Requisition Number: 2018-105
Job Title: Planner 1 (Aviation)
Required Education: Bachelors
City: Portland
State: OR

Planner 1 (Aviation)

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Description/Job Summary


This position provides professional planning for all aspects of airport planning and transportation projects company-wide, following applicable Federal and State master plan requirements.  Performs professional duties associated with increasingly complex scopes and responsibility.  Assigns and occasionally supervises others and reviews their draft work products. 

The successful candidate will:
  • Provide professional planning support for the planning, design, and construction of airport facilities and roadway projects
  • Direct in the development of Airport Layout Plans / Master Plans, and System Plans
  • Provide support for the development of NEPA Environmental Assessments and CAT-EX checklists which includes coordination with sub consultants and regulatory agencies.
  • Conduct studies of instrument approaches and TERP’s analysis
  • Assist aviation group in developing new methods to improve project performance.
  • Work with other staff to secure factual information and analyzes, compiles, and interprets data in the field of planning.
  • Assist aviation group with special study areas such as the Integrated Noise Modeling, Wildlife Hazard Assessment reports, the Pavement Maintenance Program and Disadvantage Business Enterprise plans.
  • Perform specific office and field assignments in connection with aviation planning and development requirements.
  • Conduct preliminary studies and prepares reports in draft form of assigned projects.
  • Visually inspect project sites and related project data with or without other staff.Communicate orally and in writing in appropriate and effective terms before customers, superiors, peers and subordinates.
  • Work with outside customers during the project that could include one-on-one meetings and public meetings.
  • Work effectively in a team environment, contributing positively to the creation and perpetuation of a positive work environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Management, Transportation Management or related field; graduate study in urban, regional, transportation planning or related field may be substituted for planning work experience on a year-to-year basis.
  • 5-8 years of professional planning or similar experience
  • Accreditation or ability to gain accreditation in field of practice
  • Experience with MS Office products or other programs/processes used in managing and analyzing planning data required; AutoCAD skills a plus
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills required



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles and techniques of professional planning processes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of forecasting methodologies, statistical principles and methods, data gathering techniques and procedures, research objectives and impacts
  • Demonstrated knowledge of specific area(s) of planning, i.e., urban, regional, transportation, economic development, land capability and suitability analysis, local land use control and land use planning
  • Ability to gather and analyze data, reason logically, evaluate trends, identify key issues and relationships, draw conclusions and make appropriate decisions based on facts
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with governmental officials at all levels, employees, private groups, the press and the general public
  • Periodic travel is required; may require overnight travel

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, dealing effectively and reasonably with stress in the workplace without lost time or undue strain. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Employee may be asked to walk on uneven surfaces, bend, squat, climb stairs, sit for extended periods of time, work at a computer terminal for extended periods of time, key, answer telephones, discuss issues with employees, conduct training sessions, and lift and carry 20 pounds frequently as needed.
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