Flight Operations General Manager
University of Alaska - Anchorage, AK

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University of Alaska Anchorage



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University of Alaska Anchorage - (907) 786-4608

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University of Alaska Anchorage - uaa_akjobs@uaa.alaska.edu

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Job Posting Summary

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), Community & Technical College (CTC), is a major center for development and delivery of career, technical, community, workforce, and continuing education programs. In keeping with the mission of the University of Alaska (UA), CTC has a commitment to innovation and flexibility insuring high quality education and training is available to all who have the ability and interest to pursue an education or profession. The UAA, Aviation Technology Division (ATD), within CTC, represents the latest in aviation education technologies in a large facility with state-of-the-art classrooms and labs. The mission of the ATD is to enhance, promote, and provide quality aviation education, research and service worldwide. The ATD offers Bachelor and Associate degrees with emphasis in Air Traffic Control, Aviation Management and/or Professional Piloting. Additionally, Certificates and Assocate degrees are also offered in Aviation Maintenance Technology; a Minor in Aviation Technology is available as well. The Flight Operations General Manager position is a key member of the Division's administrative team and serves as an expert advisor on matters related to the general operation of department responsible for providing the academic flight training portion of the Professional Piloting degree. Further, this position also provides technical expertise and support through supervision of the department's Certified Aircraft Mechanic(s), Flight Operations Coordinator, and Certified Flight Instructors. Serves as Lead and provides guidance and direction to the ATD Chief Flight Instructor/ Lead Flight Simulator trainer. This position is also responsible for oversight and management of UAA's aircraft training fleet, as well as the overall safety of the Division's flight program.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position.

Demonstrated knowledge of the aviation industry and all Federal Aviation Administration Regulations pertaining to 14 CFR Part 141 Flight Schools. Knowledge of management principles Knowledge of human resource management principles Ability to forecast and manage budgets Effective oral and written communication skills Problem solving skills exhibiting capable, independent judgment and initiative Ability to effectively evaluate students' learning progress based upon established standards of performance relative to the student's experience and stage of development as a pilot Ability to function as an effective team member Strong interpersonal skills and effective leadership and supervisory skills Ability to guide subordinates and resolve conflicts among personnel Possess a high level of accountability, discretion and ethical standards.

Typical education or training required for this position (including licenses).

A Baccalaureate degree Certified Flight Instructor Certificates: CFI, CFII, MEI Third class FAA medical certificate Current Driver's License

Length of time and type of experience required for this position.

Experience that meets 14 CFR 141.36(d), Assistant Chief Flight Instructor requirements: 1000 hours pilot in command 1.5 years and 500 hours of instruction given as a CFI or instructor in a military flight program or 750 hours of instruction given as a CFI or as an instructor in a military flight flight program.

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities for this position.

Master's degree Airline Transport Certificate (ATP) Five or more years of experience as a line pilot in the airline industry, the military, or as a 14 CFR Part 141 Flight School Instructor Turbine powered airplane experience FAA Instrument Ground Instructor Certificate FAA Advanced Ground Instructor Certificate FAA Gold Seal Flight Instructor Certificate Experience that meets 14 CFR 141.35(d), Chief Flight Instructor requirements: 2000 hours pilot in command 3 years and 1000 hours of instruction given as a CFI or instructor in a military flight program or, 1500 hours of instruction given as a CFI or as an instructor in a military flight program.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Successful applicant will need to provide copies of all required FAA certifications and official transcripts within two weeks of being hired for this position.

Special Conditions of Employment

Please be prepared to upload electronic documents for Resume, Cover Letter and three profesional references with contact information.

Describe any other special skills/knowledge required for this position (e.g. additional training, heavy lifting or traveling).

This position requires individual be exposed to a moderate degree of weather-related elements such as heat, cold, rain, sleet, snow, etc., while performing flight operations functions on the ramp. Additionally the individual will be exposed to a moderate degree of noise and the normal hazards associated with flight operations.


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action : The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local Human Resources office. Public Disclosure : Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act. Background Investigation : Finalists may be subject to a background investigation. Any offer of employment is contingent upon a review of the results of the background investigation by the Human Resources office. Immigration Reform and Control Act : Person(s) hired by the University of Alaska must comply with the provisions of the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. All employees must provide proof of eligibility to work. For foreign nationals requesting employer sponsored visas, a job must qualify as a "specialty occupation" to be eligible for sponsorship of a U.S. H 1B visa petition. You must present your Social Security Card as verification of your Social Security Number. If you do not have a social security number, you must present a receipt from the Social Security Administrations stating you have applied for a social security number within 10 days of your employment with the University of Alaska. Social Security : On January 1, 1982, the University opted out of the Social Security system; however, participation in Social Security is still required for adjunct faculty hired after January 1, 1996, temporary staff, extended temporary staff, and certain student employees. Also, benefit-eligible employees hired after April 1, 1986, are required to pay into Medicare even though they do not participate in Social Security. Benefits : Refer to the Benefits web page at http://www.alaska.edu/benefits for more information on benefits available to University of Alaska employees. E-Verify : The University of Alaska participates in the E-Verify program for federal contracts only. For our FAQ and F1 student information please see the following: E-Verify FAQ: http://www.alaska.edu/hr/procedures/PDF/personnel.reference.everify_faq.pdf E-Verify Participation Poster (English): https://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/EverifyPosterEnglish.pdf E-Verify Participation Poster (Spanish): https://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/EverifyPosterSpanish.pdf Right to Work Poster (English): https://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/WebBPPOSTERRtoWEnglishversion.pdf Right to Work Poster (Spanish): https://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/WebBPPOSTERRtoWSpanishversion.pdf

