State of Georgia Seeking Assistant Aviation Program Manager

Georgia is currently looking to fill the role of Assistant Aviation Program Manager. Duties for this position include managing the State Airport Aid Program and the Federal State Block Grant Program which provides financial assistance to local governments that own and operate public use airports.

Those interested can apply by sending a cover letter and resume to either Mike Martin ( or Ron Bird ( You can read further details below.

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One of ResourceTek’s government agency clients has requested us to locate an Assistant Aviation Program Manager for a long-term contract assignment, working at their offices in Atlanta, GA.

The primary duties of the Assistant Aviation Program Manager are to manage the State Airport Aid Program and the Federal State Block Grant Program which provides financial assistance to local governments that own and operate public use airports. The position guides the State’s responsibilities under these programs to include contracting with local

governments, developing policy for program implementation, tracking progress on measurable goals and developing a staff of project managers to fulfill the obligations of the State under these programs. A qualified candidate should be familiar with airport planning, design, construction and the safety aspects of aviation project development.

Additionally, the position conducts site inspections with department personnel and local officials when required. Makes recommendations to local governments regarding state and federal airport aid programs, project cost estimates, safety standards, airspace and compliance issues.

Further responsibilities include supervising a staff of Airport Project Managers who manage federal and state grant programs for a 103 public use airport systems. The position handles conflict resolution and problem solving encountered during complex project development. Familiarity with airport planning, designing and construction techniques is essential to success in the position, as is the ability to manage programs from a statewide perspective. Performs liaison duties for the Aviation Program between state and local government officials, federal government agencies and other interdepartmental offices as a routine activity. All Programs managed by this position have compliance requirements for accepting financial aid. This position is responsible for monitoring and resolving issues on non-compliance as a specific duty.

The Assistant Aviation Program Manager represents the government agency in the absences of the Program Manager and acts on his behalf when called upon to perform duties as delegated.

Qualifications of the Assistant Aviation Program Manager position include :

Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management, Transportation Planning, or a related field and three years’ experience managing airport projects and supervising staff or consultants in the administration of aviation projects and/or programs
Program management experience
Experience managing statewide and/or regional transportation projects
Experience managing capital improvement programs
Experience managing Federal and/or State Grant programs
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to organize priorities and determine objectives/strategies to achieve assigned goals
Experience writing technical documents and understanding/interpreting federal/state regulations, statutes, planning and design standards
Experience using computer applications including spreadsheets and databases
Committed to providing quality customer service
Must have physical mobility necessary to maneuver over irregular terrain to conduct airport inspections
Ability to work flexible hours and travel with occasional overnight stays

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
Experience as a FAA Licensed Pilot
Experience managing the FAA’s State Block Program
Experience working with Federal/State/Local government agencies
Experience conducting FAR Part 13 informal compliance investigations