Summary of Essential Responsibilities
- Prepare or supervise the preparation of long range plans and other related studies as needed to support the ongoing management, operation and development of the Port's airports.
- Provide technical assistance to other Port staff as needed to support other Port projects (operations, business development, properties, environmental, facilities, security, noise management, general aviation, etc).
- Manage and coordinate the General Aviation element of the aviation planning portfolio.
- Perform administrative duties including consultant hiring and management, project coordination and project scheduling.
- Support outreach and communication efforts related to Port planning, development and operations.
- Monitor, review and comment on any planning and development activity that may have the potential to impact Port airports.
- Assist local jurisdictions in managing land use to maintain compatibility with airports and satisfy state and federal regulations.
- Maintain Airport Layout Plans for all Port airports.
- Coordinate with FAA for Airport Layout Plan reviews and updates.
- Bachelor's degree in urban, transportation, land use planning, business administration, landscape architecture, geography or civil engineering is preferred; or, an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience is required. A Master's degree in one of the listed fields is desirable.
- Seven or more years of aviation, land use or transportation planning; or, aviation operational experience is required. NOTE: Candidates with fewer years of experience may also be considered for a lower-level position.
- Working knowledge of FAA approved standards of long range airport planning is preferred.
- Working knowledge of airport planning and development and geographic information systems is preferred.
- Valid state driver's license is preferred.
Skills and Abilities
- Expert knowledge of state, regional and local land use and transportation laws.
- Strong research, analysis and technical writing skills.
- Demonstrated project management abilities including hiring and managing consultants.
- Excellent communication skills:
- Ability to speak in public.
- Ability to prepare and give presentations containing technical material to the lay public in a manner that is clear and easy to understand.
- Strong writing skills required to organize and present complex information in a variety of venues – reports, web, and newsletters
- Creative problem solving skills essential.
- Understanding of the FAA functional organization structure and its operations, and the standards of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
- Represent the Port on high-level external committees and boards.
- Lead high-profile projects as team leader or major participant.
- Demonstrate commitment to valuing differences among individuals and a passion for being inclusive.
- Work independently with minimal supervision.
- Work as part of a team.Understand and apply State of Oregon Airport Planning Rule, Transportation Planning Rule, and other land use rules and regulations.
- Work required evening and weekend meetings and travel as needed.
- Diversity and Inclusion: At the Port, we don't just accept difference; we value and support it to create a culture of inclusiveness and fun. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- EEO/Affirmative Action Policy Statement: The Port of Portland is dedicated to maintaining and improving a work environment, which extends equal opportunity to all individuals, regardless of their race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation. Employment decisions shall be made in such a manner as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity and to comply with state, federal and local laws. We affirm through this policy statement our continuing commitment to the principles of nondiscrimination and affirmative action.
- Veterans Preference: Under Oregon law, qualified veterans may be eligible for veterans preference when applying for Port of Portland positions. If you are a veteran and would like to be considered for a veterans preference for this job, please provide the qualifying documents as instructed during the application process.
- Background Checks and Drug Testing: The Port of Portland will conduct background checks and/or drug tests for positions where such tests are required by regulation and for other highly sensitive positions.
- ADA Accommodation: Accommodations will be considered for applicants or candidates with a qualifying disability that prevents them from participating in this process. Accommodations will be made where the Port can reasonably do so without imposing an undue hardship on the business or compromising the integrity of the recruitment process. An applicant with any disability who believes that he or she needs an accommodation should contact Human Resources at 503.415.6539
Apply online: http://www2.portofportland.com/Careers#Openings
Position closes: 4/7/2017 5:00 PM Pacific Time