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Chief Pilot and Director, Air Transportation Services

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Chief Pilot and Director, Air Transportation Services
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170293
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:

- Significant experience overseeing flight operations that uses multiple aircraft.
- Experience leading a unit to include human resource, business, and financial oversight.
- Progressive management experience.
- Direct employee supervision to encompass employee performance management, recruitment, compensation, and employee training and development.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent combination of experience and training.
- 3500 hours total flight time, 1500 hours multi-engine aircraft, 1500 hours as pilot in command.
- Must have a current ATP license.
- Must possess a current First Class FAA Medical Certificate.
- Demonstrated professionalism in working with confidential and sensitive matters with the utmost discretion and tact.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license
- no accidents, incidents, or violations.
- 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.
- Must meet the requirements set by the Virginia Tech Air Transportation Services Flight Operations Manual.

Preferred Qualifications:

- 4000 hours total flight time, 1500 hours multi-engine aircraft, 1500 hours as pilot in command.
- 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, Candidates for employment are required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug screening. Incumbents are subject to random, reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug and alcohol screening, Emergency Personnel - health & safety related
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.

Employment Comments:
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 #AP0170293. 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
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Air Transportation Services
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F + As Needed
Job Posting Date: 11/14/2017
Review Begin Date: 12/11/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

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

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
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    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (
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    • Indeed (
    • Roanoke Times Online (
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (
    • Virginia Tech job site (
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  2. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a current ATP License?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you possess a current First Class FAA medical Certificate?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have 4000 hours total flight time, 1500 hours multi-engine aircraft flight time, and 1500 hours flight time as a pilot in command?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have 3500 hours total flight time, 1500 hours multi-engine aircraft flight time, and 1500 hours flight time as a pilot in command
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have experience overseeing flight operations that uses multiple aircraft and direct employee supervision?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have progressive management experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * If yes, please describe you management experience including details on budgetary, financial, operations oversight, human resources management, policy management, and compliance responsibilities.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents