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Manager of Flight Standards

Req #: 1996
Location: Vandalia, OH
Facility: Vandalia (Dayton International Airport)
Job Family: Flight Operations - Pilot Training
Manager of Flight Standards
Location: Vandalia, OH (with presence in CLT and CVG)
Department: Training
Reports to: Director of Flight Ops Training and Standards
Direct Reports: 5 Check Airman Supervisors, 93 Sim Instructors, 100 LCA's (Dotted line)
Shift: Varies
Travel: 25%
Position Summary/Objective:  The Manager of Flight Standards' paramount responsibility is to evaluate overall and individual pilot standardization and compliance with PSA’s standard operating procedures and practices.  This involves the leadership of a staff focused on ensuring company pilots are safe, competent and knowledgeable.
Job Responsibilities
  • Responsible for implementation of programs necessary for the uniform operation of the Training department.
  • Primary point of contact with the FAA and other external organizations that may affect PSA's AQP.
  • Defines team responsibilities, plans and schedules resources, submit AQP letters and documents for FAA approval and maintains quality control over AQP processes and products.
  • Responsible to review all Federal Aviation Regulations as it applies to airmen training or currency, and implement any requirements or change to those requirements in a timely the highest level of safety and ensure all crews are legal for flight fashion so as to maintain PSA crews at all times.
  • Identifies and analyzes operational data for potential safety risks, and recommends corrective actions.
  • Performs duties as directed by the Director of Flight Ops Training & Standards.
  • Comply with applicable company policies, procedures and FARs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to support the efficient operation of the department and company.
  • Act as liaison between the Standards Department and other Company departments and alliance partners.
  • Works in cooperation with the Development, Training and Safety Departments, including ASAP and FOQA, to develop and implement corrective action plans to address negative trends in pilot performance.
  • Monitors the conduct of PSA Training Programs and provides feedback to the Director of Flight Ops Training & Standards.
  • FAR 119 Authority
  • High School Education or Equivalent
  • 2 years of relevant work experience
  • Either Associate's or Bachelor's Degree
  • ATP with CL-65 Type Rating
  • PSA Line Experience
  • Sim Instructor/PCA/APD Experience
  • 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Expertise or experience in pilot training and standardization functions, from a development, delivery, or management perspective.
The successful candidate should have demonstrated skills in the following: 
  • Strong Initiative, Vision, and Intellectual Aptitude
  • Strategic Development and Decision Making, 
  • Strong Communication Skills (Oral, Written, Listening)
  • Adaptability and Change Management
  • Interviewing/Hiring, Team Building, Training/Coaching, and Collaborative Team Player
  • Conflict Management and Creative Problem Solving
  • Strong Organization and Planning Skills
  • Strong Analysis and Quantitative Skills
Additional Information 
Work Environment:  This job operates in a professional office environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, telephones, photocopiers, facsimile machines and filing cabinets. This job occasionally operates in a Simulator or on the Line on an Aircraft
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; climb up and down stairs; lift weight up to 25 lbs; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
Security Clearance:  All employees are required to pass the fingerprint-based criminal history records check (CHRC) per 49CFR1542.209. 
AAP/EEO Statement: PSA Airlines is an equal opportunity employer; qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
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