The salary range for this position is $134,947 - $173,743. A starting salary above the mid-point of $154,000 is achievable for the exceptional candidate and will be dependent upon experience. ONT offers an attractive benefits package and will assist with relocation costs.
4 Year Degree
The Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) seeks a Director of Planning to direct, review and evaluate the Authority’s Planning Department in support of Ontario International Airport (ONT), including Airport Planning and Airport Environmental Planning activities. The Director reports to the Airport’s Chief Capital Development Officer and coordinates and directs a variety of programs and activities, including formulating and updating the Airport capital improvement program, airport planning and environmental planning, and overseeing concept reviews of proposed tenant projects. The successful candidate for this position will have graduated from an accredited 4-year college or university with a degree in Airport Planning, Engineering, Architecture, Urban Planning or a related field. The successful candidate will have at least 5 years’ progressively responsible experience in aviation, planning projects and programs at an FAA Part 139 certified airport.
The successful candidate will not only have extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of airport planning but will understand that airport planning is a process that can have a wide variety of stakeholders and steps depending on the issues being addressed. The ability to build and maintain strong relationships with colleagues, customers and regulators across the airport ecosystem will be essential to creating positive outcomes. The candidate will understand various systems, data sources, processes, and dependencies across the airport campus in order to develop, or direct the development of, gap analyses, requirements, and alternatives. The candidate will also have excellent judgment and decision-making skills to guide the evaluation of alternatives, identification of recommended next steps and the preparation of adequate documentation.
The successful candidate for this position will have graduated from an accredited 4-year college or university with a degree in Airport Planning, Engineering, Architecture, Urban Planning or a related field. A Master’s Degree in Planning, Architecture, or Engineering is also desired. The successful candidate will have at least 5 years’ progressively responsible experience in aviation, planning projects and programs at an FAA Part 139 certified airport. The candidate must have experience at a commercial airport and have at least 1 year experience in a leadership role. Familiarity and experience working in the Southern California region is desired but not required.
The Ontario International Airport (ONT) is approximately
35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the central
area of Southern California known as the Inland Empire.
ONT is a full-service medium hub airport, serving nearly
6 million passengers and is a major air-cargo hub facility. Passenger volumes have increased by nearly 33%
since ONT gained local control in 2016 despite the
impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on global air
travel. This year’s passenger totals are expected to
reach 5.8 million, the highest level since 2008.