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City of Garden City, KS Director of Airport Operations in Garden City, Kansas

Director of Airport Operations

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Director of Airport Operations


$25.56 - $32.41 Hourly


Garden City, KS

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10/11/2021 11:59 PM Central

  • Description

  • Benefits


Director of Airport Operations position is to manage all aspects of airport operations and maintenance. The position plans, schedules, and supervises work activities of division employees. Perform skilled, semi-skilled and manual work functions associated with the daily operations of the airport.

Examples of Duties

Principal Job Responsibilities:

  • Plans, schedules, and supervises maintenance of buildings, grounds, vehicles, equipment, airfield and airport operations. Will assist team as needed with the items.

  • Responsible for the compliance of airfield FAA Regulations Part 139, including: painting, pavement maintenance, FOD removal, NAVAID repair, surface conditions, construction activities, public protection, dirt work, airfield electrical, landscaping, NOTAMs, wildlife hazards and documentation.

  • Responsible for managing snow operations, including scheduling, NOTAMs, weather observation, planning, coordinating, equipment preparation and removal.

  • Responsible for the development, modification, implementation, compliance, and evaluation of the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC) and the Pavement Maintenance Plan, including: training, inspections, and meetings.

  • Responsible for data input, maintenance, and recommend replacement of airport vehicles and equipment.

  • Performs duties and ensures compliance with the Airport Certification Manual, Airport Security Plan and Airport Emergency Plan to include scheduling and coordinating annual tabletops and exercises.

  • Serves as the Airport Security Coordinator and preforms duties within the Airport Security Plan.

  • Implementation and oversite of federally approved full security program regulations and policies to include supervision of staff, technology and infrastructure.

  • Responsible for development, modification, implementation, evaluation, and compliance, of supervised staff purchases and inventory control.

  • Assists in airport construction project oversite and inspections.

  • Assists in inspections of the fuel facilities and fuel trucks.

  • Inspects regularly airport buildings, grounds, and airfield. Recommends repair, replacement and/or upgrading of facilities.

  • Serves as the Airport’s Safety Representative, including: implementation of Safety Program, attendance of City meetings and trainings, safety equipment purchases and inventory, safety training, MSDS record keeping, staff training and facility inspections.

  • Responsible to oversee multiple areas of airport operations in a fast-paced environment, including the efficient and safe operation of the airport, ensuring the compliance of all regulations, programs and policies.

  • Responsible for direct employee training, including: self-inspection, painting, pavement maintenance, FOD removal, NAVAID repair, surface conditions, construction activities, public protection, dirt work, airfield electrical, landscaping, NOTAMs, wildlife hazards and documentation.

  • Assists in promoting the airport through the various media sources. Conducts tours, attends seminars, workshops, community clubs and civil organizations when invited to speak.

  • Participates in selection of personnel; trains and instructs personnel in airport operations, maintenance of buildings, grounds and equipment, equipment operation, radio systems and the self-inspection program.

  • Knowledge and ability to operate heavy equipment, including training employees on equipment operations.

  • Is subject to emergency, security and weather-related call-outs. Will plan, organize and participate in emergency, security, and weather management duties.

  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and mandates.

  • Will serve as Director in the absence of the Director of Aviation.

  • May be assigned other duties and responsibilities either on temporary or permanent basis that are operational functions.

Typical Qualifications

The Director of Airport Operations is required to have a College degree in business, aviation management or public administration preferred. Three (3) years of experience in Airport operations, (2) years in snow removal and (2) years of supervisory responsibilities preferred. In lieu of degree, additional work experience and/or trade school is acceptable.

The City of Garden City offers a wide range of competitive benefits. Some of the benefits include:

  • Health Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Advance Life Insurance

  • Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS)

  • Wellness Program

  • Paid Leave

  • Employee Recognition Plan

  • Years of Service Bonuses

  • Evaluations

  • Employee Assistance Plan

  • LifeSave Membership


City of Garden City (KS)


301 N. 8th Street Garden City, Kansas, 67846






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