Airport Development, Airport Planning, Public /Community Relations
4 Year Degree
Aviation Planning at GDA will include State System Plans, Airport Master Plans, Airport Layout Plans, Airport Terminal Area Plans, Environmental Assessments, and environmental sub-studies (like CATEXs).
Required experience includes knowledge and application of all FAA guidance documents, rules, regulations, and procedures to develop full Airport Master Plans and environmental documents. The Aviation Planner will apply acquired aviation knowledge to match communities with right-sized airports. The successful applicant will have an experiential understanding of accepted data gathering and forecasting techniques, development of alternatives and opportunities, and in the development of Airport Layout Plans. A broad understanding of aviation, on and off the airport, is expected. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. The ability to lead public outreach and interaction is essential. This position will be located in our Cody, Wyoming, Heber City, Utah, or Boise, Idaho office.
To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What You Bring to the Team
Bachelor’s degree in planning or a related field (Master’s degree in planning or related field preferred)
Minimum five years of experience in airport planning
AICP Certification, or obtain certification within one year of hire
Pilot’s license preferred
Participation in aviation professional societies preferred (AOPA, AAAE, NWAAAE, etc.)
Our Generous Benefit Package As a full-time GDA Employee, you’ll receive our traditional benefits package:
Paid vacation, sick leave, and 10 holidays
Health Insurance - Employee premium covered at 100%
Dental and Vision Insurance - Employee premium covered at 100%
A generous 401(k) match
Participation in our bonus and profit sharing programs
Flex time schedule with 1/2 day Fridays
Employer contribution to HRA plan
Paid professional registrations and continuing education
Welcome to GDA. We are driven, innovative, problem solvers and we are looking to fill the position of Aviation Planner. GDA has been creating public and private engineering and surveying projects throughout the mountain west since 1953. We offer comprehensive design and consulting services in aviation, transportation, land development, municipal, and survey imagery and mapping.
With three office locations (and growing), projects in seven mountain west states, and a lengthy list of clients, we believe that Our Best Resources are our Human Resources. We seek to hire great people and put them in the right roles for their strengths.