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 Louis Armstrong New Orleans International 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.
Responsibilities: 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:
Advising on issues concerning landside and airside operations, FAA regulations, and other legal issues unique to airports;
Construction and capital projects;
Human Resources/Employment issues;
Airlines and operations;
Professional service agreements;
Research legal issues and provide briefs summarizing the law;
Perform other legal tasks, as assigned.
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;
Airport security issues;
Litigation rules and procedures.
Legal research, analysis and writing.
Computers and applicable software.
Organization and time management.
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 andimplement recommendations in support of goals.
Research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures and techniques.
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.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits including a Pension, Health Insurance (hospitalization, prescription coverage, vision, dental) for you and your family, 11 paid holidays, longevity pay, merit pay, free life insurance, sick leave, paid vacation, and free employee parking.
About New Orleans Aviation Board
The New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB) oversees the operation of the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and the Downtown Heliport as an unattached board of the City of New Orleans. The nine member board is appointed by the Mayor of New Orleans.
Armstrong International serves over 13 million passengers annually with 15 airlines to 53 non-stop destinations. NOAB has annual revenues of $115 Million and has a $1 Billon Capital Improvement Program underway, including the construction of a new 35-gate terminal facility.
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.