Assistant Chief Flight Instructor

Location
Salina KS
Posted
Aug 16, 2017
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General Description of Position: The Assistant Chief Flight Instructor will be responsible for FAR 141 training activities and following Flight Operations policies and procedures. Information about the Department:

Kansas State Polytechnic's has an award-winning professional pilot program and has more Master Certified Aviation Instructors than any other college or university in the nation, a premium fleet of 35 aircraft and flight training devices, and a large and active regional airport steps away from the classroom.

Within two weeks of starting the first semester, students have the ability to fly with CFIs. Students train for ratings ranging from solo through commercial on a diverse selection of aircraft starting with Cessna 172s, and then moving on to more complex aircraft including Bonanzas and Barons. Since the program is FAR 141 approved, students are allowed to meet the commercial instrument minimum flight hour requirement of 190 hours instead of 250 hours.

With the program's longstanding history at the university, Kansas State Polytechnic has developed and maintained numerous industry relationships with companies like ExpressJet - the largest regional air carrier in the country, Flight Safety International, Air Associates of Kansas and Desert Jet, just to name a few. These highly valued relationships ensure a level of comfort for the companies with our students, encouraging them to continue to seek out Kansas State Polytechnic professional pilots for internships and careers.

Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.  Job Description:

The Assistant Chief Flight Instructor will be responsible as delegated by the Director of Flight Operations or Chief Flight Instructor or Senior Assistant Chief Flight Instructor for all FAR 141 training activities.  Duties shall include as assigned by the Director of Flight Operations or Chief Flight Instructor or Senior Assistant Chief Flight Instructor, reviewing revisions of  FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)  Training Course Outlines, revision of FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)  Training Specifications, Dispatcher training, student enrollment, termination, graduation and transfer of FAR (Federal Aviation Regulation) 141 students,  end of course checks for courses with self-examining, stage checks, Flight Instructor ground and flight proficiency, Flight Instructor standardization training  and auditing of student training records.  Verifies required student course enrollment documents have been reviewed prior to enrollment of a student into a FAR (Federal Aviation Regulation) 141 training course.  Audits to verify all flight and ground training instructor staff have the required initial and recurrent Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) security awareness training.  Audits to verify line service and dispatchers have the required initial and recurrent Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) security awareness training and that each dispatcher, mechanic and line service worker have been instructed in procedures and responsibilities of their employment in compliance with FAR (Federal Aviation Regulation) 141 regulations for a FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) flight school.

Uses current software to enroll and graduate students in a course as delegated by Chief Flight Instructor. 

Duties:  Reviews changes to the FAR (Federal Aviation Regulation) 141 Training Course Outlines. Revises the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Training specifications, verifies student documents for enrollment into FAR 141 courses and certifies documentation of FAR (Federal Aviation Regulation) 141 student course graduations as delegated by Chief Flight Instructor. Performs routine audits of student training folders and Flight Instructor training folders. Verifies international student applications are complete and notifies Transport Safety Administration (TSA) of required information and status of international student's training as delegated by the Director of Flight Operations or Chief Flight Instructor or Senior Assistant Chief Flight Instructor. Monitors Veteran Administration (VA) students are following Kansas State University, Polytechnic training guidelines in compliance with the Veterans Administration. The Assistant Chief Flight Instructor will provide answers and documentation to the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) during a FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) flight school inspection, showing compliance with FAR (Federal Aviation Regulation) Part 141 rules and regulations as delegated by the Chief Flight Instructor. Work is reviewed periodically for performance, professionalism and accuracy by the Director of Flight Training and Chief Flight Instructor.

Performs flight and standardization training of private pilot, instrument pilot, commercial pilot, flight instructor, and stage check flight instructor staff as delegated by the Chief Flight Instructor. Performs student course stage check evaluation flights, Initial Certified Flight Instructor (CFI/FAA title), ground and flight training, Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII/FAA title) ground and flight training, tail wheel, mountain flying training, or as assigned by the Director of Flight Operations, Chief Flight Instructor, Senior Assistant Chief Flight Instructor. Required billable hours: 45 monthly average.  Work is reviewed periodically for performance, professionalism and accuracy by the Director of Flight Operations and Chief Flight Instructor and Senior Assistant Chief Flight Instructor.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument
  • 200 dual hours given
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with a flight school scheduling system and Microsoft Office
  • FAA Gold Seal Flight Instructor
  • FAA Advanced Ground Instructor
  • FAA Instrument Ground Instructor
  • Management supervisory experience
  • FAR 141:
    • Stage Check Instructor
    • Assistant Chief Flight Instructor experience
    • Chief Flight Instructor experience
  • FAR 135 or FAR 121:
    • On demand or scheduled airline pilot experience
    • Scheduled Airline or on demand charter Instructor Pilot
    • Scheduled Airline or on demand Check Airman experience
  • FAA Flight Instructor Tail wheel endorsement
  • Multi Engine Instructor Certificate
  • FAR 141.36 (c) For a course of training leading to the issuance of an instrument rating or a rating with instrument privileges, an assistant chief flight instructor must have: At least 50 hours of flight time under actual or simulated instrument conditions; At least 500 hours as pilot in command; and instrument flight instructor experience, acquired as either a certificated flight instructor in instrument or and instructor in a military pilot flight training program, or a combination thereof, consisting of a least 1 year and a total of 125 flight hours or 200 flight hours.
Other Requirements:
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Airplane Single Engine Land
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Airplane Multi-Engine Land
  • Current Certified Flight Instructor Airplane Single-Engine and Instrument Land
  • Maintain a current FAA Medical Certificate with Third Class Privileges
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor single engine land and instrument.
  • FAA Flight Instructor High Performance Endorsement and Complex Endorsement
  • Detailed documentation of training records
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Apply electronically through the Kansas State University's career opportunities webpage at http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/502120

Applicants should submit:

  • Letter of interest addressing your qualifications and skills related to the position
  • Resume listing education and employment history
  • Contact information for three current professional references (titles, mailing address, phone and e-mail)
  • Copies of FAA Pilot's License and Flight Instructor Certifications and Medical

Note: Only complete application packets will be accepted and applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

Questions? Contact Eric Shappee, Search Chair, 785-826-2630 or wjfpmd@ksu.edu

Screening of Applications Begins: Screening of applications to begin immediately and continues until positions are filled. Salary Range / Pay Rate:

$37,633 - $65,858

Full Benefit Package. For additional information on benefits, please visit www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/overview

Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.