Deputy Director, Airport Planning and Programming

Washington, DC
Post Date:
July 22, 2019
Job Status:


Department: Department Of Transportation

Agency: Federal Aviation Administration

Job Announcement Number: EXE-ARP-19-2-61003



$129,700.00 to $182,500.00 / Per Year


April 22, 2013 to August 23, 2019


EV 02


Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC View Map


U.S. Citizens




The Office of Airports (ARP) plans and develops a safe and efficient national airport system and has responsibility for programs related to airport safety and inspections and standards for airport design, construction, and operation. Annually, ARP awards $3.5B in airport grants and approves passenger facility charge collections totaling $2B. The office also is responsible for national airport planning and environmental requirements.

The Deputy Director is responsible for day-to-day management (in consultation with the Director) of two divisions: (1) the Airport Planning and Environmental Division, which oversees and supports airport planning and system planning; develops and maintains the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems including entry criteria; establishes requirements for airport master planning, system planning, and inter-modal and multi-modal transportation planning; oversees and supports environmental reviews and analyzes social factors for proposed airport development; oversees and supports Part 150 noise compatibility programs; and reviews Part 161 proposals; and (2) the Airports Financial Assistance Division, which administers the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and Passenger Facility Charge Program; reviews competition plans; reviews benefit-cost analyses of certain proposed AIP investments; issues AIP letters of intent; and administers the Military Airport Program.

The Deputy Director principally oversees internal resources (working through two Division Managers) a workforce of approximately 40 personnel to include one Executive, as well as business planning and management of the aforementioned program areas. This position also provides support to other parts of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) as well as other federal and state agencies and other industry stakeholders.

Specific responsibilities include:

-Develops and issues biannually, the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) to Congress that outlines the plan for developing public-use airports in the United States and estimates the costs associated with establishing a system of airports that adequately meet the needs of civil aviation.

-Oversees the Airport Improvement Program and Passenger Facility Charge programs.

-Directs the development of guidance for airport planning and planning support, including master and system planning.

-Directs environmental actions for airport projects and other airport program activities relating to the preservation of environmental quality.


Conditions of Employment: 

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance.


As a basic requirement for entry into the FAA Executive System, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Leadership and Technical Requirements listed below.

We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.


You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.


Background checks and Security Clearance: 

Security Clearance: 

Top Secret

Drug test required: 



Required Documents:

-A resume

- An Attachment addressing the leadership and technical requirements


A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

Additional information

Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
Veterans preference does not apply to the FAA Executive System.
The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.
This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying a "testing designated position (TDP)" will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.
This is not a bargaining unit position.

George K. Fellman
Phone: (202) 267-2958

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