Position Description:

$135,000.00 - $170,000.00 Annually
Job Type
Unclassified - Full-Time, Permanent
Job Number
Airport - (UC)
Opening Date
Closing Date
4/24/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

The Community

Ideally located on the Pacific Ocean south of Los Angeles and just west of Orange County, Long Beach is the seventh-largest city in the State of California. Offering all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city, coupled with its strong sense of community and pride, Long Beach is one of the most vibrant communities in the country. The City has been referred to as the “Most Diverse City” in the country by USA Today and one of the “Best Communities for Young People” two years in a row. With its ideal location in Southern California, year-round comfortable climate, healthy business environment, and far-ranging cultural pursuits, the City is alive with activity. Long Beach is home to an abundance of cultural and recreational options. Expansive beaches, three marinas, five golf courses, the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Queen Mary, and the annual Grand Prix of Long Beach serve to draw 6.5 million visitors a year. The City’s full-service commercial airport has preferred flight schedules, carriers, and overall accessibility that makes it the travel-friendly alternative to other Southern California airports. In addition, Los Angeles’ rail transit system, the most used light rail system in the country, connects the city to the entire region. Long Beach continues to make significant investments in its parks, beaches, streets, and other amenities (including a new city hall) indicative of the financial stability and health of the City.

City Government

Long Beach, a charter city formed in 1897, is governed by nine City Council Members elected by district and a city-wide elected Mayor. Other elected officials include the City Attorney, City Auditor, and City Prosecutor. The elected officials are elected to staggered four-year terms. The City Council appoints the City Manager and City Clerk. The City Manager is responsible for the efficient administration of all City departments, excluding those under the direction of a separately elected official, Board or Commission. Long Beach is one of only three cities in California with its own Health Department and one of the very few municipalities with its own Utilities Department (Water and Gas) and Energy Resources Departments.

The City is supported by a FY 2024 total budget of approximately $3.3 billion with a General Fund budget of $719 million. More than 6,000 full and part-time employees support municipal operations with the vast majority being represented by twelve employee associations. To learn more about the City of Long Beach, go to: www.longbeach.gov.

The Department

Long Beach Airport (LGB) is classified as a small hub airport in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems and serves approximately four million passengers annually. Owned and operated by the City of Long Beach, LGB was established in 1923 and is one of the oldest municipal airports in the United States.  Known as the Coolest Airport in America, LGB is a friendly alternative to other Southern California airports, offering preferred flight schedules, great airlines and destinations and overall accessibility.

The Airport is committed to delivering an Outstanding Customer Experience in an intelligent, ecofriendly, safe, and efficient manner while being respectful of our employees and the community that we serve. We also strive to be a major driver in the economic vitality of Long Beach. Through Organizational Excellence, we seek to recruit, develop, and retain talented staff in an organization structured for success.

Long Beach Airport has a rich history of contributions to our nation’s leadership in aviation. Earl Daugherty opened one of the nation’s first flight schools in Long Beach in 1919. Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart flew from Long Beach. Once home to McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing), many commercial aircraft including the DC-8, DC-9/MD-80, DC-10/MD-11, and C-17 were manufactured in Long Beach. Approximately 180 businesses reside on Airport property and are responsible for roughly 18,000 jobs. Some of these include AAA, Aero Business Center, Atlantic Aviation, Long Beach Marriott Hotel, DeVry Institute of Technology, DHL, Epson America, SCAN Health Plan, Signature @ Aeroplex, Skylinks Golf Course, and United Parcel Service.

The Airport is currently in the process of implementing Phase II of a Terminal Improvement Program. Concourses and boarding lounges were opened in 2012. A new Ticketing Facility featuring Common Use Passenger Processing was opened in 2022. A new Baggage Claim Facility was opened in 2023 and the renovated Historic Terminal, originally opened in 1941, will open later this year. Future improvements include renovated roadways and a new Transportation Hub.

The Airport Department is governed by the City Council; the Airport Director is appointed by the City Manager and is responsible for overall airport activities. The Director is supported by a Deputy Director, Manager of Airport Operations and Facilities and Manager of Finance and Administration. The Airside Operations Manager reports to the Manager of Airport Operations and Facilities. The Airport Department employs approximately 110 staff and has an annual operating budget of approximately $28 million.


The Position

Under the direction of the Operations and Facilities Bureau Manager, the Airport Noise Compliance Officer is an at-will officer position within the Airport Department responsible for managing the Noise Compliance Division. The Airport Noise Compliance Division exists in a dynamic, regulatory, and highly visible and politically sensitive environment. The Airport Noise Compliance Officer will have extensive interaction with major airlines and the general aviation community, other Airport Divisions, City leadership, and the public. This position serves as the Airport noise program technical expert and ls a key member of the management team in the development and execution of the Airport's strategic objectives and key initiatives. This position requires a considerable understanding of all aspects of aviation including an in-depth knowledge of airport operations and their impact on noise-related issues, in order to effectively manage noise compliance with local, state and federal regulations.  The position requires weekend and on-call work. 

