CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
AIRPORT PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES MANAGER
This is administrative planning work directing the development of the Airport's capital
program Master Plan, which includes all phases of planning for the physical plant development
of the City's International and Northeast Airports. The employee in this class directs the
activities of planning, technical and consultant support staff engaged in planning activities related
to airport capital improvement projects. Work includes review and approval of preliminary
plans, cost estimates, environmental compliance plans, feasibility and environmental impact
studies, and the coordination of all tenant related functions, such as site selection, land
acquisition and tenant licensure. Interfacing with the design and construction manager during
planning and design phases, and directly supervising minor engineering design projects are
significant aspects of the work. Work is performed under the general direction of the Deputy
Director of Aviation for Planning and Development.
(The following conditions must be met for a position to be approved for this class.)
- Only one position can be allocated to this class.
- The position must direct all operations and capital program planning functions for the Division of Aviation through a subordinate engineering supervisor and a group of planning consultants.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Directs the development of a comprehensive Airport Master plan and programs for the
utilization of land, and development of physical facilities for municipal airports; confers with
superior and other airport managers in developing planning strategies to increase airfield capacity
as well as improve and expand existing airport facilities; directs research, and reviews reports
on the economic and environmental impact of proposed plans; reviews all proposed plans to
ensure consistent application of efforts towards achievement of the Airport's overall planning
- Monitors the performance of planning consultants engaged in preparing preliminary plans,
reports, cost estimates, exhibits, and feasibility, traffic and environmental impact studies;
administers the Airport Master Plan update and modification for the expansion of airport
facilities; reviews all work performed by planning and analytical consultants; meets with
consultants to discuss work in progress and makes recommendations when revisions are
necessary; directs the design and implementation of minor projects such as runway repair and
sidewalk construction; works with the Design and Construction Section to rectify problems and
ensure adherence to the Airport Master Plan.
- Directs the activities of an planning staff engaged in reviewing tenant permit applications
to ensure compatibility with the Airport's overall development program; oversees compliance
to all applicable codes and airport engineering and architectural standards; insures adherence to
environmental and safety requirements; provides assistance to tenants in obtaining required
licensure and permits from City departments and agencies.
- Directs the maintenance of engineering records; ensures that all engineering plans,
including the airport layout plan, master utility and fire alarm system drawings, and airport
hazard zoning map are updated on a regular basis; supplies engineering records and/or
information to other airport divisions, tenants, developers, and various federal and state agencies
- Initiates, develops, and administers all projects required for compliance to current and
future environmental issues including operating and/or capital cost estimates for program
implementation; monitors the activities of consultants engaged in preparing environmental
compliance plans and specifications for removal of hazardous materials; sets up programs for
periodic inspections; establishes priorities and allocates funds in the capital budget for removal
of hazardous materials; coordinates the implementation of compliance plans; revises established
programs as required to comply with changes in environmental laws; provides reports and
maintains records as required by regulatory agencies.
- Organizes and serves on committees formed to select engineering consultants; prepares
requests for proposals; establishes criteria for the selection of consultants; presents selection
committee ratings and recommendations to the Director of Aviation; administers contractual
agreements between consultants and the City.
- Estimates costs for proposed capital and operating budget projects; prepares and reviews
planning unit operating budget.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- the principles, practices, and theories of planning as applied to the development of airport
capital improvement projects.
- administrative techniques used in the development of plans for a large municipal airport,
including landslide and airside structures and facilities.
- principles and practices of airport operations.
- research methods and techniques utilized in planning the development of municipal
- principles, practices and techniques of project management systems such as PERT or
- federal, state and local laws and regulations applicable to the planning and operation of
- the sources of information, and current developments in the field of airport planning.
- supervisory methods and techniques.
- the principles, practices and techniques used in directing environmental impact and
- the various licensing requirements necessary for structural modifications and
- federal guidelines utilized in the development of an Airport Master Plan.
- municipal procurement contracting practices and procedures.
- the Federal and State grant application process.
- making engineering computations.
- balancing the needs of airport tenants consistent with the stipulations of the Airport
- plan, organize, direct and coordinate the activities of a staff of engineers, technical and
administrative support staff engaged in planning activities related to the development of
- develop an Airport Master Plan that meets present needs as well as future requirements
of a municipal airport.
- prepare and/or review and approve engineering plans, studies, reports and cost estimates
prepared by subordinates and consultant engineers.
- determine the need for planning and/or engineering consultants and contracted services.
- supervise the activities of planning, engineering and analytical consultants.
- interpret and apply federal, state and local regulatory codes applicable to airport
improvement projects and environmental compliance programs.
- evaluate airport development plans for soundness of engineering features and economic
feasibility and to make alternative recommendations.
- apply planning and administrative knowledge to the resolution of major technical
- prepare capital and operating budget requests.
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, consultants, airport
tenants, and governmental agencies.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
(The following statement
represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject
applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based
on training and experience requirements as approved on 5/92.)
- Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university with
major coursework in engineering or a related field.
- Four years of experience in airport planning or management.
Or any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable
by the Personnel Department which has included the specific experience and completion of a
bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university as an educational minimum.
- Three years of experience which has included managing subordinate airport planners or
administering the activities of consultants engaged in the planning and/or design of
airport improvement projects.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, AND/OR CERTIFICATES
- Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of appointment as an Airport Planning and Environmental Services Manager.
PAY RANGE: EP27
Class Established: 11/1977
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC - 8/1995 ; Ad Board - 12/1995
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 2P40