City and County of San Francisco

Airport Assistant Deputy Director, Business And Finance (#9258)

$64.56-$78.49 Hourly / $11,191.00-$13,605.00 Monthly / $134,290.00-$163,254.00 Yearly


Under general direction, assists the Airport Deputy Director, Business and Finance, in administering airport business and finance activities; represents the Airports Commission before administrative officials, legislative bodies and other groups and agencies in interpreting the business management and financial policies of the Airports Commission; and performs related duties as required.

Distinguishing Features

The two positions in this class administer or coordinate assigned activities, special projects or programs in the Business and Finance Division. The incumbents report to the Deputy Director, Business and Finance. One position has primary responsibility for monitoring, analyzing and preparing recommendations for the Airports Commission regarding pertinent legislation; coordinating special projects; and managing business enterprise programs and the concession operations audit program. The second position has primary responsibility in heading the functional areas of budget administration and analysis, marketing analysis and development, capital financing, rate analysis and negotiations, and bond fund management.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties

The class specifications shall be descriptive of the class and shall not be considered as a restriction on the assignment of duties not specifically listed." (CSC Rule 7)

1. Assists the Deputy Director in coordinating or administering the financial and business activities under the jurisdiction of the Airports Commission.

2. Supervises and participates in the preparation and maintenance of financial, business, legislative and related records and reports, including the annual revenue and expense budget; reviews revenue and expenditure accounts; performs risk management functions; prepares reports, audits and analytical studies on division and airport operations.

3. Supervises the maintenance of a financial plan for capital project funding; coordinates the sale of airport bond issues; directs and coordinates the preparation and analysis of airport statistical records and reports as a basis for making recommendations to the Airports Commission, the Federal Aviation Administration and other agencies.

4. Performs rate analysis for the optimal negotiation of rates, bond financing and budgeting with airlines and tenants; negotiates or recommends provisions of lease agreements with major tenants; drafts, negotiates and manages contracts for professional services; reviews and approves proposals for new concession operations and prepares recommendations; coordinates business and finance interaction with airport tenants and concessionaires, manages programs in auditing concession operations.

5. Analyzes pending legislation for its political, operational or financial effects on the airport; forecasts probable effects and recommends official policy position on legislation pertinent to the City and County of San Francisco for approval by the Director of Airports and the Airports Commission.

6. Assists the City's State and Federal lobbyists and the Airport Operators' Council International Lobbyist in representing the Airports Commission before official bodies and agencies; prepares position papers for senior airport staff, the Airports Commission and the Mayor.

7. Monitors general trends in the airport/airline industry; maintains contacts with senior officials at other airports; prepares reports on significant trends and developments.

8. Administers business enterprise programs; coordinates special projects and programs as assigned, including preparation of annual report, economic impact studies, and passenger surveys.

9. May represent the department at meetings and conferences of aviation committees and associations, chambers of commerce, governmental agencies and other groups; acts for the Deputy Director, Business and Finance, as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The examination announcement shall provide the qualifications ... and other particulars .... Applicants must be guided solely by the announcement of the examination for which they apply." (CSC Rule 9)

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Considerable knowledge of: general airport management and administrative principles; revenue and expense analysis and management; statistical analysis; economic and financial analysis and planning; legislative analysis; contract management skills; negotiating techniques; principles and practices of airport property management; the municipal bond market and the structuring and sale of tax-exempt bonds; and a working knowledge of accounting principles and practices.

Ability to: perform risk management analysis; plan, coordinate and direct the work of subordinates; deal tactfully and effectively with government officials, representatives of outside groups and interests, tenants, employees, the general public and others at all levels of government concerning business activities; prepare clear, concise and comprehensive technical reports, correspondence and proposals to political bodies.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

CLASS: 9258; EST: 1/1/1900; REV: 1/1/1900;