Arizona, United States

Director of Safety (for FAR 141 Flight Training Center in Phoenix, AZ)

PLEASE NOTE: Please do not apply if you require visa sponsorship.  This position requires the candidate be able to work in the U.S. WITHOUT the need for visa sponsorship!  

This is a full time/direct hire position offering a competitive salary with full benefits package.

Title of position:  Director of Safety (for FAR 141 Flight Training Center)

Employment location: Phoenix, AZ

1.0 Duties and Responsibilities:

The Director of Safety is responsible for ensuring that appropriate standards are established and maintained to provide the highest level of safety for the flight training center’s personnel. The Director of Safety develops coordinates and implements preventive measures affecting present and potential problems relating to mandatory FAR and Company directives. The Safety Manager acts as a technical correspondent to the FAA and Industry groups. This position reports to the Vice President, Chief Instructor of the fight training center.

Responsibilities include:

  • Operates and maintains company’s Safety Management System (SMS).
  • Responsible for leadership of company’s Emergency Response Program
  • Serves as Party Coordinator during all National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident or incident investigations
  • Serves as the Company’s authorized representative to all agencies and organizations seeking specific information concerning the company’s Safety Department
  • Work with Flight Operations management and Flight Instructors, Maintenance Operations, and Students, to ensure company’s flight and training operations are safe and in accordance with company’s safety standards.
  • Ensures pilot awareness of all abnormal occurrences with review of accidents or incidents in the form of published reports, Safety Bulletins or other means
  • Maintains proficiency in accident and incident investigative techniques to include photographic documentation and technical skills, human factors continuing education, safety research, and investigation analysis

2.0 Requirements:


    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required
    • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Aviation Safety field strongly preferred
    • Must hold at least an FAA Private Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating
    • CFI, CFII, and MEI certificates preferred – intent is for individual to become an Assistant Chief Instructor

2.2 Experience:

  • Flight school/flight training management strongly preferred
  • Two years of supervisory or managerial experience preferred
  • Experience working with the FAA preferred

2.3 Skills and Abilities: 

  • Professionalism – Demonstrates professional competence in the technical field of aviation safety and accident
  • 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
  • Teamwork – Strong 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
  • Ability to identify problems or potential problems and develop and implements
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to coordinate with necessary people and departments to ensure the successful completion of tasks and projects
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and does not wait for others to provide work, finds ways to keep busy and help others
  • Willingness to travel to company’s campuses as required

3.0 Physical and Safety Requirements:   

  • Will be working primarily inside the facility
  • Will have exposure to aircraft, simulators and equipment
  • Position requires on-site investigation of aircraft accidents and mishaps, often at remote locations

4.0 Others:     

  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Innovative/creative, finds better ways to do things to save time to the organization
  • Adaptable to changing environments and company needs
  • Works with minimal supervision

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

Sharon Ballgae

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

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