Certified Flight Instructor I - Aviation (Part Time - Variable Hours)

Jun 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Certified Flight Instructor I - Aviation (Part Time - Variable Hours)

Position Category: Staff - Part-Time (Variable Hour)

Do you enjoy flying? Join the aviation flight operations team at Utah Valley University and get directly involved in teaching students how to fly! As a Certified Flight Instructor I, you will have the opportunity to conduct ground and flight instruction, evaluate and record student performance and progress, and recommend students for FAA practical tests. This role will work under the direction of the Chief Flight Instructor and in accordance with FAA regulations, department policies and standard operating procedures. Maintains knowledge, proficiency and currency as required for duties and standardization requirements.

Required Qualifications:
  • Graduated with a standard high school diploma or the equivalent and current FAA Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot certificate with Airplane Single-Engine Land, Instrument Airplane.
  • Must have a current and valid Certified Flight Instructor certificate, Instrument Airplane (CFII), current flight review, current instrument privileges, current 2nd class FAA medical certificate, and other ratings as applicable to the responsibilities assigned.
  • Occasional travel related to cross-country flight training requirements.


  • FAA Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with Airplane Single-Engine Land, Instrument Airplane, and other ratings applicable to the responsibilities assigned.
  • Current FAA Flight Instructor Certificate with Airplane Single-Engine and other ratings applicable to the responsibilities assigned.
  • Current FAA Second-Class Medical Certificate.
  • Current flight review and instrument privileges.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations, including FAR Part 141.
Knowledge of standard pilot training practices and all applicable information resources.
Knowledge required to demonstrate competence in the privileges of the pilot and instructor certificates held.

Must regularly demonstrate competence in all operational duties including piloting, flight instruction, ground instruction and student evaluation.
Effective teaching skills.
Interpersonal, problem-solving, communication and organizational skills.

Ability to pass initial and recurrent tests related to flight instructor duties and standardization requirements.
Able to maintain proficiency and currency on required pilot and instructor privileges.
Ability to communicate professionally and effectively.
Ability to work with and address student conflicts or concerns.
Ability to work professionally and collaboratively with others.
Ability to receive feedback and accept correction.
Ability to use standard word processing and general computer applications.
Able to work within the operating limitations of all aircraft in the UVU fleet including access to controls and emergency equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Physical Requirements:

  • Flight instructors divide their time between instruction on the ground and the cockpits of training planes.
  • Must be patient and remain calm even in difficult situations.
  • Minimum number students is 3, maximum is 5-7. Instructor schedules are planned for maximum hours possible.
  • Part-time work limits are 123 hours per month based on federal limitations.
  • Work time outside student slots are required as necessary for mandatory meetings, record-keeping, lesson preparation, communication with students and supervisors.

Benefits Summary:
You may be eligible for a 3 credit hour or 1 class tuition waiver after 6 consecutive months of employment and a minimum of 475 hours worked. Dependents do not qualify for a waiver.

$250 bonus per student recommendation resulting in a 1st time checkride pass.
$250 bonus per on-time student completion.
$18/hr starting pay. Programmed pay increases through $26/hr with completed levels of course qualifications and experience.
Zero cost CFII training for employed instructors able to complete 141 Instrument standardization.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Pay Range: $18.00 - $26.00, plus bonuses

Advertisement Number: ST03417
Open Date: 06/07/2017
Review Start Date: 06/13/2017
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Under “Reference’s Letter” please list a minimum of three contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/1061

Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer and committed to fostering a diverse workforce. As an inclusive community, we actively seek diversity among our applicants for this position. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.


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