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Job Description

Job Title:   Deputy Director of Aviation & UAS

County:   Shawnee

Req. No:   189448

Agency Name:   Department of Transportation

Posting Type:   External  --> Click here for Definition of Posting Type

Applications accepted through:    ,

Job Description:

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate:
Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html

Your application will be considered incomplete if an ACTUAL COPY of your Certificate is not submitted within 48 hours after the posting closes.
E-mail: TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATES to: kdothqjobs@ks.gov

A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. Applicants are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact (785) 296-3199.

Kansas Department of Transportation
The State of Kansas as an employer offers remarkable benefits that are invaluable to the professional and personal lives of our employees. At KDOT, we reward our staff's hard work by providing training opportunities, a family-oriented work environment, and service recognition. Promotional opportunities and flexible schedules are also offered. KDOT is a great place to work! Come be a part of our team!

The position you are viewing is located in the Division of Aviation, in Topeka.  This position is full-time, unclassified with benefits. Salary begins at $80,000.00 annually, depending on experience and/or skill level of applicant.

KDOT Division of Aviation Vision & Culture:
In the Division of Aviation, you will be surrounded by professionals who share a passion for aviation. We understand what it takes to be a leader and our executive team has the vision and tools needed to connect with strategic partners. We offer a team environment where advancement is found through sharing knowledge in a manner that helps everyone succeed. While each position takes on much responsibility, you will have the opportunity to have ownership over building future Kansas aviation initiatives.

History & Background of the organization:
The Kansas Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation takes pride in the rich tradition of aviation in the State of Kansas. As a worldwide leader in aviation, Kansas is an ideal place to fly, build, and do aviation business. This tradition of aerospace excellence makes our state uniquely able to deliver a superior air transportation system.

Kansas is uniquely positioned both geographically and competitively as a world aviation leader; having one of the world’s few aviation clusters and making Kansas a home to innovation. We are a relatively small division with a global aviation impact.  Representing a current $20.6 billion industry, Kansas Aviation achieved the distinct honor of being recognized as the nation’s leader in general aviation in economic impact per capita. This economic impact empowers strong partnerships with businesses and other economic development organizations across the entire state.  Given this level of extreme teamwork and cooperation, a hope for a bright future burns hot in the hearts and minds of the Kansas Aviation community.

Aviation Activities
The Division of Aviation drives economic development and enhances critical infrastructure with, for, and through the Kansas Department of Transportation. Primary responsibilities include service as the aviation subject matter expert, innovator and resource for the Kansas aviation community. Division responsibilities also include but are not limited to:  regional and statewide airport improvement, represent the state Kansas to the Federal Aviation Administration, organize and conduct the business of the state Kansas Aviation Policy Review and Advisement committee, protect Kansas airspace, continuous improvement of air traffic safety, synchronization of UAS operations to include development of policy and experimentation as well as economic development activities across all levels of strategic organizations.

Preference will be given to candidates with advanced aviation experience such as type ratings and additional FAA ratings and certifications.

For more details, download the full position description.

NOTE:  If you lack any of the required experience and want us to consider relevant education, you must provide copies of your transcripts/certificates before the closing date.

Essential Requirements:
Five years of experience in planning, organizing, and directing the work of a department, program, or agency in Aviation and/or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Industry.  Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Preferred Criteria:
Current copy of FAA Fixed-wing or Rotary-wing Licenses, Ratings, and/or Certifications.  Recent and direct involvement with UAS policy and/or industry.  BS or BA in the related field.

When completing a job application for positions at KDOT it is extremely important that your application is filled out completely with accurate and specific information. Applications may be rejected if not completed entirely and the job duties are not specific.

STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form.
(Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

STEP 2: Complete and submit an ONLINE Application to the following Agency:
Transportation, Headquarters
OR Mail the PAPER Application to the following:
Eisenhower State Office Building - 1st Floor East; 700 SW Harrison St; Topeka, KS 66603-3754.

STEP 3: Submit additional required documents (including Tax Clearance Certificate) to the specific recruiter designated on this job announcement.
Include your name and job requisition number on all correspondence when submitting documents.

For further employment information please contact the recruiter, Jessica Mills:
Email:    kdothqjobs@ks.gov
Phone:  (785)296-3721
Fax:       (785)296-0145
TTY (Hearing Impaired):  711

Verification of identity and employment eligibility to work in the United States is required by federal law.  For a list of acceptable documents that establish these criteria, please refer to the federal Form I-9.   KDOT does not provide sponsorships. 

To view Employee Rights and Responsibilities under the FMLA, please refer to the Employer Notice form.

Please contact the agency recruiter if a reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Kansas Department of Transportation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applicants regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, military or veteran status, or disability status will be given consideration for the position. KDOT works to foster diversity and looks forward to applications from all qualified applicants.

Find out more about us at our web site

Class/Uncl Full/Part Time: Grade: Hiring Rate: Pay Frequency:
U F 001 $0.00 Biweekly

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