Chief Pilot and Director, Air Transportation Services

Virginia Tech -- Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Blacksburg, Virginia
Apr 26, 2017
May 31, 2017
Full Time

Chief Pilot and Director, Air Transportation Services Posting Number: AP0170117


Faculty Rank: Lecturer


About Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.


Position Summary: The Chief Pilot and Director of Air Transportation Services will provide leadership and direction to flight and administrative personnel to ensure high standards of personal performance, competence, and safety. Responsibilities include budgetary, financial, and operations oversight, human resource management, policy management, and compliance.


Required Qualifications:

  • Experience leading a unit to include human resource, business, and financial oversight.
  • Direct employee supervision to encompass employee performance management, recruitment, compensation, and employee training and development.
  • Significant experience overseeing flight operations that uses multiple aircraft.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • ATP license.
  • Maintain a valid Second Class Medical Certificate. 4000 hours total flight time, 1500 hours multi-engine and meets departmental guidelines.
  • Progressive management experience.
  • Demonstrated professionalism in working with confidential and sensitive matters with the utmost discretion and tact.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to take initiative in fulfilling responsibilities and anticipating the needs of staff and customers.
  • Ability to interact effectively and comfortably with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and judgment are essential.
  • Strong organizational skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess an advanced degree in a related field.
  • Knowledge of university business policies, to include human resource, financial, and facilities.
  • Knowledge of information technology systems used to optimize department operations.
  • Type-rating in department aircraft.


Employment Conditions:

Must have a criminal background check, Must have a driver's license check, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below, Must have an acceptable and safe driving record

Must have a conviction check: Yes

Describe Other:

  • Subject to being scheduled 24 hours, seven days a week, and being on-call Monday-Friday and on selected scheduled weekends.
  • A current commercial pilot certificate, instrument rating, and multi-engine rating. Current class II Aviation Medical Certificate.
  • Must pass drug testing.


How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, optional cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and a list of professional references to Apply to posting #AP0170117.

Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.


Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty

Appointment Type: Regular

Tenure Status: Continuous

Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year

Percent Employment: Full-time

Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience

Location: Blacksburg

Department: Air Transportation Services

Location Zip Code: 24061

Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F + As Needed

Review Begin Date: 05/15/2017


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Reasonable Accommodation Statement: If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.


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