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Airport Planning and Development Division Manager

City of Austin
Job Description
Posting Title Airport Planning and Development Division Manager
Job Requisition Number COA077926
Position Number 116708
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Aviation-Planning&Engineering
Minimum Qualifications

Graduation with Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Architecture, Engineering, or a related field, plus seven (7) years of experience in a field related to the job, including three (3) years of experience in a supervisory capacity.

Licenses or Certifications:

Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas or Registered Architect by the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.



Notes to Applicants

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. Successful candidate must be in possession of a Texas driver’s license as authorized by the Texas Transportation Code. 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. Go to the Driver Safety Program for more information:

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
Reasonable 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
Vision ability to see both near and far to identify objectives and/or activities
Hearing ability 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
Lift up to 50 lbs occasionally
Able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time
Sense of smell adequate 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



Work hours and/or days may vary depending on departmental needs.

Mon-Fri. 8am-5pm

Shift may change according to departmental needs. Work hours may include after hours, holidays, and weekend work. Shift work (to include shift differential incentive with evening/night shifts).

Job Close Date  04/05/2018
Type of Posting External
Department Aviation
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location ABIA 3600 Presidential Blvd
Preferred Qualifications

Planning and development experience at a large campus like facility that operators on a 24-hour basis;

Planning and management of large Capital Expansion programs at an airport or similar facility.

Management of projects in a high security area.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Develops, manages, and delegates the implementation of highly complex airport programs that have both internal and external stakeholders.

  2. Directs the development and implementation of ABIA’s current fiscal year Capital Design and Construction Plan, prioritization of capital projects, and updates the five (5) year look-ahead CIP and project budgets to meet stakeholder needs.

  3. Responsible for oversight of airport staff for the planning, scheduling, design, project controls, computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), construction, and project closeout of capital projects in accordance to Federal grant assurances, City records, and department document controls.

  4. Responsible for partnerships with City departments for the selection of outside consultants, including architects, engineers, and specialty consultants, providing airport services on capital projects.

  5. Responsible for oversight of general contractors, trade contractors, and/or design-builder entities engaged in construction services at ABIA for the City, third party and tenant construction activities.

  6. Manages, monitors, and assures that capital project deliverables comply with all governing code requirements and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) advisory circulars and directives; are consistent with the Airport’s Design Standards, CADDstandards, or performance specifications; and adhere to applicable Code(s) of Federal Regulations, FAA requirements, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulatory requirements, and City of Austin regulatory requirements.

  7. Develops capital planning budgets, identifies funding sources, and secures Federal and State grants and Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) applications.

  8. Oversees airport Capital projects that include new building construction, modification of existing buildings, airfield improvements, parking and roadway improvements, major maintenance of existing facilities, and ongoing maintenance of airfield pavements.

  9. Attends meetings and conducts presentations to Boards and Commissions, City Council Committees, City Council and other related agencies and ABIA stakeholders.


Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

Responsible for the full range of management and supervisory activities: selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of wide range of disciplines related to airport facility development and management.

  • Knowledge of Federal standards in design, safety, and security regulations governing airport development and operations.

  • Knowledge of management principles related to municipal project and program activities.

  • Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.

  • Skill in strategic planning and budgeting.

  • Skill in oral and written communications.

  • Skill in handling multiple task and prioritizing.

  • Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations.

  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.

  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.

  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees, City management, political office holders, and the public.

  • Ability to exercise good judgment, tact, and diplomacy in all dealings, and maintain confidentiality as required.



Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires 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 AIDSAIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIVinfection, 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.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The minimum qualifications requires graduation with Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Architecture, Engineering, or related field, plus seven (7) years of expierence in a field related to the job, including three (3) years of experience in a supervisory capacity.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you licensed in Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas or Registered Architect by the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Describe your expierence with Management of projects in a high security area.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your planning and development experience of a large campus like facility that operators on a 24-hour basis.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe your planning and management experience of large Capital Expansion programs at an airport or similar facility.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have a valid Texas Driver License or the ability to acquire one by hire date?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * 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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