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The CALSTAR Director of Flight Operations (DFO) has overall responsibility for the safe and efficient conduct of CALSTAR EMS flight operations. He/She is authorized to exercise operational control over all flights conducted under the regulatory requirements of CFR 14, Part 135. DFO reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
The CALSTAR Director of Flight Operations (equivalent to the FAA required position of Director of Operations) shall have the following regulatory minimum qualifications and experience as listed in CFR 14, Parts 119.69 and 119.71(b):
1.Be qualified through training, experience, and expertise.
2.To the extent of his/her responsibilities, have a full understanding of the following material with respect to CALSTAR operations:
a.Aviation safety standards and safe operating practices;
b.14 CFR Chapter I (Federal Aviation Regulations);
c.The certificate holder's operations specifications;
d.All appropriate maintenance and airworthiness requirements (e.g., Parts 1, 21, 23, 25, 43, 45, 47, 65, 91, and 135 of this chapter); and
e.The manual required by CFR 14 Part 135.21 (CALSTAR Part 135 Operations Manual).
3.Discharge his or her duties to meet all applicable legal requirements and to maintain safe operations.
4.At least a Commercial Pilot Certificate.
5.An Instrument Rating.
6.At least 3 years supervisory or managerial experience, within the last 6 years, in a position that exercised operational control over any operations conducted under Part 121 or Part 135 of this chapter; or
7.In the case of a person becoming Director of Flight Operations:
a.For the first time ever: Have at least 3 years’ experience, within the past 6 years, as pilot in command of an aircraft operated under CFR 14, Part 121 or Part 135.
b.In the case of a person with previous experience as a Director of Operations: Have at least 3 years’ experience as pilot in command of an aircraft operated under CFR 14, Part 121 or Part 135.
The Director of Flight Operations should have the following additional qualifications:
•Follow through (focuses on priorities and stays with a project thru to its conclusion)
•Integrity and Trust
•Strong Leadership (planning, self development and motivating others, diplomacy)
•Comfort with intense paperwork & reporting
CALSTAR offers a dynamic work environment, Relocation Assistance, Medical, Dental and Vision, Profit Sharing Plan, Long Term & Short Term Disability, Life Insurance, and Education Assistance. CALSTAR is an EOE
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