Bismarck, North Dakota. The Airport Planner is the state aeronautics representative for airports which will require strong involvement with airport planning consultants, airport managers, FAA officials, and the disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE) program. The Airport Planner provides an analysis of technical data and project work in the airside and landside planning within an airport setting. Airport Planners manage or participate in the development and implementation of airport master plans, airport layout plans, land-use compatibility studies, and statewide aviation planning studies. The Airport Planner will serve as an airport inspector to collect data at public general aviation airports within the state. A working knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations, FAA Advisory Circulars, and airport design standards is beneficial. The Airport Planner is also the program manager for state airport grant funds and a major contributor towards the recommendation and allocation of federal Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds for airports.
Additional Salary Information: state benefit package which includes fully paid family health insurance
Bachelor's degree in planning, aviation, business, engineering, or a related field
One Year of Professional Work Experience
Previous job-related experience or internship
Possess strong verbal and written communication skills, along with the ability to create and conduct oral presentations
Ability to interact with employees, other consultants, airport managers, and the public with respect and professionalism
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), and GIS software which is essential for use in completing tasks and duties, documentation, and the creation of exhibits
Ability to work in a collaborative team environment and be responsive to deadlines
Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives with minimal to no supervision
General understanding of an airport/airfield environment
General working knowledge and/or understanding of Federal Aviation Regulations, FAA Advisory Circulars, and airport design standards
Master’s degree in planning, aviation, business, engineering, or a related field
The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission is North Dakota's state aviation agency. It was established by the state legislature in 1947 to serve the public by providing economic and technical assistance for the aviation community to ensure the safe and effective advancement of aviation in North Dakota.