Specific duties include:

  • Develops and oversees an effective Airport Noise Compliance program that abides by local, state and federal regulations while maximizing Airport value;
  • Implements new, innovative strategies to track performance measures, mitigate risk and respond to public noise concerns;
  • Determines the allocation of resources necessary to fulfill division goals and objectives;
  • Represents the Airport at meetings relative to noise compliance and concerns;
  • Attends meetings on behalf of the Operations and Facilities Manager;
  • Collaborates with fellow Airport Divisions Officers and staff on larger Airport-related projects;
  • Works with Airport tenants on all matters related to noise compliance;
  • Recommends annual and long-term plans, programs and budget related to the Noise Division;
  • Maintains relationships with airport tenants, City officials, and the public and ensures effective communication; and,
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The Ideal Candidate Will Possess

  • Knowledge of management principles and practices as applied to airport operations 
  • A solid understanding of the fundamentals of acoustics and noise control.
  • Familiarity with 14 CFR Part 36 - Noise Standards: Aircraft Type and Airworthiness Certification is required.
  • Experience with public involvement and outreach.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ability to read, understand, effectively interpret and apply complex policies, rules and regulations, or ordinances pertaining to airport operations.
  • Willingness to work any day of the week or as required for emergency response. 
  • Effective communication skills in writing via memos or reports and in person via the telephone or two-way radio. 
  • General knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of supervision related to the management, training, supervision, and evaluation of subordinate staff.


Minimum Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in Acoustics, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Environmental Science, Planning or a closely related field.   Professional experience beyond the minimum qualifications may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis. 

A minimum of seven years of professional experience in acoustics, with at least five in an airport or aviation related environment and a minimum of three years in a management/supervisory capacity. 

Valid motor vehicle operator license. (Required to obtain a California motor vehicle operator license within 6 months of employment if license is out of state. DMV K4 driver license information report required during onboarding if selected for position).

Ability to pass FAA Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mandated background check and maintain security clearance as required by law.

>Desirable Qualifications

Advanced experience with acoustical modeling software and technical tools to support acoustic/noise analysis and recommendations, such as the FAA's Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT) and Envirosuite's Airport Noise and Operations Monitoring System (ANOMS) .

Professional affiliation/membership with organizations such as the lnstitute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE) and Acoustical Society of America (ASA).

Experience and understanding of aeronautical activities and basic flight procedures in the vicinity of an airport.

Experience with noise data collection and analysis, noise measurement practices, software, and instrumentation.

Experience reviewing local, state and federal environmental regulations and requirements, such as the california Code of Regulations Title 21 Noise Satandards, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 150 and 161, etc.


Application Process

This recruitment will close at 11:59PM PST, on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.  To be considered, applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and proof of education (if substituting education for required experience) in PDF format. Applications will be reviewed for depth and breadth of experience, and for level and relatedness of education. The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in further selection procedures. The selected candidate may be required to go through a background check and a physical examination prior to appointment.  Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements, including submission of all required attachments, will not be considered.  For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact (562) 570-6927. 

Equal Opportunity

The City of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value and encourage diversity in our workforce. The City of Long Beach is committed to creating a workplace where every employee is valued for who they are. Having our workforce reflect the diversity of our community at various levels of the organization is a continuous goal embraced by our departments, management staff, and policymakers. To support efforts of fairness and diversity, City Leadership is committed to incorporating equity and inclusion into our work by supporting staff and community partners. We are committed to promoting transparency by publishing updated demographic information for employees, including workforce diversity data and pay by race and gender.

The City of Long Beach will consider qualified applicants with a criminal history pursuant to the California Fair Chance Act. You are not required to disclose your criminal history or participate in a background check until you receive a conditional job offer. If the City of Long Beach has concerns about a conviction that is directly related to the job after making a conditional job offer and conducting a background check, you will have the opportunity to explain the circumstances surrounding the conviction, provide evidence to mitigate concerns, or challenge the accuracy of the background report. Find out more about the Fair Chance Act by visiting https://calcivilrights.ca.gov/fair-chance-act 

The City of Long Beach intends to provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If a special accommodation is desired, or if you would like to request this information in an alternative format, please call (562) 570-6927. 

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City of Long Beach

Airport - (UC)

4100 E. Donald Douglas Drive
Long Beach, California, 90808

(562) 570-2600


Contact Information:

Questions can be directed to Melissa DeAmicis, Airport Administrative Officer, at melissa.deamicis@longbeach.gov.

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