Airport Noise Compliance Officer

Long Beach Airport

Location: Long Beach, CA

AIRPORT NOISE COMPLIANCE OFFICER | Job Details tab | Career Pages (

$135,000.00 – $170,000.00 Annually

City of Long Beach, CA

Job Type
Unclassified – Full-Time, Permanent

Job Number

Airport – (UC)

Opening Date

Closing Date
4/24/2024 11:59 PM Pacific


Ideally located on the Pacific Ocean south of Los Angeles and just west of Orange County, Long Beach is the seventh-largest city in the State of California. Offering all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city, coupled with its strong sense of community and pride, Long Beach is one of the most vibrant communities in the country. The City has been referred to as the “Most Diverse City” in the country by USA Today and one of the “Best Communities for Young People” two years in a row. With its ideal location in Southern California, year-round comfortable climate, healthy business environment, and far-ranging cultural pursuits, the City is alive with activity. Long Beach is home to an abundance of cultural and recreational options. Expansive beaches, three marinas, five golf courses, the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Queen Mary, and the annual Grand Prix of Long Beach serve to draw 6.5 million visitors a year. The City’s full-service commercial airport has preferred flight schedules, carriers, and overall accessibility that makes it the travel-friendly alternative to other Southern California airports. In addition, Los Angeles’ rail transit system, the most used light rail system in the country, connects the city to the entire region. Long Beach continues to make significant investments in its parks, beaches, streets, and other amenities (including a new city hall) indicative of the financial stability and health of the City.


Long Beach, a charter city formed in 1897, is governed by nine City Council Members elected by district and a city-wide elected Mayor. Other elected officials include the City Attorney, City Auditor, and City Prosecutor. The elected officials are elected to staggered four-year terms. The City Council appoints the City Manager and City Clerk. The City Manager is responsible for the efficient administration of all City departments, excluding those under the direction of a separately elected official, Board or Commission. Long Beach is one of only three cities in California with its own Health Department and one of the very few municipalities with its own Utilities Department (Water and Gas) and Energy Resources Departments.

The City is supported by a FY 2024 total budget of approximately $3.3 billion with a General Fund budget of $719 million. More than 6,000 full and part-time employees support municipal operations with the vast majority being represented by twelve employee associations. To learn more about the City of Long Beach, go to:


Long Beach Airport (LGB) is classified as a small hub airport in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems and serves approximately four million passengers annually. Owned and operated by the City of Long Beach, LGB was established in 1923 and is one of the oldest municipal airports in the United States. Known as the Coolest Airport in America, LGB is a friendly alternative to other Southern California airports, offering preferred flight schedules, great airlines and destinations and overall accessibility.

The Airport is committed to delivering an Outstanding Customer Experience in an intelligent, ecofriendly, safe, and efficient manner while being respectful of our employees and the community that we serve. We also strive to be a major driver in the economic vitality of Long Beach. Through Organizational Excellence, we seek to recruit, develop, and retain talented staff in an organization structured for success.

Long Beach Airport has a rich history of contributions to our nation’s leadership in aviation. Earl Daugherty opened one of the nation’s first flight schools in Long Beach in 1919. Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart flew from Long Beach. Once home to McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing), many commercial aircraft including the DC-8, DC-9/MD-80, DC-10/MD-11, and C-17 were manufactured in Long Beach. Approximately 180 businesses reside on Airport property and are responsible for roughly 18,000 jobs. Some of these include AAA, Aero Business Center, Atlantic Aviation, Long Beach Marriott Hotel, DeVry Institute of Technology, DHL, Epson America, SCAN Health Plan, Signature @ Aeroplex, Skylinks Golf Course, and United Parcel Service.

The Airport is currently in the process of implementing Phase II of a Terminal Improvement Program. Concourses and boarding lounges were opened in 2012. A new Ticketing Facility featuring Common Use Passenger Processing was opened in 2022. A new Baggage Claim Facility was opened in 2023 and the renovated Historic Terminal, originally opened in 1941, will open later this year. Future improvements include renovated roadways and a new Transportation Hub.

The Airport Department is governed by the City Council; the Airport Director is appointed by the City Manager and is responsible for overall airport activities. The Director is supported by a Deputy Director, Manager of Airport Operations and Facilities and Manager of Finance and Administration. The Airside Operations Manager reports to the Manager of Airport Operations and Facilities. The Airport Department employs approximately 110 staff and has an annual operating budget of approximately $28 million.



