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NOW HIRING: COS Analyst I/Analyst II

Colorado Springs Airport is hiring Candidates can find additional information and apply at (bottom of page, Careers link).

Analyst I/Analyst II

In this position, you will work in the Finance & Administration office of the Airport (Colorado Springs Airport) on a variety of projects and initiatives involving airport rates and charges, air service development, airport maintenance costs, budgeting, procurement trends, work order review analysis, and capital planning.

Essential Job Functions – the basic job duties an employee must be able to perform:

  • Perform in-depth revenue and expenditure analysis; monitor, track, and analyze actual performance against budget; and investigate variances, identify potential issues, and communicate recommendations to management
  • Prepare, analyze, maintain, and monitor Airport rates and charges, department budgets, grants, and operating agreements
  • Review, evaluate, and monitor capital development plans and budgets; verify accuracy of financial information and cost charges to capital development and major maintenance projects, including correct coding and account reasonableness
  • Perform financial and accounting analyses on initiatives related to Airport benchmarks such as labor unit cost, maintenance equipment life cycles, preventative maintenance plans, procurement cycles, and Airport Costing
  • Monitor, analyze, and report on key performance indicators of the Maintenance Work Order System
  • Update and maintain project schedules, budgets, files, and spreadsheets; monitor and update operating and capital budgets to reflect budget adjustments and funding changes
  • Prepare, review, update, analyze, and distribute monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, ad-hoc ledgers, logs, and records to stakeholders, highlighting financial results and other key performance indicators
  • Develop presentations of composite data; perform comparative analyses of fiscal and operational performance data; and analyze and interpret financial and statistical data and operating results
  • Analyze federal, state, and local legislative proposals for impact on assigned operations
  • Prepare analyses and briefings on enacted legislation, judicial interpretations, and regulatory agency directives
  • Prepare financial analyses, fiscal reports, and statements; prepare and maintain a variety of ledgers, logs, records, and reports
  • Ensure the Airport’s accounting, financial, budget, and other business processes are efficient, effective, and maintain adequate internal controls
  • Ensure financial information and records are accurate and complete
  • Research and identify opportunities for improvement; formulate, recommend, and assist with the implementation of appropriate changes
  • Assist in budget preparation and administration and Rates and Charges analysis

Privatization of the Air Traffic Control System

National Air Transportation Association is providing the following information to encourage those opposing legislation that would privatize the Air Traffic Control System to contact their representatives.  By going to you will be able to find more information on the issue.  The link also provides an easy way for the public to voice their opposition to representatives prior to the House vote on this proposal.  A NATA white paper can be viewed at Myths and Facts Surrounding Air Traffic Control Corporatization and their position statement on the issue.

Congratulations! CDOT Innovator Award

Congratulations to Dave Ulane, A.A.E and Bryce Shuck for receiving the CDOT “Innovator Award”.  They received the recognition for their recently implements airport excise tax disbursement process improvement.  The new process used the existing automated sales tax refund process to eliminate the fuel claim form, and 90% of the steps required in the old process.

Colorado Seaplane Initiative Event

Colorado Seaplane Gathering and Fundraiser




February 18, 2017

1 pm to 3 pm

All those interested in seaplanes are invited.  If you have a seaplane, bring it.  The more the merrier!

Supporting Seaplanes and Wings Over the Rockies

Scott deLuise hangar/home,  2480 Cessna Dr, Erie Airport

Taxi to the event at Erie Airport!  Food and drinks will be provided! Donations not required to attend.

Aeronautics Division Program Manager (Planning Specialist VI) Position

Aeronautics Division Program Manager (Planning Specialist VI)

Apply Here

Description of Job

In support of the development of a forward-looking multi-modal transportation system in the 21st century, CDOT’s Aeronautics Division promotes partnering with its public and private constituents to enhance aviation safety, aviation education, and the development of an effective air transportation system through the efficient administration of the Aviation Fund.

Under the direction and oversight of the Aeronautics Division Director, this position supervises, plans, directs, develops and provides day to day oversight of the Aeronautics Division’s various programs, including but not limited to the Colorado Discretionary Aviation Grant (CDAG) program, airport capital improvement programs, Web-Based Information Management System (WIMS), statewide pavement management programs, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 5010 airports inspection program, the mountain Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS) program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wildlife Hazard Management program, the Division’s airport internship program, airport surplus equipment program, Division planning initiatives and various Division safety and education initiatives.

Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervise, plan, direct, develop, and provide day to day oversight of the Division’s various programs and initiatives (listed above);
  • Develop and recommend Division strategy, policies, and guidance, including overall program plans, goals, objective, and milestones for efficient and successful implementation of Division programs;
  • Responsible for the strategic development and implementation of the Colorado Discretionary Aviation Grant (CDAG) program and state airport capital improvement programs;
  • Responsible for the planning and management, compliance monitoring, and review of CDAG grants and cooperative agreements of statewide impact;
  • Work closely with Division staff, FAA personnel, airport sponsors, consultants, CDOT Business Office staff, and CDOT Audit Division staff to ensure effective program implementation and compliance with rules and regulations;
  • Directly supervise aviation planners, including administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised, including staff development, training, mentoring, and coaching; establish and communicate performance expectations and guidelines;
  • Serve as project manager for the Web Based Information Management System (WIMS) which provides information to airports and allows individual accounts for each airport for electronic planning, grant applications, and grant management;
  • Work with the Division’s Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS) Program Manager to coordinate and implement the contracted maintenance and improvement of the AWOS program;
  • Responsible for general facility oversight, including preparing facility maintenance and capital improvement plans and budgets, overseeing and delegating day to day facility management and maintenance, and coordinating with the Division’s landlord and CDOT staff on ground lease, maintenance, and administrative lease matters;
  • Other job duties as assigned.


