Location: Ames, IA - Modal Transportation Bureau
Shift: Days, Monday through Friday. Flex arrangements possible.
Aviation Program Specialist (Transportation Planner 1)
Are you interested in aviation and helping build a strong air transportation system? Can you work with airport managers, aircraft owners, and other aviation stakeholders to assist with educational needs and compliance of Iowa laws? Are you interested in Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) and other emerging aviation technologies? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, we may have an opportunity for you at the Iowa DOT!
The Aviation Team: We are a five-member team dedicated to aviation that is part of a larger 25-member Modal Transportation Bureau that also focuses on Rail and Public Transit in Iowa. You will work closely with the Aviation Director, Aviation Program Manager, Aviation Program Specialist, and Airport Inspector, but will also interact closely with upper-level management and other bureaus. This position is a key member of the Iowa DOT’s Aviation Team and plays a vital role in supporting the aviation system throughout Iowa.
Iowa DOT’s Mission is Making Lives Better Through Transportation. To accomplish our Mission, the person selected for this position will demonstrate actions and behaviors guided by the Iowa DOT’s five CORE values: Safety First, People Matter, Customer Focused, Servant Leadership, and Integrity Without Exception.
- Applying knowledge of aviation, aircraft, and Iowa’s airport system to understanding issues and creating effective solutions
- Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing
- Reading and interpreting law
- Using math to calculate fees
- Fitting into culture of being a self-starter and motivated to deliver results
- Displaying high standards of ethical conduct
- Providing customer service that is accurate, professional and responsive
- Obtaining and maintaining FAA certification for Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS)
Aviation Program Specialist (Transportation Planner 1) responsibilities:
The Aviation Program specialist provides aviation analysis and planning related to the provision of aviation programs and services. The position will work extensively with the registration of 3,000 aircraft and will provide technical support to airport programs administered by the Iowa DOT. Activities will include working with business systems, the collection of data, grant analysis, technical reports, customer service, and photography. The position works extensively with Microsoft and web-based software solutions. Regular travel is required with occasional overnight travel.
What we offer YOU:
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- Team-oriented, positive work environment
- Opportunities for professional growth and development
- Excellent pay and benefits package including health, dental, flexible spending, and life insurance
- Biweekly vacation accrual and separate sick leave
- Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS) retirement package
- Optional 401A plan with employer contributions
- Employee Discount Programs from variety of vendors (vision, cellular, fitness, recreation, season passes, travel, counseling, legal, financial)
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Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:
1) Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in civil/transportation/traffic engineering, environmental engineering, finance, business administration, supply chain management, data science, geography, economics, mathematics, community development planning, regional planning, urban planning, aviation (technology, management, or flight operations), or transportation planning.
2) A total of four years of education and/or full-time experience, where one year of full-time work experience in civil/transportation/traffic engineering, environmental engineering, finance, business administration, supply chain management, data science, geography, economics, mathematics, community development planning, regional planning, urban planning, aviation (technology, management, or flight operations), or transportation planning equals thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work (as described in number one).
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