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Aviation Intern


During the current health crisis, the majority of job interviews will be held by video or audio conference. In person recruitment and selection processes will be conducted in accordance with recommended safety guidelines (masks, social distancing, and disinfecting between candidates). 
Please be aware that you may be required to undergo screening for symptoms of COVID-19 which may include answering questions regarding symptoms or having your body temperature read as part of this job. You may also be required to wear a face covering or use other personal protective equipment (PPE) related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
This 18-month internship program provides real world experience in operating and maintaining one of the busiest airports in the world. The successful intern will receive extensive training and gain valuable aviation industry experience by completing administrative and operational projects in the numerous divisions involved in operating Sky Harbor International Airport.
The essential or major duties of this position are:
  • Preparing and interacting with Phoenix Aviation Advisory Board meetings and subcommittee meetings, including preparation of materials and doucmenting meeting minutes. 
  • Interacting with the Aviation Director’s Office, Aviation Divisions, Aviation Advisory Board, community groups and customers.
  • Assisting with the development of presentations and ensuring the accuracy of presentation content.
  • Assisting with writing reports for management review and approval.
  • Conducting research and writing briefing sheets, reports and letters concerning surveys and operation studies. 
In addition to these responsibilities, the successful intern will rotate between additional Aviation Divisions. These divisions will be chosen based on the intern interests and project availability, allowing for varying and diverse assignments. 
The Aviation Department currently has one vacancy.
This recruitment and any interview process as a result of this recruitment may be used by multiple hiring managers and multiple departments throughout the City to fill any related current or future vacancies; other recruitments and appropriate eligible lists may also be considered. 
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Familiar with Federal Aviation Administration rules, regulations, and guidelines.
  • A strong interest in the aviation industry. 
$17.22 (minimum) - $26.12 (maximum) hourly / $35,818 - $54,330 annually.
A comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA/HDHP plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days and personal leave days. For more details, visit: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in airport/aviation management, aeronautical science, aeronautics, air traffic management, public administration, business administration, political science, finance, communications, or other related degree.
  • Working irregular hours, second and/or third shifts, weekends, holidays, and evenings may be required.
  • The City job description can be found here.
  • The following list is not all inclusive, but are TSA general factors for disqualification of employment for working at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Other factors will be assessed that may also lead to disqualification. Qualified candidates should consider these factors when applyingAviation Employment Disqualifiers 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS – The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:
  • Experience with other governmental agencies.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
First review of applications will occur the week of May 2, 2021. Recruitment will close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications or on May 10, 2021, whichever is sooner.
Apply online by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address. 
Aviation Intern, JC: 0600, ID# 39520, 4/18/2021, 6 mos., SA, Benefits: 007 
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