Division Manager - Airport Operations and Facilities

Recruitment #21-3427A-001


This position is responsible for ensuring all Department of Aviation facilities; systems and equipment are maintained in accordance with industry standards and to exceed customer expectations for safety, aesthetics, convenience, reliability and value. The facilities involved are the terminal building and all other City of Dayton owned buildings, roadways and grounds, and airfield pavements and grounds. The systems and equipment related components consist of mechanical/electrical/plumbing systems, fire detection and protection, and all City of Dayton owned vehicles including heavy equipment. This position oversees the activities of terminal maintenance, airfield maintenance, garage maintenance and airport operations staff and includes FAA Part 139 compliance responsibility.


The Division Manager - Airport Operations and Facilities reports to the Director of Aviation and receives broad, general guidance from that position. Reporting directly to the incumbent are the Airport Operations and Maintenance Supervisors, Airfield Maintenance Supervisors and Garage Maintenance Supervisor. Work of the incumbent comes from the daily variety of activities necessary to the functions of the City’s Aviation facilities (which include the Dayton International Airport, Dayton Wright Brothers Airport, and the downtown heliport). In many instances, operations are maintained on a 24-hour, 7-day per week basis.

In performing the duties of the position, the Manager manages the heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in all buildings under departmental jurisdiction, structural maintenance and housekeeping. The employee assists in the preparation of plans for airport expansion and inspects new construction in progress for conformance with approved plans, inspects airport buildings, Airfield Infrastructure and equipment, and makes recommendations with regard to maintenance and improvement projects and provides cost estimates as may be needed. 

Specific challenges in accomplishing position objectives include the direct responsibility the incumbent has for ensuring compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations pertaining to certification of airports. The Operations Manager is responsible for snow and ice removal from runways, Taxiways, Terminal Aprons, Roadways and pedestrian walkways in inclement weather, with the added authority to close runways due to adverse conditions, if deemed necessary. The incumbent, consequently, must respond to all emergencies that occur, including fires, power shortages (outages), bomb threats (or alerts), etc. 

The incumbent must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transportations Security Agency (TSA), airlines, Airport tenants, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Airport contractors and other City of Dayton Departments. 

The Division Manager - Airport Operations and Facilities is held accountable for the following: 

  1. Planning and managing all maintenance and new construction functions for all of the Department of Aviation facilities to ensure efficient operation and compliance with applicable regulations. 
  2. Directing preparations of various FAA compliance manuals to maintain certified carrier facility status as it relates to operations issues. 
  3. Maintaining relationships with local communities, agencies and other departments to enhance and facilitate operations. 
  4. Preparing and overseeing the operating and capital budgets for the division. 
  5. Overseeing emergency activities relative to weather and accidents and making appropriate decisions when warranted.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Airport Management, Facilities Management, Engineering, Business or Public Administration or related field AND five (5) years of experience in Airport Operations or five (5) years of experience in facilities management.


Appointment to positions in this classification will require applicants to pass a police background investigation. Final permanent appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination, including drug screen, and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity.

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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