Assistant Director, Safety and Standardization

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Classification:Associate Director/Faculty
Grade:Non-Union Faculty Grade 10
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:Community & Technical College
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska (UAA) Goose Lake Campus is located in Anchorage. The attractive wooded campus, at the foot of the Chugach Mountains, serves as a cultural hub for the city. Careful development has left the campus an urban oasis with resident wildlife populations including moose, waterfowl, and birds. UAA offers programs and services through eight schools and colleges and three community campuses located in Southcentral Alaska. The UAA Community & Technical College (CTC) offers career and technical education programs that are closely aligned with Alaska's core industries and includes Aviation Technology. The Aviation Technology Division (ATD) is a component of UAA's Community & Technical College, and is located at the Aviation Technology Complex on Merrill Field Airport - approximately two miles north of the UAA campus. The mission of the ATD is to enhance, promote, and provide quality aviation education, research, and service worldwide. ATD programs provide the technical competency, depth of knowledge, and skills to compete effectively in today's job environment. Students prepare for career pathways in the Aviation Industry for five academic programs of study, including Aviation Maintenance Technology, Aviation Administration/Management, Air Traffic Control, Professional Piloting, and an Aviation minor. At the start of the 2015 academic year, the Aviation Technology Division programs had approximately 400-450 declared majors. The Aviation Technology Division is also responsible for carrying out aviation-related contracts, research, and responding to non-traditional training requirements in the aviation field.


10Service: Serve as committee chair for ATD Aircrew Review Board (ARB) Serve as committee chair for ATD Standardization Board (Stan Board) Serve as committee chair for ATD Aviation Safety CommitteeEssential
30Teaching Activity: Instructor for ATP A100 Private Pilot Ground School; one section in fall semester. Act as instructor of record for all ATP flying courses in fall and spring semesters.Essential
60Administrative: Responsible to the ATD Director for the Division’s ground and aviation safety programs, as follows: • Create, implement, and monitor the ATD Safety Management System (SMS) using part 121 guidelines • Serve as ATD Flight Instructor • Conduct Quarterly Safety Stand Down meetings for all pilots, operations, maintenance personnel to prevent complacency by discussing lessons learned from current industry accidents and incidents • Establish crew rest policies in keeping with university and FAA guidelines, and monitor compliance, i.e. 12 hour crew days, 6 day crew weeks, and 9 hours of uninterrupted crew rest between crew days. • Maintain an anonymous “hazards to safety” comment box in the Flight Operations Center (FOC) • Run monthly awareness campaigns • Submit written reports to the ATD Director concerning any hazardous condition and make recommendations to mitigate or eliminate that condition. • Convene the ATD Aviation Safety Committee when deemed appropriate, protecting the anonymity of ATD pilots • Monitors the working relationships and lines of communication between the flight instructors, operations staff, and aircraft maintenance personnel to ensure that operational control is maintained. Thus, the ADSS will be critical to ensuring the safest possible flight operations for all ATD pilots. • Interface with the university’s ground safety officer to ensure ATD compliance with UAA policies • Responsible to the ATD Director to serve as the Standardization Board committee chairman. Additionally, serves as the chair for the Aircrew Review Board when a UAA student or instructor pilot falls short of 14CFR Part 141 standards and/or requires remedial or discipline actions are recommended by the Chief Flight Instructor. If punitive measures are determined to be appropriate, the ARB’s power is limited to make such a recommendation to the CTC Dean for final disposition. • Working with the Chief Flight Instructor, the ADSS will incorporate peer institution best practices and CFI feedback into standardized Maneuver Description Guides (MDG). MDGs will be created and continually updated to support private flight maneuvers, instrument flight maneuvers, commercial flight maneuvers, multiengine flight maneuvers, and instructor pilot maneuvers (CFI, CFII, & MEI) TCOs and university required syllabi. • MDGs will be made available to ATD students in the respective flight course and will be used by all instructor pilots to teach ATDs FSDO approved TCOs/syllabi. • While recognizing the special relationship between part 141 chief flight instructors and the FAA, the ADSS will ONLY ensure that all Part 141 and 61 training materials created by the Chief Flight Instructor are formatted in compliance with UAA pedagogical guidelines.Essential
This position will be responsible to the ATD Director for the Division's ground and aviation safety programs.  
Required KSAs for this position include:
Effective client service and client relationship management skills.
Problem solving skills exhibiting capable, independent judgment and initiative.
Excellent analytical, technical, planning and organization, and logistical skills.
Ability to utilize internet to perform a variety of research activities.
Ability to effectively communicate with diverse populations both verbally and in writing.
An aviation background, as evidenced by certification, education and work experience.
Five years civil/military experience as instructor pilot is preferred.
Prior experience in aviation safety and/or standardization fields is preferred.
Bachelor's degree in aviation or management or a related field required.
Master's degree in aviation or management or a related field preferred.
FAA Commercial Pilot required.
FAA ATP certification preferred.
FAA Instructor Pilot certification required (SEL, MEL, and/or Instrumental).
FAA Third Class medical certificate required.

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to non-discrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment.  Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of non-discrimination available at


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