The manager reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for managing the operational and managerial activities of the Port’s two airports, which are located near the cities of Richland and Prosser. Responsible for overseeing all aviation activities at both airports, this manager is responsible for working closely with tenants, stakeholders, and regulatory officials to ensure the airports are operationally safe, responsive to customers, productive, and fiscally efficient. The Richland airport offers two runways, localized approach communications, re-fueling services, base operation over 150 ties down slots, and pilot services.
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An Associate's degree in Aviation Science or Aviation Maintenance, Building or Property Maintenance, or business management with a concentration in aviation or similiar field. Applicant's with a bachelor's degree are preferred.
Two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience managing the operational and administrative functions of a small general aviation airport or similar management experience. Prior experience in working within a government entity is preferred.
Must complete a thorough pre-employment screening process. Applicants may be subject to a criminal record check and have no criminal activity within the last ten (10) years. Applicants may be subject to drug testing as required by U.S. Code 8103 (Drug-free workplace requirement for Federal grant recipients).
Must have a Washington State Driver’s License or be able to acquire a license in 30 days of being hired. Must have a clean driving abstract with no infractions within the last 3 (three) years.
Additional Salary Information: The Port offers a generous benefits package that includes paid medical/dental/vision health insurance for the employee and dependents through the Washington Health Authority, retirement benefits with Washington State PERS, deferred compensation, and other opportunities for retirement investments.
About Port of Benton
The Port of Benton fosters economic development, trade, and tourism by providing quality infrastructure and multi-modal transportation to a variety of locations throughout the Tri-Cities region. Located in the Southeast region of Washington State, the Port of Benton is located in Richland, Washington and is committed to serving its customers, tenants, and a cross-section of business communities throughout the Tri-Cities area.