Planner, Senior (Terminal)

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Broward County Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport





invites applications for the position of:

Planner, Senior (Terminal Planner)
$65,633.98 – $104,750.88 Annually
01/28/22 05:00 PM
The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for Planner, Senior – Aviation Planning Division.


The Aviation Department which operates the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and the North Perry Airport is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Terminal Planner for the Airport Development – Planning Division.  Reporting to the Evaluation and Planning Administrator, the Terminal Planner serves as a Project Manager and Lead Planner for significant terminal planning projects.
General Description
Performs advanced professional and highly technical planning work managing a major segment of program administration in a county agency.
Works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Urban Planning, Aviation, Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Aviation or closely related field.

Requires two (2) years responsible professional terminal planning experience and may require two (2) years of lead work/supervisory experience depending upon area of assignment.


Special Certifications and Licenses Required

Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license during employment and maintain authority to drive on County business.


Terminal Planning experience
Project Management experience including the following:
Managing consultant contract scope, budget, schedule and deliverables
Managing project schedules to track tasks and milestones dates
Managing project cost to control the project budget
FAA/Regulatory experience including the following:
Coordination with local Airport District and Regional Office
Municipal code experience
Master’s Degree in Planning or Aviation related field
AICP Certification/ Professional Engineer License/Licensed Professional Geologist/GIS Professional Certification/Registered Architect License or other applicable certification or license

Additional Information
All candidates must complete an extensive ten (10) year work history verification and criminal background check, including fingerprinting and all other information as required by the Federal Aviation Administration. * Post-offer physical examination including drug testing. * Ability to maintain authorization to drive a County vehicle. *Ability to obtain and maintain a Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Badge.* The Aviation Department operates under a Drug-Free Workplace Policy in compliance with the provisions of the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.
Primary duties and responsibilities for this position include the following:
Serves as Project Manager and Lead Planner for significant terminal planning projects.

Provides direction, input and technical oversight of terminal planning studies including Master Plans, Terminal and Site Plans, Land Use Compatibility and ALP Development.
Reviews development on and off airport for compliance with applicable planning and FAA rules and regulations.
Coordinates with BCAD Business, Properties, Capital Development, Operations, consultants, and external agencies such as FAA, FDOT and MPO.
Analyzes short/long term airport needs and conducts studies as required.
Supervises subordinate technical staff and consultants as required.
Responds to requests for data and general airfield/landside information from internal staff and other agencies/organizations.
Desirable Characteristics:

Work experience in aviation, governmental services, consulting or similar field.
Demonstrate knowledge of and/or experience with AutoCAD, GIS and other specialty graphical or planning design tools.
Knowledge of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Advisory Circulars in airport master planning and airport design criteria.
Proven ability to quickly deliver planning products such as terminal project functional drawings, conceptual drawings and presentation materials within extremely tight business deadlines.
Knowledge of aviation issues and trends as addressed in trade publications such as Florida Airports Council (FAC), Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), Airport Council International (ACI), and American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).


The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Prepares and coordinates plans and programs to improve efficiency; provides interagency coordination; manages specific projects and assists in the implementation of community programs.

Assists in the funding of projects through Federal, State and regional grants; performs grant writing and grants program management and administration.

Attends construction meetings providing alternatives to technical solutions and coordination between different construction projects.

Manages front counter and customer service duties regarding review of construction plans and assists customers with any questions about Broward County’s permitting process.

Provides customers and staff continual technical support throughout the review process; recommends program and procedural changes; provides supervision, technical guidance and support to professional planning staff.

Reviews all plans for building permits in the unincorporated area of Broward County for the issuance of development orders for building permits and the calculation of development review and impact fees.

Updates spatial data to the County’s spatial database servers, an electronic geographic data repository; performs online GIS (geographic information system) application development and internet data-sharing improvements: promoting the County’s commitment to e-government and innovation.

Fulfills requests made by County Administration and Board of Commissioners for maps and data; provides technical and data quality assistance to GIS users throughout the County; trouble-shooting software, user, and computer-related problems impeding agency work.

Attends to public inquiries for data, maps and technical assistance, provides assistance to the public for knowledge about data and maps, generally by telephone or electronically, or in-person.

Prepares memoranda, reports and agenda items as required; regularly makes presentations at public and private meetings.

Conducts research and attends training for professional development. Performs related work as assigned.
All Aviation Department employees must possess the ability to interact courteously with the public, Airport vendors, contractors and fellow employees to maintain a professional work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner that promotes a positive work environment.


Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs light work that involves walking or standing most of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of electronic office equipment within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Applicants selected for employment with the Aviation Department are subject to extensive security screening, including but not limited to fingerprint checks, employment verification and such other procedures as may be mandated by Federal law as a continuing condition of employment.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the Professional Standards/Human Rights Section.
Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.


County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

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