Job Category : Executive
The Chief Pilot manages all functions related to the hiring, training, scheduling, management of flight crews, resolving out-of-compliance issues and communications with the pilot union. This position is also responsible for developing flight standards and monitoring for compliance. Maintains and updates the FAA approved training program and all required flight publications as needed. Maintains qualification as PIC in at least one aircraft used in the certificate holder’s operation. Participates in industry and FAA safety forums and committees.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following:
Directly supervises employees in the Flight Operations department. Carries out Supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, selecting, hiring, and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In accordance with applicable laws, Air Methods will provide reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden so disabled employees may perform the essential functions of the position.
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) from four-year college or university and five to eight years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum of 2,500 flight hours
Minimum of 3 years’ experience, within the past 6 years, as pilot in command of an aircraft operated under part 121 or part 135 of the CFRs; or have previous experience as a Chief Pilot, with at least 3 years’ experience as pilot in command of an aircraft operated under part 121 or part 135.
All other applicable minimum requirements for the position as outlined in CFR Part 119.
Previous experience with maintaining and standardizing pilot training programs preferred
Proven successful leadership and employee development experience.
Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal skills
Effective oral and written communication skills
Ability to manage and administer a broad range of tasks
Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions in manner consistent with the essential job functions
Ability to prepare written reports and correspondences, and presentations to senior leadership as required
Ability to build and maintain positive relationships internally and externally
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including hardware and software applications
Proficient with Microsoft Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Commercial Pilot Certificate required/ Airline Transport Pilot Certificate preferred (Airplane or Rotorcraft)
Certified Flight Instructor preferred
Certified Instrument Instructor preferred (Airplane or Rotorcraft)
FAA Second Class Medical required if performing check airman or flight instructor duties
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)