Applying To: Airport Planning Manager

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Department: Airport Authority


  • Minimum: $74,360.00
  • Maximum: $116,688.00

Position Specifications

The incumbent in this position reports to the Airport Deputy Director of Planning and Development. The primary functions of this position are to plan and implement long-term strategies for St. Louis Lambert International Airport, which include noise abatement, land use, development, and environmental matters.  This person will adopt, implement, and maintain the Airport Master Plan, including airfield layout, navigational aids, and infrastructure, in compliance with FAA requirements; establish and monitor the airport planning database for land use and development plans, conduct planning and operational analyses, and propose recommended strategies.  Job duties include developing and/or directing planning studies; assisting in preparing property sales and leases, including appraisal acquisitions to ensure the best use of airport properties; preparing consultant scope of work and consultant selection, as well as managing contracts for professional services; may assist with budget formulation for department goals, material, and equipment requests for completing projects.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Airport Planning Manager

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management, Engineering, or a directly related field; plus five years of experience in aviation planning or project management.  Qualifying experience must include at least three years of progressively responsible experience planning and/or managing in an aviation environment. OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted upon request.

When completing the Employment History and the Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your education, training and experience relating to this position. Your employment experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your experience and training evaluation. Applicants will only receive credit for their experience, training and education as shown on the application. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS:  To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of their DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or upon request.  The Director of Personnel may, in their discretion, accept alternate documentation.

CITY RESIDENTS PREFERENCE POINTS: City residents who pass an examination for a position in the classified service and do not receive any other preference will receive a five (5) point preference on a scale of 100 points on the exam. An additional one (1) point shall be added to the passing score of City residents who receive any other preference on a scale of 100 points.  City residents must have resided in the City for at least one (1) year at the time of filing their application to be eligible for the preference points. 

Employees assigned to St. Louis Lambert International Airport may be eligible for a commuting allowance of $141.00 bi-weekly.  A ten year background investigation will be conducted in accordance with FAA regulations for positions at St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill anticipated vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible.

Scoring Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail

Residency Requirement: Saint Louis City residency is generally required within 120 days after a working test period is completed. Proof of residency will be requested.

O.C. 3610

November 15, 2022

Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible.

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