Chief Flight Instructor

Department

Flight Operations at the Billings Airport

Position Description

The Chief Flight Instructor is responsible for managing CFI's and Training Course Outlines that pertain to RMC's FAA part 141 Certification and part 61 training. This position is also responsible for ensuring students obtain pilot certification necessary to fulfill graduation requirements under FAR parts 61, 91 and 141 in a cost effective manner. This person will be responsible for fulfilling the responsibilities of Chief Flight and Ground Instructor as specified in FAR part 141 and will act as the primary liaison between Flight Operations at the FAA. This person will also be responsible for assisting the Director of Flight Operations with duties including, but not limited to; safety and safety program, personnel (staffing), curriculum development, SOP development and revision, crisis management, Aircraft Scheduling, Personnel Evaluation and general leadership, instructor and student liaison, and management of Flight Operations. 

Essential Responsibilities/Duties

  • Responsible for the safety and well-being of students, employees and aircraft in all flight and ground operations.
  • Responsible for leadership and management of CFI’s in the fulfillment of the Aviation Program mission, vision and values.
  • Act as Chief Flight and Ground Instructor as per FAR Part 141.
  • Conduct initial and recurrent training and evaluation of flight instructors.  
  • Perform duties and maintain qualifications as a part 141 Check pilot to include conducting End of Course evaluations leading to issuance of Certificates and Ratings.
  • Oversee all aspects of student stage checks and FAA check rides including scheduling, trend analysis and establishment of standards.
  • Perform record keeping required by the College and the FAA.
  • Maintain currency required by FAR parts 61, 91 and 141.
  • Oversee scheduling all students to fly at least three (3) times per week and manage student progress.
  • Lead the development of Training Course Outline (TCO) revisions and work with the Director of Flight Operations in development and implementation.
  • Assist Director of Flight Operations in all duties to include personnel issues, strategic planning for the program, TCO development, SOP development, budget issues.
  • Act as a liaison between instructors, mechanics, staff and students, and the Director of Flight Operations.
  • Mentor all CFI’s, and develop and execute standardization training for all employees.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or experience: 

  • Bachelors degree, or higher required and minimum requirements as dictated by FAR 141 for Chief Flight Instructor

Certificates, licenses, registrations:

  • Required: Certificated Flight Instructor - Airplane; Single and Multi-engine, Instrument. FAA Class II, or higher, medical certificate required.

Other Skills:

  • Ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently.  Possess strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills. Skill at using computers for email communication, word processing, Talon ETA software and spreadsheet applications.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception. We encourage applications from individuals with disabilities, veterans, minorities, and women.

Benefits

Benefits include health, vision, dental, life, accidental death and dismemberment, short-term disability, long-term disability insurance, tuition remission, along with vacation and sick leave accrual benefits.

To Apply

Submit letter of interest, resume, copies of Pilot and Flight Instructor’s certificates, a list of 3 references and the Rocky Mountain College application. Submit required documents via email to jobs@rocky.edu or mail to:

Human Resources
Rocky Mountain College
1511 Poly Drive
Billings, Montana 59102-1796

406.657.1160

AA/EOE

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, we encourage applications from individuals with disabilities, veterans, minorities, and women.