Environmental - Air and Water Pollution, Environmental - Codes and Standards, Environmental - Research and Development, Environmental Engineering
4 Year Degree
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA)
LAWA is a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles with over 3,600 employees. The department operates, maintains, and develops Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Van Nuys Airport (VNY) and Palmdale Landholdings (PMD). LAWA is governed by the Board of Airport Commissioners, a seven-member Commission appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Los Angeles City Council.
Currently, LAX is the fifth busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the United States (US). In 2017, 84.5 million passengers passed through LAX. LAX offers 740 daily departures to 60 US Cities, and 1,400 weekly departures to 86 international Cities in 44 countries.
Located in the San Fernando Valley, VNY ranks as one of the world's busiest general aviation airports. Dedicated to noncommercial air travel, VNY averages over 230,000 takeoffs and landings annually.
Located near the City of Palmdale in the Antelope Valley, PMD is approximately 67 miles from Downtown Los Angeles. LAWA owns 17,750 acres that have agricultural and other uses.
LAX is undergoing one of the greatest airport transformations in the country and is embarking upon a major capital improvement program, which will improve the traveling experience and enhance access to the airport. Projects include a new satellite international concourse, runway and airfield improvements, terminal renovations, construction of a new automated people mover system, and a consolidated car rental facility.
LAWA is actively seeking experienced and innovative individuals to effectively lead and manage technical staff in the Land Use, Planning and Entitlements Division to realize LAWA’s vision of “Gold Standard Airports- Delivered.”
The Airport Planner supervises staff and performs duties that require technical expertise in the field of airport/aviation planning, environmental planning and design. An employee in this class works on complex environmental planning projects including the entitlement and clearance processes; works closely with other departments to environmentally clear new projects both on and off the airport campus; helps to develop mitigation and monitoring plans for projects; collects data and develops documents required to satisfy the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and helps develop strategy, guidelines and analysis for future projects.
Duties include assisting in the organization, supervision, review and coordination of comprehensive long-range planning and current planning projects and interacting with a variety of public and private entities, such as the City Council, Council Committees, the Board of Airport Commission, Airport Land Use Commission, LAX Area Advisory Committee (LAX AAC) and VNY Citizens Advisory Council (VNY CAC). This position will work closely with major stakeholders including the FAA, community groups, internal LAWA departments and others.
This position assists in the development of Requests for Proposals, helps develop cooperative agreements, memorandums of understanding or other agreements, represents staff at meetings to facilitate and implement planning projects, coordinates and disseminates information to various departments, agencies, organizations and the public as well as other duties.
The Airport Planner reports directly to the Senior Airport Planner.
LAWA seeks a talented, energetic, and a committed individual who will work collaboratively in a results-oriented organization to serve as an Airport Planner.
Has excellent verbal and written communication skills
Interact professionally with various levels of LAWA employees, City employees and stakeholders
Conduct comprehensive planning studies and projects
Demonstrate leadership abilities and interpersonal skills
Have excellent problem-solving skills, coupled with analytical skills to compile and analyze complex data
Be highly collaborative and have an open and adaptive management style
Understanding of applicable laws, rules and regulations governing airport planning policies, environmental planning and/or city/state/federal planning policies
Be able to make presentations before the public, government bodies, and other agencies
1. Four years of full-time paid experience in aviation or airport related planning at the level of Planning Assistant with the City of Los Angeles; or
2. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Aviation Management, Airport Planning, Urban Planning, or related field; and
3. Four years of full-time paid professional experience in aviation or airport planning.
License: A valid California driver’s license is required.
The salary range for Airport Planner is $96,048 to $140,418 annually, depending on qualifications and depth of experience.
To Be Considered
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by December 21, 2018 to:
Please note that this is an Emergency Appointment--The Rules of the Board of Civil Service Commissioners define an emergency appointment as a temporary assignment to a position made in accordance with City Charter Section 1013 (a) and (b). The appointment is authorized until a civil service eligible list is established for that particular job classification, but for no longer than one year. The appointment must be terminated when a regular appointment can be made from the eligible list to a permanent position of half time or more.
About Los Angeles World Airports
LAWA is a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles with over 3,600 employees. The department operates, maintains, and develops Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Van Nuys Airport (VNY) and Palmdale Landholdings (PMD). LAWA is governed by the Board of Airport Commissioners, a seven-member Commission appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Los Angeles City Council. Currently, LAX is the fifth busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the United States (US). In 2017, 84.5 million passengers passed through LAX. LAX offers 740 daily departures to 60 US Cities, and 1,400 weekly departures to 86 international Cities in 44 countries.