Deputy Director of Engineering and Planning – BOI

The Boise Airport

The City of Boise Department of Aviation is seeking a Deputy Director of Engineering and Planning to conceive, budget, manage and administer the engineering, environmental, construction, and facilities related programs at Boise Airport (BOI). As Deputy Director, you will ensure the Airport complies with State and Federal regulations, including those of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Environmental Protection Agency, and Transportation Security Administration and will act as the Airport’s subject matter expert for zoning and development issues and inquiries.

You will prepare the Airport’s master and development plans to meet aviation and customer service demands. You will supervise project managers and administer the Airport’s FAA Grant program, including compliance with FAA requirements. You will manage budgets and purchases for capital projects, equipment, supplies and professional services contracts. You will be responsible for the delivery of customer service to the public, Airport tenants, their immediate staff, as well as Airport staff and external agencies and participate in Airport-related, external and inter-departmental meetings and committees.

Preferred Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, architecture, planning or related field.
  • 8 years’ progressively responsible experience in airport management, airport operations or aviation/airline operations or 10 years performing similar facility management, supervision and administrative duties.
  • Knowledge and experience in the principles and practices of engineering, architecture and construction management with Federal Aviation Administration standards and grant procedures, design standards and methods, airport operations, airline operations, related environmental regulations and safety rules.
  • Desirable but not required: registration as a Professional Engineer, Architect or Construction Manager; master’s degree; professional accreditation through the American Association of Airport Executives; and/or pilot’s license.

Salary & Benefits

The successful candidate will be offered a very competitive salary with an outstanding benefits package. The compensation range is $155,000 – $175,000. A starting salary near the top range is possible for the exceptional candidate reflecting the candidate’s work experience and track record of career successes. For instructions on how to apply, please click here to see the recruitment brochure, or visit the searches tab at

Filing Deadline: June 25, 2023

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