Oversees the financial and administrative functions of the Airports, including: finance and accounting, investments, internal audits, debt management, property management, insurance, purchasing and procurement, IT services and related activities. Acts as custodian of all Airport funds and securities.
Provides strategic, financial management leadership for the Airport including funding, budgeting, cash management, and accounting. Ensures that the Airport's administrative and financial functions are in compliance with county, state, and federal government and regulatory agencies.
Participates in the formulation of the Airport's long-range plan and key strategies. Meets with representatives from the County, regulatory agencies, air carriers, and other entities to share information, address questions, and/or resolve problems.
Oversees airport financial audits, such as annual Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) audits and operating audits. Manages and directs the preparation and maintenance of financial records and the preparation of financial statements, schedules and reports for the Airports Director and regulatory bodies.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, Aviation Management, or closely related field; supplemented by seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional financial, budgeting or accounting experience, five (5) years of which shall be in a supervisory/management capacity; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Certified Public Accountant, Certified Public Finance Officer or Certified Government Finance Officer certification is preferred. Experience with FAA/FDOT grant requirements as well as reimbursement procedures is strongly preferred. Experience with airport financial requirements, including calculation of airline rates and charges, FAA Airport Improvement Program grant assurances (e.g., revenue diversion, self-sufficiency requirements, unjust discrimination), Transportation Security Administration requirements, federal aviation laws, FAA Airport Revenue Use Policy, Passenger Facility Charge Program regulations and requirements (49 USC 40117) and Federal Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules and regulations for airport debt is strongly preferred. Must be computer literate. Requires a valid driver license.
About Okaloosa County
The Okaloosa County Airport System is comprised of three airports: Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS), Bob Sikes Airport (CEW), and Destin Executive Airport (DTS). Okaloosa County is located in the northwestern portion of the state of Florida, extending from the Alabama state line to the Gulf of Mexico, and is home to one of the largest military installations in the world.
The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the nation and provides daily, scheduled air service on Allegiant, American, Delta, and United Airlines with over One Million passengers served this year. VPS is a Commercial Service Joint-Use Airport that operates on Eglin Air Force Base through an Enhanced Use Lease.
Bob Sikes Airport is a general aviation airport that services the defense and aerospace industry and serves as the region’s industrial base, providing a home to several aerospace manufacturing and modification companies.
Destin Executive Airport is a general aviation airport predominately utilized by private and corporate aircraft and provides immediate accessibility to coastal communities and resorts along Florida’s beautiful Emerald Coast.
This posi...tion oversees the financial and administrative functions of the Airports, including: finance and accounting, investments, internal audits, debt management, property management, insurance, purchasing and procurement, IT services and related activities.
Okaloosa County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Drug Free Workplace Employer.