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Chief Pilot
Serve as the Department of Transportation’s Chief Pilot/ Aviation Safety and Pilot Education Program Manager in our Bureau of Aeronautics! This position is responsible for the Bureau of Aeronautics comprehensive aviation safety and pilot education/ training programs including bureau flight operations and technical assistance on a wide range of airport and flight related topics. In addition, this position serves as the bureau’s chief pilot and is a regular pilot for the department’s photogrammetry program. The Department of Transportation is a great place to work! We offer amazing benefits such as a casual office atmosphere, ample vacation time, excellent health benefits, and an exceptional employee assistance program that offers a variety of programs and tools to help promote an employee’s wellness and health. For more information on the Department of Transportation, please visit our website at: This position is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin at the Hill Farms State Office Building. Position Summary: The Aviation Safety and Pilot Education Program Manager has the primary responsibility and authority in regard to administering programs directly related to aviation safety, as prescribed by the Wisconsin State Statutes and FAA Part 91 regulations. As the Aviation Safety and Pilot Education Program Manager, this position will plan, organize, coordinate and conduct aviation safety and pilot education programs such as flight training and education, airport flight operations, and provide technical assistance on a wide range of airport and flight related topics to airport owners and operators. In addition, this position serves as the department’s chief pilot and is a regular pilot for bureau and department operations including: aerial photogrammetry, airport site visits, pilot proficiency check flights and other flying as required. The photogrammetry program supports the department’s Survey and Mapping Section and other aerial photography needs. This position also supports a number of other programs including assisting youth aviation education programs, airport operational programs including airport security, airport inspections, airport compliance, airspace safety and providing technical assistance to a variety of aviation stakeholders. Knowledge, skills and abilities needed: • Thorough knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration guidance and regulations relating to pilot certification, flight instruction and flying of general aviation aircraft • Thorough knowledge of aviation weather and the ability to interpret weather reports and forecasts to ensure the safe conduct of all flying as well as ensuring that weather conditions for aerial photography are adequate and will remain adequate until photography is taken • Knowledge of aerial photography and photogrammatic mapping processes • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, other agencies and the public • Basic knowledge of setting up and managing seminars and conferences • Ability to speak effectively in front of and with large or small groups as well as expressing ideas clearly and concisely in writing or orally Qualifications: A qualified candidate must be currently licensed as a Certified Flight Instructor Instrument and have Complex Aircraft and/or High Performance Aircraft endorsements. In addition, a qualified candidate must have a minimum of 1,200 hours as a pilot in command and 1,000 hours as a Certified Flight Instructor. This position also requires a second-class medical certificate with no waivers other than for corrected vision. How To Apply: Apply online! Link to apply is here: Submitted materials will be evaluated by a panel of job experts and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Questions can be directed to Mackenzie Arney at or 608-261-6298.

Posted on: Thursday, August 10, 2017
This listing expires on: Monday, August 28, 2017

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