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Project Manager

Project Manager – Regulatory & Compliance 

$95,568 yearly 



Manages and directs major / large-scale programs or projects of significant size and scope related to airport security matters. Attends all on-site construction meetings during the design and development phase of assigned construction projects and provides appropriate input as needed to ensure compliance with TSA regulations 49 CFR 1542. Reviews plans for design and construction expansion, improvements, and enhancement to the airport; evaluates plans to ensure specific details conform to TSA security and safety regulations and requirements; confers with airport design and engineering staff in suggesting revisions to plans for compliance with the appropriate regulations. Maintains Airport Security Program documentation and revises relevant documentation as required. Ensures compliance with TSA regulatory requirements contained in 49CFR 1542 and the Airport Security Program through inspections, auditing processes and proper documentation. Provides guidance and instructions to assigned Projects Administrators. Reports to and takes direction from the Assistant Commissioner of Security Regulatory and Compliance. Attends Stakeholder meetings and provides regulatory briefings when necessary. Manages, coordinates, and tracks corrective actions needed to satisfy any non-compliance issues noted by TSA. Conducts “Commissioning/Inspections on all relevant construction projects. Conducts and tracks all regulated audits mandated by the Airport Security Program. Performs other job-related duties as required.

Location:        Chicago Department of Aviation

                        10510 W. Zemke Road, Chicago

Shift:               Monday – Friday

Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM



Candidates selected for hire must pass an airport background check and a Security Threat Assessment.




MIMIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Business, Public Administration, Aviation Management, Engineering, Science, IT Technology, Construction Management or a field of study directly related to the responsibilities of the position, plus five years of project management work experience.

Disclaimer – “Accredited” means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.

A valid state of Illinois Driver’s License is required at the time of hire.

Will be required to obtain the Basic (yellow) Airfield Driving endorsement within three (3) months of hire.


Education & Employment Verification:  Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying.  If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation.  If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.


NOTE:  To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience.  You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties.  (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.)  If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position.  There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.


NOTE:  You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.  You must also provide your valid U.S. driver's license at time of processing.


Candidates selected for hire must pass an airport background check and a Security Threat Assessment.



SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:  This position requires an applicant to successfully complete an interview which will include a written assessment.  The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the interview and assessment, will be selected.

 Evaluation:  Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application.  Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant.  No second party applicants will be accepted.

 Residency RequirementAll employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the city as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application processplease contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 or Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.




The City of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.


                                                                       City of Chicago                                                         

                                                           Brandon Johnson, Mayor                                          


Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm C.S.T.  Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. CST on June 13th, 2024. No exceptions will be made.


                                       Here is the link to the City of Chicago website:


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  1. Visit or click the link above. 
  2. Click on the current open position at CDA.
  3. Select the position – Project Manager 

          Project Manager - Regulatory & Compliance (O'Hare)


        Job #394344-1

        06/07/24 - 06/13/24

  1. The   applicant must create a Candidate Profile to apply for the position.  Once a profile is set up, the applicant will receive email alerts for new positions in the area of interest. 
  2. A job posting will remain online for a minimum of 14 business days.
  3. All information must be completed on the application.  The following documents should be attached (resume, cover letter, and transcripts.)