Overview The Assistant Director of Aviation coordinates and ensures the daily operations at the Corpus Christi International Airport by assisting in planning, organizing, budgeting, operating and maintaining the facility and infrastructure in compliance with Federal, State and local rules, regulations and ordinances consistent with stated objectives of the Director of Aviation. This position is responsible for conducting long range planning for the department including capital improvement plans and organizational strategies for operation and ongoing development of the CCIA.
The Assistant Director serves in a senior leadership role to support the department Director through long term strategic planning and displaying sound judgement in department programs and services.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Manage, plan, organize and implement programs within policies; reports progress of major actions/projects to Director of Aviation and Assistant City Manager as necessary
Supervise CCIA staff with project assignments, performance evaluation coordination/review, employee disciplinary issues and recruitment and retention of department employees
Assume responsibilities of Director of Aviation in his/her absence
Coordinate daily operations of CCIA in support of the departmental mission
Conduct long range planning including capital improvement projects and organizational strategies
Oversee the annual budget for the department and recommend adjustments as necessary
Must be able to lead people toward meeting the organization’s vision, mission and goals by providing an inclusive work environment that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts
Prepare agenda items and proposed capital purchases for management review and City Council approval; prepare and present complex issues to internal and external customers
May be asked to perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must be able to read, understand and apply best practices related to news and current events that relate to Aviation operations, procedures, and required training
Must have strong understanding of budget process, terminology and procedures to prepare multi-year pro-formas for projects and proposals and Debt Service Schedule for capital funding
Must possess a high level of writing ability to complete financial analysis summaries, grant applications, City Council Action Request memoranda and composition of various business correspondence
Certifications, Licenses of Other Requirements
NIMS 100, 200, 700 & 800
Basic knowledge in FAA Part 139 and TSA 1542
Requires a Bachelor’s degree
Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience
A valid driver's license is required. Successful out of state candidates must be able to obtain a valid Texas driver's license within 90 days of hire
A competitive salary and excellent benefits will be provided. Beginning salary will be negotiable dependent upon qualifications. For additional information about Corpus Christi, please visit www.cctexas.com.
To Apply: The position will remain open until filled and the process will move forward upon receipt of an adequate pool of well qualified applicants.
If interested, please visit the City of Corpus Christi’s Career page to create a candidate profile and apply online at www.cctexasjobs.com.
Additional questions and/or inquiries can be sent to Tracey Lawson at TraceyL@cctexas.com or by calling (361) 826-3314.
Internal Number: 4262
About City of Corpus Christi
The City of Corpus Christi is the eighth largest city in Texas with a population of approximately 325,000. Corpus Christi in Latin means Body of Christ. The name was given to the settlement and surrounding bay by Spanish explorer Alonso Álvarez de Pineda in 1519, as he discovered the lush semi-tropical bay on the Catholic feast day of Corpus Christi. The city has been nicknamed "Texas Riviera" and "Sparkling City by the Sea". The City is located on the South Texas Coast on the Gulf of Mexico.
Corpus Christi covers 460+ square miles and is rated 36 among the top 150 best managed cities in Texas. The Port of Corpus Christi is the 4th largest international seaport in the U.S. and is a center for petrochemical manufacturing, large-scale fabrication, marine research, maritime shipping, and tourism. The community is home to the 12,000-student campus of Texas A&M University Corpus Christi and the 11,500 student Del Mar College.
Corpus Christi is home to a vibrant, creative community of emerging artists, musicians, photographers, chefs and small business owners that add to the local economy. The American Bank Center serves as a regional venue for some of the largest names in entertain...ment.
Corpus Christi is a full-service-plus city providing a commercial airport, marina, gas utility, minor league baseball stadium, 2 golf courses, and several museums and other cultural attractions in addition to traditional City services.
The City of Corpus Christi has operated under the council-manager form of government since 1945. The City Council consists of a Mayor and 8 Council Members elected to 2-year terms. The Mayor and 3 of the Council Members are elected at-large and the other 5 Council Members are elected by districts. The City has a total annual budget of $929M of which $253M is the general fund. Corpus Christi employs approximately 3,100 full time employees.