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New Orleans Aviation Board
Kenner, LA, United States
13 days ago
New Orleans Aviation Board
Kenner, Louisiana, United States
13 days ago

Description

The New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB) oversees the operation of the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport as an unattached board of the City of New Orleans. The nine-member board is appointed by the Mayor of New Orleans and confirmed by the City Council.

Pre-COVID-19, Armstrong International served over 13 million passengers annually with 16 passenger airlines to 55 non-stop destinations. With enplanements increasing more than 50% since 2008, the growth rate at the Airport ranks third among the top 60 U.S. airports. NOAB has an annual operating budget of approximately $50 Million. On November 6, 2019, the NOAB substantially completed its $1.03 Billion capital program and opened its new Terminal with 35-gates and over 50 concessions to the public. Like the rest of the aviation industry, the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is continuing to recover passenger growth and anticipates reaching pre-pandemic levels in the next 24 months.
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is the gateway to one of the top travel destinations in the world – New Orleans. Conveniently located 15 minutes from downtown and the historic French Quarter, Armstrong International is poised for the future as the Airport of the Gulf South providing safe, first class customer service to travelers from around the world.


General Summary:
The Assistant City Attorney II assigned to the New Orleans Aviation Board (“NOAB”) provides legal assistance to the General Counsel and Deputy Director of Legal Affairs and offers guidance to executive staff and Airport departments on questions that arise relating to the Airport. This position reports directly to the NOAB General Counsel and Deputy Director of Legal Affairs and is located at the Airport’s campus in Jefferson Parish.



Requirements

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.


Offer guidance on a broad range of complex legal issues impacting the airport including but not limited to:
o Advising on issues concerning landside and airside operations, FAA regulations, and other legal issues unique to airports;
o Construction and capital projects;
o Finance and bond-related issues;
o Human Resources/Employment issues;
o Land use/leasing;
o Creditor rights/bankruptcy;
o Airlines and operations;
o Employment law;
o Construction, Software as a Service (SaaS), non-professional, and Professional service agreements;
o State and Local Government law and administration;
o Research legal issues and provide briefs summarizing the law; and
o Perform other legal tasks, as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Knowledge of:
Legal principles, practices and procedures of common, civil, constitutional, aviation and administrative law;
Methods and techniques of legal research;
Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations specific to airport management, operations, and procurement;
State and federal laws and constitutional provisions affecting city government and airport operations;
Modern principles and practices of public and municipal law;
City Codes and Charter provisions;
Organization, duties, powers, limitations and authority of airport operations;
Airport airside operations;
Business transactions;
Airport security issues; and
Litigation rules and procedures.
Skills in:
Legal research, analysis and writing.
Negotiation.
Computers and applicable software.
Organization and time management.
Public speaking.


Ability to:
Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Organize, interpret and apply legal principles and knowledge of complex legal problems.
Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Present statements of law, fact and argument clearly and logically.
Conduct research on complex legal problems and prepare sound legal opinions.
Recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient legal
services.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures and techniques.


Qualifications
Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school. License to practice law in Louisiana and at least 6 years of experience as a practicing attorney in Louisiana. Experience practicing outside of Louisiana will only be considered if that practice was on behalf of another U.S. airport. Candidates must pass a personal, criminal, and employment background check required under federal regulations. Persons who have been charged or convicted of a disqualifying criminal offense will not be considered. For more information regarding the Transportation Security Administration’s disqualifying offenses, please see: https://www.tsa.gov/disqualifying-offenses-factors
Preferred experience: aviation industry experience, pilot experience, real estate development or construction, or other work experience exposing candidate to airport operations.
The NOAB has a comprehensive program of substance abuse testing. Candidates for employment will undergo pre-employment substance abuse screening.
DOMICILE requirements are currently waived for the purpose of application. However, full time Aviation employees hired on or after 01/01/2013 are required to establish domicile in Orleans Parish within 180 days of hire unless they reside closer to Armstrong International Airport than the Orleans Parish line.
A valid driver’s license. Applicants must be eligible for coverage under the Airport’s auto liability insurance policy.
Compensation/Benefits:
This is an Assistant City Attorney II, unclassified civil service position.
Salary range: Salary range for this position is $70,643 to $81,999 depending on experience, plus City of New Orleans benefits including a Pension, Health Insurance (hospitalization, prescription coverage, vision, dental) for you and your family, 15 paid holidays, longevity pay, merit pay, free life insurance, sick leave, paid vacation, and free employee parking.
Work Location: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Kenner, LA


Application Process:
Please email resume, cover letter indicating your interest in the position and how your experience will complement the position, and copy of Law School transcripts to NOAB Legal Department by email to the Human Resources Department at the Airport, Attn: Mr. Rickey J. Coleman, Airport Senior Services Agent, Human Resources Department, New Orleans Aviation Board, RickeyC@flymsy.com.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63920882
  • Location:
    Kenner, Louisiana, United States
  • Position Title: Assistant City Attorney II
  • Company Name For Job: New Orleans Aviation Board
  • Job Function: Staff Attorney
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Salary: $70,643.00 - $81,999.00 (Yearly Salary)

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