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Director of Operations, Part 135 (DO)
Title:Director of Operations, Part 135 (DO)
Pafford EMS:Ridgeland, MS
Division/Department:Pafford Air One (PAO)
Position Summary:

We are looking for a proven leader with a strong work ethic and passion for aviation, including self-initiative and competence to make a significant contribution to the organization. Manages all Part 135 flight operations. Ensures that all scheduling of pilots meets FAA requirements. Is responsible for oversight of all flight operations personnel training events and records. Keeps all Part 135 documents (Ops Specs, General Operations Manual (GOM), Training Program, Compliance Statement, Hazardous Materials Manual, personnel records) in current form. Ensures required pilot training and drug testing has been completed and properly documented in the individual pilot’s records. Works closely with the Director of Maintenance (DOM) to maintain an on-going knowledge of the maintenance status of all operational aircraft. Is responsible for working with the DOM to prepare and file FAA-required reports. Maintains operational control authority for all flight operations and primary liaison to FAA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Monitors activities involved in a fixed wing and rotor wing flight operation to ensure they are handled properly.
• Experience with writing and revising General Operations Manual (GOM) and Training Manuals.
• Monitors all formal Part 135 documents for required changes and manages all revisions.
• Handles all required communication and approval with the assigned FAA FSDO team.
• Oversees Chief Pilot and ensures all duties are completed appropriately.
• Ensure new hires meet FAR requirements for the job.
• Initiates collection of PRIA information for new hires and ensure all paperwork is handled properly.
• Oversees or conducts all required pilot training and record keeping.
• Oversees Drug Program Manager to ensure the required reports and random tests are handled properly.
• Ensures flight operations personnel takes all required steps to prepare for a flight.
• Ensures all required aircraft inspections and discrepancy reports are handled appropriately.
• Ensures records retention meets FAA requirements.
• Ensures a positive customer experience while maintaining financial goals.
• Maintains overall operational control responsibility. 

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

• Expert knowledge of FAA regulations regarding commercial and charter operations.
• Thorough knowledge of the contents of Part 135 documentation (General Operations Manual, Operations Specifications, Training Program, and HazMat Program).
• Skill in managing multiple priorities while maintaining safety, regulatory compliance, and customer satisfaction.
• Skill in balancing financial requirements with operational considerations and customer needs.
• Must 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 135.
• Must have previous Director of Operations or Chief Pilot experience.

Physical Requirements:

• Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards. • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state, and local standards.
• Must be able to lift and carry up to 150 lbs.
• Work may require sitting, near vision use for reading, computer use and technical procedures, lifting, stooping, bending, stretching, walking, standing, pushing, pulling, reaching, and other physical exertion.
• Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly in person, on two-way radios and telephone.
• Must possess visual acuity to operate a computer terminal, operate a motor vehicle (day and night), and read.

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, and physical demands required of personnel so classified.

• 401(k)
• 401(k) matching
   Dental insurance
• Health insurance
• Paid time off
• Vision
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