Airport Manager

DATE: 07-31-00

JOB TITLE: Airport Manager
DEPARTMENT: Public Works

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: City Engineer/Director of Public Works

DIRECTION OF OTHERS: Maintenance personnel as required, College Intern

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: A minimum of a BS Degree in Airport Administration and 3 years of experience in Airport Management or similar areas of equivalent work.

NATURE OF WORK: Responsible for the overall management of the Owatonna Degner Regional Airport. Monitors everyday operations, plans, directs, and coordinates activities concerned with construction, maintenance, and operation of airport facilities.


I. Maintains and operates all facets of the airport in an efficient manner which meets all aviation regulatory requirements.

A. Monitors daily activities at airport and ensures compliance with State and
Federal guidelines.
B. Performs daily inspections of facilities.
C. Directs maintenance personnel as necessary.

II. Coordinates work dealing with requests or complaints from Fixed Base Operator (FBO),
hangar tenants, land lease agents, flying public, and regulatory inspectors and formulates
operating rules and policies.

A. Writes and enforces airport operating rules and standards.
B. Checks for compliance with established airport minimum standards for
commercial operations.

III. Acts as a staff liaison to the Airport Commission and coordinates with other City Departments, keeping the City Engineer and City Council fully informed of all matters covering the operation of the airport.

A. Participates in all Airport Commission meetings.
B. Attends and makes recommendations to City Council as necessary.

IV. Supervises the construction of State-aid Federal-aid airport improvement projects.
Confers with consultants, engineering staff, and contractors.

A. Participates in project design and planning.
B. Makes application to State and Federal agencies for project grant funds and
ensures compliance with all assurances thereof.
C. Prepares change orders and supplemental agreements as necessary.
D. Formulates procedures for the use in event of aircraft accidents, fires, or other
E. Supervises annual airport emergency exercise.
F. Reviews emergency plan with all airport tenants.
G. Coordinates with local responders, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

V. Develops work schedules, and projects for the maintenance and upgrade of the airport
facilities and prepares the five year capital improvement and operations budget for the

A. Reviews reports of expenditures, proposals for improvements to facilities to
prepare annual budget.
B. Coordinates capital budget with State and Federal agencies for grant

VI. Directs studies on noise abatement resulting from complaints of excessive noise from low
flying aircraft or other operations.

A. Records any public noise complaints.
B. Investigates violations of aerial or ground traffic regulations.

VII. Oversees the collection of revenues from airport users. Responsible for hangar rentals
and farm lease agreements with periodic inspection of all leased premises to ensure

A. Writes and renews lease agreements as necessary.
B. Checks for code and lease compliance.

VIII. Responsible for advertising and marketing of the airport and its field systems to the aviation public and coordinating special events authorized to be held at the airport.

IX. Represents airport before civic or other organizational groups, courts, boards, and


I. Develops public understanding of work and activities of the division.

A. Answers public questions and requests for materials and information.
B. Follows up on citizen complaints in areas pertaining to the division.
C. Maintains good relations with contractors working on airport projects.
D. Provides meet and greet services to visitors to the community through the


I. Employee must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and equipment relative to this position which shall include but may not be limited to: Office equipment, aviation communication equipment, computers, copy machines, fax machines, small maintenance equipment, shovels, and mowers.


I. Hours may vary, but generally 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
This is an exempt position and does not accrue overtime.

II. Office environment and regularly working in outside weather conditions that may be inclement, and at times other than normal working hours. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud. While inspecting different projects, the employee must be able to stand for long periods of time and to walk from site to site and at times required to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear.

In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act the following represents the Physical and Environmental Demands: This position requires an equal amount of time spent standing, walking, and sitting. Lifting, pushing/pulling, or carrying objects weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds is sometimes required, with a maximum of seventy-five (75) pounds infrequently required. Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, and bending are sometimes required. Repetitive movements of the hands are sometimes required. Audio, visual, and verbal functions are essential functions to performing this position. The majority of the workday is spent indoors.