Responsible for the planning, organizing and general supervision of the Airport’s airside operations and airport grounds. Responsible for oversight and coordination of communications, aircraft noise and environmental issues, airport certification, and coordination of repairs and maintenance of airside facilities and equipment. Assure compliance of all relevant federal and state aviation regulatory agency rules and regulations that pertain to safety and security (FAR Part 139 and CFR 1542) as required for an FAA commercially certificated airport. Oversee the inspection of runways, taxiways, and related aircraft ground operational areas for proper maintenance and safety conditions; evaluate wildlife/bird strike hazards; open and close runways and taxiways; ensure that the facility continually operates under certification requirements and applicable federal, state, and local regulations. Prepare reports on operations and activities. Establish schedules and methods for providing airfield maintenance services.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills
Knowledge of airport conditions necessary to conduct airfield safety inspections, to identify and report status. Knowledge of aviation and airport industry standards, policies, practices, and rules. Knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration regulations, advisory circulars and certification manuals such as FAR Part 139 and CFR 1542. Principles and practices of management and supervision. Principles and techniques of asphalt and concrete paving, patching and finishing activities. Ability to plan, assign and monitor work, conduct formal performance evaluations and administer needed discipline. Organize and direct the work of multiple staff in a complex operating environment. Listen and communicate effectively. Exercise tact, self-restraint, judgment, and strategy in dealing with a people from diverse backgrounds. Organize time, personnel and equipment to achieve objectives such as safety and security measures.
Minimum Training and Experience
Any combination of experience and education reflecting possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities. A typical combination would include graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation, Safety Engineering or a related field PLUS a minimum of five years of responsible administrative or supervisory experience, and a minimum of three years of increasingly responsible airfield maintenance experience to include experience with airfield lighting systems or equivalent. High school diploma or GED is required.
Must adapt to changing working environments and inclement weather conditions.
About Mobile Airport Authority
Mobile Airport Authority is a customer service oriented public corporation which operates under a five member board of directors and Alabama State statutes for the purpose of planning, constructing and operating public airports and an industrial complex. MAA consists of the Mobile Regional Airport, the Mobile Downtown Airport at Brookley and the Brookley Aeroplex. MAA currently employs an average of 90 people between the three locations. We pride ourselves on recognizing our employees as our most valuable resource. MAA has an unyielding focus and commitment to developing our campuses, real estate and economic development processes to an industry-leading standard. Come be a part of the journey, seize the opportunity and grow with us!