Airport Planner

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Our vision is simple – to transform how Silicon Valley travels.

Mineta San José International Airport is recruiting for a Planner IV in its Planning and Development Division. The position performs advanced professional and highly technical planning work managing a major segment of program administration within a city agency. This position works independently under limited supervision and reports major activities through periodic meetings and formal progress reports.

Job Duties:

-Serves as Project Manager and Lead Planner for significant planning projects

-Coaches, mentors, develops subordinate technical staff and manage performance

-Supervises and manages consultants and service providers as required in the Airport Planning Section

-Provides direction, input and technical oversight of airport 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

-Leads public outreach and community engagement efforts utilizing best practices and industry standards

To apply, please complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at  The final filing date for this job announcement is December 13, 2021.

Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in airport management, airport planning, urban or regional planning, urban studies, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, urban geography, environmental studies or a closely related field.  Master’s Degree in Planning or Aviation related field is desirable.


Five (5) years of professional planning experience that includes three (3) years journey-level experience.

Acceptable Substitution

Master’s Degree or sixty (60) semester hours of graduate course work from an accredited college or university in urban or regional planning, urban design, urban studies, Architecture, landscape architecture, urban geography, or environmental studies or a closely related field can substitute for two (2) years of planning work experience at the City of San Jose’s Planner II/ III level or equivalent.

Licensing Requirements

Possession of a valid California driver’s license may be required. CM and A.A.E. certifications are desirable.

Employment Eligibility

Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Candidates are required to satisfactorily complete and pass a fingerprint based Criminal History Records Check prior to being considered for a position in this class at the Airport. This Airport position requires a background check and a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) check. The candidate must be fingerprinted and qualify under all applicable TSA and Airport regulations.

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