TDOT Aeronautics Director

Tennessee Department of Transportation

Nashville, TN

Transportation & Utilities

Position Description / Responsibilities


Salary: $145,000 annually

TDOT’s Aeronautics Director role is the driving force for Tennessee’s air transportation system. The Aeronautics Director is a specialist in all things related to air transportation, from planning, development, promotion, construction, and operations. The Director must foster relationships with a myriad of stakeholders, both inside the organization and out, paving the path for the statewide aviation system to be successful. As a result, everybody in the aviation community knows the Director and is eager to seek them out if they have a business or operational improvement in mind that they think the Department should consider. They are adept at knowing how to work cross-functionally and driving change in environments. The Director must use those relationships to find stakeholders with whom to partner to promote aviation projects. In addition, they also understand the importance of the aviation community. As a result, they allocate a notable portion of their time to intentional team-building, coaching, and problem-solving with their stakeholders.

Essential Job Duties

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Position Requirements

Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree
  2. 12 Years of Demonstrated Competency in project, business, or financial management, civil engineering, or aviation including at least 5 years of management experience.

Application Instructions

Application for the Aeronautics Director requires completion and submission of the following two items:

  1. Letter explaining applicant interest in the position.
  2. Résumé that is a maximum of two (2) pages.

The two items should be emailed to by November 30, 2022.

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