Title Description: AVIATION
Date Posted: 6/6/2023
Deadline: Until Filled
Job Number: 067-23-N


This position has overall responsibility for administrative, technical, and supervisory work in the terminal and airfield operations of the Niagara Falls International Airport. An employee in this classification performs a variety of important duties in developing and carrying out programs, including the exercise of independent judgment, when necessary, in the establishment, interpretation, application and enforcement of airport regulations, policies, security and procedures to ensure effective passenger, cargo, general aviation and public services. Work is performed under the general direction of the Aviation Director or Deputy Director, Aviation but reports directly to the Aviation Director. Assignments and instructions are received orally or in written form from the Aviation Director or Deputy Director and work performance is reviewed through personal consultation, written reports and observation of results obtained.


The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. • Plans, directs, and coordinates activities and personnel involved in the terminal operations, airfield operations, airfield electrical, fuel operations, equipment maintenance, and airport landscape services departments. • Develop and maintain relationships with local legislative offices and Military Base Leadership. • Collaborate with external agencies and internal departments to identify fundable projects fitting organizational strategies at NFIA. • Identify and manage other non-traditional public and private-sector grant resources in coordination with the Director of Government Affairs. • Maintains and updates Airport Certification Manual and ensures compliance with FAA Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 139 (14 CFR Part 139) certification requirements for airports. • Writes performance evaluations; issues counseling forms/disciplinary actions; handles employee complaints and grievances; recommends the hiring, termination, and promotion of staff. • Overall responsibility for airport and airfield related planning and programming projects. • Prepares the operating and capital improvement budget. • Establishes and implements work priorities, tracks trends, and reports maintenance and operations performance indicators monthly against goals. • Assist the Senior Manager of Marketing /Aviation Business Management with the exploration of marketing strategies to help generate revenue opportunities. • Perform additional duties as required.


Knowledge of air terminal facilities, airfield operations area, maintenance procedures, techniques, and problems. Knowledge of property management methods and techniques, tenant relationships, and of prevailing local real estate rates. Knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations applying to the use of airport facilities and control of air traffic. Knowledge of standard record keeping practices related to airport activities. Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, and Transportation Security Administration as they apply to air carrier and general aviation operations at airports. Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of public and business administration as applied in a large organization. Ability to plan, assign, review, and supervise the work of employees performing diversified maintenance and operational functions in a manner that will affect maximum utilization of personnel, equipment, and materials. Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with tenants, vendors, and customers utilizing the NFIA facilities.


The majority of work occurs in a normal office environment. The remaining job duties may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of medium weight (10-50 pounds). In addition, the incumbent may be exposed to adverse weather conditions, moving equipment and materials handling where physical risks are predictable and/or controllable by observance of standard safety precautions. In addition, the incumbent may be exposed to toxic fumes and high noise levels when performing duties out of doors.


Requires capability of performing essential functions in both indoor and outdoor environments in all weather conditions. A high percentage of work is performed in an office type environment, but on occasions, employee is exposed to heat, cold, smoke, dust, fumes, motorized equipment, and high noise levels.


A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Aviation-related field, and five (5) years’ experience in airport, or other major transportation facilities’ operation and maintenance, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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