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  • Wednesday, May 24, 2023 6:45 AM | Anonymous

    SALARY: $47,295.82 - $63,367.46 Annually
    LOCATION: 6500 Highland Road Waterford, MI
    JOB TYPE: Full Time
    JOB NUMBER: 2023-138
    DEPARTMENT: Aviation & Transportation
    OPENING DATE: 05/08/2023
    CLOSING DATE: Continuous

    The following is a link to the position information:

    Job Summary
    Under limited supervision, performs manual and semi-skilled maintenance, repair and construction work on airport buildings, grounds and equipment. Operates a variety of manual and power tools in the performance of duties and performs as a member of aircraft crash-fire-rescue crews, operating emergency fire vehicles, and fire suppression and extraction equipment as required. Loads and unloads supplies and equipment weighing in excess of 125 pounds. Inspects airfield and buildings, reporting irregularities encountered, and acts as the airport representative during hours administrative offices are closed. May work day, afternoon or midnight shifts and/or weekends or any combination as assigned at all County-owned airports. Utilizes current Countywide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Applications will be rejected if the following information is not provided at the time of application:

    • Thoroughly documented work history
    • The application is incomplete in ANY capacity
    • Valid Driver's License Number

    At time of application, applicants must:

    1. Be a high school graduate or have a certificate of successful completion of the General Educational Development Test.
    2. Have one (1) year of full-time work experience involving building, trades, construction, mechanical, or airport maintenancework and operations.
    3. Possess a valid United States motor vehicle Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Group “A” designation with “N”endorsement with air brakes. Out of the Country driver’s license holders will be required to obtain the appropriate validState of Michigan driver’s license before the hire date.
      NOTE: Employees without the required CDL at time of application must obtain it by the end of the six month probationaryperiod, at the employee's expense.
    4. Pass the complete examination, including the employment medical, established for this classification.
    5. Successfully complete the six month probationary period. (SEE NOTE)
    NOTE: Must successfully complete certification as an Airport Rescue Firefighter (ARFF) issued from an institution recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration by the end of the six month probationary period.

    Work History
    You are required to include your work experience in the Work Experience Section of your NEOGOV application. If you have previously included work history on a resume you must transfer your work history into the Work Experience Section prior to applying. Attached resumes will not be reviewed or considered. Please review the job posting, specifically the purpose of the position and the minimum qualifications, prior to answering the work experience question; and note that only related work experience will be considered. NOTE: Provide full detail in the employment history section noting the skills,experience and hours worked per week pertaining to the minimum qualifications.

    Special Requirements

    1. Must maintain a valid United States Commercial Driver's License (CDL) as specified under required minimum qualifications.
    2. Must maintain certification as an Airport Rescue Firefighter (ARFF) issued from an institution recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration.
    Agency: Oakland County Michigan
    Address: 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, Michigan, 48328
    Phone: 248-858-0530

    See full PDF for Supplemental Questionnaire

  • Tuesday, March 07, 2023 12:17 PM | Anonymous

    The Paul C. Miller Sparta Municipal Airport is one of West-Michigan’s fastest growing general aviation facilities. Millions of dollars in funding are secured for runway lighting upgrades, parking upgrades, weather equipment upgrades and more. These projects will start in roughly one month. The village also has plans to add additional hanger space and an onsite mechanic soon.
    Airport Manager Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Management of all airport operations in compliance with FAA and MDOT regulations.
    • Management of airport fueling and revenue operations.
    • Interface and collaboration with airport tenants and transient customers.
    • Hangar and lease execution, compliance, and maintenance.
    • Seasonal grounds keeping including light landscaping, mowing and snow removal.
    • Preparation and management of budgets.
    • Supervision and training of part-time airport staff.
    • Airport upgrade project management with consultation of the village manager, engineers & staff

    Valid driver’s license and high school diploma or equivalent required. Experience in Aviation Management or Business, or comparable aviation experience preferred. Position requires Airport Manager license through State of Michigan or the ability and desire to earn license within the first three months of employment.

    Position will have flexible hours. The workload of the position necessitates on average 32 hours per week. As such, there is the possibility a full-time employment agreement may be negotiated. The schedule will include some weekends, evenings, and holidays. Salary will be dependent upon qualifications, schedule, and applicant needs. Benefits will be negotiable, with the possibility of a MERS defined contribution retirement plan, paid time off, and health insurance as possibilities. If the new manager has a personal aircraft, complimentary hanger space will be provided.

    The airport employs a part-time assistant airport manager who works a flexible schedule to accommodate his full-time outside employment. The current airport manager has given ample notice of his departure. The village intends to utilize this time to provide at least 30 days of overlap in employment to ease the transition for the new airport manager.

    To apply please submit cover letter, resume and three professional references to James Lower, Village Manager ( email only. Deadline to apply is March 31st, 2023. Please contact Mr. Lower at (616) 887-8251 or email with any questions (email preferred). Visit for more information on the Village of Sparta. 

    The Village of Sparta is an equal opportunity employer.

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