Director of Aviation – Fresno, CA

Fresno Yosemite International Airport

Client: City of Fresno, California
Position: Director of Aviation
Closing Date: September 30, 2021

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Fresno

The City of Fresno is offering an exceptional opportunity for a high energy airport professional to serve as the Director of Aviation. This at-will (unclassified) position serves at the pleasure of the City Manager. Oversight responsibility of the Director of Aviation includes management of the airport systems that encompasses two airports: Yosemite-International and Chandler Executive. Oversight of staff includes providing leadership and guidance to 123 current employees. Responsibilities include managing and developing the airport system’s various functions including economic development, airport expansion, development and construction, airport operations, maintenance and servicing, airport safety and security, environmental protection, surface transportation, labor relations, and business management (vendors and concessionaires). In addition to managing and providing the overall direction for the airports, the Director is responsible for operation, capital projects, infrastructure needs, long-range planning, maintenance, and fiscal management. Top candidates interested in the Director of Aviation position will also have the ability to be creative and entrepreneurial in addressing long-term fiscal and capital planning and at the same time, have an uncanny ability to imagine and implement an exciting and growth-oriented future for Fresno Yosemite International Airport.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of progressively responsible and recent high-level experience managing a multi-purpose, multi-structure facility, preferably at an airport of comparable size or smaller in the capacity of Director. Alternatively, an Assistant Director of Division Head in a larger airport may also be well suited to this position. A Master’s degree is desirable.

Annual salary for this position $136,668 to $196,128 DOQ. The City of Fresno also offers an excellent benefit program including Fresno City Retirement System. Moving and relocation assistance may be offered.

Interested candidates should apply immediately by sending a comprehensive resume with a compelling cover letter of interest and accomplishments to apply@ralphandersen.com. Closing date for receipt of interest is September 30, 2021. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Ms. Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900 or heather@ralphandersen.com. Alternatively, candidates may request a set date/time for a confidential discussion by contacting scheduling@ralphandersen.com.