Location: 11000 Terminal Access Way, Fort Myers, FL 33919 RSW/FMY
Type: Full Time
Salary: $2335.68-2779.46 Bi-weekly
4 Year Degree
MAJOR FUNCTION This is a professional staff position ultimately reporting to the Planning & Environmental Compliance Department Director and is responsible for overseeing the noise and airspace programs for the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and Page Field (FMY). This position will interact with LCPA staff, contractors, consultants, community leaders, neighborhood organizations, and interested parties regarding aircraft overflights and tall structure permitting.
GENERAL POSITION DUTIES
This position is responsible for overseeing the aircraft overflight program for the Lee County Port Authority. Work will involve coordinating efforts relating to noise studies, managing the airport PlaneNoise Complaint Box, responding to the public regarding aircraft overflight concerns, and research incident complaints using flight tracking software (WebTrak), GIS, or other means. Requires monitoring the voluntary noise compatibility program designed to minimize the effect of noise on residents in surrounding communities. Also, ensures proper disclosure of airport noise overlay zones on the website and in the local Land Development Code. Develops and maintains the LCPA aircraft overflight program website. Requires the ability to effectively communicate to the general public and community organizations orally and in writing, as well as prepare PowerPoint presentations, written reports and documentation. Serves as the point of contact between the Port Authority and hired consultants and managing and directing the aircraft overflight program and preparation of noise studies, noise analysis, and other research. Coordinates as needed with FAA ATCT personnel, community residents, pilots, and adjacent municipalities. Provides review and documentation of statistics relevant to aircraft operations and comments, as well as preparation of monthly and annual noise reports.
This position also oversees the Tall Structure Permitting Program and any airspace issues at RSW and FMY. Work includes coordination with the FAA, FDOT, local municipalities, developers, consultants, construction companies, and crane operators on processing tall structure permits per the Lee County Land Development Code and other state and federal regulations. Develops and maintains the Tall Structure Permitting website. Coordinates with and assists LCPA governmental affairs, engineering and construction, and development services departments to process airspace projects and approvals for LCPA and tenant projects. The project coordinator is also responsible for coordinating airspace obstruction removal and associated mitigation plans. Responds to the public regarding drone inquiries and participates in, and may help coordinate, LCPA Drone Working Group meetings.
This position may also provide technical assistance to the Department Director including conducting planning related projects, research, and activities, as well as reviewing development plan packages regarding airport compatibility to ensure compliance with the local, state and federal regulations. Attends meetings to discuss programs, prepare and conduct presentations, and obtain and provide information. This position may occasionally be required to attend public meetings after normal working hours. Helps track noise/airspace-related legislation, policies, and guidelines and assists in developing and implementing means to achieve compliance for the airports and tenants. Monitors local code requirements related to noise/airspace considerations and recommends changes, if warranted. Maintains positive working relationships with Federal, State and Local personnel. Handles complex tasks requiring discretion and the use of judgement and initiative.
Performs other duties as assigned. Contributes to the positive morale of the Port Authority.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent communications and presentation skills a must. Ability to effectively communicate, educate and interact with community leaders, neighborhood organizations, and interested parties regarding airport planning related issues, including airport overflights and noise. Must know or become knowledgeable of state, federal and local laws and regulations governing airports. Ability to review and analyze technical reports and papers for completeness and accuracy. Ability to present information clearly in oral and written form. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with state and federal officials, working associates, subordinates and the general public.
Training and Experience: Graduation from a four year college or university with a degree in Aviation Management, Planning or any other equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have experience using personal computer with knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Power Point. Possession of a valid Florida driver license within 60 days of employment. Airport experience, instrument pilot’s license, and/or background in airspace analysis is a plus but not required. Working knowledge of ArcGIS and/or noise monitoring and flight tracking systems software would be beneficial but also not required.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES
Lee County Port Authority personnel are designated by Tier levels and may be called upon to assist with an emergency or unforeseen event at any time. Employees may be called upon to fulfill duties that are outside their normal scope of work to assist in resuming airport operations and flight activities.
Southwest Florida International Airport will have served more than 10.1 million passengers in 2022 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction. For more information, visit flylcpa.com or facebook.com/flyRSW.