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Airport Assistant General Manager at City of Atlanta

Airport Assistant General Manager

City of Atlanta Atlanta, GA Full-Time
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Airport Assistant General Manager

This position will expire on February 11, 2021

Here at the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community. Our Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and Building Inspectors keep our Citizens safe. Our Public Works Staff keep our City clean and help to maintain, build, and improve our City’s infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life. Our Engineers help to keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating, and our buildings maintained.   Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta!   If you’re seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.

General Description and Classification Standards

Reporting to the General Manager or Deputy General Manager, directs multiple assigned major airport functions, such as overall administration and business, airport finance, and internal and external financial reporting, etc.  Position is responsible for both strategic planning and day-to-day direction of assigned areas; allocates budgeted resources as needed; establishes processes and procedures; plays a significant role in developing airport policy and airport strategic plans.

 This is a fully seasoned senior leadership position in the Airport structure charged with responsibility for directing multiple specialized functions and a large organization within the airport through multiple director or manager level positions.

Supervision Received

Direction received is very general and focuses more on long-term and short-term operating objectives.

This is a policy-advisory level of management and would be considered senior leadership.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  May perform other duties as assigned.

Directs assigned functions at the Airport through subordinate directors and managers.

Prepares strategic plans and reviews detailed policies and procedures.  Reviews budgets submitted by subordinates and collaborates on priorities.  Consolidates operating plans and budgets for review by GM, the Mayor's Office, and City Council, and prepares legislation for capital funding needs on a recurring basis.

Selects, manages, and develops leadership talent for units managed.  Provides guidance and coaching on an ongoing basis.  Plans for the future leadership needs of the group and develops potential future leaders and candidates for higher-level positions.  Provides both formal and informal feedback to subordinate staff.

Essential duties include the following:

  • Directly responsible for supervising quality of accounting and financial reporting specific to the capital program
  • Assisting/Leading the development of financial metrics for capital projects and capital funding
  • Financial analysis and construction in process reconciliation for all capital projects, capital funding and capital budgeting
  • Oversee all day-to-day operations for capital program development and funding, and work collaboratively with Program Management and Construction Management team on all cost allocations and reporting
  • Lead efforts related to PFC applications and ultimate use of PFC funds, and integral part of monitoring and managing other FAA grant funds
  • Provide assistance to Deputy GM & CFO on Treasury, Debt and Risk Management issues specific to capital program
  • Work collaboratively with AGM Finance & Accounting on all financial reporting, debt financing and airline use and lease agreement issues.
  • Provide financial guidance and understanding to Executive Team and Senior Staff

Assures that all activities are carried out with high level of attention to accuracy and timeliness.

Establishes good working relationships with all Airport leadership, regulatory representatives, airline and concession management, local governments and any other pertinent organizations with respect to the areas assigned.

Serves as a member of the senior management team and provides significant input into overall strategic, business, and financial plans.

Decision Making

Position makes decisions regarding resource allocation among units management regarding daily operating policies and processes.  Position has significant input to overall Airport strategic plan, capital budget and funding, and Airport initiatives. 

Leadership Provided

Position has directional authority over a group of seasoned managers and provides high level coaching and development for direct subordinates and high potential employees.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities   This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully.  It is not an exhaustive list.

Extensive knowledge of all applicable laws, ordinances, policies, standards and regulations governing airport finances; knowledge of aviation terms and industry practices.

Strong analytical, and presentation skills and a strong understanding of airport industry; financial management and cost controls of major airport capital program; strong personnel management skills; exceptional skills in communicating and listening to effectively convey information verbally and in writing.

Ability to organize and direct programs and resources involved in the capital development of airports; coordinate programs, communications, information and personnel to assure airport compliance with established requirements and meet City airport needs; supervise, train and evaluate the performance and professional development of assigned personnel; collaborate with others in the research, development and implementation of revenue-generating airport programs, projects and functions; effectively work, make decisions and communicate under a variety of emergency conditions.  Effective knowledge of Oracle (or other major ERP platform) and project costing/management environment.


Minimum Qualifications - Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in business/public administration, aviation management, or a related area.

Minimum of ten years of management experience in multiple areas of airport management or related

 Preferred Qualifications – Education and Experience

Minimum of ten years of management experience in finance and/or accounting discipline

Minimum of five years in managing the financial elements of a major airport capital development program

Licensures and Certifications

Licensed CPA is strongly preferred, but experience in capital program development will be a mitigating factor 

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.


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