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Airport Manager Ii

County of San Bernardino
Full Time 105 N Leland Norton Way, San Bernardino, CA 92408, United States



To learn more about working for the Department of Airports,


Department of Airports 

is recruiting for an

Airport Manager II 

to manage Chino Airport and assists with desert airport locations. Chino Airport is the largest, most complex County Airport with multiple runways. The incumbent will develop and promote airport facilities, develop positive relationships with federal, state, local agencies and stakeholder tenants and will supervise airport employees. This position will coordinate with the  Airport Control Tower operations to comply with Federal mandates; coordinate emergency responses with Federal agencies; ensure successful tenant operations and monitor vendor contract compliance. The Airport Manager II reports to the Assistant Director of Airports. 

For a detailed description of duties, refer to the job description.

EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGEThis excellent opportunity for career growth, also offers a lucrative compensation and benefits package that includes bi-annual step increases of 2.5% up to max step (advanced step placement upon hire is commensurate with experience), and the benefits listed below:


San Bernardino County is the largest county in the continental United States at approximately 20,000 square miles. The County owns six (6) general aviation airports, which are located throughout the County and operated by the Department of Airports. The largest of these airports is the Chino Airport (CNO), which is located in the western area of the County and serves as a reliever airport to Ontario International Airport (ONT) and is home to a large number of World War II era aircraft. The Apple Valley Airport (APV) is located in the high desert and is home to a significant number of sport aircraft. Barstow/Daggett Airport (DAG) is ideally located to provide support to the Fort Irwin National Training Center and is home to a significant military helicopter support facility. The Baker Airport (o02) is located adjacent to Interstate 15 and is utilized by public safety agencies. The Twentynine Palms Airport (TNP) is located in close proximity to the Twentynine Palms Air Ground Combat Center, and the Needles Airport (EED) is located adjacent to the Colorado River and provides service to the eastern portion of the County. For more information, visit


Employees must be willing to work at any of the airport locations including Apple Valley, Chino, Barstow/Daggett, Baker, Twentynine Palms and Needles. Employees in this classification are typically provided with a County vehicle. At the time of hire, a valid California Class C driver's license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced and maintained for the individual providing the transportation.

Work Schedule

Employees are subject to 24-hour call back in the event of an emergency and must be able to respond to the airport within 45 minutes. The County maintains airports in Apple Valley, Baker, Barstow, Chino, Needles, and Twentynine Palms.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Airport Management, Business/Public Administration, Organizational Management, Project Management, Logistics, or a closely related field.

Note: Qualifying degrees or coursework must be completed at a college or university accredited by any accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education. Degrees or coursework completed outside the U.S. must be accompanied with an evaluation report from a reputable credential evaluation service showing equivalency to degrees or coursework completed at a college or university accredited by any accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education. 


Three (3) years working in a supervisory or management capacity performing duties which include experience in at least two (2) of the following areas: Project Management, Federal Aviation Administration, Grant/ACIP Program Management, Operational Services, Negotiating and/or Preparing Real Property Transactions/Agreements, Tenant/Property Management, Community Relations, Construction Management, Facilities Management, or Airport Operations. Experience must include full-scope supervision, and be fully detailed on the application.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess: 

  • Knowledge of financing, marketing, and redevelopment principles, as they relate to airports.
  • Enthusiasm, interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate staff.
  • Accreditation from the American Association of Airport Executives (AAE) or other equally recognized institution.
  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable airport safety guidelines, including Federal Aviation Regulation Part 139.
  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable airport security guidelines, including Transportation Security Administration Part 1542.
  • Understanding of the unique operating environment of a general aviation airport.