On behalf of our client (Georgia Department of Transportation), applications are being sought for the position of Assistant Aviation Program Manager. The primary duties of this position are to manage the State Airport Aid Program and the Federal Aviation Administration State Block Grant Program under the Airport Improvement Program.
These Programs provide financial assistance to local governments that own and operate public use airports. The position guides the State’s responsibilities under these programs to include grant management, contracting with local governments, developing policy for program implementation, tracking progress on measurable goals, tracking and allocation of state and federal funds, and developing a staff of aviation project managers to fulfill the obligations of the State under these programs.
Full-time position with an office in Atlanta. 15% travel with some overnight stays. Successful candidates will be required to submit to and pass a drug test and criminal background check.
• Bachelor's degree in Aviation Management, Transportation Planning, Business, Engineering, or a related field • Five (5) years’ experience managing airport projects and supervising staff or consultants in the administration of aviation projects and/or programs • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to organize priorities and determine objectives/strategies to achieve assigned goals • Experience writing technical documents and understanding/interpreting federal/state regulations, statutes, planning and design standards • Experience using computer applications including spreadsheets and databases • Committed to providing quality customer service • Physical mobility necessary to maneuver over irregular terrain to conduct airport inspections • Ability to understand financial concepts from multiple sources, apply complex rules, and navigate timing of available funds under various programs. Additional Preferred Qualifications: • Experience managing statewide and/or regional transportation projects • Experience working with Federal/State/Local government agencies • Experience managing capital improvement programs • Experience managing Federal and/or State Grant programs • Experience managing the FAA’s State Block Program • Experience conducting FAR Part 13 informal compliance investigations • Experience as a FAA Licensed Pilot • Experience in the fields of Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Advanced Air
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