Airport Manager

  • Chandler, Arizona
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Aviation or Harbor
  • Salary: $99,732.00 - $139,623.00 Annually USD

Job Description


The City of Chandler is currently seeking qualified individuals for the position of Airport Manager for the Chandler Municipal Airport. Our next Airport Manager will provide leadership and day to day oversight of operations and assist with various development projects in and around the Chandler Municipal Airport. This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits. This posting will be open continuously until filled. First review of applications will be September 10 , 2021.

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The City
Chandler, the fourth largest City in Arizona, is located in one of the fastest growing innovation and technology centers in the nation. Chandler is a vibrant, diverse, fiscally responsible community with a supportive business climate that attracts global industry leaders, exciting startups, talented workers and their families. In addition to being a great place to live, play and work our local hotels, resorts, golf courses, restaurants and ample shopping opportunities make Chandler one of Arizona's great vacation spots.

Who we are

Situated on 550 acres, the Chandler Municipal Airport (CHD) serves the community as an economic development engine and a key part of Chandler's transportation system. Chandler Municipal Airport (CHD) is owned and operated by the City of Chandler and has been in operation since 1948. Because it is a City-run airport, Chandler Municipal is open for public use 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
CHD operates as a general aviation airport, which means it is primarily used for corporate and self-piloted business flights, sport/hobby aviation, flight training, public safety, and medical service flights.
Who we are looking for
The new Airport Manager will have a passion for customer service, team work, and collaboration. We are looking for someone with progressively responsible experience in airport or aviation management along with economic development or business development experience in an aviation environment.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree in Airport Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, Communication, or a related field; and
• Eight (8) years' progressively responsible experience in airport or aviation management, including experience with general aviation airports; and
• At least three (3) years of supervisory experience; and
• Valid Arizona Driver's License with acceptable driving record; or
• Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Desired Qualifications:
• Economic development or business development experience in an aviation environment. • Credentialed Member (C.M.), Certified Airport Executive (C.A.E.), or Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) certification;

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The position available is a full-time position and is subject to a six (6) month probationary period. A register of qualified candidates will be active for four (4) months should another position become available. The City of Chandler will conduct a pre-employment drug/alcohol test, background check and MVRRS (Motor Vehicle Record Request System) check as a condition of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon acceptable results.

Applicants for employment and volunteer opportunities should be aware of the City of Chandler's policies concerning the use of drugs and alcohol. These policies have not been altered by the passage of Proposition 207. The use of recreational marijuana is a violation of the City's Drug Free Workplace Policy. A positive result for drugs tested under the policy, including recreational marijuana, may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or volunteer opportunity.

The City of Chandler fingerprints all applicants selected for hire to evaluate the fitness of prospective employees. The examination process may vary if determined necessary.

The City of Chandler is committed to Equal Opportunity & Reasonable Accommodation Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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