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Noise Officer: Raleigh, NC

Does the challenge of working in one of the most dynamic organizations in the Triangle excite you? If so, please consider applying for the Aviation Noise Abatement Officer position at the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. RDU provides an opportunity to work with an awesome team, all dedicated to our core values of Learning, Integrity, Team, Excellence, and Respect. 

We are a rapidly expanding, medium-sized local government. If you are interested in working for a growing organization that provides great benefits, opportunities to advance, and free parking, then RDU may be your next and best career move!  Our organization offers a dynamic, fast-paced environment that promotes teamwork, creativity and collaboration.  Take the next step and see what RDU is all about!

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Please Note: This position requires experience with Airport Noise and Operations Monitoring System or worked in an Airport Noise Office. Only qualified candidates will be considered and are encouraged to apply.

To qualify for this position, an applicant should have:

  • One to two years of experience in airport noise control and abatement; including noise monitoring, and implementation and/or administration of a noise control program. Experience with the Airport Noise and Operations Monitoring System (ANOMS) is desirable
  • The responsibilities of the Airport Noise Officer involve a great deal of public and industry contact related to airport noise.
  • Considerable knowledge of federal air traffic control and noise regulations and their impact on airport operations
  • Considerable knowledge of airport operations, airport noise control methods and techniques, and acoustical and engineering theory related to airport noise
  • Knowledge of systems and methods used to test, collect data, and monitor aircraft flight operations and aircraft noise
  • Experience with performing data research and analysis and preparing reports and investigations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with GIS and/or environmental compliance is desirable;
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, team environment. 

Hiring Range Depending on Experience: $88,430.86 - $91,103.69


The ideal candidate will possess the following:


  • Bachelor’s degree in an airport/aviation management, engineering, planning or scientific field with acoustical coursework desirable.


Communication and Collaboration Skills   

  • Ability to read, write, understand, and speak English fluently
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a teamwork environment
  • Ability to communicate (written and verbal) effectively and interact with all stakeholders and customers in a professional manner   

Analytical Skills and Reasoning Abilities

  • Analytical and logical problem-solving skills
  • Formulate sound conclusions 
  • Handle difficult situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Strong organizational skills and strategic development skills


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The responsibilities described represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job. Additional responsibilities may be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.

Essential Duties

  • Administers aircraft noise notification, monitoring and abatement program including maintenance of records and data. Prepares reports for Department Director and Airport Authority leadership on noise notification and abatement issues;
  • Interprets and analyzes aircraft flight and noise data collected by Noise and Operations Monitoring System (NOMS) for use in responding to noise inquiries and complaints and in developing public information programs and noise abatement strategies.  Responds to aircraft noise inquiries and complaints made via NOMS comment portal, noise hotline, or email; 
  • Reviews proposed federal aircraft noise policies and regulations to ascertain effects on the airport and advises Department Director and Airport Authority leadership on findings;
  • Assist the Department Director in administering the NOMS vendor contract;
  • Assists Department Director and other departments in preparing comments and presentations for meetings with citizens, community groups, local government staff, and other organizations in regards to aircraft noise and in meeting with such groups;
  • Interacts with Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control tower personnel, and other state and local governmental officials and staff as needed;
  • Supports the Planning and Environmental Department in fulfilling environmental compliance responsibilities by conducting inspections, collecting samples, responding to spills, maintaining databases, and reviewing local land use zoning cases to ensure compatible land uses near the airport;
  • Routinely collaborates with public and media relations staff to respond to public requests and complaints as required.
  • Performs related duties as required.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described represent those an employee will encounter while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties. Work subjects’ employee to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme temperatures, and aircraft noise and hazards. Work is evaluated by review of reports and records, observation, and quality and effectiveness of work completed. Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, odors, dusts, poor ventilation, chemical, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, intense noises, gases, work space restriction and vibrations.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described represent those an employee must meet to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Additional physical demands may be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties. 

The physical demands of this job typically include:

  • Talking, hearing; using hands to grasp and type; enduring repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and fingers 
  • Ability to perform sedentary work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or move objects
  • Visual acuity to operate a computer terminal and other office machines, to proofread materials, and read extensively

Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License 
  • Satisfy security background investigation prerequisites as required by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • Pass a drug screening

RDU Benefits:

 At RDU, you’re not just a blip on the radar. We appreciate you and care about your health, happiness and future. Here’s a snapshot of our awesome benefits!

  • Supported Work-Life Harmony
    • Paid Vacation Leave
    • Paid Sick Leave
    • 11 Paid Holidays
    • Flexible Holiday Options
  • A Culture of Health and Wellness
    • Comprehensive Wellness Program
    • On-site Fitness Classes & Employee Fitness Center Access
    • Health Savings Account (HSA) – with matching employer contributions
    • Flexible Spending Accounts – medical and dependent care options
    • Opportunities for employer paid or discounted insurance plans
  • Guided Financial Wellness
    • Tuition assistance and career development
    • Shift Differential pay
    • 401(k) plan, Traditional and Roth options – with matching employer contributions
    • 457(b) plan, Traditional and Roth options
    • NC Pension Retirement Pan
    • Employee Discounts – cell phone service plans, Microsoft software, RDU Airport Terminal stores and restaurants, and RDU Taxi service.


For more information, and to apply for this position, please contactc Phillip Winborne, phillip.winborne@rdu.com of the Human Resources at Raleigh- Durham International Airport

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