CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
AIRPORT PROPERTIES SPECIALIST II
This is airport property management work at the full performance level negotiating,
preparing and processing leases, contracts and specifications for the rental and/or acquisition of
property and the award of concessions at the City's airport facilities. Work also involves
conducting research, analysis and surveys related to the preparation of contract agreements and
the development and usage of existing and potentially vacant property for rental. Conferring
with airport tenants and concessionaires and other aviation officials and associates is a significant
aspect of the work. Work is performed under the general direction of the Airport Properties
(The following conditions must be met for a position to be approved for this class.)
- Employees in this class must work in the Airport Properties Unit of the Division of
- Employees in this class must negotiate contract terms and rental rates with potential
tenants and concessionaires.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Discusses and negotiates contract terms and rental rates with potential tenants,
developers, concessionaires, and licensees: prepares requests for and evaluates proposals
submitted by prospective tenants and concessionaires; evaluates prospective tenants' past
performance and financial history; projects earnings potential of prospective tenants.
- Identifies appropriate locations for proposed facilities based on needs of prospective
tenants; arranges for the construction or renovation of new facilities if required.
- Prepares leases, contracts and specifications for the provision of services and the rental
of property at airport facilities; determines rental rates based on pre-established rate schedules;
incorporates into leases and contracts all requirements arrived at through negotiation by airport
administrators; ascertains the inclusion of easements, types of insurance coverage, and
- Conducts field investigations of airport facilities to gather information, such as square
footage and rental costs, on space available for rent; provides data to airport engineers for use
in developing plot plans for lease areas; accounts for all rental space in municipal airports;
identifies problems that may be encountered in renting space and relays such information to
- Periodically tours airport facilities to ascertain tenant compliance with existing
agreements; reviews tenant permit applications for the renovation of leased facilities to
determine compliance with existing agreements; informs superiors of non-compliance and
recommends corrective action.
- Conducts long and short range studies pertaining to the optimum usage of the City's
airport facilities; surveys other airports and consults with City officials regarding the usage of
facilities; develops lists of potential bidders; formulates recommendations regarding the
feasibility of proposed concessions; studies economic programs of other airports for possible
- Performs background research related to the acquisition of property for the expansion of
airport facilities; participates with departmental administrators in the formulation and negotiation
of contract terms for the acquisition of property and the management of airport facilities.
- Initiates and oversees the maintenance of records and files on all available space, tenants,
insurance requirements, bonds and all leases and contracts both expired and in effect; may assist
the accounting department in computing anticipated revenues.
- Instructs lower level airport properties personnel in specific aspects of lease and contract
preparation and negotiation as required.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- the form and content of leases and contracts as they relate to lease or rental of facilities
and concessions at a large hub airport.
- the sources of information to be used and methods involved in analyzing the economic
justification for specific leases, contracts and/or proposed concessions at a large hub
- the principles, practices and techniques used in preparing leases and contracts for
properties at a large hub airport.
- the principles and practices of space allocation.
- the principles of administration.
- the principles and practices of real estate applicable to facility rental and leasing.
- common legal concepts and terms used in property management.
- prepare and present effective written and oral reports.
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of governmen-
tal agencies, industrial and commercial firms, civic organizations, associates, and the
- negotiate contractual agreements with representatives of industrial and commercial firms
and governmental agencies.
- review property appraisals for consistency and thoroughness.
- negotiate real estate leasing and transactional agreements.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE(The following statement
represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject
applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based
on training and experience requirements as approved on 7/91.)
- Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university.
- One year of recent full-time experience in airport property management work.
Or any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable
by the Personnel Department which includes the specific experience and possession of a
bachelor's degree as an educational minimum.
- One year of recent full-time experience in airport property management work which has
been above the trainee level and has included the preparation of lease agreements.
The experience in commercial, industrial or airport property management work must have been completed no more than ten years prior to the date on which examination eligibility is determined.
PAY RANGE: EP19
Class Established: 1/1958
Spec. Rev. - 2/1963
Class re-est.- 9/1968
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC - 8/1996 ; Ad Board - 11/1996
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 2P04