STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: AVIATION RESEARCH SPECIALIST
Class Code: 0780-22 Date Established: 02-04-83
Occupational Code: 7-1-4 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To research and analyze aviation data, prepare data reports, and develop state aviation system programs.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Establishes and maintains a system of data collection, analysis and reports to present information regarding the effectiveness and expense of state airways.
· Analyzes data and prepares reports about future aviation expansion to support passenger travel and industrial needs.
· Investigates aircraft accidents and incidents, and performs search and rescue duties as required.
· Conducts surveys of airline passengers and officials to determine flight origin, destination, and to compile historical data used in evaluating future aviation needs of the region.
· Assists agency administrators in presenting proposed legislation to enhance overall state air transportation services.
· Confers with federal, state and municipal authorities relative to present and future requirements for airport facilities.
Skill: Requires skill in developing formats and procedures for special applications OR in investigating and reviewing the use of equipment and data for a specialized function.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of other employees doing related or similar work, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work for accuracy, performance appraisal, or interviewing applicants for position vacancies.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires summarizing data, preparing reports and making recommendations based on findings which contribute to solving problems and achieving work objectives. This level also requires presenting information for use by administrative-level managers in making decisions.
Complexity: Requires evaluating a combination of wide-ranging job functions to determine work procedures, to solve problems, and to reach conclusions by applying analytical, technical, or scientific thinking. This level also requires planning policies and long-term strategies, drawing conclusions based on available criteria, and evaluating the effectiveness of program objectives.
Independent Action: Requires objective assessment in analyzing and developing new work methods and procedures subject to periodic review and in making decisions according to established technical, professional or administrative standards.
Education: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in engineering, aviation, economics, mathematics or a business and management field of study. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Three years' experience as an airport manager, airport planner, transportation planner or other aviation experience to include operational flying, developing and implementing plans and policies, and analysis of data as applied to the aviation field. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: Eligibility for New Hampshire driver's license. Possession of a current Federal Aviation Administration private pilot's license.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of ordinary mathematical methods and formulae. Knowledge of the media and use of graphic presentation. Knowledge of computing machines and other calculating equipment used in performing various operations. Ability to plan and outline procedures necessary to compile data. Ability to analyze and interpret complex data and to present analyses and conclusions with clarity and precision in written and graphic form. Ability to confer with federal, state and municipal authorities relating to the improvement of the state airways system. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 05/10/02