Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
09730 11 ST G3 N 719-16 11/25/2015
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JOB CODE: 09730

DEFINITION: This is responsible administrative work in directing and coordinating all activities associated with aviation activities and state owned aviation facilities within the Department of Transportation.

The employee in this job is responsible for implementing, directing, and coordinating the aviation programs in accordance with departmental policies and objectives. Work involves directing the statewide airport development and improvement program, aviation safety, accident investigation, airport inspection and licensing programs, management of state owned airports, and commonwealth flight operations. The employee is responsible for extensive contact with local, departmental, state, and federal officials. Work is performed independently, within a framework of state and federal regulations and policies. General administrative direction is received from the Deputy Secretary for Multimodal Transportation who reviews work through conferences and reports to determine program effectiveness.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.):

• Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates all activities associated with the statewide airport development program, aviation safety, accident investigation, airport inspection and licensing programs, the management of state owned airports, and commonwealth flight operations.

• Directs airport development and improvement work including the review of airport development plans, the inspection of construction work in progress and upon completion, and the review of documents for payment of work performed.

• Sponsors aero-space and aviation education workshops and curriculum development throughout the commonwealth.

• Directs programs to provide for the investigation of aircraft accidents and safety violations to improve aviation safety in the state.

• Supervises statewide airport inspection and licensing programs including site approval, initial inspection, and licensing and semi-annual inspections for licensing purposes.

• Directs programs for the operation of state owned airports, including Harrisburg International Airport.

• Directs work associated with providing department flight services for top level commonwealth executives, including arranging flights and directing aircraft maintenance activities.

• Provides input into the aviation transportation planning process.

• Establishes performance standards for the organization; evaluates actual performance and takes corrective action when needed.

• Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

• The employee in this job may participate in the performance of subordinates’ work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.

• Knowledge or project planning methods and techniques.

• Ability to develop, interpret, and implement policies and procedures.

• Ability to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of transportation programs.

• Ability to establish effective working relationships.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: (NOTE: These are expected of an employee performing the work of this job at the full performance level. These may not be evaluated by the State Civil Service Commission or used for Civil Service examination purposes and are not position-specific performance standards.):

• Knowledge of the Federal Aviation Administration and state rules, regulations, and procedures for aircraft, pilots, and airfields.

• Knowledge of airport design, maintenance, and construction principles, and environmental impact.

• Knowledge of legal responsibility of the commonwealth in all phases of aviation activities under the department’s jurisdiction.

• Knowledge of commonwealth budgeting policies and procedures.

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective supervision and program management.

• Ability to coordinate the activities of program areas and resolve conflicts as necessary.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities):

• Five years of professional public administration experience in in a scientific or technological field, including two years of experience coordinating and planning transportation projects, and a bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a closely related engineering discipline;


• An equivalent combination of experience and training.