October 19, 2017
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Looking for a rewarding job where you can help make a positive impact in a growing community?

Jackson County has approximately 212,000 residents and is one of the most desirable places to live, work, and play in the Pacific Northwest. Jackson County is home to Southern Oregon University, Harry and David and the world renowned Southern Oregon Shakespeare Festival. We have beautiful valleys, scenic mountain peaks, historic sites, charming architecture, world class wineries, theatrical companies, hiking, golfing, resorts, horseback riding, rafting, fishing, and every imaginable outdoor activity that the great climate of Southern Oregon affords. We have the benefits, appeal, and superior quality of life found in a small town community, while enjoying active, social, and cultural lifestyles found in larger metropolitan locales.


The Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport is located in southwestern Oregon on 855 acres adjacent to the city of Medford, Oregon's central business district. The Airport is located north of the I-5/Highway 62 interchange.

The Airport serves the Southern Oregon/Northern California region, with the majority of the Airport's users residing within Jackson County. In 2016,over 822,000 passengers used air transportation and aircraft operations totaled over 39,000.

The management system at the Rogue Valley lnternational-Medford Airport consists of an Airport Advisory Committee/Director System. The Airport Advisory Committee is comprised of nine members appointed by the Jackson County Board of Commissioners. The goal of the committee is to act as an advisory board to the County Commissioners working through the Airport Director on matters of public concern.  Their agenda also includes helping to formulate and recommend priorities for capital improvements and further expansion of the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport.

The Airport Director is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the airport to meet the safety standards required for continued certification in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The Director is also a professional public relations agent for the Airport, its expansion, and its future.

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Airport Director

Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport is a department of Jackson County, Oregon and is operated in concert with an Airport Advisory Committee. This is an executive level position, reporting directly to the County Administrator. With an initial focus on completing a number of large capital improvement projects close to $31 million, the selected candidate will need to learn regional concerns and opportunities and make stakeholder connections as the airport continues to grow and expand our economy.

The airport has a budget of over $57 million for FY17-18 supported by a total complement of 48.25 staff. Requires a bachelor’s degree and seven years of executive, professional level airport management experience; or any combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge, and ability required to perform the job. Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) American Association of Airport Executives preferred.

Applications received by September 5, 2017 will be considered during our first review. This job announcement may be closed when a sufficient number of applications have been received.

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Compensation & Benefits
  • Salary: $99,299.20 - $126,734.40 annually
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • Low cost, full-family health insurance benefits
  • Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) – 6% fully
    paid by the County
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)