Salina (KS) Airport Authority is hiring a key management position responsible for existing and future airfield, hangar and building improvements at the Salina Airport and Airport Industrial Center. Under the supervision of the executive director, the facilities and construction director is responsible for managing the development and construction phases on projects including both pavement & facilities. The facilities and construction director will have a high skill level utilizing AutoCAD and working with building and pavement construction plans and drawings. In this capacity, the facilities and construction director will coordinate projects and maintain effective working relationships with tenants, co-workers, the public, contractors, and regulatory agencies. The position will work closely with the manager of operations that oversees a staff of ten maintenance, ARFF, and operations personnel and the director of administration and finance that handles tenant lease agreements, project budgets, financing, and contract administration.
Applicant must have Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering, construction management, airport management or related field. Experience in the above fields will also be considered in lieu of a degree. 3-5 years progressively responsible airport and/or engineering experience. Considerable knowledge of FAA AIP construction policies and procedures. Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing and through oral expression so others will understand. Must be self-motivated and possess the ability to work with a great deal of autonomy. Proficiency in AutoCAD and Microsoft Excel a must. Knowledge and/or ability to use Windows based personal computers using program applications such as Microsoft Word, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint and OneNote.
SALINA AIRPORT AUTHORITY
The Salina Airport Authority (SAA) is a body corporate and politic. The Authority was created by the City of Salina in April 1965 (Sec. 4-16, Salina City Code) pursuant to the authority granted to the City by the Surplus Property and Public Airport Authority Act of the State of Kansas (KSA 27-315 et seq.) The Authority was created for the purpose of accepting as surplus property portions of the former Schilling A.F.B., which was closed by the United States Department of Defense in June 1965. By quitclaim deed the Authority received over 2,900 acres of land and numerous buildings for the purpose of operating and developing the Salina Regional Airport and the Salina Airport Industrial Center. The Authority is managed and controlled by a five-member Board of Directors appointed by the Salina City Commission.
The Board appoints the Executive Director, who is the Chief Executive Officer of the Authority. The Executive Director hires the remaining employees of the Authority. The Executive Director and his staff of employees manage and operate the Salina Regional Airport and the Salina Airport Industrial Center.
The Salina Regional Airport is t...he only commercial service airport serving Salina/Saline County and the 22-county area comprising North Central Kansas. One regional airline serves the Salina Airport. United Airlines operated by SkyWest Airlines has multiple weekday and weekend flights to Denver International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Total air carrier passenger enplanements exceed 20,000 passengers per year. With one of the longest primary runways (12,300’) in the country, SLN services a wide variety of the corporate, business, private aviation, military, and flight training needs of industry, business, and individuals in the area. The Airport is also used by the Aeronautical Technology Department at Kansas State Polytechnic. The campus of K-State Polytechnic is located adjacent to the airport. The Airport’s world-class FBO, Avflight Salina, annually delivers aviation fuel to thousands of business jets and military aircraft. Annual air traffic approaches 75,000 operations. SLN is widely known as America’s Fuel Stop and as the Home of the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer.
The Salina Airport Industrial Center is home for over one hundred businesses and organizations. Seventy of the businesses and organization are tenants of the Authority. One of the primary functions of the Authority is to facilitate the continued growth of jobs and payroll at the Airport Industrial Center. The Authority works in partnership with the City of Salina, Saline County, Salina Community Economic Development Organization, the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce and the Kansas Department of Commerce for the retention of existing business and industry and the recruitment of new business and industry.