Under the direction of the Operations and Facilities Bureau Manager, the Airport Noise Compliance Officer is an at-will officer position within the Airport Department responsible for managing the Noise Compliance Division. The Airport Noise Compliance Division exists in a dynamic, regulatory, and highly visible and politically sensitive environment. The Airport Noise Compliance Officer will have extensive interaction with major airlines and the general aviation community, other Airport Divisions, City leadership, and the public. This position serves as the Airport noise program technical expert and ls a key member of the management team in the development and execution of the Airport's strategic objectives and key initiatives. This position requires a considerable understanding of all aspects of aviation including an in-depth knowledge of airport operations and their impact on noise-related issues, in order to effectively manage noise compliance with local, state and federal regulations. The position requires weekend and on-call work.

Specific duties include:
• Develops and oversees an effective Airport Noise Compliance program that abides by local, state and federal regulations while maximizing Airport value;
• Implements new, innovative strategies to track performance measures, mitigate risk and respond to public noise concerns;
• Determines the allocation of resources necessary to fulfill division goals and objectives;
• Represents the Airport at meetings relative to noise compliance and concerns;
• Attends meetings on behalf of the Operations and Facilities Manager;
• Collaborates with fellow Airport Divisions Officers and staff on larger Airport-related projects;
• Works with Airport tenants on all matters related to noise compliance;
• Recommends annual and long-term plans, programs and budget related to the Noise Division;
• Maintains relationships with airport tenants, City officials, and the public and ensures effective communication; and,
• Performs other duties as assigned.

• Knowledge of management principles and practices as applied to airport operations
• A solid understanding of the fundamentals of acoustics and noise control.
• Familiarity with 14 CFR Part 36 – Noise Standards: Aircraft Type and Airworthiness Certification is required.
• Experience with public involvement and outreach.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
• Ability to read, understand, effectively interpret and apply complex policies, rules and regulations, or ordinances pertaining to airport operations.
• Willingness to work any day of the week or as required for emergency response.
• Effective communication skills in writing via memos or reports and in person via the telephone or two-way radio.
• General knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of supervision related to the management, training, supervision, and evaluation of subordinate staff.



A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in Acoustics, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Environmental Science, Planning or a closely related field. Professional experience beyond the minimum qualifications may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

A minimum of seven years of professional experience in acoustics, with at least five in an airport or aviation related environment and a minimum of three years in a management/supervisory capacity.

Valid motor vehicle operator license. (Required to obtain a California motor vehicle operator license within 6 months of employment if license is out of state. DMV K4 driver license information report required during onboarding if selected for position).

Ability to pass FAA Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mandated background check and maintain security clearance as required by law.


Advanced experience with acoustical modeling software and technical tools to support acoustic/noise analysis and recommendations, such as the FAA's Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT) and Envirosuite's Airport Noise and Operations Monitoring System (ANOMS) .

Professional affiliation/membership with organizations such as the lnstitute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE) and Acoustical Society of America (ASA).

Experience and understanding of aeronautical activities and basic flight procedures in the vicinity of an airport.

Experience with noise data collection and analysis, noise measurement practices, software, and instrumentation.

Experience reviewing local, state and federal environmental regulations and requirements, such as the california Code of Regulations Title 21 Noise Satandards, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 150 and 161, etc.



This recruitment will close at 11:59PM PST, on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. To be considered, applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and proof of education (if substituting education for required experience) in PDF format. Applications will be reviewed for depth and breadth of experience, and for level and relatedness of education. The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in further selection procedures. The selected candidate may be required to go through a background check and a physical examination prior to appointment. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements, including submission of all required attachments, will not be considered.

Apply at: AIRPORT NOISE COMPLIANCE OFFICER | Job Details tab | Career Pages (

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact (562) 570-6927.


The City of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value and encourage diversity in our workforce. The City of Long Beach is committed to creating a workplace where every employee is valued for who they are. Having our workforce reflect the diversity of our community at various levels of the organization is a continuous goal embraced by our departments, management staff, and policymakers. To support efforts of fairness and diversity, City Leadership is committed to incorporating equity and inclusion into our work by supporting staff and community partners. We are committed to promoting transparency by publishing updated demographic information for employees, including workforce diversity data and pay by race and gender.

The City of Long Beach will consider qualified applicants with a criminal history pursuant to the California Fair Chance Act. You are not required to disclose your criminal history or participate in a background check until you receive a conditional job offer. If the City of Long Beach has concerns about a conviction that is directly related to the job after making a conditional job offer and conducting a background check, you will have the opportunity to explain the circumstances surrounding the conviction, provide evidence to mitigate concerns, or challenge the accuracy of the background report. Find out more about the Fair Chance Act by visiting

The City of Long Beach intends to provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If a special accommodation is desired, or if you would like to request this information in an alternative format, please call (562) 570-6927.

