City of Prineville
Under general direction, manages, plans, directs and coordinates the activities and operations
of the Prineville/Crook County Airport including administrative, operational, maintenance,
financial and capital development activities and services required to meet public service and
facility requirements for a municipal airport within governmental guidelines; coordinates
assigned activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; acts as a member of
the management team; performs other related duties as required.
Position Status: ______X___exempt _____________non-exempt
Reports to: City Manager
Essential Job Functions:
Manages the services and activities of the Prineville/Crook County Airport, including
administrative, operational, maintenance, financial and capital development services and
activities, ensures safe and competent service to the flying public, while maximizing cost-
Recommends and assists in the development, planning and implementation of departmental
goals and objectives; assists in the development and implementation of department policies
and procedures including those related to noise abatement.
Formulates, oversees, coordinates and integrates Airport Master Plan with local, regional and
state transportation authorities; ensures cohesiveness and consistency with City policy; updates
plan as required to meet airport needs.
Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and
procedures; monitors and evaluates aircraft movements, in the air and on the ground, for
safety and efficiency; recommends, within City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels.
Researches opportunities for private, state and federal grant funding; writes grant applications;
administers grants received.
Markets airport property for rent and development. Negotiates and administers in accordance
with City and County protocol contracts and agreements with all tenants, including ground
leases, building leases, hangar rentals and aircraft tie-down rentals. Maintains related records
Reviews any work by contractors for safety, quality and efficiency.
Monitors activities to ensure safe practices, quality and accuracy; ensures compliance with
applicable rules, policies and procedures.
Oversees and participates in the development and administration of the Airport’s annual
budget; participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and
supplies; monitors and approves expenditures, implements adjustments; identifies and
develops revenue sources to fund airport projects; coordinates with federal and state agencies
on project priorities and compliance.
Administers and enforces federal, state and local codes and regulations related to airport
activities and operations.
Coordinates airport services and serves as representative of the airport with other
governmental agencies and outside agencies. Represents the airport at City Council, County
Court and other meetings.
Negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues.
Works with the local community to maintain a positive public image of the airport.
Oversees the safe and proper provision of services to airport users including radio services,
weather information, electrical lighting and fueling services; conducts the inspections of airport
facilities, equipment and operations; develops, implements and oversees progressive
maintenance programs and schedules needed repairs and services.
Develops, implements, evaluates and maintains airport safety, security and emergency
programs and procedures; reviews and/or generates accident and incident reports, takes
appropriate action; coordinates and directs airport emergency procedures; manages airport
operations for disaster support.
Coordinates the negotiations of purchase, lease and contract agreements for airport services
and maintenance equipment with the assistance of the city’s legal counsel.
Shown duties are intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and
responsibilities. Incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Specialized and through knowledge in the areas of:
Federal, state, and local regulations governing general aviation airports.
Principles, practices, policies and procedures of airport operations and maintenance of facilities
Principles of budgeting, accounting, financial management, and Master Plan.
Principles of business management and strategic planning.
Aviation-related funding, including Federal Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant
Lease and contract negotiation and management.
Airport security, safety and emergency plans.
Procedures used in accident and incident investigations and reporting.
Safe work practices, including safe aircraft fueling practices.
Making public presentations.
Resolution of complex problems with multiple dimensions and conflicting objectives.
Decision-making related to airport operations, allocation of resources and prioritization of
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with airport users, other airport
managers and operators, City team members, citizen groups, advisory boards, FAA and other
Budget planning, development and management.
Oral and written communication required to convey information in an understandable and
constructive manner with City/County team members, public officials, regulatory agencies and
the general public.
Using common office equipment (included computers and specialized software apps).
Evaluate existing systems and procedures for improvement.
Analyze, interpret, summarize and present administrative and technical information and data in
an effective manner.
Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations.
Negotiate and oversee contracts.
Represent the interest of the City in the community and at professional meetings.
Plan and administer budgets.
Operate personal computer and related software programs.
Perform mathematical calculation quickly and accurately.
Read, interpret and record data accurately.
Work independently and as part of a team.
Organize, prioritize and follow up on work assignments.
Analyze a complex issue, develop and implement an appropriate response.
Follow written and oral directions.
Observe safety principles and work in a safe manner.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Valid Oregon Driver’s license. Good driving record required.
High School diploma or equivalent is required. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or
university in aviation/airport management, business or public administration, or a related field
is preferred. Minimum of three years airport management experience or equivalent also
preferred. Private pilot license not required, but preferred.
A certificate as an Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) by the American Associate of Airport
Executives is highly desirable.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None.
Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking on slippery, level and uneven surfaces,
kneeling, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also
requires repetitive hand movement. Also required is both near and far vision. Acute hearing is
required when providing phone and personal service. The nature of the work gives exposure to
noise, dust, grease, smoke fumes, noxious odors and gases. May be required to lift 25 pounds.
A variety of weather conditions may also be experienced due to the climate of Central Oregon.
Some evening meetings and weekend shifts are required.