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Airfield Maintenance Manager #2211-259000-01

Airport Operations Manager II

Date Opened
Monday, November 21, 2022 12:00 PM
Close Date
Monday, December 12, 2022 11:59 PM
  • $93,009.00 - $122,073/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


Located at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the Field Maintenance Manager is responsible for maintaining the appearance and function of the airport airfield, landside and other property, in accordance with federal requirements and department standards, by scheduling and overseeing the work of employees performing maintenance, repair and construction.  

General Information
Basic work hours 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  Work required at other times for supervision, training and during special events, inclement weather and urgent/emergency situations.
Valid driver’s license, with no more than 6 points, required.  Ability to obtain and maintain a City Driving Permit.
Certain convictions will disqualify individuals from unescorted access privileges and therefore exclude from employment.
AMA driver endorsement (obtain within 90 days of employment).

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Supervises and directs the activities of supervisors and crew members in the areas of a) heavy equipment operations, b) airfield lighting & electrical, c) landscaping, d) grounds clean-up, and e) airfield, roadway & ramp pavement repair and painting.
Oversees weekend and third shift crews
Manage and oversee construction projects both airside and landside from conception to completion with varying dollar amounts.
Manage solicitations and contracts for professional services for various construction projects.
Manage and oversee Airport’s storm water controls, structures and ponds program to ensure compliance with county regulations and best management practices. 
Ensures compliance with Federal Aviation Regulation Part 139 annual airport certification and Airport Certification Manual; ensures daily inspection discrepancies are corrected in a timely manner.
Ensures compliance with all City, Airport, and Environmental regulations; apply safety rules and regulations and ensure crew follows same.
Plans and implements construction repairs including scope of work, plans, specifications, and cost estimates pertaining to these projects and works with Aviation Finance to ensure compliance of all procurement policies and guidelines.
Solicits, manage, monitor, review and inspects various maintenance contracts including landscaping, surface cleaning, fence repair, airfield lighting and other contracts as needed; inspects all work to ensure contract compliance with specifications.
Coordinate various work and or projects with airlines, FAA, tenants, and other aviation department staff to ensure minimal impact on operations.   
Motivates, instructs and coaches subordinates; identifies and resolves performance issues.   
Identifies needs and makes recommendations for improvements to further develop employee knowledge, technical skills and the efficiency of the operation.
Prepares annual operating and capital budgets including CIP projects and equipment. Effectively manages and controls expenditures.
Evaluates, recommends and requisitions current and future equipment purchases
Responds to calls outside of normal work hours and returns to work as needed to resolve urgent problems 24/7/365.
Coordinates activities of snow operations crews and annual inspections.
Assists with various other FAA and TSA airport requirements including security, wildlife management, etc. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Effective leadership, management, human resources, and organizational skills, including the ability to motivate, instruct and coach subordinates are required, as is the initiative to identify, solve and follow-up on any performance issues or projects.   
Must be able to enhance team spirit and improve conflict resolution and problem solving skills amongst employees.
Considerable knowledge of the airfield and other airport property, including related procedures and operations and the ability to communicate effectively and clearly, verbally and in writing, including radio communications are required.
Must be able to work effectively with tenants, co-workers, other agencies and the traveling public and represent the airport in a professional, positive manner.
Time and project management skills
Familiar with construction processes, means and methods, and materials 
Respond calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

Preferred Qualification

Prefer a minimum of five years’ experience in airport operations, airport management, and/or grounds and pavement management, including supervisory experience, required.  Prefer AAAE-CM (American Association of Airport Executives –Certified Member) certificate.

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduation or equivalent and nine years relevant work experience


Associate's Degree and seven years relevant work experience


Bachelor's level degree and five years relevant work experience


Master's level degree and three years relevant work experience

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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