Airport Compliance Coordinator

JOB CODE: 1900


SALARY RANGE: $35,516 - $60,464

Greater Baton Rouge Airport District

Under the direction of the Director of Aviation, performs professional work to ensure compliance with all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), State of Louisiana, East Baton Rouge City-Parish laws, rules and regulations regarding airport management. Work involves the overall coordination of departmental operations in the area of federal and state compliance. The incumbent is subject to twenty-four hour call for situations needing immediate attention. Work involves the use of independent judgment within established guidelines and is reviewed through written reports and conferences. May supervise clerical support staff. Performs other work as requested.

Conducts daily inspections of airfield, including paved and non-paved areas, for compliance with federal, state and local rules and regulations regarding safety and security; maintains log of daily inspection reports; advises the Director of Aviation and/or the Airport Commission of conditions and/or situations. Assures departmental compliance with all FAA and state laws and regulations; modifies airport programs to comply with new regulations; recommends and updates changes to the Airport Emergency Plan, Airport Security Plan and Airport Certification Manual. Serves as contact person for FAA requirements including all personnel training requirements; advises the Flight Service Station and the FAA Air Traffic Control Tower personnel when adverse conditions exist. Develops airport ordinances and procedures for implementing newly required FAA or other federal and state laws regarding airports. Ensures all airport personnel are in compliance with FAA and state regulations and receives the proper training to remain in compliance with these laws; conducts airfield safety operation training. Reviews documentation used in the selection process of employees in order to comply with FAA laws regarding employment background and security clearance. May supervise subordinate employees.

Knowledge of local, state and federal aviation regulation procedures. Knowledge of the operations, functions, policies and procedures of the airport district. Knowledge of various federal program operations and their relation to airport operations. Knowledge of FAA requirements as they relate to selection and training of airport personnel. Ability to do accurate research and prepare reports. Ability to comprehend federal regulations and changes and to respond accordingly to those changes. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with FAA and state officials and other City-Parish departments and divisions. Ability to supervise the work of subordinate personnel. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.


Bachelor's degree in aviation management, airway science, or a related field.

Bachelor's degree in business or public administration or a related field, supplemented by two years experience in airport operations or a closely related field, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) None.

For security reasons, as per TSA provision 1542; all applicant/employees of the Greater Baton Rouge Airport District who have access to restricted areas will be required to have a ten (10) year criminal background check to the extent allowable by the law. Employees found to have an excessive criminal record or other misrepresentations of employment will not be eligible for employment.

The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.