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Job Detail (EXPIRED): Manager, Airport Certification Program (New York, NY)

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COMPANY: The Port Authority of NY & NJ DATE:
POSITION: Manager, Airport Certification Program (New York, NY)
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is a bi-state
public agency responsible for promoting transportation and
commerce, operating some of the busiest and most important
transportation links in the region including bridges, tunnels,
bus terminals, airports, PATH, AirTrain systems, and the NY/NJ

The Aviation Department is seeking a Manager, Airport
Certification Program
. The Aviation Department
manages/operates five airports (John F. Kennedy International
Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Newark Liberty
International Airport (EWR), Teterboro (TEB), and Stewart
International Airport (SWF).  

Reporting to the General Manager, Airspace Modernization,
Technology and Operational Enhancement, the Manager,
Airport Certification Program
will serve as a technical
and expert for all airport certification and safety programs for
the Port Authority’s five airport system (LGA, EWR, TEB, JFK &
SWF), and will also interface with the FAA and other airports to
ensure the most current and best safety practices are utilized
at all our airports.  

  • Work with local airport management to
    develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive, systematic
    and consistent plan to ensure that the Port Authority’s airports
    achieve outstanding results on annual FAR -139 Airport
    Certification inspections.  
  • Develop, implement and maintain
    a departmental plan to ensure that the physical airfield
    infrastructure, staffing levels and operational procedures of our
    five (5) airports meet the standards set forth by FAR Part 139,
    as well as all applicable Federal Advisory Circulars.
  • Identify
    and champion the implementation of best practices at Port
    Authority airports, by working with the FAA, other airports
    across the country, and industry service providers.
  • Monitor
    changes to Advisory Circulars and FAA publications, provide
    Agency comment on draft AC’s, and advise staff of upcoming
    regulatory changes.
  • In conjunction with the Engineering
    Department, define and implement design standards and
    quality assurance procedures to ensure new construction is
    designed in compliance with FAR- 139 , as well as manage the
    completion of periodic obstruction surveys to ensure they are
    identified and mitigated as required.  
  • Develop and
    implement new computer based GPS systems for the efficient
    identification/recording/repair of 139 deficiencies at the 5
    airports to ensure that corrective plans are put in place, and
    discrepancies corrected.  
  • Review the results of annual
    certification inspections at Port Authority airports and monitor
    trends in overall certification compliance.
  • In conjunction
    with the Department’s Manager of Wildlife Management,
    develop techniques and policies to address issues associated
    with wildlife hazards around the airports, and ensure that all
    changes made to the wildlife management plans within the
    approved Airport Certification Manual receive proper review.  
  • Procure consultant resources and manage the performance
    of regular obstruction surveys of the approach and departure
    ends for runways to insure compliance with Part 77
  • Ensure updates of certification related
    documents and publications such as the ALP, airport diagram,
    5010 etc.

  • Degree in Aviation Management, Aeronautical Operations or
    a related field or a minimum of 10 years of experience in airport
    operations/safety management and certification program.

    The ideal candidate will present the following qualifications

  • At least seven years of experience working in the aviation
    industry, preferably airport operations and safety as they
    pertain to 14 CFR Part 139.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of
    FAA Advisory Circulars as they pertain to airport operations,
    safety and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of airport industry and
    associated FAA programs, particularly safety
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Air Traffic, and
    Runway safety office roles in aircraft and airport
  • Demonstrated extensive senior, supervisory
    experience in managing a complex aeronautical
  • Possess a proven track record of recognized
  • Developing and maintaining effective working
    relationships with local, state and federal  
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions quickly in
    complex and ambiguous situations and the ability to generate
    solutions to problems that address critical issues at the
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate a diverse staff
    of professional, technical and unionized employees.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively convey highly technical
    information both verbally and in writing.
  • Must possess a
    valid driver’s license and be able to obtain appropriate airport
    SIDA badges.

    To Apply:
    Interested applicants can apply directly online to this position
    by visiting  Follow the
    instructions to View Job Postings, type the following reference
    number 11863 in the Keyword Search box.

    Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

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