To direct, manage, supervise, and coordinate the programs and services of the Mesquite-Metro Airport including FBO fuel sales and aircraft services; to coordinate assigned activities with other City departments, divisions, and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Council. General supervision is provided by the Deputy City Manager.
For more information about the Airport General Manager position please visit this web page: www.cityofmesquite.com/DocumentCenter/View/8508
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in aviation management or other related field.
Five years of increasingly responsible experience overseeing airport operations including two years of supervisory or administrative responsibility.
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Possession of a valid driver's license.
AAAE Accreditation desirable.
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Additional Salary Information: Depends on Qualifications
Located on the east side of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Mesquite has great freeway access as it is served by five major highways. Founded in 1887 as a railroad town, Mesquite grew from a booming agricultural economy into a modern suburban community encompassing 46 square-miles with a population of over 140,000. The City of Mesquite has a Council/Manager form of government in which the mayor a...nd six council members are elected to two-year staggering terms of office. The city staff of 1,100 with an annual budget of $100 million delivers essential services to the citizens of Mesquite.
Mesquite Metro Airport is not only a vital part of the City of Mesquite, but is also a reliever hub that many are proud to support here in our community. Mesquite Metro Airport is an economic engine for us and surrounding communities, responsible for $8.3 million in total economic output, 116 jobs and $3.2 million in payroll.
The airport provides several community based services and programs to enhance the health, safety, and quality of life to area citizens and adjacent communities including police and fire support, medical flights, pipeline patrols, and Civil Air Patrol search & rescue and wildfire patrols.
Future growth and development of the airport helps revitalize our community and bring revenue and business to our area on a daily basis which helps keep property taxes down. The City’s vision for the airport and the entire community is focused on building value not only in property, but also in the quality of life to all our citizens.
In 2005, Mesquite Metro was named the “Reliever Airport of the Year” by the Texas Department of Transportation and in 2014 the Air Traffic Controller Tower was commissioned.
The airport has been a major contribution to Mesquite being recognized as a major retail hub in northeast Texas. With over 4 million square feet of retail space, three restaurant rows, 30 movie screens, and the world renowned Mesquite Championship Rodeo, Mesquite has a reputation as a retail, dining and entertainment destination.