Job Title: Aviation Academy/Airport Manager

Reports to:Director CTE
Typical Schedule:245 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:N/A


Job Code:1749
Salary Schedule:MGT08A


Responsible for developing, planning, organizing, providing, and coordinating activities related to the Tampa Bay regional aviation academies (Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsborough Schools) including but not limited to airport management, aviation management, flight training, and other similar activities. This includes developing course content, preparing schedules, overseeing internships, mentoring students, and ensuring the course standards, training requirements, and objectives are met by each student in each academy.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Coordinate development and promotion of the District’s aviation and other academies, including marketing, business development, relationship building, grant management and other activities.
  2. Identify, develop, document and revise academy courses per standardized course development process.
  3. Perform instruction on- and off-site on aviation management fundamentals, safety, inspection, publications, aircraft systems, regulations, and other related topics.
  4. Serve as an adjunct professor for the aeronautical university.
  5. Assist participating school districts in the coordination of internships and associated work schedules for high school students.
  6. Work collaboratively with the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority to establish and coordinate the internship program and facilitate internships for students through relationships with various business entities.
  7. Provide course developers with necessary technical information, guidance, images, or other multimedia data necessary for computer-based or web-based training development.
  8. Write instructional materials to meet objectives, including interactive courseware, instructor and student materials, training aids, handouts for classroom and hands-on training sessions, application exercises, presentation materials, and other training support tools and documentation.
  9. Assist with alignment of curriculum, assessment, and instruction to district goals, university goals and state standards.
  10. Assist with the preparation and monitoring of all required reports for federal and state reporting.
  11. Continuously appraise, evaluate, and make recommendations for change for career and technology programs to provide opportunities for individuals to prepare for gainful employment.
  12. Establish and maintain relationships with airports and other businesses to create mutually beneficial partnerships to provide unique opportunities for students.
  13. Maintain close working relationships with community and state agencies and area businesses, industries, and labor organizations in order to provide training consistent with needs.
  14. Assist in obtaining state and federal funds for vocational and technical education programs and monitor related budgets.
  15. Analyze data related to career and technical education and use results to improve available programs.
  16. Respond quickly to emergency situations and serve as a district representative at emergency shelters as determined by the Superintendent.
  17. Travel to attend instruction, teach at off-site locations, and as required.
  18. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • General knowledge of the aviation industry
  • Advanced knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of airport management and regulations
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization, and administration
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes


  • Master’s degree in business administration, aeronautics, manufacturing, aviation, or related field
  • Extensive experience in aviation, airport management or another business-related environment


  • Current and valid FAA Certified Advanced Ground Instructor (AGI) certificate


  • Aviation background
  • Education background
  • Business background




Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk and hear; stand and walk; use hands/fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

Noise: The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

Vibration: The worker is subject to vibration. There is exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.

Hazards: The worker is subject to hazards. This includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places and exposure to high heat or chemicals.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.  Must be able to provide own transportation for regional travel. Any tools or equipment that are routinely used in the day-to-day operations of airport management.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Aviation Academy/Airport Manager;   EST: January 20, 2015;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: January 20, 2015