Recruitment #19-7108-001


As Director of Aviation the incumbent is responsible for the implementation of change and will act as an agent of the City locally and regionally working with area business leaders, The Chamber of Commerce, and the Dayton Development Coalition in the economic development, oversight and management of airport operations.

The incumbent serves on the Board of the Dayton Air and Trade Show managing fiscal matters and operational planning for the Air Show; an annual City attraction and highlight. In Addition, the incumbent will collaborate with area agencies and the Chamber of Commerce for projecting policy towards future Air Show promotion both nationally, and internationally; with a focus towards building international recognition of the Trade Show.

The incumbent works closely with air carriers and consultants to provide good air service for the Dayton metropolitan area while maximizing the development of an Airport Master Plan focusing on long range growth, safety, government regulations and compliance.

As a public representative the incumbent must have experience with contract negotiations and project management with a familiarity of federal, and state funding. Strategic planning, and budget administration with an emphasis on local laws, rules and regulations governing the use of aviation and air carrier airports.

The incumbent will have proven experience in personnel operations and supervision to include appraisal performance, discipline, and improvement. The director will administer annual department merit plans, succession planning, and act as conciliator of labor-management problems with an ability to work diplomatically amongst other City leadership and department heads.

The incumbent must be a skilled executive leader and manager with a proven record of motivating and developing staff. The director must be an effective communicator with experience articulating complex issues to elected officials, government leadership and members of the community. A results oriented leader possessing excellent communication, and presentation skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, airport management, public administration or other related field AND Five (5) to seven (7) years’ experience at a commercial service airport with progressively increasing responsibilities. Extensive knowledge of principles and practices of modern airport management which has been acquired through verifiable work experience and education.

A Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business, Aviation or other related field may be substituted for one (1) year of management experience. 

Accredited Airport Executive (A.A. E.) or International Airport Professional (I.A.P.) accreditation is highly preferred. 

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.


Resume, cover letter specifically addressing how your experience relates to the qualifications and duties required for this position, copy of college transcripts, and/or diploma(s) should be included with your online application.

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled, however first consideration will be given to resumes received by December 31, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.  A complete position description may be obtained from the Human Resources Office, City Hall, 101 W. Third Street, Room 346 P.O. Box 22, Dayton, OH 45401-0022.

Final permanent appointment is contingent up the applicant passing a job-related medical examination, background investigation, and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity required by the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Effective July 15, 2019, the City of Dayton adopted the Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy (HR 1.03). Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. 

The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees subsequent to HR Policy 2.09.


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