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Aviation Program Manager

Department:  Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission
County Location:  Oklahoma
Date Opened:  July 14, 2014
Filing Deadline:  August 1, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

Salary:  Annual Salary Range (Minimum/Maximum):  $30,000 – $40,000 (commensurate with experience and qualifications)

Basic Purpose:  The Commission's mission is to promote aviation, which includes ensuring that the needs of communities and commerce across the state are met by Oklahoma’s publicly-owned airports.  The Commission’s Airports Division personnel are responsible for the planning and programming of airport improvement projects that will be funded with federal and state funds; working directly with airport sponsors to meet the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) standards, policies, and procedures; and administering various aviation programs, primarily administration of the state’s zoning law to protect public airports, including military airports, and airport inspections as required by the FAA.

Typical Functions:
• Working directly with airport sponsors, FAA, and the Commission staff, the selected person will solicit, collect, update, and distribute airport planning and programming information including, but not limited to, early project development packets, Airport five-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) needs lists.
• Conduct obstruction evaluations and prepare related documents in accordance with the Aircraft Pilot and Passenger Protection Act (state zoning law to protect airports).
• Conduct 5010-1 Master Record updates and Safety and Standards inspections for public-use airports in Oklahoma.  
• Conduct a review of the functional classification, based aircraft, and IFR traffic for airports in the Oklahoma Airport System Plan.  
• Coordinate the Self-Certification program for all Oklahoma airports in the federal system (NPIAS).
• Coordinate the production of the Aeronautical Charts and Airport Directory for Oklahoma.
• Any other tasks the Director of Aeronautics requests.

Education and Experience Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in aviation management or a related aviation field.

Computer and Communication Skills: Proficient computer (Microsoft office programs), written and verbal communication skills.

If you feel you meet these qualifications, please email or fax the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission a copy of your resume, a brief letter stating why you feel you are qualified and at least three professional references.  Email:; Facsimile: 405-604-6919.   Our physical location is: Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission, Attn:  Elaine Spell, Chief Operations Officer, 120 N. Robinson Ave., suite 1244W, Oklahoma City, OK  73102. 


The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.