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FAR 121 Director of Operations (confidential search)


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

Title of position:  FAR 121 Director of Operations

Location of position:  Upper mid-west US region/Great Lakes region (This is a confidential recruiting effort – so employment location is not provided during the initial recruiting stage(s)).

Hierarchy

The Director of Operations (DO) is directly responsible to the President. The DO directly supervises the Chief Pilot and, indirectly, the Company line pilots. The DO also delegates operational control authority to the Director of Flight Following.

Summary of position

  • General authority over all aspects of the Flight Operations Department to ensure the safe conduct of all flight operations in accordance with the company’s policies and procedures and all applicable regulatory requirements
  • Responsible for the formulation of policies and procedures for the Flight Operations Department in accordance with applicable regulations
  • Establish and maintain adequate aircraft and crew scheduling policies and procedures
  • Coordination with the Director of Maintenance to ensure maximum efficiency of utilization of aircraft time for Charter Operations, Maintenance, and Flight Training
  • The establishment of standards and minimums required for all flight activities, the maintenance of proficiency, and safety of all Flight Operation, maintenance, and enforcement of the Operations Manual
  • Will exercise operational control over Company aircraft and is authorized to dispatch pilots and aircraft on FAR Part 121 and 135 flights
  • The establishment of systems and procedures for the maintenance of all permanent records required for Flight Operations and FAA Regulations
  • The establishment of Systems and Procedures for the monitoring of crew duty and flight times, required rest periods, deadheading, crew schedules, and other flying
  • Directing the functional supervision of all Flight Operations, including joint operational control and responsibility with the Pilot-in-Command
  • The initiation, continuation, diversion, and termination of a flight will always be in compliance with applicable FARs and Operation These functions are normally delegated to Flight Following but the responsibility for these functions cannot be delegated
  • Canceling, diverting, or delaying any flight if in his opinion, or the opinion of the Pilot-in-Command, the flight cannot operate or continue to operate safely as planned or released
  • If the Director of Operations knows of conditions, including airport and runway conditions, that are a hazard to safe operations then they shall restrict or suspend operations until those conditions are corrected
  • Ensures that the Pilot-in-Command is notified of any emergency situation arising during flight that requires immediate decision and If the Pilot-in-Command cannot be reached, the appropriate emergency actions shall be directed that are necessary under the circumstances (the Pilot-in-Command’s decision will be recorded)
  • The dissemination of all pertinent information to Operations personnel
  • Ensuring that each flight is monitored from the departure point to arrival point including intermediate stops, diversions, maintenance, or mechanical delays encountered at places of origin, destination and/or intermediate stops, and any known conditions that may adversely affect the safety of flight
  • In the event of an incident or accident involving company aircraft or personnel, the Director of Operations is responsible for notifying the FAA and NTSB as required by the FARs
  • The development and application of new flight operations policies and procedures as required, to cover changing conditions, new equipment, experience, and competency of all flight operations This includes the authority to establish and modify/amend the policies for Airman Duties/Flight Deck Procedures and delegates this authority to the Chief Pilot and Fleet Captains
  • Recommendations with regard to placement of Operations Offices and proper manning of Operations Offices
  • Acting as Operations Liaisons between the air carrier and government agencies
  • Signing of Operations Specifications

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the preparation, maintenance, distribution, availability, and currency of all regulatory required documents for the Flight Operations Department including, but not limited to, the manuals listed in Chapter 1 of this manual, identifying the Director of Operations as the Manual Owner, crew records, operations personnel records, flight and duty time records,
  • Responsible for ensuring that all flight operations personnel, including Crewmembers, are trained and qualified, as applicable, in accordance with all applicable regulations, company approved/accepted manuals, and the Operations Specifications
  • Responsible for interfacing with all flight and ground operations personnel to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, company approved/accepted manuals, and the Operations Specifications
  • Determines and identifies those personnel in Flight Operations that can act as proxy to perform the duties and responsibilities of the DO in his/ her The DO shall notify company Management and FAA Certificate Management Team, in writing, when a person is designated to perform the functions of the DO, including the time period for which that designation has been made. If the DO is unable to make the selection and notification, then either the company President or the Chief Pilot shall make the notification in writing
  • The DO determines and identifies those personnel in Flight Operations that can act as proxy to perform the duties and responsibilities of the Chief Pilot in his/her The DO shall notify company Management and FAA Certificate Management Team, in writing, when a person is designated to perform the functions of the Chief Pilot, including the time period for which that designation has been made. If the DO is unable to make the selection and notification, then either the company President, or the Chief Pilot shall make the notification in writing
  • Delegated by the company President, the duty to ensure the implementation, integration, and maintenance of the company Safety Management System within the area(s) of his/her responsibility
  • Shall facilitate hazard identification and safety risk analysis within the area(s) of his/her responsibility
  • Shall monitor the effectiveness of safety risk controls in the area(s) of his/her responsibility
  • Shall ensure safety promotion throughout company’s organization as required by 14 CFR 5 subpart E
  • Performs the evaluation and reporting, to the company President, on the performance of the company’s Management System and on any needed improvements thereto
  • Required to ensure that employees under his or her direction are provided the training, tools, and equipment necessary to perform their assigned tasks in the safest possible manner, and within the standards of the Occupational Safety and Health organization with legal authority at the location at which those employees are working
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Hold an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate
  • Have at least three years supervisory or managerial experience within the last six years in a position that exercised operational control over any operations conducted with large airplanes under FAR Part 121 or 135
  • In the case of an individual becoming a Director of Operations for the first time ever, have at least three years’ experience within the past six years as Pilot in Command of a large airplane operated under FAR Part 121 or 135
  • In the case of an individual with previous experience as Director of Operations, have at least three years’ experience as Pilot-in-Command of a large airplane operated under FAR Part 121 or 135
  • Must have a clear understanding of all regulatory requirements
  • Must read, write, and speak English fluently
  • Must, to the extent of his or her responsibilities, have thorough understanding of aviation safety standards and safe operating practices, 14 CFR Part 1, 21, 23, 25, 43, 45, 47, 65, 91, and 121, including all applicable maintenance and airworthiness requirements, OpsSpecs, and Manuals for company as required by 133

This position will be filled by a full-time employee who is a properly qualified individual who meets the qualification requirements and who has been approved by the FAA to serve as Director of Operations for the employer.


  • Location: Confidential
  • Categories: Operations / Management, Pilot
  • Contract Type: Full Time

Sharon Ballgae


Contact Information
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