Oversees all Airport Planning initiatives and ensures compliance with FAA regulations, applicable Federal, State and Local rules and regulations. Reports directly to the Deputy Director of Planning, Development and Construction. This position requires sound independent judgment and discretion in determining optimal strategies for negotiating and resolving sensitive and controversial issues related to planning and the environment. The ability to analyze problems and project consequences, identify alternatives, implement effective solutions, and effectively interpret and communicate technical and procedural requirements is essential.
• Direct, manage and coordinate the preparation of plans, studies, and presentations for the development and improvement of airport properties and facilities.
• Oversees the planning processes, including terminal planning, airfield planning, infrastructure, roadway, ground transportation, and parking.
• Oversees the NEPA process for environmental compliance.
• Facilitates Land Development, Economic Development, and new business developments.
Salary range $63,960 to $105,126 annually ($81,999.35 midpoint), commensurate with experience
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Urban/City Planning, Geography, or Economic Development or related areas of expertise. Master’s Degree preferred.
Five (5) years of responsible, professional administrative experience in either Urban/City Planning, Geography, Economic Development, or related areas of expertise. Airport experience preferred. At least two (2) years of this experience must have been in a supervisor capacity. Master's Degree may be substituted for one year of the non-supervisory experience.
A valid driver's license. Applicants must be eligible for coverage under the airport's auto liability insurance policy.
About New Orleans Aviation Board
The New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB) oversees the operation of the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and the Downtown Heliport as an unattached board of the City of New Orleans. The nine member board is appointed by the Mayor of New Orleans.
Armstrong International serves over 13 million passengers annually with 15 airlines to 53 non-stop destinations. NOAB has annual revenues of $115 Million and has a $1 Billon Capital Improvement Program underway, including the construction of a new 35-gate terminal facility.
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is the gateway to one of the top travel destinations in the world – New Orleans. Conveniently located 15 minutes from downtown and the historic French Quarter, Armstrong International is poised for the future as the Airport of the Gulf South providing safe, first class customer service to travelers from around the world.