STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: CHIEF, AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT
Class Code: 1704-24 Date Established: 07-18-83
Occupational Code: 3-1-1 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To provide estimates and plan goals necessary to foster the continued development and management of state aeronautical assets.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Formulates, coordinates, and implements master plans for the development of public airports within the state.
· Prepares, consolidates, and submits grant applications for all eligible state airports.
· Provides assistance to municipalities in developing zoning regulations for airports and in preparing airport approach plans.
· Prepares detailed cost estimates for new airport construction, and inspects construction sites to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.
· Investigates aircraft accidents and incidents to determine cause and recommend corrective action or prosecution.
· Inspects airports and related facilities periodically for safety of operations, maintenance requirements and compliance with state and federal regulations and grant agreements.
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 programs or of employees doing work which differs from the supervisor, including disciplining employees, solving personnel problems, recommending hiring and firing employees, and developing work methods. The supervisor in this position manages a working unit or section with responsibility for employee performance appraisal.
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 reviewing summaries and reports and making management level decisions to solve problems or to achieve work objectives as well as articulating and expressing those solutions and goals. This level also requires formal presentations of solutions and goals to employees and the general public to increase the responsiveness of the agency toward the demands of its client system.
Complexity: Requires coordinating a combination of diverse job functions in order to integrate professional and technical agency goals. This level also requires considerable judgment to implement a sequence of operations or actions.
Independent Action: Requires independent judgment in planning and evaluating work procedures and in supervising the development of professional, technical and managerial standards under administrative direction and according to broad departmental guidelines.
Education: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in civil or aerospace engineering. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Five years' experience in the field of civil engineering, three years of which shall have been in connection with airport engineering and/or aerospace project development. 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.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Considerable knowledge of the design, operation and maintenance of airport facilities. Considerable knowledge of appropriate glide angles, fencing and FAA standards for structures. Considerable knowledge of ground safety standards and accepted practices applicable to the operation of airports. Some knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations that apply to the development, funding, construction, maintenance and repair of airports and airport facilities. Skill in designing engineering structures and in drawing complete engineering plans and specifications. Ability to plan, organize and direct a variety of programs involving the establishment, construction and maintenance of publicly owned airports. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with federal, state and local officials and the general public. 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