Arizona, United States

Director of Safety – Flight School

PLEASE NOTE: This position requires that the candidate be able to work in the U.S. WITHOUT the need for sponsorship!

The Director of Safety is responsible to ensure that appropriate standards are established and maintained to provide the highest level of safety for the company’s Aviation Academy Personnel. The Director of Safety develops coordinates, and implements preventive measures affecting present and potential problems relating to mandatory FAR and Company directives. The Director of Safety acts as a technical correspondent to the FAA and Industry groups.
Responsibilities include:

• Serves as Party to the Investigation or company coordinator during all National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident or incident investigations involving company aircraft.

• Serves as the Investigator In Charge (IIC) for all mishaps or safety occurrences within the company that require investigation. May designate other company investigators at the discretion of the Director.

• Serves as the Company’s authorized representative to all agencies and organizations seeking specific information concerning the company Safety Department and the Safety Management System.

• Maintains contact with other Flight Training Organizations, (FTO’s), and trade organizations as directed to maintain an interchange of industry safety concerns.

• Serves as the Chairman of the Safety Board.

• Serves as the Moderator for the Management Review Committee.

• Conducts Safety Assessments to identify Opportunities for Improvement within the company pertaining to safety issues.

• Conducts audits of Flight Operations and the pilot school to determine if accepted recommendations have been implemented.

• Oversees and maintains the proper implementation and function of the Safety Management System (SMS) throughout the network of campuses.

• Oversees and maintains the proper implementation, training and deployment of the Emergency Response Plan and the local campus supplements across the network.

• Conducts training for company personnel in the Emergency Response Plan.

• Monitors the proper functioning of other safety related programs, such as the Upset Recovery Training or Spin Training programs.

• Maintains close liaison with the Repair Station and any other Aircraft Maintenance activities or divisions within the company.

• Ensures pilot awareness of all abnormal occurrences with review of mishaps or occurrences in the form of published articles, Safety Bulletins, electronic means or briefings.

• Evaluates Flight Instructor Standardization procedures and processes and coordinates with the Director of Standardization.

• Determines the schedule and budget for the Safety Department, including task schedules, methods, staffing, and resources.

• Maintains proficiency in accident and incident investigative techniques to include photographic documentation and technical skills, human factors continuing education, safety research, and investigation analysis.
• Performs all other duties/projects as assigned.

• Must be flexible to schedule changes including possible weekends.

• Supports and participates in the organization’s Continual Improvement Program to conform to ISO 9001:2008 requirements by adhering to processes and procedures.


• Commercial Pilot Certificate or ATP.**

• Current Flight Instructor Certificate: Airplane Single and Multi-Engine Land

• Bachelor of Arts or Sciences from a 4 year accredited academic institution preferred.

• Completed or able to complete training in Aviation Safety Program Management; Safety Management Systems; Aircraft Accident Investigation Management and Advanced or Field Aircraft Accident Investigation.

• Have completed training in Six Sigma Statistical Process Control at a White or Green Belt level.

• Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Flight Instructor

• Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in Aviation Safety or Safety Program Management.

• Have participated in or conducted at least one major mishap investigation.

• Have a minimum of 2 years of supervisory or managerial experience.**

• Have participated in at least one Six Sigma DMAIC or DMADV event as Team Member or Team Lead.

• Professionalism: Demonstrates professional competence in the technical field of aviation safety and accident prevention.

• Communications: Excellent drafting ability and communication skills, both oral and written; ability to communicate complex concepts orally; ability to prepare written reports that are clear, concise and meaningful.

• Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

• Ability to identify problems or potential problems and develop and implements solution.

• Have an understanding of flying and industrial safety standards and safe operating practices.**

• Expert knowledge in the technical field of aviation safety and accident prevention.

• Demonstrates a working and practical knowledge of Continuous Improvement methods such as Statistical Process Control, Pareto Analysis, Root Cause Analysis such as 5 Why or Fishbone, and
Mistake Proofing.

  • Location: Arizona, United States
  • Categories: Operations / Management, Pilot
  • Contract Type: Full Time

Mitch Maldonado

Contact Information
  • Call: (904) 264-0097
  • Fax: (904) 264-0230

Aviation Recruiting, Inc.
1845 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 350
Fleming Island, FL 32003

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