For technical support with your application, please contact (855) 524-5627.

City of Long Beach

Airport – (UC)

4100 E. Donald Douglas Drive
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(562) 570-2600


Junior Acoustic Consultant

RNS Acoustics

Location: San Diego, CA

RNS Acoustics is a consulting firm based out of Southern California and was started in 2016. We offer acoustic and vibration solutions for everything from home studios to multi-million-dollar facilities.  Typical projects include industrial equipment vibration isolation, HVAC noise reduction, noise barrier design, amphitheater acoustic design, studio design and architectural acoustic design.  We service clients across the USA including the University of California San Diego, Xenia Resorts and Hotels, SpaceX, San Diego Zoo, Northrup Grumman, Kirei USA, Arcadis, A24 Films, and a large number of Architects and Builders. We are always looking for new challenges and opportunities.

RNS Acoustics is currently seeking a Junior Acoustical Consultant to support their San Diego office.   A successful candidate will have the following qualifications:


Bachelors in Acoustics, Electrical, Mechanical, Physics, Mathematics or similar field of study.

Will also accept an associate’s degree in acoustical engineering or equivalent.


24+ years of experience in acoustic consulting (preferred)

Experience in the AV, Live Sound, or Studio Recording worlds will also be considered.


Able to prepare technical reports for multi-faceted acoustic analysis and design.

Strong skills in MS Word and MS Excel.

Experience reviewing, verifying and marking up architectural, electrical and mechanical plans)

Exceptional technical writing and presentation skills

Strong skills with audio/acoustic measurement equipment (Sound Level Meters, Speakers, microphones, dataacquisition devices, etc)

Job Duties

Able to perform, or quickly acquire the skills to perform, all facets of acoustic measurements, analysis and reporting.

Conduct STC, IIC, RT60 and vibration field measurements as well as CNEL and noise studies required by various cities.

Analyzing transmission loss data, impact isolation data, reverberation time data and vibration data.

Developing acoustically robust floor and wall assembly details.

Create noise models for environmental analysis such as barrier, terrain and traffic noise. (preferred but not required)

Site Verification visits to ensure proper installation of provided specifications

Interacting with clients and presenting reports/ recommendations in a clear and easy to understand manner.

Additional Skills (not required, but a plus)

-2D Drafting

Familiarity with acoustic measurements and reporting standards, including ASTM E1007, E336, E413, E989 and C423.

Familiarity with various acoustic analysis software such as Insul, Ease, Treble, NTi, Dewesoft, REW, Soundplan, CadnaA

Able to work with and adapt to the various personality types within the company.

Exceptional people skills



Some travel may be required.  Frequency depends on client needs and employee availability.


Full-time preferred, part-time by be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Part-time will be compensated hourly at a rate to be agreed upon with management.

Full-time employees will receive benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, Retirement Plan as well as Paid Time Off and Holidays.  

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the qualifications of the successful applicant.

All interested applicants should send resume/ cover letter to RYAN@RNSACOUSTICS.COM


Acoustics Research Engineer

NASA Langley Research Center

Location: Hampton, VA


The Structural Acoustics Branch at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, is seeking to fill a research position in acoustics. The candidate will join the Liner Physics Team working to develop and improve noise reduction concepts to reduce passenger and community exposure to aviation noise. The research will focus on experimental studies to characterize the acoustic and aerodynamic performance of noise reduction concepts such as acoustic liners. Research will include the development and implementation of advanced flow diagnostic and acoustic measurement methods and related data processing approaches. These methods will be used to optimize the aerodynamic and acoustic performance of noise reduction concepts for application to a range of aviation vehicles, from small vertical lift vehicles targeting the Advanced Air Mobility mission to large commercial transports.

As a member of the Liner Physics Team, the candidate will support important experimental work in the Liner Technology Facility at NASA Langley. Experimental facilities include the grazing flow impedance tube, the curved duct test rig, and the high intensity modal impedance tube. The research seeks to develop and optimize novel acoustic liner concepts that provide noise reduction and have low aerodynamic drag to minimize performance penalties of the concepts. This position requires experience characterizing the acoustic and/or aerodynamic properties of experimental facilities and test articles. The work requires interactions with other NASA researchers, partners in industry, academia, and other government agencies, domestically and internationally. Computational and laboratory capabilities at NASA will be used to support the team’s work. Occasional travel may be required.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, self-motivated, and have demonstrated success in a team-oriented research environment. The candidate must be able to clearly communicate research results at technical conferences and to non-technical audiences. Publication of research results is expected in this position, so the candidate must possess good writing skills.

