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Director, Flight Operations Technical

Summary/Objective: The Director, Flight Operations Technical is a full time position and provides direction to assure Flight Operations achieves Company goals and objectives associated with safety, security, reliability, operational efficiency, productivity, and customer satisfaction. Provide leadership to ensure best practices in standards operating procedures and technical/regulatory compliance.   Essential Functions:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the Besides maintaining flying proficiency and performing special projects as assigned by the VP of Air Operations; duties include the following: Responsible for maintaining compliance with all standards established by PSA Airlines Implement safety risk management processes within Flight Operations that support the principles of the Safety Management System (SMS) and this policy manual. Enforce departmental safety objectives which support company goals through close coordination with the Company Safety Department. Serve as the direct liaison between flight operations and the FAA/CAA on matters of mutual concern including operating specifications, de/anti-icing and operational concerns and act as a liaison with relevant external entities. Coordinate with Directors of Flight Operations and Flight Training and Standards, to ensure operational safety and standardization of procedures. Develop and implement strategies communicating Company goals and department performance requirements to all department personnel. Recommend and communicate operational requirements to the Director of Flight Operations Provide research and development, technical expertise, and coordination in the implementation of new equipment, procedures and policies. Analyze new products to ensure regulatory compliance, safety enhancement, and operational benefits. Supervise, train, monitor, and assess staff member performance. Through the supervision of Fleet Management, coordinate with Maintenance, vendors, and users to ensure an orderly introduction, standardization, and support of flight deck avionics equipment. Responsible for collaboration between Flight Operations and Fleet Management on operational, airframe and aircraft technology issues. Through Fleet Management and external sources, ensure Flight Operations performance achieves Company goals and objectives associated with achieving the optimum air traffic environment in NextGen. Provide recommendations on new modifications to equipment and/or flight deck configurations Provide research and development, technical expertise, and coordination in the implementation of new operations specifications Disseminate operations specifications and support information to flight crew regarding flight operations. Work in conjunction with Director of Quality Assurance on Minimum Equipment List (MEL) and MEL revisions for all aircraft types, and control MEL document. Coordinate the Basic Operating Weight procedures with the Directors of Inflight Services, Maintenance, Operations Control Center, Quality Assurance, and Technical Services. Coordinate the Aircraft Operational Performance procedures with Directors of Maintenance, Operations Control Center, and Technical Services. Identify and communicate training needs to the Training Department Disseminate technical information to flight crews regarding flight operations, dispatch procedures, maintenance functions, and ground operations. Maintain and monitor the construction, content, content revision, currency, and distribution of the Pilot Operating Handbook, and Fleet Management publications. Maintain and monitor the construction, content, content revision, currency, and distribution of the Flight Operations Manual, and Flight Operations publications. Responsible for EFB Program through Fleet Manager and EFB Program Manager. Attend Director's Meeting and brief Executive Team as to current status of relevant areas of Flight Operations. Make recommendations for the flight operations operating and capital expense budgets Implement, monitor, and review the results of the Company Internal Audit Program Ensure corporate standards and affirmative action programs are communicated and implemented Interface: The Director, Flight Operations Technical interfaces with the following outside the department: Senior management, Flight Ops Training and Standards, Inflight, Dispatch, Safety, Maintenance, Other Company departments, FAA, and Industry groups and committees   Competencies and Knowledge:  The successful candidate should have demonstrated skills in the following: the ability to prioritize multiple tasks work under pressure of changing priorities and deadlines interface with various levels of management, employees, and external agencies/professional associates/vendors work independently with minimal supervision and as a member of a team exercise good judgement and maintain strict confidentiality proficiency in Microsoft Office applications knowledge of the internet and accessing other electronic information sources project a professional appearance and attitude excellent verbal and written communication skills good attendance and work record adherence to corporate standards and affirmative action programs Common Minimum Qualifications: A pilot holding an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with at least 2 years supervisory or managerial experience. Experience writing technical documents and/or periodical literature.    Minimum if assigned as Chief Pilot: A pilot holding an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with at least three years supervisory or managerial experience within the last 6 years in a position that exercised operational control over any operations conducted with large airplanes under part 121.  In the case of a person becoming a Chief Pilot for the first time ever, must have at least 3 years' experience as pilot in command of a large airplane operated under part 121 or be qualified through training, experience, and expertise. Must also meet Common Minimum Qualifications.   Supervisory Responsibility:   Has direct supervision over Manager of Flight Standards, Fleet Manager and Flight Operations Specialist(s) and in the absence of the Director of Line Operations the Chief Pilots DELEGATION: When Director, Flight Technical is absent, authority is delegated to Director, Line Operations.   Work Environment:  This job operates in a professional office environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, telephones, photocopiers, facsimile machines and filing cabinets.   Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  This is largely a sedentary role; however, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; climb up and down stairs; lift weight up to 25 lbs.; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.   Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:    Full-time/40 hours a week with occasional extended periods of time as necessary to support airline operations.  On-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   Travel: Travel is required of this position.    Required Education and Experience:Bachelor degree. 5-8 years' pilot experience with 3 years Pilot-In-Command Parts 135 or 121. Airline management experience or instructing background Have a full understanding of the following with respect to the certificate holder's operation: Aviation safety standards and safe operating practices 14 CFR Chapter 1 (Federal Aviation Regulations) The certificate holder's operations specifications All appropriate maintenance/airworthiness requirements of 14 CFR The manual required by 14 CFR 121.133 Security Clearance:  All employees are required to pass the fingerprint-based criminal history records check (CHRC) per 49CFR1542.209 as well as a pre-employment drug screen.    AAP/EEO Statement: PSA Airlines is an equal opportunity employer; qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Req #: 2563
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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