Position is responsible through an administrative, professional and technical staff, and a various number of contracted personnel for all the activities of a regional non-hub commission operated commercial services airport to include security, Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF), administration, operations and maintenance of the airport except, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Air Traffic and Electronic Navigational Aids. Nature of work is administrative and managerial, oriented toward contract administration and regulatory compliance program supervision with time sensitive conflict resolution and problem solving, fund procurement, long term planning, sponsoring and promoting airport expansion, improvement and finance with significant public relations, public speaking, education and presentation responsibilities. Incumbent works with substantial independence, reports to the Executive Director, receives direction in the form of authorization. Incumbent is also the designated Airport Security Coordinator (ASC) and acts as the Executive Director when necessary.
Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management or closely related field, with at least threeyears of progressive experience in airport operations of a FAA Part 139 Air Carrier Airport, to include safety, security, tenant liaison and regulatory compliance of all types.
Thorough knowledge of FAA Advisory Circulars, FAA Parts 139, 121, 135, 91 and TSA 1542, and any other regulations as deemed for the benefit and protection of the airport.
Three (3) years of professional experience in airport management, planning, and development, airline business management or financial services.
Successfully pass a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Homeland Security STA background prior to hire.
Possess a Louisiana driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record.
At a minimal possess a Certified Member (CM) with the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and the ability to achieve full accreditation within one year of being selected as the Deputy Director. Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) is preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Take home vehicle
About Lafayette Airport Commission
Immediate opening for Airfield Operations Specialist at the Lafayette Regional Airport