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Airport Manager--Job Offering & Request for Resumes

Post Date:02/03/2011


Airport Manager
Notice of Job Offering and Request for Resumes

JOB POSITION- Airport Manager
To manage and coordinate operations and maintenance of the Carson City Airport, coordinate assigned activities with Fixed Base Operators, Carson City Departments, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA.), and the public and to provide administrative support to the Carson City Airport Authority (CCAA).

Successful candidate will become a full time employee of the CCAA.

Starting salary $62,000 per year, negotiable, plus benefits (cost of living increase, health, state retirement program eligible)

Receives general direction from the CCAA.

Manage all services and activities of the Carson City Municipal Airport except those contracted to the Fixed Base Operator (FBO). Fields and answers requests for information. Maintains airport in compliance with FAA regulations and City requirements.

Manage daily activities of the Airport with major emphasis on safety. Inform tenants of airport and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules, regulations, policies, safety measures and lease requirements. Conduct inspections to insure compliance. Document and inform Airport Authority of significant safety violations and complaints.

Encourage and support positive developments on the Airport and a good community relationship between airport tenants, users, administration and airport neighbors.

Investigate and resolve tenant complaints with the objective of positive tenant /Airport Authority relations. Recommend course of action where tenants refuse to comply with established CCMC Title 19 rules & regulations and/or policies mandated in lease agreements.

Assist in preparing preliminary annual Airport operating budget to include capital improvements. Administer the approved budget, adjusting expenditures as necessary with approval of the Chairman and Secretary/Treasurer of the CCAA.

Plan, direct, coordinate and review the Airport work plan. Meet with Airport Authority, City staff, and contractors to identify and resolve problems, assign work priorities, monitor workflow, evaluate work products and adjust work plan as needed due to weather, contractor, funding or other unforeseen delays.

Coordinate with City’s Sheriff and Fire Departments all emergencies and schedule any training events.

Evaluate operations, maintenance, policies and procedures continuously and make or recommend changes for improvement to Airport Authority to meet established goals and objectives. Implement changes as needed and in coordination with CCAA, Board members, City staff and tenants as applicable.

Implement snow removal plan and be responsible for effectiveness of overall plan and daily operations.

Supervise Airport support staff. Assign duties and responsibilities; create work schedules and training plans.

Supervise Airport construction projection with contractors and maintenance projects within their budgets and schedules; able to make decisions and handle issues as they arise.

Prepare and present reports as necessary to the CCAA to other City departments and the CC Board of Supervisors. Maintain records of operations, leases, projects, grants and proposals, the budget, employees and other subjects.

Serves as coordinator for the CCAA, arrange for the preparation and posting of meeting announcements and agendas, arranges for the recording and/or taking of notes to document meeting proceedings. Research and prepare materials and handouts as required by the CCAA. Maintains airport’s web page. Updates CCMC Title 19 as necessary.

Represent the CCAA in meetings with City departments or outside agencies concerning matters affecting the airport.

Coordinate and formulate special procedures with regard to special events, including arrivals/departures, crowd control, obtaining City permits, follow-up correspondence, etc.


Knowledge of:

  • Management and administrative practices sufficient to perform duties associated with managing a municipal airport.
  • Operational characteristics, services and activities of a municipal airport.
  • Principles and practices of property management.
  • Basic principles of municipal budget preparation and control.
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations regarding airports.
  • Principles of supervision, training and evaluation of subordinate employees.
  • Pertinent safety requirements associated with Airport operations including but not limited to; aircraft servicing, fueling, storage, taxi way, fuel trucks, tenant agreements, fire and safety regulations.
  • Basic principles of construction, contracts and inspections in carrying out projects on the Airport Layout Plan (ALP).

Skill to:

  • Operate a motor vehicle safely.
  • Use a personal computer, Microsoft software and e-mail.

Ability to:

  • Manage, direct and administer the daily operations and maintenance of a municipal airport to include the definition and solution of problems associated with operations, maintenance and leases and enforcement of CCMC Title 19, Airport Rules and Regulations.
  • Manage airport property leases, monitor and review lease agreements, deal with airport tenants, ensure timely collection of rents, prepare document for lessee evictions, and keep up-to-date lease agreements.
  • Prepare and administer a budget.
  • Develop grant and other fund proposals in accordance with Federal and State requirements.
  • Supervise subordinates.
  • Coordinate and cooperate with the public, FBO’s, and City / State agencies.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Research, investigate, report and resolve situations and issues at the lowest level possible.
  • Be decisive and accept responsibility for work assignments.
  • Interpret and apply Federal, state and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations regarding airports.
  • Tactfully and courteously respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.

Experience and Training Guidelines:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities in qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:

Educational training or degree; 3+ years of experience; Increasingly responsible experience in public administration or related field, preferably including airport management; it is desirable to have AAAE Certified Member (CM) or Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) status is preferred.

License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Nevada driver’s license.
Possession of a Pilot’s license.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR certificate and First Aid skills.

Special Requirements:
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:
Ability to work in a standard office environment with some ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb and lift 50 lbs; exposure to noise, outdoors, vibration, chemicals, mechanical hazards, and electrical hazards; ability to travel to different sites and locations.

Applicant shall not be associated with, married to, or have been a CCAA member within the past four years or be a Carson City Airport FBO, or within the first level of consanguinity of a CCAA member.

Resumes should be provided by February 15, 2011 to:

Steven E. Tackes, Airport Counsel
Carson City Airport Authority
c/o Kummer Kaempfer Law
510 W. 4th St
Carson City, NV 89703
Or can be sent via email to

Effective Date: February 1, 2011

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