The successful candidate shall meet all requirements under 14 CFR 119.71 and will also hold the FAA-designated title of Director of Operations. This position requires active participation as a member of the leadership team while maintaining the highest level of safety, FAA compliance, service, and standards for operating under Federal Aviation Regulations 14 CFR Parts 91 and 135. The Director of Operations shall establish and achieve the department’s goals and objectives and report to the company President. Key responsibilities include supporting management and supervisory staff to develop various flight operations functions and programs involving but not limited to aircraft performance, record keeping, FAA relations, operational control and talent acquisition.
- Duties include the initiation, continuation, and termination of a flight in compliance with FARs, manuals and the operations specifications.
- Maintain an operations policy manual to include GOM, GMM, MEL manuals, and other pertinent company documents.
- Establish flight dispatch policies and procedures that govern the approval, delay or cancellation of flight operations.
- Make recommendations to correct and prevent identified safety issues.
- Communicate safety issues to all within the Flight Department.
- Must work closely with the Chief Pilot and flight crews, Director of Maintenance and maintenance technicians, and Director of Sales and staff, to develop an efficient work relationship that delivers results for the Company.
- Is responsible for the flight operations department to ensure legal, safe and efficient operation.
- Oversees the coordination of activities in the flight operations department, including dispatching, flight control, and flight training.
- Conducts investigations in cooperation with Federal agencies to determine causes of accidents and to establish accident prevention and emergency methods and procedures
- May perform duties as a crewmember when properly qualified in the aircraft and maintains proficiency as a pilot-in-command per FAR Part 119.71(b).
- Is responsible for the final approval of the selection of all flight operations personnel.
- Is responsible for all record keeping requirements and the proper maintenance and disposition of those records per FAR Part 135.63, including records required by manufacturers and company policies.
- Establishes and maintains a close working relationship with the local FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) and FAA Principal Inspectors having certificate responsibility for the company’s air carrier operations.
- In conjunction with the Director of Maintenance and the pilot in command, ensures that the maintenance and inspection status of the assigned aircraft is current and that required maintenance actions or inspections will not come due before the planned completion of the flight back to the aircraft’s operations base or other facility where the actions can be accomplished.
- The duties and authority to accomplish these duties may be delegated as necessary; however, such delegation does not relieve the Director of Operations of the overall responsibility.
- Participates in operations on-call duties as needed.
- Other duties may be assigned.
- Develop and institute departmental policies and procedures.
- Assist in preparing an operating budget that may include operating expenses, facilities, supplies, outside services, personnel, training, capital expenses, and reserves.
- Monitor an operating budget and report deviations to the President.
- Work with the President and leadership team to develop short- and long-term plans that include company and departmental objectives.
- Set performance expectations and conduct performance management evaluations
- Meets the requirements of FAR Part 119.71 and either:
- Have 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, or;
- In the case of a person becoming Director of Operations for the first time, have at least 3 years’ experience within the past 6 years, as a pilot in command of an aircraft operated under Part 121 or Part 135 of this chapter (119.71).
- 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 Part 121 or Part 135.
- Must be a subject matter expert on Federal Aviation Regulations applicable to the Company and is the primary interface with the FAA.
- Must be highly knowledgeable of the General Operations Manual, operations specifications, flight manuals, etc., and other pertinent documents and instructions.
- Demonstrated experience with the FAA aircraft conformity process.
- Experience in a ‘10 seats or more’ Part 135 operation.
- Must hold an Airline Transport Pilot certificate.
- Have logged a minimum of 1,500 hours as pilot-in-command in turbine-powered aircraft.
- Hold a First-Class Medical certificate.
- Valid US Passport.
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent level of experience.
- Must be a team player with excellent crew resource management skills.
- Strong interpersonal and customer relationship skills.
- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision with strong initiative.
- Business acumen.
Location: Orlando, FL
Position: Full time
Reports to: President of D&D Aviation L.C. (dba Sevenjet)
Supervises: Chief Pilot and Pilots
This is a full-time position and includes the following benefits:
- Medical Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Long-term and short-term disability
SevenJet is a growing Part 135 charter and aircraft management company founded over 20 years ago that operates an expanding fleet of aircraft serving C-Level Executives, High Net Worth Individuals, Professional Athletes, and Celebrities. It also offers Jet Cards and Aircraft Ownership programs.
The company is backed by C&L Aviation Group, a leading aircraft services provider with locations worldwide. Working together in a dynamic environment, our team members enjoy the opportunity to leverage each other’s talents and skills while enhancing their careers.
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