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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Assistant Director Flight Operations
Location: Charlotte NC
Department: Operations
Reports to: Director of Flight Operations
Summary/Objective: The Assistant Director of Operations/Chief Pilot is responsible for ensuring a safe cost-effective and reliable operation in accordance with established Company policies the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) and consistent with customer expectations. The successful ADO/Chief Pilot will be a team player possessing superior communication and conflict resolution skills with management flight crews labor relation representatives and team members.
Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ensure all flight deck crewmembers adhere to the highest standards of conduct performance and competency.
  • Participate in labor relations between all pilot personnel and the Company
  • Plan and execute programs involving personnel equipment as well as policies and procedures required of the Flight Operations Department.
  • Participate in hiring flight deck crewmembers monitor pilot assignments.
  • Supervise organize and control documentation affecting the pilots’ personnel records (excluding training flight and duty and basic personnel records delegated to other departments).
  • Analyze and arrive at the root causes of operational issues recommending problem-solving solutions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain system of accountability capability commitment execution and results in sustainable ways.
  • Coordinate Flight Operations Department activities among the various crew bases and with other Company departments.
  • Operate revenue flying when necessary to ensure schedule reliability.
  • Direct flying operations conduct and other activities of line pilots and accomplish additional tasks as assigned by the Director of Flight Operations.
  • Assist the Director of Operations and/or Vice President of Flight Operations with any special projects as requested.
Competencies and Knowledge: The successful candidate should have demonstrated skills in the following: leadership and management skills; coaching; influence; approachability; performance management; problem solving; strong communication (verbal and written); ability to work with minimal supervision in a team environment; professional aptitude; multi-tasking and adaptability in an aggressive growth environment.
Supervisory Responsibility: Responsible for supervising Base Chief Plots regarding matters pertaining to the direct supervision of flight crewmembers. In the absence of the Director of Operations the Assistant Director of Operations/Chief Pilot will be delegated his authority to the extent required to assure compliance with applicable FARs.
Responsible for supervision and counsel of flight deck crewmembers. Will supervise the Assistant to the Chief Pilot(s) and Operations Coordinators as it pertains to the direct supervision of flight crewmembers.
Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers telephones photocopiers facsimile machines and filing cabinets.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; climb up and down stairs; lift weight up to 25 lbs.; use hands to finger handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: Office hours are 0800 – 1700 with occasional extended periods of time as necessary to support airline operations. Weekend work hours required. On call twenty-four (24) hours a day seven (7) days a week for extended periods of time as needed.
Travel: Travel is required of this position.
Required Education and Experience: Must have a full understanding of the operation with respect to aviation standards and safe operating practices 14 CFR Chapter 1 operations specifications and all appropriate maintenance and airworthiness requirements from 14 CFR. Must have an understanding the Manual required by 14 CFR Part 121.333. Must remain qualified on Company aircraft.
In accordance with FAR Part 119.67 to serve as a Chief Pilot under •119.65(a) the candidate must hold an airline transport pilot certificate with appropriate ratings for at least one of the airplanes used in the certificate holder’s operation and:
If the candidate is becoming a Chief Pilot for the first time the candidate must have at least three (3) years’ experience within the past six (6) years as pilot in command of a large airplane operated under FAR Part 121 or part 135 or:
If the candidate has previous experience as a Chief Pilot he /she must have at least three (3) years’ experience as pilot in command of a large airplane operated under FAR Part 121 or part 135.
Security Clearance: All employees are required to pass the fingerprint-based criminal history records check (CHRC) per 49CFR1542.209 as well as a pre-employment drug screen.
AAP/EEO Statement: PSA Airlines is an equal opportunity employer; qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race color creed religion sex (including pregnancy gender identity and sexual orientation) national origin citizenship status age disability genetic information protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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PSA Airlines is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group and operates an all-jet fleet consisting of exclusively Bombardier regional jet aircraft. The company’s more than 2,400 employees operate nearly 600 daily flights to nearly 90 destinations. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, PSA also has flight crew bases located in Dayton, Cincinnati, Ohio, Knoxville, Tennessee, and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA has maintenance facilities in Dayton and Canton, Ohio and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport and Charlotte, North Carolina. As of year-end 2015, PSA operates 35 Bombardier CRJ 200 aircraft, 26 Bombardier CRJ 700 aircraft and 36 Bombardier CRJ 900 NextGen aircraft. The airline expects to add an additional 35 Bombardier CRJ 700 aircraft and 18 Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft to its fleet in the next two years, tripling its fleet size and employee base since the airline’s growth plan was announced in December 2013.

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