Job Overview


The Next Generation of Flight is Underway - and you can be part of it! We need you and your fresh ideas to shape the air transportation system of tomorrow, and the way America flies. Come be a part of the new generation in aviation, an industry that is absolutely critical to this nation's economy and security.

The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is a fundamental transformation of our nation's airspace system. It uses 21st century technologies to meet future demands, avoid gridlock in the sky and on the runways, further improve safety, and protect the environment. For more information on NextGen, watch this brief introduction : NextGen Introduction

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Business Component: Associate Administrator for Airports

Additional Salary Information: Salary will be set within the range based on qualifications, experience and equivalent peer salaries in the organization. Locality pay will be added to the base, not to exceed the current statutory pay cap of $179,700.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) - In accordance with applicable FAA Travel regulations, full relocation benefits will be paid (actual expenses).


The Director for the Office of Airport Planning and Programming is responsible for management of programs, policy, and staff for two divisions: (1) Financial Analysis and Passenger Facility Charge Division which administers the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and Passenger Facility Charge programs, reviews competition plans, performs benefit-cost analysis of specific AIP investments, issues AIP letters of intent, oversees the Land Acquisition and Relocation for airport purposes and (2) Airport National Planning and Environmental Division which manages the national Airport Planning, Environmental, Noise Compatibility (Part 150) and Airport Noise and Access Restrictions (Part 161) programs and policy. Develops and regularly updates the National Plan of Integrated Airport System (NPIAS), establishes master, system, intermodal and multi-modal transportation planning requirements; and is the lead Senior Executive representing the Office of Airports on airport issues in regards to planning and implementation of Next Generation. The Director is responsible for the development and currency of regulations and guidance governing the programs managed by the office and the provision of expert assistance to airports and FAA field offices. Under the executive direction of the Deputy Associate Administrator for Airports, the incumbent advises and is accountable for the leadership, direction, and performance of these functions.