The Aviation Economic Development Specialist in the Business and Properties Division, Concessions Section at Sky Harbor International Airport manages and develops the Aviation Department’s real property assets at Sky Harbor Airport and two General Aviation Airports– Phoenix Deer Valley, and Phoenix Goodyear Airport.
Responsible for the profit and loss within the division, the position prepares and reviews contracts and leases, concession operations and contract administration; maintains tenant/customer relations, reviews gross sales data, and provides analysis and reporting, to support day-to-day monitoring of tenant activities and compliance duties.
Salary: $51,771 - $78,770 annually (effective July 12, 2021)
Required: Two years professional experience in managing concessions tenant relations, monitoring concessions contracts and/or leases, and contract compliance administration AND a Bachelor's degree in public or business administration, airport/aviation management, and commercial property management. Weekend, evening, early morning hours and holidays may be required
Recruitment closes July 26, 2021.
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The City of Phoenix Aviation Department is seeking a highly motivated team member that will enjoy the high-energy environment of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
The Aviation Economic Development Specialist position is in the Business and Properties Division, Concessions Section. The Business and Properties Division is currently comprised of Airline Affairs, Compliance, Concessions, Commercial Real Estate, and the Rental Car Center. This diverse group is responsible for the management and development of the Aviation Department’s real property assets at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and two General Aviation Airports– Phoenix Deer Valley, and Phoenix Goodyear Airport, ensuring their long-term viability through revenue generation, contract administration and management of land and development of improvements. The team manages over 4 million square feet of facilities, ground leases for approximately 2,000 acres of land, developing, negotiating, and managing agreements with over 1,600 tenants.
This position reports to the Concessions Economic Program Manager and is instrumental in the responsibility for the profit and loss of one or more key business lines within the Business and Properties Division. This position prepares and reviews contracts and leases, concession operations, contract administration, maintains tenant/customer relations, reviews gross sales data, and provides analysis and reporting. This position will support the day-to-day monitoring of tenant activities in leased spaces, compliance duties, rental rate adjustments, tenant improvement requests, lease agreements, and amendments.
This recruitment and any interview process as a result of this recruitment may be used by multiple hiring managers and multiple departments throughout the City to fill any related current or future vacancies; other recruitments and appropriate eligible lists may also be considered.
Able to exercise tact, discretion and diplomacy when handling sensitive and confidential issues and situations; and to analyze complex problems, evaluate alternatives and make sound recommendations.
Strong verbal and written communications skills that aspire to support a professional environment.
Familiar with concessions/retail operations.
Able to work in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities.
Strong decision-making skills and effective at problem solving.
Supportive of a “team-oriented environment”.
Abe to work outside and walk significant distances through airport terminals and off-site locations.
Able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of Department management and employees, business partners, tenants, customers, and representatives of governmental agencies.
$51,771 - $78,770 annually. (effective July 12, 2021).
A comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA/HDHP plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days and personal leave days. For more details, visit:
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The following list is not all inclusive but are TSA general factors for disqualification of employment for working at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Other factors will be assessed that may also lead to disqualification. Qualified candidates should consider these factors when applying. Aviation Employment Disqualifiers
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS – The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:
Experience with airport food and beverage/specialty retail/management services.
Experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning System that monitors contractual terms and gross sales data.
The first of review of resumes will occur the week of July 12, 2021. Recruitment closes July 26, 2021. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on this date.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply online at https://www.phoenix.gov/hr/current-jobs/ by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.
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Economic Development Specialist, Job Code: 08830, ID# 40489
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Additional Salary Information: A comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA/HDHP plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days and personal leave days.
Internal Number: 40489
About City of Phoenix
The City of Phoenix is a four-time recipient of the "All American City" award, Governing magazine's only "Grade A City" in 2000 and the 1993 winner of the Carl Bertelsmann prize "Best Run City in the World". It has over 15,000 employees and values the diversity of its community and is a equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Some of the benefits include: Medical and Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Annual Vacation and Sick Leave, Educational Reimbursement, Deferred Compensation Program, and Retirement Plan.