Job Duties


a. Responsible for broad scope of personnel issues including selecting, hiring, evaluating, training, counseling, motivation, supervision, and employee orientation of staff and Flight Trainers in conformity with UAA policy and procedures; attendance tracking, accuracy of timesheets, implementation of proactive performance management program and disciplinary issues when necessary.

b. Provides leadership and guidance to the UAA Flight Training program personnel. Implements effective plans, policies and procedures to ensure flight training efficiency, quality and cost containment.

c. Oversight and delegation of required work flow to ensure timely and efficient response to the administrative needs of the Division offices and efficient utilization of man power and resources. Ensures that the Flight Operations Department is responsive to the needs of students, faculty, ATD, CTC, and various UAA and UA entities.

d. Establish and maintain a flight scheduling and monitoring system to efficiently and effectively schedule assets and monitor flight activity.

e. Ensure renewal application for UAA's 14 CFR 141 Pilot School Certificate accomplished and submitted to FAA in accordance with 14 CFR 141.13 and 141.27 and that the certificate is displayed in accordance with 14 CFR 141.19

a. Ensure that each student enrolling in a flight training course is provided a copy of the documents and procedures specified by 14 CFR 141.93, Enrollment, and maintain a monthly listing of persons enrolled in each flight training course offered at UAA.

b. Coordinate with the Chief Flight Instructor to ensure CFI qualification and training records, as well as student training records are maintained in accordance with 14 CFR 141.85 and 141.101.

a. Tracks and submits monthly reports to ATD Director reporting on the status of active students and students waiting for assignment of instructors. The reports contain amplifying information about course enrollment, certificates and ratings earned, checkride success, hours to solo, and other applicable data or milestones being tracked by Flight Operations.

b. Tracks and submits monthly reports to the ATD Director tracking schedule effectiveness and aircraft availability. Data items include the number of flights scheduled, flown, weather cancelled and maintenance cancelled by aircraft type, and the number of days each aircraft type was not available to schedule because aircraft was awaiting maintenance or parts.

c. Coordinates with the ATD Director, Fiscal Officer and other personnel as required to initiate, track, compile, prepare and edit reports or data requests from UAA Administration, Statewide Risk Management, and/or as requested by the FAA.

a. Responsible for oversight of the Flight Operations Department budget. Reviews budget and banner data prepared by Flight Coordinator prior to submission to the Division's resident fiscal team.

b. Reviews and forwards monthly reports to the ATD Director tracking revenue and expenses associated with personnel, flight operations and aircraft maintenance operations.

c. Coordinates with the ATD Director to set course fees supported by department revenue, expense, and market prices of fuel, parts and maintenance costs.

d. Provide relevant financial data to support recommendations for new flight training equipment, personnel, or vendor support.

e. Other duties as assigned, such as occassionally driving on municipal airfield for a variety of reasons, picking up department-related commodities, attend meetings, etc.

a. Monitor and enforce flight school procedures and safety policies as contained in the UAA Flight School Policy and Safety Procedures Handbook. Update and publish new procedures as required.

b. Establish, document and maintain a ground and flight safety program for Flight Operations personnel and students. The program shall provide for regular meetings and include means and methods for disseminating safety information to all personnel and students unable to attend the meetings.

c. Establish, document and maintain a risk assessment and mitigation program for flight and maintenance operations.

d. Establish, document and maintain a hazard identification and tracking program for Flight Operations. The program will provide a means for department personnel and flight students to report hazardous conditions and a process for providing feedback and disseminating findings.

e. Maintain and update emergency response procedures for aircraft incident, accident, or serious personnel injury.

a. Continuously monitor UAA flight training personnel, aircraft and facilities for compliance with 14 CFR 141 Subpart B requirements; reference paragraphs 141.33, 141.35, 141.36, 141.37 141.39a.

b. In coordination with the Simulations Unit Manager, ensure UAA flight simulators and flight training devices comply with 14 CFR 141.41 requirements.

c. Ensure UAA Training Course Outlines are reviewed, updated and approved as necessary and in accordance with 14 CFR 141, Subpart C.

d. Ensure that the UAA Part 141 Pilot School remains in compliance with 14 CFR 141 Subpart E, Operating Rules; reference paragraphs 141.75, 141.77, 141.79, 141.81 141.83, 141.87, 141.89, 141.93, and 141.95.

e. In coordination with the Chief Flight Instructor, ensure that student training records are maintained in accordance with 14 CFR 141, Subpart F, Records.

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