CLAS­SI­FI­CA­TION: Air­port Planner/​Special Projects

DEPART­MENT: Exec­u­tive

SUPER­VI­SOR: Exec­u­tive Director

EFFEC­TIVE DATE: Octo­ber 12022

PAY LEV­EL: 220 ($69,158.52 — $123,275.07)


DEF­I­N­I­TION: . The posi­tion will be respon­si­ble for; the Cap­i­tal Pro­gram devel­op­ment, imple­men­ta­tion, over­sight and project close out; all func­tions relat­ed to the acqui­si­tion for goods or ser­vices for the imple­men­ta­tion of the Cap­i­tal Pro­gram plans and projects; con­tract and con­trac­tor man­age­ment for assigned con­tracts; man­age­ment and over­sight of air­port and facil­i­ty plan­ning, envi­ron­men­tal and sus­tain­abil­i­ty issues relat­ed to past, cur­rent and future projects; and, may rep­re­sent the air­port at pub­lic meet­ings and present sta­tus updates to the Board, fed­er­al, state, local offi­cials and the public.

Duties are per­formed with con­sid­er­able inde­pen­dence requir­ing the exer­cise of judg­ment and ini­tia­tive in day-to-day oper­a­tions. The work is per­formed under the admin­is­tra­tive direc­tion of the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor and the Deputy Exec­u­tive Direc­tor who review the work. 

ESSEN­TIAL DUTIES: Man­ages the plan­ning, design, con­struc­tion, and coor­di­na­tion of air­port projects. Pre­pares and mon­i­tors oper­at­ing and cap­i­tal bud­gets. Pre­pares and reviews air­port cap­i­tal project sub­mit­tals. Coor­di­nates with the Fed­er­al Avi­a­tion Administration’s Air­ports Dis­trict Office (ADO), FDOT and key stake­hold­ers to devel­op and main­tain the Air­port Mas­ter Plan and Air­port Lay­out Plan. Devel­ops plans for Air­port devel­op­ment and improve­ment, and imple­ments the approved sched­ule of projects. Over­sees struc­ture and land records man­age­ment. Pre­pares and man­ages assigned con­tracts through their life­cy­cle from pre-solic­i­ta­tion through con­tract close out. Research­es, devel­op and mon­i­tor accom­plish­ment of grant oppor­tu­ni­ties and pre­pares appli­ca­tions accord­ing­ly and com­pletes relat­ed reports as required to ensure accom­plish­ment of DBE par­tic­i­pa­tion goals. Review and approve project invoic­es. Mon­i­tors con­trac­tor com­pli­ance with DBE, Davis-Bacon rules, and oth­er fed­er­al, state, and local reg­u­la­tions. Pre­pares mul­ti-year cap­i­tal plan and bud­get; pre­pares the state, fed­er­al and Pas­sen­ger Facil­i­ty Charge grant appli­ca­tions. Assists with mon­i­tor­ing and admin­is­tra­tion of grants. Coor­di­nates with Fed­er­al Avi­a­tion Admin­is­tra­tion and Flori­da Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion per­son­nel to ensure com­pli­ance with var­i­ous reg­u­la­tions to include the Air­port Improve­ment Pro­gram (AIP) and Joint Auto­mat­ed Cap­i­tal Improve­ment Pro­gram (JACIP). Estab­lish­es and imple­ments a wide range of plan­ning func­tions includ­ing fea­si­bil­i­ty stud­ies, facil­i­ty con­di­tion reports, pave­ment main­te­nance pro­grams, and facil­i­ty and air­port mas­ter plans. Per­forms Oth­er duties as assigned.

OTH­ER IMPOR­TANT DUTIES: Assists Exec­u­tive Direc­tor and Deputy Direc­tor as request­ed on pro­grams and projects. Keeps abreast of improve­ments and inno­va­tions in area of respon­si­bil­i­ty and incor­po­rates prac­tices and tech­niques into work as appro­pri­ate. Per­forms oth­er work as required.

QUAL­I­FI­CA­TIONS: Grad­u­ate from an accred­it­ed four (4) year col­lege or uni­ver­si­ty with a degree in engi­neer­ing, plan­ning or project man­age­ment. Pos­ses­sion of a bachelor’s degree in engi­neer­ing, con­struc­tion man­age­ment, plan­ning or a relat­ed field and six years of pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence that includes air­port cap­i­tal pro­gram­ming, air­port oper­a­tions, air­port main­te­nance, or air­port con­struc­tion man­age­ment, main­te­nance and con­struc­tion, or relat­ed largescale trans­porta­tion facil­i­ty. Thor­ough knowl­edge of the prin­ci­ples and prac­tices of plan­ning and project man­age­ment as applied to the devel­op­ment and man­age­ment of air­port pro­grams and sys­tems or sim­i­lar facil­i­ties. Through knowl­edge of air­port plan­ning, design and admin­is­tra­tion. Thor­ough knowl­edge of the prin­ci­ples and prac­tices of mod­ern air­port admin­is­tra­tion and pro­gram management. 

Knowl­edge of Fed­er­al Avi­a­tion Admin­is­tra­tion (FAA) rules, reg­u­la­tions and FAA advi­so­ry cir­cu­lars per­tain­ing to air­port oper­a­tions and devel­op­ment. Pos­sess­es a work­ing knowl­edge of the prin­ci­ples and prac­tices of air­port plan­ning and design, con­struc­tion, and con­struc­tion man­age­ment. Knowl­edge of fed­er­al, state and local envi­ron­men­tal and avi­a­tion agen­cies, and project eli­gi­bil­i­ty and pri­or­i­ty sys­tem for FAA, AIP and PFC Pro­grams and state fund­ing programs.; 

Abil­i­ty to plan, orga­nize, direct and coor­di­nate project activ­i­ties. Abil­i­ty to plan, sched­ule, and review the work of sub­or­di­nates in a man­ner con­ducive to full per­for­mance and high morale. Abil­i­ty to per­form exten­sive, respon­si­ble research, analy­sis and tech­ni­cal report writ­ing. Abil­i­ty to estab­lish and main­tain effec­tive work­ing rela­tion­ships with munic­i­pal offi­cials, employ­ees, con­trac­tors, engi­neer­ing firms and the pub­lic. Abil­i­ty to express ideas on tech­ni­cal sub­jects clear­ly and con­cise­ly, both oral­ly and in writ­ing. Abil­i­ty to pre­pare, devel­op, man­age and present long-range pub­lic works and engi­neer­ing plans and pro­grams. Skill in the use com­put­ers and the pro­grams and appli­ca­tions nec­es­sary for suc­cess­ful job performance.

REQUIRE­MENTS: Must pass pre-employ­­ment drug test­ing as well as peri­od­ic test­ing in accor­dance with air­port pol­i­cy; must pass a 10-year, fin­ger­print-based, crim­i­nal his­to­ry records check and Secu­ri­ty Threat Assess­ment (STA) as required by the Trans­porta­tion Secu­ri­ty Admin­is­tra­tion. Sched­ule could include evenings, week­ends, and hol­i­days to meet the needs of the Airport.

Pro­fes­sion­al engi­neer in the State of Flori­da and Project Man­age­ment cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, desir­able. Must pos­sess a valid Flori­da Driver’s License at time of hire.