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Airport Planner

Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Job Description
Posting Title Airport Planner
Job Requisition Number COA079588
Position Number 116313
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Aviation-Planning&Engineering
Minimum Qualifications

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Notes to Applicants

Create short term and long range Master Plans and Studies for the Airport. Coordinate with internal divisions of the Airport to document and create long term facilities goals, needs and future expansion options. Coordinate with the Capital Planning Office, Transportation Office and Real Estate Offices on land planning. Coordinate with external agencies like the FAA, TSA, TXDOT, Capital Metro to integrate and review concepts, designs and plans. Help to prepare grant documentation and applications. Conduct field verifications of existing facilities. Work with Capital Planning Program Manager to plan and budget new projects. Work with consultants to perform studies and analyses of the Airport. Integrate GIS into the Airports planning and maintenance system.

Driving on City business: This position must travel between various locations as part of the regular job duties and individual may be required to drive own personal vehicle or City vehicle. Driving a City vehicle on the AOA (Aircraft Operation Area) may be required. Successful candidate must have all credentials required in order to perform the essential functions of the job. A driving record verification will be conducted. Applicants for positions for which City driving is an essential function must meet the standards of the program: age 18 or older, current applicable driver’s license, proof of insurability, and no more than six (6) points assessed on Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) based on Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver Record Report. This position falls under the COA safe driver program requirements.

A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Please list your complete employment history (to include all job duties responsibilities and employment dates) on your online application. The application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered (e.g., “see resume” or “see Linked In Profile”). Resumes will not be used to qualify for the position and will not be used to recommend salary. Supplemental information or changes to your application will not be accepted after the job posting closes. The responses to the supplemental questions inquiring about experience should be reflected on your application.

Veteran candidates will be required to provide a copy of their DD214 at the time of interview.

Shift may change according to departmental needs. Work hours may include after hours, holidays, and weekend work

Top candidate will be subject to a minimum 10 year criminal history background check and security threat assessment.

Please note that the Department may close the job posting at any time after 7 days.

This position will require a skills assessment.

Employees, in Good Standing, who are candidates within the department/division that the position resides in and who meet the minimum and preferred qualifications (if any) of the position will be included in the initial interview. Department/division employee must remain in Good Standing through the Top Candidate Selection phase at which time the Good Standing status will be re-verified.

Must have the ability to read, write, and fluently speak English.

Overtime may be required with or without notice.

Utilize eyes for long periods of time while operating computer keyboard, computers, copy machines, and other office equipment
Moderate dexterity of hands and fingers to operate and/or manipulate computer keyboard, computers, and other office equipment, and safety equipment
Walk, climb stairs and ladders, kneel, and bend from waist to perform physical work
Use vision to see both near and far to identify objectives and/or activities
Use ears to hear both near and far
Verbally and effectively communicate utilizing face-to-face contact, telephones, and radios
React quickly, physically and mentally, in response to events and/or emergencies
Utilize mental capacity for decision-making and comprehension
Must possess the physical and mental capacity to safely operate motor vehicle during daytime and / or night time.
Able to put on personal protective equipment; e.g., hardhat, goggles, safety steel-toed shoes, long sleeve shirts and pants
Seldomly lift up to 50 lbs
Able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time
Utilize sense of smell to identify odors
Stay outdoors for long periods (day or night) under severe conditions including, but not limited to, high levels of noise from jet aircraft, glare, and extreme cold, heat, wind, or dust
Pay Range

$32.84 – $42.63

  • Core Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Job Close Date 03/07/2019
Type of Posting External
Department Aviation
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 2716 Spirit of Texas Drive Austin, Texas 78719
Preferred Qualifications

-Experience in commercial airport planning
-Master Planning Experience
-Experience planning, conducting, and facilitating public meetings
-Valid Texas Driver’s License

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The Airport Planner position minimum qualification are as follow: graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Aviation Management, Airport Planning, or directly related field, plus two (2) years of professional experience in airport planning/operations. Experience in aviation planning or related work may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience planning, conducting, and facilitating Public Meeting?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience with Master Planning?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience with Commercial Airport Planning?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a valid Texas Driver License or the ability to acquire one by hire date?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * The Transportation Security Administration (TSA-division of the USA Dept. of Homeland Security) requires all employees of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to pass a minimum 10-year criminal background investigation and security threat assessment. Do you agree to a minimum 10-year criminal background investigation and security threat assessment?
    • Yes
    • No

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