CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
AIRPORTS PROPERTIES SPECIALIST III
This is airport property management work at the advanced level. The employee in this
class functions as a lead worker and provides technical guidance to lower level properties
specialists on lease content, bonding requirements and related property management issues.
Work involves participating in complex negotiations for the acquisition of property and the
award of concessions at the City's airport facilities. Negotiating with airline representatives,
airport tenants and concessionaires, and aviation officials is a significant aspect of the work.
Work is performed under the general direction of the Airport Properties Manager.
(The following conditions must be met for a position to be approved for this class.)
- This is a one position class located in the Airport Properties Unit of the Division of
- The employee in this class must provide technical guidance to lower level properties
- The employee must negotiate leases which have a significant financial impact on Airport
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Provides technical guidance to lower level properties specialists and support staff on lease
and contract content and preparation, bonding requirements and related property management
issues; instructs lower level staff on the negotiation of leases as required.
- Negotiates contract terms and rental rates with potential tenants and 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 of potential tenants.
- Participates in complex negotiations for the acquisition of property and the management
of airport facilities; performs background research related to the acquisition of property for the
expansion and/or relocation of airport facilities.
- 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
- 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
- May direct the activities of lower level properties specialists on a project basis.
- 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
- the methods involved in analyzing the economic justification for specific leases, contracts
and/or proposed concessions.
- the principles, practices and techniques used in preparing leases and contracts.
- 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.
- the methods and techniques of negotiating contractual agreements as they pertain to the
lease or rental of facilities and concessions.
- provide technical guidance to lower level airport properties specialists.
- prepare and present effective written and oral reports.
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of governmental 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 bachelors degree program at an accredited college or university.
- Two years of recent full-time commercial, industrial or airport property management
Or any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable
by the Personnel Department that has included the specific experience described above and a
bachelor's degree as an educational minimum.
- One year of recent full-time airport property management experience at the full
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.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.
PAY RANGE: EP21
Class Established: 7/1991
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