in airport management, operation, and maintenance.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) None.

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
For security reasons, as per TSA provision 1542; all applicant/employees of the Greater Baton Rouge Airport District who have access to restricted areas will be required to have a ten (10) year criminal background check to the extent allowable by the law. Employees found to have an excessive criminal record or other misrepresentations of employment will not be eligible for employment.


NOTE:
Unclassified job specifications may be revised at the will of the appointing authority.