Colorado Seaplane Initiative

Below you can find some additional information about the Colorado Seaplane Initiative. CAOA does not have an official position on this.

The Colorado Seaplane Initiative is undertaking a major campaign to obtain fair and equal access to Colorado waterways.  The State of Colorado through its Parks and Wildlife Agency, has banned seaplanes from every public waterway in the State.  Colorado is the only State that forbids seaplanes in this manner.

Colorado is home to 16,000+ pilots, 800+ seaplane-rated pilots, and 38 seaplane owners.  General Aviation is a major economic force in Colorado producing an estimated $2.4 billion in annual economic impact.

The State’s claim of safety, security, and environmental concerns ignore facts and promote fears. General Aviation is the producer of an estimated $2.4 billion in annual economic impact to this State.

Airport Assistant Director/Business Manager- Yampa Valley Regional Airport


P. O. Box 773598

Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

Phone (970) 870-5361 Fax (970) 870-5362


Yampa Valley Regional Airport Assistant Director/Business Manager: Salary Range $6,621 to $7,557, plus an excellent benefit package. Under the direction of the Airport Director, manage the day-to-day business administration and development of the Yampa Valley Regional Airport (YVRA) including: contract management and administrations, business development, accounting, advertising and promotions, and concessions management. This position reports directly to the Airport Director and performs additional duties assigned by the Director in the absence of the Airport Director.

Education, Training and experience level: Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, Business Administration, Aviation Management, Public Administration or other related field, plus three years related business management and development experience at a commercial airport or any combination of business acumen, education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities for the job. Certificate from the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) as a Certified Member (CM) desired.

Successful applicant must be able to complete a Federal Security Background Check to comply with TSA SIDA badging requirements; must have a fluent command of written and spoken English.

A complete job description can be emailed to prospective applicants

A cover letter, resume, and signed and notarized Yampa Valley Regional Airport Application must be received before 3 pm, September 23, 2016. The Yampa Valley Regional Airport Application is available in the Routt County Human Resources Office, 136 6th Street, Steamboat Springs, or can be emailed to a prospective applicant, or you can download a copy from our website at:

Failure to submit all of the requested paperwork will disqualify your application.

Deliver to: Human Resources, Attn: Assistant Airport Manager, 136 6th Street, Steamboat Springs, CO; or e-mail, or fax to 970-870-5362. Applications can be mailed to P O Box 773598, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477-3598. The application packet must be received on or before the deadline listed.

You may use any of the methods listed above to apply for this position.

Routt County is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Airport Operations Specialist/ARFF- Friedman Memorial Airport

The Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey, Idaho is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Airport ARFF/Operations Specialist. This position, under the guidance of the Airport ARFF/Operations Manager, is responsible for assisting with the daily management of the Airport Operations/ARFF (Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting) department to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the airport.
Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with course work in airport administration, business management, fire science, and/or 5 years progressive experience related to airport operations, construction, facility maintenance, operation of heavy equipment, snow removal, and ARFF. Equivalent work experience can be considered. Experience as an Operations Specialist at a Part 139 air carrier airport is preferred. Salary is dependent upon qualifications.
Application information is available online at or in the Friedman Memorial Airport Manager’s Office, 1616 Airport Circle, Hailey, ID 83333. Resumes will be accepted until September 1, 2016. Qualified Candidates may submit their qualifications and anticipated salary requirements to or deliver them to the Airport Manager’s Office.
Friedman Memorial Airport is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free workplace. The Friedman Memorial Airport Authority is committed to compliance with Federal and State laws requiring that the Airport only hires workers who are lawfully entitled to work in the United States (U.S. citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization) without discrimination. As such, the Airport participates in the E-verify Program established by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration to aid employers in verifying employment eligibility of all newly-hired employees. Our participation in the E-Verify program does not exempt us from the obligation to obtain a complete Form I-9 from every employee we hire.

Please see Job description below for more information:

Friedman Memorial Airport Seeks Airport Operations Specialist

Business Development Specialist- Northern Colorado Regional Airport

Do you have experience with airport development or marketing? The Northern Colorado Regional Airport is seeking your expertise.

The chosen candidate will be responsible to plan, develop, implement, and administer business development initiatives and marketing strategies that align with Airport plans. They will utilize an entrepreneurial approach, collaborative leadership style, and effective analytical skills, to perform these functions in addition to fostering relationships with leadership from organizations within the region. The primary objectives of this position include:

  • enhanced revenue generation and diversification,
  • maximization of development opportunities,
  • assist with the creation of and management of development review standards and procedures,
  • enhance community engagement through outreach programs including special events coordination, public relations, and communications.
Please see Business Development Specialist for more information.