As Deputy Director you’ll be part of a diverse and energetic team focused on driving the day-to-day airside operations of a thriving airport. This is a hands-on supervisory role that’s ideal for an experienced leader with deep knowledge of Part 139 airport operations. We’re searching for a proven leader dedicated to safety, team development, and process excellence.
Under minimal guidance and administrative direction, your responsibilities will include leading, coaching, and mentoring staff, managing the day-to-day functions of the Airside Operations at Tucson International Airport (TUS), a commercial service airport, and Ryan Airfield (RYN), a general aviation reliever airport; ensuring compliance with Federal Aviation Administration Regulations (FAA) FAR Part 139, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) TSAR Part 1542, and all other applicable regulations; effectively managing emergency events consistent with federal regulations, NIMS/ICS, and best practices; coordinating airside construction program activities to ensure compliance with safety and security regulations.
A Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, aviation management or other related field, or comparable equivalent of education and experience; a minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible airport management experience, with at least three (3) years of high level supervisory experience. Experience at a FAR Part 139 airport (or military airport) is required.
About Tucson Airport Authority
The Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) is a unique nonprofit organization developed by business leaders, and created through Arizona state charter in 1948; it is certificated to operate an airport system that consists of Tucson International Airport (TUS) and Ryan Airfield (RYN). In addition to serving general aviation and military users, TUS serves the commercial passenger and air cargo needs of metro Tucson, southern Arizona and northern Sonora, Mexico. RYN serves a general aviation reliever airport for TUS and is popular amongst transient pilots for recreational use.
Mission Statement: Promote aviation and foster economic development by strategically planning, developing and operating the most effective and efficient airport system in southern Arizona.