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Positions Available

Airport Duty Manager
King County International Airport/Boeing Field

Salary: $96,699.20 - $122,574.40 Annually

Closing Date: 9/22/23

King County International Airport/Boeing Field (KCIA) is searching for a new Airport Duty Manager who is knowledgeable, highly motivated, and an enthusiastic team player to comply with FAA FAR Part 139 and all local, state, and other federal regulations. This position will provide leadership for operations at the airport and serving as a senior airport representative. Incumbents are designated as the point of contact for information regarding safety, security, compliance, construction and interaction with airlines, passengers, tenants, and the public.


In order to be considered for this opportunity, you must at a minimum demonstrate knowledge, skill and ability to:

  • Manage the daily functions and responsibilities associated with the safe and efficient Airport operations in compliance with operational and regulatory requirements.
  • Conduct airfield and airport facility inspections to ensure compliance with FAR Part 139 regulations in addition to local, state and other federal regulations. Records discrepancies found during inspections and arranges for immediate corrective action when warranted.
  • Activate Airport Emergency Plan when necessary. Reports unsafe conditions and policy/procedure violations and takes appropriate corrective action.
  • Identify operational, safety and security concerns by maintaining constant surveillance and radio contact with the FAA Control Tower. Initiates and follows through on corrective actions.
  • Manage and coordinate opening/closing of taxiways or runways with airfield tenants and the FAA control tower to ensure safety of people and aircraft.
  • Respond to weather events and airport emergencies such as an accidents, bomb threats or hazardous spills.
  • Develop, implement and enforce various airport programs including but not limited to Airport Driver's training, Wildlife Management, Environment compliance with Hazardous Spills, and Snow and Ice Control.
  • Communicate with airline, tenant and airport personnel to resolve problems between airport customers and tenants.

To learn more, please visit the job link at Airport Duty Manager | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

Airport Management Intern
Arlington Municipal Airport
Arlington, WA

$43,176.00 - $56,340.00 Annually 

Opening Date: 9/14/23
Closing Date: 9/23/23

Individuals assigned to this position will perform as a trainee or otherwise in a learning capacity under the direction of the Airport Manager, or designee, in any of the offices, clerical and administrative areas on a temporary basis. During the internship, not to exceed two years, the individual will be exposed to operational issues, project planning and management, development issues and requirements, financial planning and tracking, budget preparation, accident/incident procedures and general office practices.

Examples of Duties:

  • Assist in the preparation of presentations to the Airport Commission and City Council at meetings regarding Arlington Airport projects or issues.
  • Assist in all phases of construction projects and environmental projects including review of engineering plans, creation of a scope of work, contract preparation and review, bid notice preparation, presenting bid results, supervision of actual construction, and coordination of work with other governmental agencies.
  • Provide customer service to airport tenants in answering questions and dealing with problems.
  • Assist with daily deposits including cash register operation, closing out register, and posting payments to accounts and delivery of receipts to Finance Department.
  • Perform ramp checks and checks of other operational areas.
  • Research, assemble and compile data from varied sources and make summary reports as required.
  • Provide backup telephone and reception counter assistance as needed to cover absences.
  • Assist in preparing airport newsletters and maintaining airport's website and social media pages.
  • May participate in snow removal on the airport.
  • Predictable and regular attendance required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with co-workers, supervisors, vendors, tenants and the public in general.
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and independently perform work assignments under infrequent supervision.
  • Requires basic math skills.
  • bility to read maps, drawings and building plans in electronic or paper formats.
  • Knowledge of standard office software and basic knowledge of GIS and social media platforms.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Basic knowledge of airport operations.
  • Ability to attend early morning or evening meetings.
  • Requires visual and manual dexterity to operate computers and other office equipment.
  • Ability to visit development sites, leased sites and other sites, to walk on all types of terrain and be outdoors in all types of weather conditions.
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds
  • Requires occasional bending and stretching and ability to sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to drive an automobile and light duty trucks.


        U.S. Citizen or legally eligible to work in the United States.
        Associate or Bachelor's degree in Airport Management/Operations or Public Administration.
        Valid Washington State Driver's License and driving record acceptable to the City.
        Pilots license is preferred, however not a requirement for the position.
        Successfully pass WSP WATCH Background Check.

See full job posting at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/arlingtonwa/jobs/4200524/airport-management-intern?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Operations Specialist
Paine Field Airport
Everett, WA

Position type: Full Time
Salary: $75,973.32 - $92,430.12 Annually

Opening Date: 08/17/23
Closing Date: continuous

Roles and Responsibilities
Are you an airport operations professional that wants to take your career to the next level? Do you desire variety in your workday? Do you enjoy working as part of a team and making a difference in your community? If you answered yes to any of these, Paine Field invites you apply!

