Noise and Environmental Affairs Officer

  • Long Beach CA
  • Long Beach, CA, USA
  • Jun 05, 2018
Full time Administrator/Executive Communication - Public Outreach Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description

The Position

This is an at-will position reporting to the Airport Director, the Noise and Environmental Affairs Officer leads the Noise and Environmental Division comprised of 5 employees and an annual operating budget of $1,000,000. This position requires occasional attendance at evening and weekend meetings.

In response to community concerns, the City enacted the Airport Noise Compatibility Ordinance in 1995, one of the most restrictive airport noise ordinances in the nation.  Environmental stewardship is a key foundation of the Airport.


The Noise and Environmental Affairs Officer is an at-will, management position whose duties include:

  • Management of the Noise Compatibility Ordinance including enforcement provisions, flight slot allocations, analysis of flight data, aircraft information and noise levels;
  • Consultation with pilots and air traffic controllers regarding noise abatement procedures;
  • Communication with the public and elected officials regarding noise abatement practices, preparation, and presentation of oral and written reports to departments, committees, boards commissions, and the pubic as necessary;
  • Management of the Airport's Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan;
  • Representation of the Airport's interests to the Federal Aviation Administration, state agencies and other regulators regarding environmental issues;
  • Administration of the division's budget and management of division personnel;
  • other duties as needed.


  • Ability to operate in a complex, dynamic, and politically sensitive environment;
  • Superior project management skills including planning, analysis, decision making, problem solving, and ability to multi-task;
  • Strong written and verbal skills, comfortable speaking in both small and large group settings, before elected officials, governing bodies, community groups and professional organizations;
  • Management style that is team-oriented and consensus building, provides structure and support, willingness to teach and mentor, and allows for employee growth and development;
  • Experience in airport and aircraft noise monitoring; and,
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and has a strong customer service orientation.


Education: Graduation from an accredited institution with a Bachelor's degree in Aviation or a closely related field,


Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible experience in airport noise control, of which at least two years is at a supervisory level or higher.
Experience with the Airport Noise and Operations Monitoring System (ANOMS) is highly desirable.  A master's degree is desirable.

Experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year for year basis.

A valid Class C drivers license is required.

Closing date and time: 7/6/2018 at 4:30 PM Pacific Time 

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Job Level



Government- Local/Regional


$96,000.00 - $120,000.00 Annually