Reporting to the Executive Director, Auburn University Aviation, this position assists with the overall management and operation of the Auburn University Regional Airport by providing leadership to customer service, aircraft services, including fixed base operations (FBO), and airport grounds.
Directly manages the FBO staff and the airport which encompasses over 100,000 sq. ft., including the terminal building, aircraft hangars, and fuel farm. Responsible for coordinating airport capital projects with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Bureau of Aeronautics, and AU Facilities Division.
Assists in directing the overall operation of the Auburn University Regional Airport, to include providing leadership and supervision by coordinating efforts with other offices and departments within the university, as well as the Federal Aviation Administration, the Aeronautics Bureau, and the Airport Advisory Board.
Prepares and administers multimillion-dollar operating and capital project budgets, as provided by the Executive Director, unit managers, and the university’s business office.
Serves as departmental Fixed Asset System custodian ensuring equipment, vehicles, and items are used in compliance with university and state policies and procedures.
Establishes, evaluates, coordinates, and maintains the overall safety and security plan for the airport by administering airport access control and remaining in compliance with airport, university, state, and federal policy/law. Issues Notice to Airman where required.
Participates in marketing, public relations, coordination of special events, community outreach, airport and aviation-related conferences, seminars, and educational organizations, including leading the airport’s communication efforts through outlets such as social media.
Provides local oversight of financial program management for federal, state, and local grant
projects. Develops, prepares, and submits planning and assessment forms in accordance with university policy.
Establishes contracts, scope-of-service agreements, and schedules for special event vendors. Oversees logistics and support to ensure events are conducted safely and efficiently, and is the primary point of contact for airport safety plans related to special events and airport construction projects.
Assists in overseeing the FBO function of the airport, ensuring proper care of aircraft, as well as ensuring airport customers are safely served.
Assists the Airport Executive Director in collaborating with the Federal Aviation Administration, the Aeronautics Bureau, and the airport’s consultant on airport capital planning and development, as well as construction project oversight.
Initiates, reviews, analyzes, and approves journal and vendor vouchers, personal service
contracts, requisitions, surplus property transfers, P-Card reconciliations, and other accounting adjustments to ensure effective management of the unit’s operation’s budget.
Responsible for airport and aviation equipment and asset purchases.
Responsible for actively participating with state and national airport-related organizations,
including, but not limited to, the American Association of Airport Executives, Aviation Council of Alabama, Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives, and the Alabama Space Authority.
Full direct and indirect supervisory responsibility for 6 full-time, and an average of 2 part-time, 5
temporary, and 15 student employees. This is a major responsibility and includes training, evaluating, and making or recommending pay, promotion or other employment decisions.
The above essential functions are representative of major duties of positions in this job classification. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned similar to the above consistent with the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job. Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position.