Noise Specialist

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Noise Specialist - Laredo Texas

Job Summary 

To implement the Airport’s FAR Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study recommendations.

Job Description


Knowledge of business English, spelling, punctuation and arithmetic; must possess a high level of writing skills due to dealing with complex documents such as grants, contracts, lease agreements, and project proposals.
Knowledge of public and business administration as it relates to the functions, needs, policies, laws, ordinances, and regulations governing the City.
Knowledge of modern office administration, methods, and equipment.
Ability to make independent decisions in accordance with established polices and procedures.
Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work of subordinates.
Ability to use computer hardware, various software programs and technology, including word processing and spreadsheet programs.
Ability to give directions to and gain compliance from assigned staff.
Ability to maintain a valid Texas Driver License and a good driving record.
Ability to maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with other employees and respond to general public complaints.
Ability to project a positive and professional image of the City of Laredo.
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in the English language and orally in the Spanish language.
Ability to comply with all City of Laredo’s policies and procedures.
Ability to maintain good health and physical condition sufficient to permit the full performance of the duties.

Work is performed inside and/or outside an office, library, computer room, stockroom, or warehouse. Work may be exposed to a variety of weather conditions and outdoor elements, such as: excessive heat, humidity, intermittent noise, and inclement cold weather. Work may be exposed to a variety of environmental conditions, such as: unknown & dangerous conditions, unusual environmental stress, dry atmosphere, solvents, dirt, grease, oils, silica, asbestos, dust, constant noise, pneumatic vibration, fumes, smoke, gases, and slippery/uneven walking surfaces. Capable of working closely with others or alone, working long or irregular working hours, working shift work and/or weekends, working with protective devices,  working around moving objects or vehicles, working around machines with moving parts and objects, and traveling by car 30% of the time, and by plane 3% of the time. Ability to operate a motor vehicle, office equipment, and mechanical equipment; Work requires light to moderate carrying and occasional lifting (under 15 pounds up to 50 pounds), straight pulling, pulling hand over hand, simple grasping, dual simultaneous grasping, repeated bending, sitting, standing, pushing, crouching, crawling, twisting, kneeling, stooping, climbing stairs and ladders, walking, and reaching above shoulders. Ability to see, write, read, count, identify shade of colors, perceive depth, and hearing is needed to perform the essential functions of this job.

Reviews and becomes familiar with technical matters regarding noise impact on residential areas.
Conducts Public Information Meetings.
Negotiates the acquisition of properties and relocation.
Monitors FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Grants for compliance and reimbursement.
Supervises the sound proofing program.
Prepares budgets for upcoming fiscal year.
Works with the City’s Planning Department to ensure compatible development on properties adjoining the airport.
Works closely with local real estate title companies.
Works closely with surveyors.
Works with real estate agents.
Supervises an administrative staff.
Maintains files and/or records in a proper manner.
Prepares status reports.
Will be required to drive a City vehicle for City business use.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited* college or university in Real Estate, Business Administration, Finance, or related field.
At least two (2) years of experience in real estate, land acquisition, public administration, or related field.

*Council of Higher Education Accreditation (C.H.E.A.)

This position is grant funded. Therefore, it is solely dependent on availability of grant funds.

Selected applicant must undergo a 10-year Federal background check to be conducted by the Airport Department in order to verify that the individual meets federal standards to obtain an airport security clearance, which is an essential tool to perform required duties.

Valid Licenses and Certifications:

Part 139 Training must be taken and passed within three (3) months of employment.**

**Continued employment is contingent on successfully obtaining required certification(s) and/or license(s) within the specified period of time indicated above from time of hire.

Valid Texas Driver License*
*If applicant holds an out-of-state license, a State of Texas Driver License must be obtained prior to employment.

As part of the minimum requirements for all positions with the City of Laredo, a thorough background check and certified school transcripts will be required from all applicants who are offered employment.

Effective February 24, 1997, all selected applicants are required to undergo a drug and alcohol test prior to employment.

Effective January 7, 2008, all persons in safety-sensitive functions/positions, as per City of Laredo Drug and Alcohol Policy definition, shall be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

A person with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 791-7482 two days prior to the scheduled interview and/or test if applicable.


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