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First Officer

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Home Org Name
Air Transportation

Division Name
Office of the President

Position Title
First Officer

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Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Take your career to new heights with this unique opportunity to join the Auburn University Air Transportation team! We seek a First Officer who will provide first-in-class support and efficient transportation services for Auburn University personnel on official business. The Auburn University pilots are a close group of full-time professionals who have more than 100 years of experience in the aviation industry. They are passionate about Auburn, the Auburn Mission, and providing premier customer service!

Why Should YOU Choose Auburn University Air Transportation?
  • A positive, team-oriented environment.
  • Competitive employee benefits + state retirement plan.
  • Tuition assistance for you and your dependents!
  • Rich Flight History: Since the inception of Air Transportation Services over 50 years ago, we have covered over 10 million passenger miles!
  • The satisfaction of knowing YOU are a part of providing the exceptional flight experience at Auburn and immense support for AU faculty, staff, athletics and official guests.
Auburn was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years! Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting .

It’s a Lifestyle: The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We’re proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you’re new to Auburn, we’d love to introduce you. If you’re already acquainted with Auburn, we’ll keep it simple: it’s time to come home!

Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Check out the Auburn University Air Transportation website by visiting

Essential Functions
  • Serves as a First Officer for University aircraft flights by assisting the captain with passenger safety, comfort, and efficient operation of the University aircraft.
  • Preflights aircraft and assists with planning flights in accordance with Federal directives.
  • Reviews current policies governing the safe operation of University aircraft and suggests alternate policies to enhance safety.
  • Performs weekly inspection to assess the airworthiness of aircraft, cleans all portions of the aircraft. interior and exterior as needed and restocks all consumable items in the aircraft.
  • Reviews industry and Federal guidelines for issues that impact University’s aircraft operations and prepares records and maintains records required for compliance.
  • Ensures all charts and approach procedure information is current and available for that flight.
  • Assumes duties of pilot-in-Command, if needed.
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • First Officer Minimums: 1200 hours total time with 1500 hours preferred
  • 500 hours Pilot-in-Command, 250 hours in AMEL .
  • 50 hours ME Turbine Preferred. Familiar with part 91 operations in business aviation.
Knowledge of how to apply fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of particular field of specialization. Knowledge of FAR’s and university/department policies and procedures. Knowledge of part 91 operations in business aviation and strong customer service skills.

Certification or Licensure Requirements:
First Officer – FAA Commercial Pilot certificate in appropriate category and class with Multi-Engine and instrument rating; Current Passport; Current FAA Class II medical certificate- required.

Indicated education and experience is required; no substitutions allowed.

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications
  • First Officer – FAA Commercial Pilot certificate in appropriate category and class with Multi-Engine and instrument rating; Current Passport; Current FAA Class II medical certificate.
Posting Detail Information

Salary Range
$58,700 - $105,700

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Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

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  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
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    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
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    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
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  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University:
    • Current full-time Auburn or AUM employee within probationary period
    • Current full-time Auburn or AUM employee outside of probationary period
    • Current part-time Auburn or AUM employee
    • Not an Auburn or AUM employee
  3. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have at least 1200 hours total time with 500 hours Pilot-in-Command, and 250 hours in AMEL?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you familiar with part 91 operations in business aviation?
    • Yes
    • No

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