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The Aeronautics Assistant Director is responsible for reviewing grant applications and inspecting airports. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution

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Receives, reviews, and provides assistance with grant application preparation for airport construction and improvement projects. Performs aerial and ground inspection of sites applying for construction grants to verify submitted application information. Submits reviewed grant application forms and related inspection reports to the State Aeronautics Commission for grant funding approval, and attends Commission meetings to answer questions related to project applications. Confers with local officials to inform of airport construction funding resources and to assist in determining economic and environmental impact of construction and/or improvement projects. Monitors grant-funded construction projects by conducting on-site visits to assure conformance with federal and state standards and to evaluate construction progress. Inspects existing airport facilities to verify dimensions, number of based aircraft, fuel availability, and overall condition of airport. Compiles and reviews airport data for quarterly newsletter. Coordinates the Certified Flight Instructors Clinic to provide required training. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal regulations governing airport construction and improvement projects. Knowledge of grant application policies and procedures. Knowledge of airport operations and requirements. Ability to monitor grant recipients. Ability to interpret and explain policies and procedures. Ability to analyze construction and improvement projects and recommend appropriate action. Ability to inspect facilities to determine condition of airports. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information and reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in general business, engineering, or a related area; plus four years of experience in airport development, construction, or a related area. Licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration as a commercial aircraft pilot with single and multi-engine rating as established by Arkansas Code 27-116-201. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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