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Airport Planning and Environmental Analysis Manager #2204-212400-02

Planning Division Manager

Date Opened
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 8:00 AM
Close Date
Thursday, May 19, 2022 11:59 PM
  • $100,531.28 - $131,946.00/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

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This position serves as manager of two sections of the Planning Division of the Aviation Department at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, they are: Airport Planning, and Airport Environmental Analysis. The Airport Planning and Environmental Analysis Manager plays a key role assisting the Airport Planning Director with strategic and general management with specific emphasis on policy planning, capital and facilities planning, and environmental review. Coordinates and directs multiple, simultaneous aviation programs and planning activities.  Exercises a high level of technical, interpersonal and communication skills, while being expected to exercise considerable independent judgment with minimal guidance.   Executes multi-disciplinary initiatives, management and implementation of strategies to achieve objectives relative to the Airport Master Plan.

General Information:
Standard business hours apply Monday through Friday.  Work required at other times for meetings, special events and emergencies/urgent matters.
Driver’s license that meets requirements to obtain and maintain a City Driving Permit.
Certain convictions will disqualify individuals from unescorted access privileges and therefore exclude from employment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

1. Develops planning programs and initiatives specific to the Airport, including those related to our fourth parallel runway, and terminal area development for airline and passenger growth, for an estimated $3.2B investment.
2. Oversees preparation of Airport access/landside and master plans, Airport layout CAD and GIS drawings and exhibits, the Airport Layout Plan, and alternative analyses.
3. Assists the Aviation Planning Director in preparing budgets, performance evaluations, administrative reports, project schedules, and other general management tasks.
4. Assists the Community Programs Section in overseeing the implementation of land acquisition and noise mitigation programs in accordance with the Airport Master Plan and the FAR Part 150 Noise Compatibility Program. Provides technical planning assistance to local jurisdictions regarding Airport/community land use compatibility; monitors local land use regulations and new urban development in adjacent communities, encouraging compatibility with Airport operations.
5. Ensures effective communications between neighboring communities and Airport management; ensures community concerns and viewpoints are represented in the Airport planning process.
6. Manages the Environmental Analysis Section which includes but is not limited to; ensuring compliance with the Airport’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) processes for the Airport’s Capital Improvement Program, Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, and Categorical Exclusions.
7. Serves as a liaison with other City departments on projects that include Airport participation, and works with other City staff to prepare plans, reports, specifications related to integrating transportation, land use, and economic development planning.
8. Manages or participates in comprehensive and strategic aviation planning activities, including preparation of Airport Development Plan, Airfield Capacity Plan, Terminal Capacity Plan, and Part 150 (Noise Abatement) programs.
9. Represents CLT at meetings for implementing capital projects in cooperation with Federal, State, and Local agencies.
10. Researches and prepares reports, proposals, and plans on complex land use, planning and development issues.
11. Meets with officials of public and private agencies, community groups, and individuals to explain aviation development related issues.
12. Monitors and ensures availability of resources for planning projects.
13. Provides direction to staff assigned to work on supervised projects; plan, organize and monitor work assigned to subordinates to accomplish departmental objectives; appropriately supervise, evaluate, coach, and develop employees.
14. Provides direction to ensure that CLT planning projects meet specified criteria for quality and consistency.
15. Prepares presentations of plans and programs for review and approval and to inform stakeholders (e.g., community groups, consultants, FAA).
16. Oversee the application and acceptance of FAA and NCDOT Grants for leveraging airfield and other Airport capital needs.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Thorough knowledge of the theories, methods and procedures involved in airport or urban planning, including knowledge of FAA Advisory Circulars, planning requirements and design standards, including land development principles and practices.  
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of airport and comprehensive planning, including knowledge of the principles and practices of public capital improvement programs, budgeting, facilities, regional strategic economic development and transportation planning.  
Ability to integrate land use, urban design and multi-modal transportation perspectives in review, coordination and development of public improvement projects.
Ability to manage dynamic large projects with specific deadlines both independently and in a team setting.
Skill in reading and reviewing blueprints and plans using architectural and engineering scales.
Knowledge of state and federal guidelines of grant administration.
Knowledge of federal, state and local environmental land use laws and ordinances applicable to airports.
Knowledge of principles and practices of local government administration.
Knowledge of project management techniques.
Considerable knowledge of research methods and the application of them to planning problems.  
Orientation toward teamwork and the ability to lead and coordinate the work of a project planning team.  
Ability to prepare complex planning and data analyses and comprehensive reports.
Ability to establish and maintain effective public relations and working relationships.  Excellent public speaking and professional writing skills.
Ability to demonstrate initiative and self-motivation in a rapidly changing work environment.  
Ability to convert broad program issues to a work program level.  Ability to maintain a customer service orientation in all circumstances. 
Ability to manage and participate in a number of projects simultaneously.

Preferred Qualification

Professional certification such as American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Professional Engineer and/or Architectural license, American Association of Airport Executives Accredited Airport Executive or Certified Member, or Project Management Professional (PMP), 
Five years of direct Airport Experience and working knowledge of FAA Advisory Circulars and NEPA processes including Section 163. 
Major coursework in airport management, airport planning, architecture, engineering, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, credentials, and relevant work or military experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential job duties.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's level degree and seven years relevant experience.


Master’s level degree and five years relevant experience.

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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