Requirements (see official announcement on USA Jobs for definitive list):
• BS, MS, or PhD degree or equivalent in a field of engineering or physical sciences. Specialized experience and education requirements are described in the official job announcement.
• U.S. citizenship

Desired skills:
• Familiarity with automated control of aerodynamic and/or acoustic experiments

Applications must be submitted at between March 19 and April 1, 2024. Applications must demonstrate experience and education requirements with supporting documentation as specified in the USA Jobs announcement.

Staff Acoustical Consultant

CENSEO AV + Acoustics

Location: Kailua, HI

CENSEO AV+Acoustics is an acoustical engineering, audiovisual, theatre, and technologydesign consulting firm founded in 2012, with headquarters in Kailua, Hawaii and mainland locations in Denver, Colorado and Seattle, Washington. As our firm expands and grows, we seek the ideal candidate to join our team of engineers. We are currently seeking a Staff Acoustical Consultant in our office located in Kailua, Hawaii. The new team member will support our engineering staff on a diverse range of projects including civic, commercial, educational, government, healthcare, military, performing arts, residential, resorts and hotels, worship spaces, and others.


Contribute to acoustical design projects involving room acoustics, sound isolation, environmental noise control, HVAC noise & vibration control
Assist with collection and analysis of acoustic, noise, and vibration data
Assist with the preparation of calculations, design drawings, reports, and system specifications
Follow CENSEO’s protocol and quality standards
Commit to working knowledge and small business growth


Passion for acoustics, applied to building and construction
0-3 years of experience in a consulting environment
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering, acoustics, or a closely related field
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Task management experience
Understanding of acoustic standards, measurement practices, software, and instrumentation
Proficiency in Auto CAD, Revit, CadnaA, EASE, other sound modeling software, and Microsoft Suite
Detail oriented, comfortable in a fast-paced team environment
Desire to contribute to and grow with our CENSEO team
Passion for acoustics, building/construction, and design as well as enthusiasm for AV, theatrical, and other building-integrated technology systems


CENSEO’s portfolio includes a wide range of project types with local and global reach. Our team has been awarded Pacific Business News Fastest 50 and has been recognized for leadership, quality, a healthy work environment. We remain involved in many professional organizations and promote a positive work-life balance.

CENSEO affords equal employment opportunities to all individuals according to the U.S. Department of Labor Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy. We offer competitive salaries and highly desirable benefits including PTO, 401K, medical/dental insurance plans, and many other benefits. Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. For more information about CENSEO, please visit

Qualified applicants, please submit cover letter and resume to:

Todd Beiler, President


Senior Scientist/Engineer

Epsilon Associates, Inc

Location: Maynard, MA 01754


Epsilon is one of the best known and most respected environmental consulting firms in the northeast United States. Epsilon’s client base includes major energy, commercial real estate, aviation, institutional and residential developers, as well as local and state public agencies. As a well-established, mid-sized firm, we are large enough to support our team members professionally and personally, and small enough to keep our focus on project successes and client satisfaction. Epsilon is privately held by its Principals, who are experts in their fields and work side-by-side with staff of all levels on complex, high-profile and interesting projects. A recipient of a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Award for Business Excellence, Epsilon has also been recognized twice as one of the Boston Business Journal’s Fifty Best Places to Work.

For additional information on the firm, please visit


Epsilon is seeking a full-time senior scientist or engineer to work as part of the Epsilon team on a wide range of environmental licensing, permitting and compliance projects. This position will encompass work primarily in the Acoustics Group.

In the Acoustics Group, the candidate will manage multiple projects simultaneously and have the opportunity to represent the company at public meetings. Primary tasks include project management, leading sound level measurement programs, sound level modeling, and report preparation. This position requires periodic fieldwork as well as overnight, out-of-state travel for renewable energy projects.


The ideal candidate will have:

• 7-12 years of experience in a consulting environment,
• B.S. or B.A. in Acoustics, Engineering, Environmental Science, or Physics,
• Experience in using sound level measurement equipment,
• Experience with the CadnaA modeling software,
• Superior written and verbal communication skills,
• Experience in presenting technical material to clients, agency staff, and/or regulatory boards, and
• Ability to work cooperatively as part of a multidisciplinary project team

The successful applicant will also have strong organizational skills, be detail oriented, and have project management experience. Experience in the energy industry, materials handling business, and transportation/FHWA TNM modeling is a plus along with experience in presenting technical material to clients, agency staff and/or regulatory boards. In addition, experience in noise control engineering is preferred.

In addition to the Preferred Qualifications, the Candidate must have a valid driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle for business travel, including proper insurance and registration and have all necessary paperwork to work in the USA.


