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Assistant Manager Aeronautical Services, Airport Inspections EWR

Job ID: 34300
Department: Aviation
Location: Newark Liberty Int'l Airport


The Aviation department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is seeking an experienced Assistant Manager Aeronautical Services to ensure EWR airport operations and infrastructure comply with all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and applicable Port Authority rules, policies and procedures. Leave your mark on one of the busiest international and North American airports!

Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Airport Services, Airport Operations Division, the Assistant Manager Aeronautical Services will assist with managing a team of supervisory and operations field staff to maintain and enhance safe and efficient aeronautical operations. You will also be responsible for:

  • Assisting in maintaining compliance with Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations for airport certification contained in 14 CFR Part 139. Any and all discrepancies will be identified, tracked and corrected in a timely manner.
  • Coordinating and monitoring training requirements and compliance for Airport Operations and other PA staff as mandated by Federal and State regulations.
  • Supporting Airport Operations, Wildlife, Maintenance, Engineering, and other units in maintaining compliant, safe, and efficient airport operations.
  • Serving as the Acting Manager, Airport Services when the Manager, Airport Services is unavailable.
  • Assisting in planning and coordinating airport construction activities impacting airside operations.
  • Working collaboratively with Port Authority staff, including Aviation Planning, Aviation Technical Services, Project Management, and Engineering to plan, develop and implement airside delay reduction enhancements.
  • Contributing to the review and modification of airside construction staging plans. Ensuring airport community awareness of aeronautical construction activities as well as the associated runway/taxiway closures.
  • Assisting in the development and enforcement of construction safety and phasing plans.
  • During snow events, act as the Shift Coordinator to meet staffing requirements and manage emergency response efforts.
  • Assisting in implementing productivity/progress improvements that increase revenues, process efficiency, enhance customer service, and/or reduce costs.
  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining regularly scheduled and as-needed communication channels with airport stakeholders such as airlines (including Chief Pilots), tenants, FAA Air Traffic, FAA Technical Services and other stakeholders.
  • Representing Airport Operations on Safety and FOD Committees, FAA Customer Forums, Wildlife Task Forces and other groups
  • Preparing and monitoring the Airport Services Unit budgets.
  • Identifying problems and instituting new methodologies for general and contract management when necessary.
  • Supervising and administering a diverse union/non-union workforce, including but not limited to:
  • Scheduling, absence control, discipline, development, motivation and problem resolution, labor relation issues, training requirements, human resource matters, and monitoring the units’ performance measures.
  • Handling multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities to oversee the functional performance of operations staff, Security Guards and Supervisory staff.
  • Planning for future operational programs and projects in conjunction with appropriate staffing levels
  • Performing, various administrative activities associated with the management of a large staff.
  • Working special events, responding to emergencies, construction projects and/or weather related events, outside of normal working hours.


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (from an accredited college or university) in Aviation Management, Aeronautical Science, Aeronautics, Business Administration, Transportation, or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in airport operations.
  • Experience in managing programs for airport compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations and Advisory Circulars, particularly, those related to the operation of airports including Part 139.
  • Experience in airport operations and demonstrated knowledge of Air Traffic Control, airline, and aircraft policies procedures and practices.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of emergency management response and preparedness.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of TSA regulations, security directives and emergency amendments.
  • Familiarity and experience with complex airport construction projects.
  • Experience managing relationships with airport stakeholders, including airlines, Chief Pilots, FAA Air Traffic, and FAA Technical Services.
  • Ability to manage a diverse workforce, including unionized staff.
  • Experience managing vendors and contracts.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of airport management staff and Port Authority Departments (ARFF, PAPD, CMD, PM, Engineering, TSO, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Port Authority policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience providing supervision and leadership to staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to compile, analyze and interpret data related to operational performance measures, utilizing Microsoft Office and SAP.

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

During 2018, the Port Authority handled a projected 137.9 million passengers at its four commercial airports – John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and New York Stewart International airports—an increase of 3.8 percent over 2017’s previous record high.  Newark Liberty reported a 6.3 percent annual increase, JFK reported a 2.5 percent increase and LaGuardia saw its annual passenger volume rise by 2.3 percent. New York Stewart reported a 44.2 percent surge in traffic, driven in part by new, low-cost nonstop service offered by Norwegian Air to destinations overseas.

To accommodate future airport demand, the Port Authority and its private airport partners have committed an unprecedented $28 billion – the most in agency history – to maintain and build new airport facilities across the system. The level of investment illustrates the Port Authority’s aggressive commitment to creating a network of state-of-the art airport facilities.

At LaGuardia, an $8 billion rebuilding of the legacy airport is in progress, and in December, the first new concourse in Terminal B opened to the public.  At Newark Liberty, ground was broken in October for a new Terminal One that will replace the aging and obsolete Terminal A.  And at JFK, Governor Cuomo announced in October a $13 billion project to rebuild the airport, including the addition of 4 million square feet to the airport’s north and south sides to increase airport capacity by at least 15 million passengers annually.  The first new gates of the redeveloped terminal are scheduled to open in 2023 with projected completion in 2025.

The mission of the Aviation department is to plan, develop, provide, promote, operate and maintain a unified system of safe and secure regional airport facilities, providing the region with unsurpassed global access and restoring the region to its preeminent status as the nation’s gateway for passengers and cargo and to do so with sensitively for the community and the environment. 

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The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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