- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Officials say Lafayette Regional Airport has received 31 applications for the director’s job, which opened in June when longtime Director Greg Roberts resigned.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1rzJNPu ) the airport began advertising for the position Aug. 15. The deadline was 4:30 p.m. Friday.

A five-member search committee now will decide which applicants will be chosen for a first round of interviews via video.

Once the top applicants are chosen from the initial interviews, representatives from the search committee will travel to the communities of the applicants for in-person interviews, then forward a short list to the Airport Commission for a final decision.

The position will pay $100,000 to $155,000 a year, depending on experience and education.

The only requirement is that applicants have at least a four-year college degree and some form of leadership experience.

Desired qualifications include 10 years of senior management experience at an airport, accreditation from the American Association of Airport Executives, and a degree in business management, aviation management, engineering or a related field.

The aviation director position became vacant June 15 when Roberts resigned shortly after being placed on administrative leave for allegedly pointing a fake gun at an engineer during a disagreement at a June 11 airport business meeting.

Lafayette Parish District Attorney Mike Harson declined to pursue charges, citing the wishes of the engineer to drop the issue.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com


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