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Aviation Director of Planning
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Broward County Aviation Department

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Salary Range: $83,541 - $137,007 DOQ plus benefits

The Broward County Aviation Department seeks an experienced Director to oversee the Airport’s Planning Division at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Responsibilities include managing all Airport Planning studies including the Master Plan, Part 150, ALP updates, EIS and NEPA as well as oversight of various Aviation Department Plans and Initiatives including the Airport Noise Monitoring Program, Environmental Compliance Program and Geographic Information System. The successful candidate will provide outstanding leadership to a full time staff of 11 and be able to communicate both orally and in writing a broad range of aviation issues including technical information and concepts to many diverse groups. The ideal candidate should also be detail oriented, proactive and politically astute at building and cultivating positive and cooperative relationships with all Airport stakeholders including airlines, local community organizations and business coalitions.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in engineering, planning, architecture or related field; six (6) years’ experience in major airport planning, architecture or engineering, including four (4) years high level supervisory and administrative experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience. A valid Florida Driver’s license is required.

Prefer candidates with a Master’s degree in city and regional planning, aviation management, public policy, or transportation; over six (6) years of airport planning experience, and; certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

NOTE: Applicants selected for employment with the Aviation Department will be subject to extensive security screening, including but not limited to fingerprint checks, employment verification and such other procedures as may be mandated by Federal Law as a continuing condition of employment.

The Aviation Department operates under a Drug-Free Workplace Policy in compliance with the provisions of the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL and North Perry Airport (HWO)

Broward County owns and operates two airports through the Broward County Aviation Department: the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL), a manor large-hub airport, and the North Perry Airport (HWO), a general aviation reliever airport. This airport system serves the needs of over 23 million annual passengers and the general aviation community throughout South Florida. FLL is ranked 21st in the U.S. in total passenger traffic and 13th in domestic origin and destination passengers.

With more than 600 flights a day, FLL offers nonstop service to more than 60 U.S. cities and international service to Canada, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico, Latin America, and Europe.

The Community

Broward County, home to nearly 1.8 million people, is located between Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties. With 23 miles of pristine Atlantic Ocean coastline, its “blue wave” beaches attract over 10 million visitors each year.

Broward County’s warm climate, ethnic and racial diversity, expanding economy, myriad of housing options, excellent schools, leading edge healthcare, and advanced transportation system afford its residents an exceptional quality of life.


The County offers a robust array of benefits including: nine annual holidays and two personal days; accrued paid vacation leave; an additional 40 hours of job basis leave annually; accrued sick leave; Florida Retirement System (FRS) retirement benefits; life and AD&D insurance; a Consumer Driven Health plan (CDH); pharmacy coverage; dental insurance; vision insurance; wellness program; Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for medical expenses and dependent care; a paid Health Reimbursement Account (HRA); and participation eligibility in a deferred compensation (457) plan. To learn more about our outstanding benefits click here: BENEFITS.

To Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to Broward County Aviation Department, Attention: Human Resources, 2200 SW 45th Street, Suite 101, Dania Beach, Florida 33312 or email Open until filled with first review August 16, 2013.


Please be aware that all information provided may be subject to public inspection in accordance with the Florida Sunshine.