The Candidate must:

• be able to work safely outside in variable weather conditions for an extended period of time, as necessary,
• work on a computer for extended periods of time,
• be able to travel outside of the state via plane or car, for extended period of time, and
• be able to carry approximately 50 pounds on either paved paths, trails, or in fields.


Epsilon maintains a professional office located in an historic mill in Maynard, MA. Office space is recently renovated, clean, quiet, and friendly.
Our team members enjoy regular opportunities for professional growth, a relaxed and flexible work environment, a competitive base salary, a 401k plan with a generous company match, profit sharing, an annual performance bonus program, and a full benefits package.

Epsilon is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. We ensure a workplace that supports and encourages creativity, professional growth and a company culture that promotes diversity, inclusion and overall employee health and well-being. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, disability and/or protected veteran status in accordance with governing laws.

Please visit our career center:
Epsilon Career Center

Or email to:
No phone calls please.

Epsilon Associates, Inc. is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer

​​Applicants must have all necessary paperwork to work in the USA.

Architectural Acoustic Consultant

Threshold Acoustics

Location: Chicago, IL

Architectural Acoustic Consultant
​​ (3-5 yrs. Professional Experience)

Threshold Acoustics approaches the visual realm of architecture holistically to reinforce the subtlety, power, and delight that sound can bring to the built environment. Our acoustics team delivers aurally rich, clear, and immersive sound for places of gathering where we learn, share wisdom, and pass along culture. We work alongside designers, artists, and administrators to deliver designs that address the needs of end users in the Performing Arts, Cultural, Educational, Worship, and Commercial realm.

Threshold is seeking an individual with 3-5 years of experience in acoustics consulting, architecture or a related field, The ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills, be highly organized with exceptional attention to detail, time management, and follow-through. Experience in live performance is a plus. A bachelor’s degree in Architectural Acoustics, Music Technology, Architecture, Physics, or related field is required. A sense of curiosity and openness to learning more about room acoustics, architectural design, and construction professions are a priority. Interest and experience in multi-disciplinary performing art forms such as music, theatre, or dance are welcome. Areas of responsibility and appropriate skills necessary for success will include all or most of the following:

Essential Functions:
• Manage day-to-day acoustic design activities, across multiple projects to achieve client’s goals
• Maintain awareness of project scope and fee status, monitor schedule, and oversee the execution of deliverables.
• Contribute to the design process as an active team member and participate in client or user group meetings when required.
• Provide acoustic analysis to support recommendations and collaborate with design team to further develop and integrate architectural acoustic design in the areas of room acoustics, sound isolation, and building systems noise and vibration control.
• Coordinate and communicate design work externally with project design teams and client groups and internally with collaborating colleagues in both AV and Acoustics.

• Experience in project-based architectural acoustic consulting or related fields.
• Experience in acoustic analysis methodologies, supporting software and design strategies to underpin recommendations.
• Capable of skilled, largely autonomous work under the guidance of senior staff.
• Familiarity with building design phases and construction process.
• Architectural mindset focused on functional aspects and spatial requirements of buildings and building systems.
• Technical narrative writing and communication, especially to non-scientific audiences.
• Project management experience a plus, including oversight of project scope, fee and deliverables
Experience with the following software
• Bluebeam, Revit / BIM modeling, AutoCAD
• MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
• 3D modeling: Sketchup, Rhino
• Bruel and Kjaer meters and software – familiarity is a plus
• Odeon, Max MSP, SoundPlan, MatLab – familiarity is a plus
• Architectural or Professional Engineer licensure is also a plus

Environment, Physical demands, and other conditions:
• The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from multiple people and interact with other staff and, occasionally, with clients
• The position is primarily in person, in an office but will include some remote work
• Ability to travel is expected

Benefits/Work life:
• Competitive salary and benefits, including holidays, vacation, sick leave, 401K, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), long term disability, and medical, optical, and dental policies
• Partial reimbursement for tickets to live performances or other events that expand our collective experience with a wide range of performing arts outlets
• Conference attendance is supported according to personal interests and the company’s need to efficiently cover potential markets
• Relocation expenses negotiable

Threshold as a company works to create spaces we are immersed in each other’s presence and can build authentic human connections. It is with this ethos in mind that we now make a deliberate effort to do our part dismantling the undeniable inequality in our profession and in our society. Our Social and Environmental Justice Mission Statement (found here) is a conscious call to action, both as individuals and as a company.

We look forward to hearing about how your individual skills and experience make you the best candidate for this position.

To apply, submit a Resume and Cover Letter addressed to:
Constance E. Walker, Managing Principal at

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