Assistant Director of Airport Emergency – Denver International Airport Job at City and County of Denver – 3.6 Denver International Airport, CO

About Our Job

Denver International Airport (DEN) is the third-busiest airport in the United States and one of the top ten busiest airports in the world, connecting our community globally through flight and business. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $33 billion for the region annually and employing nearly 30,000 people. At DEN, we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. We celebrate individuality and uplift all races, ethnicities, gender identities, national origins, ages, abilities, religion, and LGBTQIA+ communities. We know that our diversity makes us stronger, and we strive to keep diversity, equity and inclusion at the center of all that we do.

Denver International Airport (DEN) is currently seeking an Assistant Director of Airport Emergency Management to manage, coordinate, and control activities within the Aircraft Operating Area at DEN. This position is critical to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the airport. In this role you will manage a group of diverse and specialized professionals who manage the mandatory FAA programs to ensure compliance is always adhered to. Your team will oversee the operation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to ensure procedures are followed and emergencies are mitigated.

Other job duties include:
Provide quarterly business updates that demonstrate a full understanding of the Sections business operations. Frequently use data to make adjustments for improved efficiencies.

Develop and manage budget, staffing, schedules and Emergency Management programs.

Coordinate airport efforts with stakeholders, external agencies and leadership. Inform senior leadership of initiatives or activities during an event and obtain their support for plans.

Ensure the airport is represented in Denver and regional emergency planning initiatives.

Ensure programs are managed effectively and meet all federal, state, and local requirements.

Other duties as assigned.

About You

We are looking for candidates with some or all the following skills and experience:

Maintain relevant certifications such as AAAE Certified Manager, FEMA certifications, EMI National Advanced Emergency Management Academy, AAAE ACE or AAAE Accredited Airport Executive.

Ability to lead, engage and develop a diverse team of professionals who have a variety of duties related to both Airport Operations and Emergency Management.

Experience using a variety of software and systems including Power BI, Excel and PowerPoint to make notifications and present information.

Demonstrated experience leading diverse groups to accomplish goals even without direct authority.

Ability to pass an initial pre-security clearance screening to obtain an OSN (operator Security Number) from CBI (Colorado Bureau of Investigation) through successful completion of a certification as a condition of employment. Must take and pass an online test every two years to maintain certification.

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Management, Business Administration, Management or a related field.

Experience: Three (3) years of experience of the type and at the level of Airport Operations Supervisor supporting field operations, managing staff, and writing policies in a medium or large hub civilian airport or military facility.

Licensures/Certification(s): Requires a valid Driver’s License at the time of application.

Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.

Equivalency: Two (2) years of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.

FBI Background Check: FBI criminal background check is required for all positions at Denver International Airport (DEN). Employees are also required to report any felony convictions and/or moving violations to maintain this clearance and be eligible for continued employment. By position, a pre-employment physical/drug test may be required.

Snow / Emergency Duties: Denver International Airport is a 24/7/365 team operation. If weather conditions warrant or an emergency crisis occurs, all DEN employees can be required to work extended hours and/or shifts.

About Everything Else

Job Profile

CA2820 Airside Operations Manager

Position Type


Position Salary Range

$90,016.00 – $148,526.00

Starting Pay

Based on Education and Experience


Denver International Airport

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

About the Company

Company: City and County of Denver – 3.6

Company Location:  Denver International Airport, CO

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