The Aviation Department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is currently seeking a motivated and experienced Assistant Manager, Aeronautical Services to manage initiatives for LaGuardia airport. Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation facilities, which consist of John F. Kennedy (JFK), Newark Liberty International (EWR), LaGuardia (LGA), Stewart International (SWF) and Teterboro (TEB) airports, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, which is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Aviation department mission is to develop, provide, promote, maintain and enhance a unified system of safe and secure regional airport facilities, providing the region with unsurpassed global access and restoring the region to its preeminent status as the nation’s gateway for passengers and cargo, and to do so with sensitivity for the community and the environment.
Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Aeronautical Services, Airport Operations Division, the selected candidate will assist with managing a team of supervisory and operations field staff to maintain and enhance safe and efficient aeronautical operations. The selected candidate will ensure that airport operations and infrastructure comply with all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and applicable Port Authority rules, policies and procedures. This position will also review the operation to ensure that all services are delivered with the highest level of customer service. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Assist in maintaining compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 139. Any and all discrepancies will be identified, tracked and corrected in a timely manner * Coordinate and monitor training requirements and compliance for Airport Operations and other PA staff as mandated by Federal and State regulations * Support Airport Operations, Wildlife, Maintenance, Engineering, and other units in maintaining compliant, safe, and efficient airport operations * Serve as the Acting Manager, Aeronautical Services when the Manager, Aeronautical Services is unavailable * Assist in planning and coordinating airport construction activities impacting airside operations * Work collaboratively with Port Authority staff, including Aviation Planning, Aviation Technical Services, Project Management, and Engineering to plan, develop and implement airside delay reduction enhancements * Contribute to the review and modification of airside construction staging plans. Ensure airport community awareness of aeronautical construction activities as well as the associated runway/taxiway closures * Assist in the development and enforcement of construction safety and phasing plans * During snow events, act as the Shift Coordinator to meet staffing requirements and manage emergency response efforts * Assist in implementing productivity/progress improvements that increase revenues, process efficiency, enhance customer service, and/or reduce costs * Develop, implement, and maintain regularly scheduled and as-needed communication channels with airport stakeholders such as airlines (including Chief Pilots), tenants, FAA Air Traffic, FAA Technical Services and other stakeholders * Represent Airport Operations on Safety and FOD Committees FAA Customer Forums, Wildlife Task Forces and other groups * Prepare and monitor the Aeronautical Services Unit budgets * Identify problems and institute new methodologies for general and contract management when necessary * Supervise and administer a diverse union/non-union workforce, including but not limited to: scheduling, absence control, discipline, motivation and problem resolution, labor relation issues, training requirements, human resource matters, and monitoring the unit’s performance measures * Handle multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities to oversee the functional performance of operations staff, Security Guards and Supervisory staff * Plan for future operational programs and projects in conjunction with appropriate staff * Perform, various administrative activities associated with the management of a large staff * In addition, the incumbent will be required to work special events, responding to emergencies, construction projects and/or weather related events, outside of normal working hours
Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:
* Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management, Aeronautical Science, Aeronautics, Business Administration, Transportation (or related field) from an accredited college or university * A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the airport management field * Experience with airport compliance programs * The successful candidate must be able to pass a criminal history records check, as mandated by 49 CFR 1542 and meet all requirements necessary to obtain and maintain a Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Card credential with airfield Movement Area Driving and Escort Privileges * Must possess a valid driver’s license
Ideal candidates will present the following profile:
* Demonstrated experience in managing programs for airport compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations and Advisory Circulars, particularly, those related to the operation of airports including Part 139 * Demonstrated experience in airport operations and demonstrated knowledge in of Air Traffic Control, airline, and aircraft policies procedures and practices * Demonstrated knowledge of emergency management response and preparedness * Demonstrated knowledge of TSA regulations, security directives and emergency amendments * Familiarity and experience with complex airport construction projects * Experience managing relationships with airport stakeholders, including airlines, Chief Pilots, FAA Air Traffic, and FAA Technical Services * Ability to manage a diverse workforce, including unionized staff * Experience managing vendors and contracts * Ability to interact with all levels of airport management staff and Port Authority Departments (ARFF, PAPD, CMD, PM, Engineering, TSD, etc.) * Familiarity with Port Authority policies and procedures * Demonstrated ability to manage priorities and interruptions while maintaining effectiveness and meeting deadlines * Demonstrated experience providing supervision and leadership to staff * Demonstrated strong analytical/problem solving skills * Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications skills * Demonstrated ability to compile, analyze and interpret data related to operational performance measures, utilizing Microsoft Office and SAP
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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