PURPOSE: Oversee/Manage the day-to-day operation of the airport, including the airfield, terminal, and landside. Ensure that the airport operates safely, efficiently, and in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations. Serve as the primary point of contact for information regarding safety, security, compliance, construction, airlines, passengers, tenants, and airport neighbors.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Represent the Port of Seattle in matters involving airport operations; work within the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and provide leadership in Incident Command (IC) and Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) when required. Proficiency in FAR 139 and maintain 139.303 qualifications and requirements; including the self-inspection program and monitoring items of non-compliance through to resolution, to include wildlife hazard mitigation, winter operations, and airfield safety.
Lead, direct, and support employees during shifts when direct supervisors or managers are not present in order to make high-level decisions based on sound judgment and critical thinking.
Ensure safety, security and continuity in the operations of the airport.
Provide exemplary customer service when interacting with travelers and tenants.
Participate on or lead special projects or program committees; such as weather, safety team, queue management, budget, emergency management, and environmental coordination.
Inspect the terminal areas for deficiencies, cleanliness, safe movement and monitor security checkpoints and international arrivals for passenger efficiency.
Inspect airfield and bagwell area for discrepancies, safety issues and make the appropriate corrections to conditions.
Enforce violations of Port of Seattle Rules and Regulations by issuing citations and educating offenders.
Apprise senior management of situations and conditions impacting the normal operations of the airport.
Serve as a first responder, as directed, in the Airport Emergency Plan (AEP) and within NIMS.
Participate on the Operations snow team and be on-call during airport emergencies.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Broad-based knowledge of airport and airline operations and safety management system, theory, systems, and design. Thorough knowledge of 14 CFR parts 77 and 139, associated Advisory Circulars, 49 CFR 1500 series, the Airport Certification Manual, Title 49 part 1542, and NIMS. The ability to interpret technical journals and read construction drawings. Knowledge and understanding of all subsections of FAR 139 including surface movement guidance and control systems, safety management systems, wildlife management, emergency planning, snow removal, and foreign object debris.
Familiarity with various government agencies, including the FAA, Customs and Border Protection, and the Transportation Security Administration. The ability to understand, interpret, and apply the terms of collective bargaining agreements.
Proven leadership and teamwork skills. Excellent communication and customer service skills; demonstrated interpersonal and problem solving skills, including the ability to resolve both technical and personnel issues. The ability to effectively communicate using appropriate radio protocol. Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability, as well as the ability to function in a highly visible role and assume management control and respond appropriately to airport incidents. Mathematical ability sufficient to perform computations related to weather, space allocation, surface conditions, and Part 77. Proficiency with MS Office products, web-based software, apps, etc.
QUALIFICATIONS: Combination of education and experience demonstrative knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to:
Bachelor's degree in an aviation or related field;
Three (3) years of work experience in public, private, or military airport/flight operations or as a commercial pilot;
The ability to complete the American Association of Airport Executive (AAAE) Certified Member (CM) program within two years of hire date; and
Ability to obtain a Washington State Concealed Pistol License within 60 days from the date of hire.
Experience as a pilot or crew member; and/or
Experience in an airfield, terminal, or landside environment or as an airline manager, airline dispatcher, air traffic controller or similar position;
The Port of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
About Port of Seattle
Founded in 1911, the Port of Seattle owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, two cruise ship terminals, Fishermen’s Terminal—home of the North Pacific fishing fleet, a grain terminal, four public marinas, and manages a number of real estate assets for financial return and economic advantage.
The Port’s operations currently help create nearly 200,000 jobs and $7 billion in wages throughout the region. Over the next 20 years, the Port’s “Century Agenda” seeks to create an additional 100,000 jobs through economic growth while becoming the nation’s leading green and energy-efficient port. Learn more at www.portseattle.org.