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Operations Superintendent



Date Approved:  12/23

Grade:   G

JOB TITLE:              Operations Superintendent

REPORTS TO:         Director of Airports

FLSA STATUS:        Exempt


Responsible for supervising the coordination between the operations in the airport and making sure all operations are running smoothly.  Oversee the security needs and help in the enforcement of rules and regulations in the airport.  In charge of assessing, evaluating, coordinating, and overseeing the daily operations.  Must also make sure the airport complies with aviation regulations and procedures.


To ensure that all departments of the airport are functioning well by coordinating between different departments of the airport and coordinating with clients in making deals that are beneficial for the business.  Stay abreast of government ordinances and laws to ensure smooth operations and compliance with regulatory agencies. Perform security and safety inspections.  Enforce airfield driver safety regulations.  Execute modifications or improvements related to the airport’s daily operations.  Oversee the equipment, maintenance, and operations staff.  Help in the enforcement of policies in the airport and work with tenants to meet the requirements of state and federal laws to ensure safe operation of the airport.  Establish budgets which provide long-term benefits to implement new projects and upgrading the airport facilities.  Carry out inspections periodically to make sure the equipment is well maintained, and necessary facilities are provided to the passengers as well as control inventory.  Communicate directly with the pilots, air traffic control tower personnel, tenants, emergency crews and the public to make sure that there are no issues in their work.  Maintain a detailed report of all operations being carried out.  Interact with senior leaders and government officials during inspections or audits.  Monitor skill level of staff to determine their training needs.  Assist the Director of Airports and Commercial Development Manager in lease and concession negotiations.  Perform related work as required and assigned by the Director of Airports and President.


Computer, calculator, copier, office machines.


Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

Should have a blend of profound management skills along with some knowledge of airport systems applicable for maintaining the standards and policies of the airport and the implementation of new methods.  Knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration rules is a MUST.  Possess knowledge of managing and organizing equipment in the airport and look towards customer satisfaction.  Have the ability to communicate with the clients and make profitable business deals.  Knowledge of airport emergency operations and security regulations.  Knowledge of essential airport operations; computer skills; excellent oral and written skills.  Good ability to plan and carry out airport operations, maintenance, and development programs.  Capacity to choose, assess and train operations staff.  Ability to establish and maintain work relationships with government officials and agencies, tenants, employees, and the general public.

Minimum Training and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in business administration; master’s degree highly desirable in a related field to Aviation or Business Administration.  Minimum of up to six years of related aviation experience. Any combination of education and experience can substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis up to 4 years.

Environmental Requirements

Duties generally performed in an office in an airport building.  The level of noise in the work environment may range from quiet to loud.  Ability to sit; stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.  Occasionally, may be required to kneel, or crouch and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

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