CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
AIRPORT PROPERTIES MANAGER
This is specialized property management work, directing the negotiation, preparation and processing, implementation and enforcement of leases, licenses, contracts, and specifications for use of facilities and services, property valuation and rental, awarding of concessions, and other revenue generating programs and related support services at the City's municipal airports.
Work involves analysis of existing agreements and evaluation of alternative revenue generation programs. The employee in this class has land banking responsibility and conducts land use feasibility studies to acquire and reserve new lands for expanding and improving airport facilities; participates in research and evaluation of economic factors affecting airport revenue generating programs and preparation of revenue projections for proposed programs. Negotiations with airline representatives, airport tenants and concessionaires, aviation officials, representatives of other public agencies, community groups and businesses is an important aspect of the work. Work is performed under the direction of the Deputy Director of Aviation - Property Management and Business Development.
ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)
- The position must be responsible for directing the Airport's Properties Management Program.
- The position must supervise a staff of intermediate, full performance and advanced performance level Airport Properties Specialists.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Negotiates, prepares and directs the negotiation and preparation of leases, licenses, contracts and specifications to provide services and facilities at the municipal airports; confers with tenants, concessionaires, airline representatives and others on terms, conditions and responsibilities of leases and contracts including such things as inclusion of easement, types of insurance coverage, maintenance services, environmental obligations, capital investment, design standards, construction schedules, appropriate rental rates, and profit sharing arrangements.
- Directs the maintenance of inventory of all available space for rent including data on square footage and cost of rental; works with airport engineers to develop plot plans of lease areas and ascertains that all space at the airport is accounted for.
- Develops list of potential bidders; formulates recommendations regarding feasibility of proposed concessions; studies economic programs of other airports for possible application; reviews, investigates and makes recommendations with respect to bidders prior to their selection for the award of concession contracts.
- Conducts land use feasibility studies; negotiates land acquisition and reserves more lands for future expansion of airport facilities.
- Attends meetings concerning industrial development of airport lands; directs employees engaged in the research, contract drafting, and clerical aspects of the work.
- Directs the keeping of records and files on all available space, tenants, insurance certificates, and all leases and contracts both expired and in effect; provides the accounting department with information necessary to the computation of anticipated revenues and the preparation of invoices; directs the preparation of minority and female owned business and contract reports.
- Researches and develops market trends within the industry and identifies means of implementing those trends at the airports.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- the principles, practices and techniques involved in the transfer of real property
- the effects of mortgages, deductions, liens and other encumbrances and actions affecting real estate titles
- the methods and techniques of commercial and industrial real estate appraisal
- current developments and trends in the local real estate market
- the laws relating to land title work and real estate transactions
- the form and content of leases, licenses and personal services contracts as they relate to lease or rental of facilities, concessions and related airport services
- the general operation procedures, facilities, and services commonly found at large municipal airports
- the various organizations in the field of airport properties and contract management, their purpose, resources, and publications
- theories, principles and practices of economics and finance as applied to analysis and development of revenue generation programs
- interpret leases, deeds and income and expense statements
- plan, assign and supervise the work of a technical staff engaged in carrying out the various functions involved in an airport real estate and properties program
- negotiate and carry to completion the most complex real estate transactions involved in meeting the real property needs of the Airports
- prepare and present effective written and oral reports to governmental and commercial agencies and groups
- supervise a staff of professionals, administrative and clerical employees engaged in contract negotiation, preparation and related work
- established and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of governmental agencies, industrial and commercial firms, civic organizations, associates and the general public
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 01/05.)
- Completion of a bachelor's degree program in aviation management or government, public or business administration from an accredited college or university.
- Three years of commercial, industrial or airport property management experience.
- Three years of advanced performance or three years of full performance level experience in airport property management which has included some experience in negotiating leases, purchases and selling of airport properties.
The experience required above must have been completed no more than ten years prior to the date on which examination eligibility is determined.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Personnel Department that has included a bachelor's degree supplemented by 21 semester hours of course work in the principles and practices of real estate leasing, buying and selling and the specific experience described above.
CLASSES THAT MEET THE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
- Airport Properties Specialist 2
- Airport Properties Specialist 3
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of
a position in this class.
- Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operatorís license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of employment as an Airport Properties Manager, if required by work assignment.
PAY RANGE: EP25
Class Established: 9/60
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC: 11/04, Ad Board: 01/05
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 2P05