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Aviation Safety Manager

Eastern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 3, 2024

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Aviation Safety Manager

Eastern Kentucky University

Title: Aviation Safety Manager

Position Type: Fulltime Staff

Search Type: External - minimum 7 days

Department: 21R000 - Science, Tech, Engineering & Math

Division: 2R0000 - Academic Affairs

Position Location: Richmond Campus

Driver Classification: Non-Driver

FLSA: Exempt

Schedule Type: Full Time (37.5 hrs per week or more)

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Additional Schedule Details:

Posted Salary Grade: Exempt - 49

Retirement: KTRS

Contact Person: Dennis Sinnett

About the College/Department:

Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, EKU has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Eastern Kentucky University is committed to access, equal opportunity, dignity, respect, and inclusion for all people, as integral to a learning environment.

Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make EKU easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system.

EKU is dedicated to high-quality instruction, scholarship, and service, and places emphasis on the three in that order. Through its colleges and schools, the University seeks to offer quality instruction at a variety of degree levels in general education, the arts, the sciences, business, education, pre-professional and professional areas, and applied and technical disciplines. Through consultative services, continuing education, and the extended campus, the University seeks to provide service to the community and the region. Research seeks both to advance knowledge in the subject matter areas with which the University is concerned and to support the primary function of teaching.

The College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at Eastern Kentucky University offers a broad range of degree programs in STEM areas that meet the needs of our students and prepare them for their chosen career or advanced studies.

Our outstanding faculty are committed to student success through excellent instruction, accessibility to students, and other high impact practices such as undergraduate research and hands-on instruction.

Our state-of-the-art Science Building provides laboratory and instructional spaces that are well-suited for engaged and transformative learning and cutting-edge research. Meadowbrook Farm provides students a unique experience to work with livestock and crop enterprises. It also serves as a learning resource for the agriculture community. Our natural areas at Lilley Cornett Woods, Maywoods, and Taylor Fork Ecological Area provide unparalleled outdoor facilities for environmental research and education. EKU's flight training operations at the Central Kentucky Regional Airport enables us to train the best and safest professional pilots, and the most forward-thinking managers coming out of academia today.

The Aviation program currently hosts the BS in Aviation with concentrations in Professional Flight, Aerospace Management, and Aerospace Technology as well as minors in Aerospace Management and Aviation (Flight).

Job Summary/Basic Functions

The School of Engineering, Aviation, Construction, and Technology is accepting applications for a full-time Aviation Safety Manager.

The Aviation Safety Manager is responsible for implementing and managing the EKU Aviation Safety Management System as part of a collegiate FAA Part 141 flight training program. The successful candidate will work closely with the Chief Flight Instructor, Maintenance Manager, and Operations Manager to ensure the safe conduct of all flight training events. They will perform routine safety audits, flight line safety reviews, and initiate actions required to increase safety awareness. The Aviation Safety Manager is also responsible for the coordination and administration of the Safety Committee and ensuring compliance with all applicable university and aviation safety policies and procedures.

This position requires a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI). Additional advanced flight instructor certifications preferred. A bachelors degree from a regionally (SACS, Middle States, North Central, etc.) accredited or internationally recognized institution and two years of directly related experience is required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelors Degree required

Experience: Two years of directly related experience

Licensure & Certifications: Certified Flight Instructor (CFI). Additional advanced flight instructor certifications preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

Job Duties:
  • 15% - Perform routine safety audits as prescribed by the EKU Aviation Safety Management System policy - (Essential)
  • 15% - Collate, organize, evaluate, investigate and manage EKU Aviation Safety reports - (Essential)
  • 15% - Coordinate and manage EKU Aviation Safety Committee meetings and reports - (Essential)
  • 15% - Inspect EKU Aviation equipment, assets, and environment for unsafe workplace conditions - (Essential)
  • 20% - Implement and manage the EKU Aviation Safety Management System - (Essential)
  • 10% - Establish, coordinate, direct, and evaluate the effectiveness of EKU Aviation Safety policies and procedures - (Essential)
  • 5% - Schedule, coordinate and conduct required EKU Aviation Safety Standdowns - (Essential)
  • 5% - Support the office functions by completing al lother duties and special projects as assigned - (Essential)

Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending upon the needs of the unit, available sponsorship budget, and the qualifications of the candidate.

Funding Source: Institutional

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

AA/EEO Statement

Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

Background Check Statement

Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

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