Oversees planning and programming functions for state and federal airport improvement programs and projects from initial planning phase through consultant selection and close-out; implements the Texas Airport System Plan and oversees the Aviation Facilities Development Program. Reports to the Director, Aviation Division. Supervises a small group of technical and professional personnel. Work requires extensive contact with governmental agencies at federal, state and local levels, elected officials, aviation interest groups, contractors and private entities. Employees at this level are virtually self-supervising and assume direct accountability for the work product.
The essential duties for this job include: • Advises and assists in the development of division priorities, goals and objectives. • Oversees Airport Safety Inspection Program. • Oversees Land Acquisition Projects for Airport sponsors. • Develops funding distribution plans for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and state grants. • Administers the annual FAA planning grant to include preparation of special studies related to the state airport system. • Develops the Aviation Capital Improvement Program; prioritizes projects to identify opportunities to capture federal/local discretionary funds; and, implements projects through direct coordination with local sponsors. • May act as Division Director in the absence of the Division Director and Deputy Division Director. • Oversees preparation of aviation planning studies, airport feasibility studies, environmental assessments and airport master plans. • Prepares and implements the Texas Airport System Plan. • Prepares and presents speeches and presentations; participates in planning conferences; provides advice to state and local agencies and conducts meetings with federal, state and local officials. • Provides technical assistance to airport sponsors and the division's Project Management and Grant Administration Sections. • Represents the Department with federal, state and local officials on matters specifically related to the airport improvement program, the facility development process and other aviation issues. • Reviews and analyzes state and federal legislation pertaining to air transportation. • Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.
Extensive knowledge of
• Airport transportation planning and development principles and practices • The statewide air transportation plan • Federal Aviation Administration circulars, orders and regulations Thorough knowledge of • Applicable laws, rules and regulations
Expert skill in
• Supervising technical, professional, and administrative staff • Public relations for maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups • Comprehending and implementing program goals
Proficient skill in
• Overseeing and coordinating projects and program activities • Analyzing and organizing business and technical data • Using personal computers and applicable programs, applications and systems
This job requires the following:
• 7 years in Aviation or transportation planning • (Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated parttime equivalent) • Must have three (3) years supervisory/managerial experience. Project leader or lead worker experience may substitute for supervisory/managerial experience. • Related graduate level education may be substituted for experience on a year per year basis.
Internal Number: 116043
About Texas Department of Transportation Aviation Division
The Texas Department of Transportation - Aviation Division (TxDOT) seeks an experienced Airport Planner to join our Team.