Airports Operations Manager (Open Until Filled)

  • 2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, California
  • Mar 07, 2024
Full Time Administration and Management Aviation or Harbor
  • Salary: 8622.00 - 10503.00 USD

Job Description

Position Description

We are accepting applications on a continuous basis until the position is filled. The recruitment may close at any time.

The City of Fresno is currently recruiting for an Airports Operations Manager.
Under general direction, this position manages and administers the Operations Division of the Airports Department including management of Department regulatory compliance policies and procedures, airside/landside operations; coordinates the review and approval of construction projects and specifications; coordinates activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director.

The Airports Operations Manager areas of responsibility include the Airports Operations, Airfield Maintenance and Building Maintenance sections. Within guidelines set by the Director of Aviation, the incumbent establishes and implements regulatory and operational procedures, including those associated with Airport Emergency Management and Security.

This is an unclassified position in which the incumbent serves at the will of the Department Director.

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

BENEFITS: UNIT 14 Classification - City of Management Employee Association (CFMEA)

HEALTH INSURANCE: The City contributes toward monthly premiums for PPO medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: IRS 125 Plan for health and dependent care expenses.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary 457 plan with Fidelity Investments to increase your retirement savings. City contributes $75 per month.
SUPPLEMENTAL SICK- 40 hours per fiscal year. 80 hours lifetime maximum
MANAGEMENT LEAVE: 60 hours per fiscal year.
BILINGUAL PREMIUM: PAY: $100 per month
ANNUAL LEAVE: Accrue 15.55 hours per month with cash out provisions.
HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and two (2) personal days.
LIFE INSURANCE: Benefit equal to annual salary; premium paid by The City.
LONG-TERM DISABILITY: Benefit equal to 66.66% of monthly salary up to $7,500 per month after 30 days of disability; premium paid by The City.
HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ARRANGEMENT: To reimburse retirement medical insurance and qualified medical expenses.
RETIREMENT: City of Fresno Retirement Systems, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other CA public agencies. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service. City employees do not participate in Social Security.
DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Program): an optional, voluntary program that allows an employee to deposit retirement benefits in a special savings account within the Retirement System while continuing to work for the City of Fresno for up to 10 years. Participation minimum is age 50 and vested. Benefits includes ownership of accumulated funds, compound interest earnings, and alternative distribution options.

Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at

The Requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline.

Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Airport Management, Aviation Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a closely related field.


Four years of managerial or supervisory experience in airport operations, including comprehensive regulatory compliance responsibilities and oversight of building and construction operations. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis, up to a maximum of (2) two years.

If qualifying with a degree or accredited college or university credits, please attach a copy of the degree or transcripts. Applications lacking this documentation may be rejected.

1. Your document must first be scanned and saved to a computer or thumb drive (save as the "document name")
2. Then go to > City of Fresno Jobs > Apply On-Line
3. Enter the same Login Information (Username & Password) that is going to be used for the job you are
applying to
4. Under the section "My Career Tools" (located towards the top of the page), Select "Cover Letters & Attachments", and then "Add Attachments" towards the bottom
5. For Attachment Type, choose the most appropriate option (i.e. "DIPLOMA/TRANSCRIPTS or DD214")
a. If you do not see an appropriate choice, you may use "Reference Attachments". Under Attachment
Purpose, you can TYPE a description
6. Then Select "Add Attachment" and hit the "Browse" button to locate your attachment
7. Once you have selected your attachment, select "Open", hit "Upload" and then "Save & Return"
8. After you confirm your attachment has been uploaded, then proceed to fill out your online application.

Additional Requirements

Possession and continued maintenance of a valid California Driver's License
within sixty (60) days of appointment. Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver's license and a current copy of their driving record.

Certified Member of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) or be
able to obtain within eighteen (18) months of hire is preferred.

The final selected (eligible candidates certified) will be required to successfully pass a TSA Security Threat Assessment, Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprinting process and an extensive background investigation before being eligible for hire with the City of Fresno, along with clearing a second fingerprinting process with the Department of Justice.

How To Apply

APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION. PLEASE VISIT WWW.FRESNO.GOV/JOBS TO APPLY. For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view "Instruction Guide" on the City's website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.

Selection Process

Interested and qualified applicants must submit an official City of Fresno application on-line. Applications may be submitted at For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view "Instruction Guide" on the City's website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.

After the final filing date, completed applications will be reviewed and a select group of candidates will be invited to interview.

Inquiries should be directed to:
Leshea Tarver, Senior Human Resources Analyst
(559) 621-6950
2600 Fresno Street
Fresno, California 93721-3614

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Fresno is an equal opportunity employer. Should you need a special accommodation due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Personnel Service Department at (559) 621-6950 in advance of the examination.

Closing Date/Time: 12/31/2024

Base Pay


Job Address

2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, California 93721 United States View Map