Civil - Construction, Civil - Transportation, Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT DIVISION The Deputy Airport Director – Facilities Development position leads the John Wayne Airport Facilities Development Division. The division consists of Engineering and Planning/Environmental Units.
THE OPPORTUNITY The Deputy Airport Director–Facilities Development is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, and evaluating the work of two highly complex sections of the John Wayne Airport's Facilities Development Division engaged in the following activities for the County of Orange aviation program:
Responsible for analyzing and evaluating the airport facilities for compliance with all FAA standards. These standards include but are not limited to Airport Design, FAA AC 150/5300-13; Airport Pavement Design and Evaluation, FAA AC 150/5320-6; Airport Drainage, FAA AC 150/5320-5B; and Objects Affecting Navigable Airspace, Title 14 CFR Part 77.
Ensure and certify compliance with FAA Grant Assurances.
Act as the Sponsor's (County of Orange) approving agent for all Airport Layout Plans (ALP).
Plan, develop, and maintain the architectural aesthetics and engineering design standards for the Airport.
Provide a basis of design and scope for County-owned projects at JWA
Review projects for conformity to the basis of design and scope
Provide design standards for Tenant Improvements
Review Tenant Improvements for conformity to design standards.
Plan, organize, coordinate, direct, and evaluate airport development, which will satisfy aviation demand in a financially feasible manner, while at the same time resolving the aviation, environmental and socioeconomic issues existing in the community in conformance with the Settlement Agreement as amended.
Staff the Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC).
Manage and perform California Environment Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance as it relates to JWA
Plan, organize, direct, and evaluate JWA's unique environmental compliance programs (air quality, water quality, hazardous materials, and hazardous waste as they apply to aviation facilities).
Coordinate JWA project work and Tenant Improvements with JWA operations, Tenants, and regulators.
Coordinate airfield projects for FAA Safety Management System compliance.
Budgeting and tracking expenditure of JWA funds for JWA projects by others.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree or higher in Civil Engineering or related field and possess a current Professional Engineering License from the State of California.
In addition to the education and licensure requirements, the ideal candidate will have a firm grasp of the challenges and opportunities presented by the dynamic environment of John Wayne Airport and possess the following:
At least 8 years of recent, increasing responsibility demonstrating experience in managing issues within an airport or similarly complex setting. A bachelor's degree in a related area of study may substitute for two years of the required experience. College-level education or training beyond a bachelor's degree, which is directly related to the competencies and attributes required of a position, may be substituted for up to an additional year of the required experience. If you choose to use education to satisfy experience requirements, unofficial transcripts must be submitted at the time of application.
Graduate studies in Engineering, Architecture, or other closely related fields.
Direct experience in at least two (2) of the following areas is required: Airport administration, cooperative strategic planning, infrastructure repair planning, maintenance and utility management, and current infrastructure compliance regulations.
PROFESSIONAL | TECHNICAL EXPERTISE
Current knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws, policies, regulations, and issues pertaining to Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 77, land use law and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Ability to conduct complex professional/technical research and analysis for assigned projects.
Ability to manage the work of the other professional/technical staff related to aviation, Airport, land use, and environmental issues.
Contract administration in public works building projects and extensive knowledge of the governing building codes, FAA Advisory circulars, etc.
Contract administration in Architect/Engineer (A/E) as regulated by the State of California and the FAA.
LEADERSHIP | SUPERVISORY SKILLS
Uses creativity and innovation in achieving business objectives by planning and developing Airport projects to be safe, efficient, and effective.
Builds effective working relationships inside and outside the organization in working with Airport related Commissions and regional planning bodies.
Promotes flexibility by planning for the effects of organizational change internally, and develops projects recognizing potential change in the airline industry.
Exhibits the courage to take action by tackling difficult challenges relating to land use issues that may impact the Airport.
Motivates performance for the purpose of achieving Airport and/or Facilities Planning/Environmental Section goals.
Motivates staff to reach their highest performance potential by assigning progressively more challenging tasks.
Values learning for staff and seeks out opportunities and skill development as resources permit for training in land use and environmental planning.
PLANNING | PROBLEM SOLVING
Integrates changes smoothly to respond to input from stakeholders including the airlines and other tenants that operate at John Wayne Airport
Assigns work to project team members, establishes expectations and monitors activities to ensure work is accomplished in a timely manner to facilitate project development
Gathers, analyzes and applies information skillfully to respond in creative ways to planning and land use challenges
Develops alternative solutions for consideration by the Airport management, the Airport Commission, ALUC, and airline stakeholders
Works effectively in group problem-solving situations with diverse Airport stakeholders
Plans, organizes and implements projects to meet established timeframes to ensure that facilities are available as Airport demands grow
Sets appropriate priorities and modifies as needed as input is received from Airport management and stakeholders
ORAL | WRITTEN COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Promotes open, candid information sharing across organizational boundaries in working with cities and other jurisdictions on land use and planning issues
Communicates and coordinates effectively with federal, state, regional and local agencies
Listens effectively to others particularly in the Executive Officer role
Presents ideas and complex material clearly, concisely, logically and persuasively both orally and in writing especially for Airport related Commissions
Ensures timely, appropriate communication with stakeholders to meet state-mandated deadlines for Airport Land Use Commission projects
Readily and routinely shares technical knowledge with others on planning techniques that can be utilized by the Airport
Set challenging, measurable project goals aligned with airport business objectives
Plan, organize and implement projects to meet established time frames and cost containments
As opportunities arise, re-engineer business processes and improve organizational effectiveness by proposing and implementing initiatives to improve efficiency, streamline operations and meet current and future business needs
Set appropriate priorities and modify as needed
Accountable for personal performance and goal achievement and maintains sufficient content and knowledge to perform all aspects of the job effectively.
LICENSE REQUIRED The successful candidate must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher, by date of appointment.
Additional Salary Information: In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:
Effective July 3, 2020 – 2.5% increase
Effective July 2, 2021 – 2.5% increase
Effective July 1, 2022 – 3.0% increase
Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following dates:
Effective July 3, 2020 – 1.2% decrease
Effective July 2, 2021 – 1.2% decrease
Effective July 1, 2022 – 0.5% decrease
Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.
THIS RECRUITMENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
This recruitment will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days and continuously until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the day the County's needs are met. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.
This recruitment will establish an open eligible list. This list can be used to fill current and future Deputy Airport Director - Facilities Development positions throughout the County of Orange. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications.
About John Wayne Airport
John Wayne Airport (JWA), owned and operated by the County of Orange California, is a medium-hub, commercial service airport. JWA is managed by an Airport Director and Assistant Director overseeing six (6) Divisions, including Business Development, Facilities Development, Finance Administration, Operations, Public Affairs, and Maintenance. JWA has an annual budget of approximately $200M and a staff of approximately 180. JWA is one of the top 50 busiest commercial airports in the country in terms of both passenger enplanements and total operations and the 9th busiest General Aviation airport.
John Wayne Airport operates as an enterprise fund self-supported through revenues it generates and receives no monies from the County General Fund. These revenues are utilized to operate the Airport, provide for the repayment of revenue bonds, fund facility capital improvements, and maintenance projects, and support aviation planning.