Assistant Director of Field Maintenance ...
The City and County of Denver - Denver, CO

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Denver International Airport (DEN) is seeking an Assistant Director of Field Maintenance . Field Maintenance supports the operation of DIA on a 24 hour per day – 7 day per week basis utilizing approximately 200 full time employees, 100 on-call employees and 200 contractor staff. The Assistant Directors have responsibility to oversee the day to day operations to ensure that the areas of their responsibility are safely maintained and we are delivering exceptional customer service.

The Field Maintenance Section is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the airside and landside property. Responsibilities include managing airside snow removal operations, preventative/corrective maintenance of areas including roadways, runways, taxiways, aircraft parking areas, and parking lots in accordance with FAA, state, and municipal regulations.

Denver International Airport is the fifth-busiest airport in the United States. We offer an extraordinary opportunity as the scale of our operation spans 53 square miles and has a 53 million annual passenger traffic load as North America's longest commercial runway at 16,000 feet. Additionally, we have broken ground on a substantial project that includes a major hotel and commuter-rail station. As the nation's newest major airport and with the geographic size of our operation, we have the capacity to double in size and are well-positioned for future growth as the portal for the Rocky Mountain Region and a key link for products and people throughout the world. DEN is one of the busiest hubs in the world and is the primary economic engine of the state of Colorado, generating more than $22 billion in revenues for the region annually.
DEN’s core values are transparency, collaboration, mutual respect and support, diversity, integrity, trust and organizational excellence. The successful candidate must demonstrate these core operating principles and work ethic.

Job Responsibilities:
Provide leadership for a positive culture in the Field Maintenance Section through positivity, accountability, performance expectations and metrics, commitment to customer service and safety, teamwork and empowering employees in the performance of their jobs.

Provides regular communication to staff and higher level managers. Responds to staff's inquiries, and provides guidance and interpretation. Explains and defends the organization's decisions, actions and recommendations to others.

Monitors and directs daily operations to ensure policies and procedures are followed. Ensures goals and objectives are met, services are provided efficiently and effectively, and takes corrective action when needed.

Resolves operational and management issues, makes decisions that are inclusive of multiple perspectives and solves underlying problems.

Conducts fiscal analysis. Prepares and presents budget recommendations. Manages budget for assigned operational area; tracks, monitors and reports on budget/fiscal status. Ensures staff and financial resources are utilized appropriately and shifts resources based on business needs within budget restraints.

Coaches, mentors and challenges subordinate supervisors. Champions organizational changes that support continuous improvement. Leads by practicing and implementing organization's goals and objectives.

Determines work priorities, delegates as appropriate and ensures operation is kept on schedule and on budget.

Hires, coaches, disciplines, and promotes retention practices within the organization. Creates individual performance plans and training plans as appropriate. Models appropriate conduct and behavioral standards within the organization.

Recommend and presents justification for policies and procedures.Directs development and provides approval of work practices and procedures for daily operations. Implements and maintains policies and procedures created by executives and other policy making entities.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Baccalaureate degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Aviation Management, Political Science, Management or related field, plus three years of experience in a supervisory level position in an airport setting.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE EQUIVALENCY: Two years of the appropriate type and level of experience will serve as an equivalency to one year of education. (For example, if a Baccalaureate Degree is required, eight years of relevant experience can be substituted.)

Preferred Qualifications:
At least two (2) years supervisory experience in preventive and corrective maintenance concepts and
At least two (2) years of experience supervising snow removal operations within a large hub airport setting and,
At least two (2) years of experience working with an Enterprise Asset Management Database.

Additional Information:
  • Requires valid Colorado Driver’s License · Requires Airfield driving · Response to Emergency/Crisis · Willing to work extra hours as needed · Willing to be fingerprinted, security background check · Willing to work any shift, weekends and holidays · Mandatory snow removal FBI Criminal Background Check required: an FBI criminal background check is required for all positions at Denver International Airport (DIA). Employees are also required to report any felony conviction and/or moving violations to maintain this clearance / be eligible for continued employment. A pre-employment drug test will be required and a physical may be required, by position. Snow / Emergency Duties: Denver International Airport is a 24/7/365 team operation. If weather conditions warrant or an emergency crisis occurs, all DIA employees can be required to work extended hours and/or shifts.
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We offer a very competitive benefits package including:
Medical, Dental & Vision Plans
Paid Time Off
Paid Holidays
Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Retirement Plans
Flexible Spending Account
RTD EcoPass Discount
Free parking
Life Insurance and Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
Wellness Center & Classes
The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check, drug test, employment and education verification, and complete a minimum six month probationary period (benefits will be active during this period) prior to attaining career status with the City.

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Classification Title: Manager 1 CA 1744
Working/Functional Title: Assist. Director of Field Maintenance
Pay Grade: 813A
Compensation Range: $69,247 - $110,795 per year
Agency: Denver International Airport – Department of Aviation
To Apply: please select the apply button at the top of this posting / visit:
Background Check/Drug Testing: Candidates must pass a criminal background check, 10 year employment verification and education verification. Additional checks such as credit and drug testing may be required. Probationary Period: The successful candidate will be required to complete a minimum six month probationary period (benefits will be active during this time) prior to attaining Career Status with the City. As part of probation, employees complete a series of internal training classes which may include supervisory training based on the specific role. Recruiter: lh

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