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Deputy Terminal Director

Reports to: Terminal Director

Location: Everett, Washington

Position Summary

Working for Propeller Airports Paine Field (PAPF) means being part of a team which strives daily to provide outstanding services for our customers. Regardless of one’s role within the organization, we are all committed to giving our customers the best experience and bringing “civility back to air travel.”

The Deputy Airport Terminal Director is a senior management staff position which reports directly to the Terminal Director and is responsible for aiding the Terminal Director in oversight and management of all Terminal operations at Seattle Paine Field (PAE). In this role under the supervision of the Terminal Director, personally and through subordinate supervisors, directs administrative, operational, emergency and maintenance functions to ensure a safe, efficient, legal and profitable airport operation. In this position you will supervise, coordinate and review aircraft operations, buildings and field maintenance, landside operations, ramp operations as well as any related matters; community relations; supervising enforcement of applicable federal, state and local regulations pertaining to airport operations, safety and security. This position requires that you exercise exemplary judgment and the application of expert knowledge of civil aviation, terminal and airport operations, emergency response, training, landside operations and facility management. Overall safety and operational requirements of the Terminal including but not limited to emergency planning, gate assignments and common use facility operations, preventative and emergency maintenance, and Security under the Airport Security Program are required. In this role you will also be responsible for directly supervising all Terminal staff.

Develops his/her own work assignments in a manner that assures safe, reliable air transportation on a twenty-four hour a day basis and in accordance with regulations and sound operating principles. Directs all aspects of airside and landside operations under the purview of PAPF.


• Ability to anticipate situations thoroughly and in detail to ensure a safe and efficient flying environment.
• Ability to make on-the–scene decisions affecting terminal safety and airline operations.
• Able to manage several situations simultaneously and to assure a safe operation.
• Flexibility to be on-call for emergencies or cover shift shortages as necessary.
• Ability to deal and work effectively with others, often under pressure.
• Coordinates the work of subordinates in a variety of activities.
• Ability to motivate, develop and encourage employees to be successful.
• Ability to contract for and supervise civil engineering/maintenance services.
• Has the presence and aplomb to speak to members of the press during emergency or IROP situations.
• Must be able to pass drug screening as required by the Federal Government and aviation related authorities

Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Aviation or Business Administration
• Accredited Airport Executives (A.A.E) preferred
• Minimum seven-year prior senior level airport operations experience at a civilian or military airport with terminal operations.
• The managers must have functional knowledge of federal, state and local airport regulations to include 49 CFR Parts 1540, 1542, 1544 and 14 CFR Part 139 as well as FAA Advisory Circulars and TSA Security Directives.
• Knowledge of the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
• Must have supervisory experience and effective management principles.
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of terminal and airport operations.
• Knowledge of flight operational procedures.
• Knowledge of heavy construction.

Work Conditions

• Exempt staff position but may be required to cover shortages in the rotating Terminal Operations Duty Manager’s schedule as required
• At times, may be exposed to heat, cold, rain/snow in a noisy environment
• Walking, standing and sitting
• Attentiveness to work procedures will reduce potential risk to injury in work areas
• Lifting and transporting moderately heavy objects, such as computers and peripheral up to 75 lbs.
• Responsible for other duties as assigned

Other Requirements

Successful completion of FAA Access Investigation in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations as outlined in the Federal Register 49 CFR Parts 1542, 209(e) (4)(l) (employees hired after January 31, 1996).

Propeller Airports Paine Field is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position requires a detailed background investigation.

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