This is administrative and technical maintenance work at the assistant manager level managing, through subordinate supervisors, the daily activities of a large and diversified staff engaged in the repair and maintenance of the buildings, airfields, adjacent exterior areas, and equipment for a system of municipal airports. Employees in this class function as an assistant to the Airport Facilities Manager. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, tenants, airline representatives, and customers is significant to the work. Work is performed under the direction of the Airport Facilities Manager.


ALLOCATING FACTORS : (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)


1.    Employees must perform the work for the City of Philadelphia's International Airport and function as an assistant to the Airport Facilities Manager.

2.    Employees must supervise through subordinate maintenance supervisors the activities of diversified skilled trades workers engaged in the maintenance of airport buildings, airfields, systems and facilities.

3.    No more than three positions will be allocated to the class.




Manages, through subordinate supervisors, the daily activities of a large and diversified staff engaged in the maintenance and repair of the airport terminals, complex, airfields, and adjacent exterior areas of the airports; develops maintenance and repair projects; evaluates repair programs and makes recommendations for improvement; conducts inspection tours of the buildings and adjacent exterior areas to ascertain that established standards of maintenance are being followed; prepares and approves reports for administrative and executive superiors.

Coordinates maintenance and repair activities with management, administrative personnel, and tenants to minimize disruptions to airport operations; coordinates with other maintenance staff, contractors, and airport tenants in performing maintenance and repair.

Implements and maintains a work order system, a preventive maintenance program, and appropriate record keeping system for such programs; develops and maintains an information system to keep superiors informed of maintenance needs, requirements, and work in progress; keeps abreast of new federal and state regulations affecting the maintenance of airports.

Prepares operating budget proposal; prepares requests to purchase equipment, services and material; reviews and approves invoices; ensures costs are within budgetary constraints; prepares request for proposals for maintenance projects; reviews work and ensures contract compliance.

Determines staffing levels for division; directs selection interviewing; establishes performance standards for division; develops and revises work schedules.

Coordinates 24 hour emergency response directly or through subordinate supervisors or contractors; manages a snow removal operation and responds to weather related emergencies, coordinating activities with other units as required.

Performs related work as required.






the principles, practices, techniques, operations and equipment utilized in maintenance of airports or buildings

practices and techniques involved in implementing a program of building maintenance and repair

current management and administrative principles related to a large maintenance organization

the principles and techniques used in scheduling work, assigning priorities, estimating size and composition of staff and, calculating costs of staff time, equipment, and materials for a large maintenance program

the operations and maintenance of major air conditioning, heating, mechanical, or electronic and electrical systems

the occupational hazards and safety precautions involved in maintenance of large airports or buildings

preventive maintenance programs required for large buildings, pavement and grounds, and the varied types of maintenance equipment used in such work

supervisory principles and practices

snow removal and ice control practices and procedures as they relate to large airports or buildings

the engineering components of construction, equipment, and maintenance relevant to an airport or buildings




               direct a building, grounds services and maintenance program for a large hub airport

               estimate labor, material and time factors involved in a variety of buildings

               prepare, interpret and work from technical sketches and plans

               use computer software to manage and monitor building and airfield automated systems

               analyze and develop recommendations concerning contract provisions and requirements

               apply modern management and administrative principles to airport maintenance activities

establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, representatives of airlines, concessionaires, and tenants

express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing

learn Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and airport rules and regulations affecting the maintenance and operations of airports

               learn Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations applicable to the work

               learn Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, building codes and National Fire Protection Association regulation applicable to the work

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 7/18.)




Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in aviation management, business administration, project management, construction management, engineering, engineering technology, architecture or a closely related field.





Three years of maintenance, maintenance coordination, construction, or engineering experience for a medium or large hub airport, a multi-occupancy commercial building, or public access facilities with at least 500,000 visitors or passengers per year.





Three years of the above experience directing, through subordinate supervisors, the maintenance of multi-occupancy commercial buildings or public access facilities and their electrical or mechanical systems and equipment.




Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources which has included education equivalent to the successful completion of two years of related college course work (60 semester hours) and the specific experience.


Preferred Experience: The above experience shall have been at a medium or large hub airport.


City of Philadelphia Classes That Typically Meet the Experience Requirements:


Airport Electrical Services Supervisor (7K06)

Electronic Equipment Supervisor (7K67)

Building Maintenance Superintendent 2 (7H63)




Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.




Must possess a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of employment as an Airport Assistant Facilities Manager.

Must pass and maintain SIDA (Security Identification Display Area) and AOA (Airfield Operations Area) clearance at the time of appointment and during tenure of employment as an Airport Assistant Facilities Manager.


Class Established 6/86

Class Abolished 9/88

Class Re-established 3/90

Spec Revision: CSC - 5/05, Ad. Board - 6/05

Spec Revision:

CSC 4/15

Ad. Board 4/15

Latest Spec. Revision:

CSC - 6/18

Ad. Board 7/18