Airport Principal Planner

Website Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Closing Date 1/25/18

Vacancy # 501652

The Airport Principal Planner aids the Senior Planning Coordinator by performing advanced technical work on complex planning problems at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.  Work involves extensive contact with community groups and other agencies.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Developing planning programs including the development and management of a $6 billion Capital Improvement Program
Compiling and analyzing planning data; researching and preparing reports and plans to support complex issues
Representing the Airport’s positions on planning policy regulations Presenting plans to appointed and elected officials for review and approval
Managing and administering contracts
Completing state and federal grant applications
Drafts council actions
Drafts requests for qualifications
Perform other related functions

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with one year of relevant work experience or a Master’s degree
Major coursework in planning, aviation management or related field
Experience in the field of aviation and planning, with some experience in project management
Preferred Requirements:

Master’s degree with three years of experience
Bachelor’s degree with five years of experience
Professional certifications such as AAAE ACE or CM
Supervisory experience
General Information:

Standard business hours apply, Monday through Friday.  Work required at other times for meetings, special events and emergencies/urgent matters. Driver’s license that meets requirements to obtain and maintain a City Driving Permit. Certain convictions will disqualify individuals from unescorted access privileges and therefore exclude from employment.


Salary Range:
$73,525 – $81,694
The Aviation Department typically hires at a minimum rate. However, exceptions may be considered based on qualifications.

How to Apply:

Apply online at.

If you need assistance completing your online application, you are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available.

Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays. Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to

Conditions of Employment:

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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