Paine Field is hiring Operations Specialists to join our dynamic team. We are seeking ambitious and outgoing individuals that will help Paine Field manage its FAA Part 139 and TSA 1542 requirements and diverse operations of the airfield. The successful candidates will be detail-oriented, professional, flexible, and reliable. They will be responsible for coordinating a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to ensure the safe and secure operations of the airport.

If you are a detail-oriented and motivated Airport Operations professional with experience with general aviation and commercial service, then this is the right position for you.

Paine Field Airport Snohomish County offers outstanding benefits and competitive wages, job flexibility and stability, employer paid ORCA cards, and a friendly, diverse team atmosphere where employees are appreciated and make a real difference to the citizens we provide services to. Snohomish County is thriving and is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. We strive to not only provide a meaningful job, but a lifelong career at Snohomish County.

External Posting URL: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/snohomish

Contact: Christy Cheever, 425-388-5101

Sr. Aviation Planning Project Manager
Mead & Hunt
Portland or Seattle

Position type: Full time
Salary range: $105,000 - $143,000

Opening date: 6/15/23
Closing date: N/A

Contact: Lindsay Sunset, (303) 838-3334 ext 16

Position description:

Mead & Hunt, Inc., a prestigious nationwide professional services consulting firm, is seeking a Senior Aviation Planning Project Manager to join their team!

Mead & Hunt provides clients with expert planning, architecture design, engineering, environmental and construction administration services across a wide variety of market sectors. We approach each project as an opportunity for innovation – and we believe that innovation in any field begins with the same step: listening. That’s why we build strong relationships with our clients, insist on cross-disciplinary collaboration and support continuing education. The result? Over a century of engineering and architectural solutions that that have resulted in everything from cost-saving efficiencies to proprietary processes.

As a Senior Aviation Planning Project Manager at Mead & Hunt, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Leading aviation planning projects and working collaboratively to lead project teams
  • Preparing airport planning documents
  • Client and team relationship management and communications
  • Frequent (30-40%) travel and a valid driver’s license is required
Our ideal candidate will have:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Environmental Science or Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Aviation Management, English, or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university
    • 7+ years of experience with degree in the following areas or 11+ years’ experience of the same with no degree:
    • Aviation Planning Project Management experience at non-hub, small, medium, and large hub airports
    • Research, analysis, and creation of aviation planning documents
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to create exceptional client relationships
    • Experience with simulation modeling for aircraft operations, airfield vehicle movements, and/or airline passengers
    • Experience with business development and project interviews
    • Mentorship/Leadership of project teams and junior planning staff
  • Knowledge of FAA guidance and regulations
  • AICP, AIA, AAAE, PE or other relevant certification

Our people truly make Mead & Hunt a great place to work, so if you’re ready to join the team, have strong communication and organizational skills, are self-motivated, and can work well both independently and as part of a team, we’d love to talk to you!

Application submittal: email to lsunset@talentrust.com or submit through the external posting URL: https://loxo.co/job/MTc3NTYteTZ5ZHc3NHg4M3A4b2l0ag==?t=1691442798232

Airport Senior Manager
Olympia Regional Airport
Tumwater, WA
Full Time
Salary Range: $94,981.00 - $142,478.00 Annually
Opening Date: 07/13/23

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The Position
The Airport Senior Manager is responsible for the management and operation of the Port of Olympia’s airport properties (“Tumwater properties”), including Olympia Regional Airport, New Market Industrial Campus, Cleanwater Center, and Airport Retail Center. Responsibilities include developing the appropriate goals, objectives, plans, programs, and budgets in support of the Port’s Vision 2050 Action Plan and Strategic Plan 2025.

This position works under the supervision of the Operations Director as one of four Operations business units. The Airport Senior Manager is responsible for analyzing revenue and cost data to; ensure the Port’s competitive status and profitability; seeking and administering Federal Aviation Administration and WSDOT Aviation Airport Improvement Program grants; maintaining effective relationships with tenants, government agencies, the business community, and the public; developing new business opportunities; and negotiating new/renewal aeronautical use lease agreements.

The Airport Senior Manager routinely engages other Port Senior Managers and staff in support of the “One Port” philosophy of successful Port sustainability and success. This position supervises the Airport Office & Port Records Administrator and the Airport Facilities & Maintenance Supervisor. In turn, the Airport Facilities and Maintenance Supervisor coordinates directly with the Real Estate Senior Manager and staff to direct/supervise facility and grounds maintenance for all Tumwater properties.

The Airport Senior Manager advises the Port Commission and Executive Director on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policy and regulatory matters.

This is a 24/7 response obligation position.

For full job description, examples of duties, benefits and supplemental questions, please see full job listing.

Director of Aviation
Port of Bellingham - Bellingham International Airport
Bellingham, WA
Full time
$150,000 - $186,000
First review of applications: July 16, 2023

Contact: Prothman Company, 206-368-0050

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