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Command Pilot

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Command Pilot
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0180075
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:

Serves as a Command Pilot for the university’s executive jet aircraft providing professional, safe and efficient air transportation for passengers. Subject to being scheduled for duty seven days a week at any time of day. Must be willing and able to respond to on-call situations. Must maintain confidential information. Pilots fly approximately 250 hours annually. Pilots are assigned additional non-flying duties such as safety officer, maintenance officer, training officer, or other.

Required Qualifications:

- Must have a current ATP license.
- Pilot in Command (PIC) experience
- 2,500 hours flight time with 200 hours instrument
- 500 multi-engine turbine
- 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 and an excellent safety record are essential.
- Excellent communication, judgement, cockpit management, interpersonal and organizational 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.
- Must meet the requirements set by the Virginia Tech Air Transportation Services Flight Operations Manual.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Citation Excel (CE56XL) or Sovereign (CE680) type rating
- Experience operating in non-towered, non-radar, and mountainous flight areas
- 3,500 hours flight time with 800 hours instrument.
- 800 hours multi-engine turbine, and/or jet.
- Demonstrated experience working with executive management.
- Bachelor’s or advanced degree

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, Other (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 acceptable commercial pilot certificate, instrument rating, and multi-engine rating.
- Must meet the requirements set by the Virginia Tech Air Transportation Services Flight Operations Manual.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

For a full description of the position and requirements, and to apply, please go to, posting AP0180075. Attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to the online faculty application. Review of applications will begin on 3/26/18.

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: Schedule will vary based on flight needs
Job Posting Date: 03/08/2018
Review Begin Date: 03/26/2018
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. * Do you have a current ATP License?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have Pilot in Command experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least 2500 hours flight time, 200 hours instrument time, and 500 hours multi-engine turbine time?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Do you have Citation Excel (CE56XL) type rating?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. Do you have Sovereign (CE680) type rating?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (
    • Diverse Jobs (
    • Insight Into Diversity (
    • 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)
  7. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

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