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At National, we promote talent from within, and cultivate a culture where outstanding merit is met with meaningful reward. We provide the tools and training needed for ongoing professional growth, and facilitate development of new skills to meet changing requirements. We value achievement, and recognize those who go above and beyond to ensure mission success. If you share our commitment to providing the utmost care for passengers, cargo and customers, then we invite you to Go National.

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National Airlines is currently seeking to fill the following position:


  • Director of Operations
    Operations / Americas

    Job Description:

    The Director of Operations for National Airlines is responsible to the Vice President-Airline Operations for the overall operation of National Airlines’ Air Carrier Operation.

    Essential Functions:

    • The Director of Operations has the ultimate responsibility for the Operational Control of National Airlines’ Air Carrier Certificate and associated operations.
     
    • Responsible to serve as liaison with the Federal Aviation Administration, Certificate Holding District Office.
     
    • Responsible for the scheduling, flight planning, flight release, flight following and operational control of all operations conducted under the authority of National Airlines’ Air Carrier Certificate and associated operations specifications.
     
    • Responsible for the initiation continuation, diversion and termination of a flight in accordance with the applicable 14 CFRs and associated documents; and National Airlines’ Air Carrier Certificate and associated operations specifications.
     
    • Responsible for canceling, diverting or delaying any flight if in his opinion, or the opinion of the pilot in command, the flight cannot operate or continue to operate safely as planned or released. • Responsible for notifying the pilot in command of any emergency situation arising during flight that requires immediate decision and action
     
    • Responsible for ensuring that each flight is monitored from the departure point to arrival point including intermediate stops, diversions, maintenance or mechanical delays encountered at places of origin, destination and/or intermediate stops, and any known conditions that may adversely affect the safety of the flight
     
    • Responsible for restricting or suspending operations if he is aware of any conditions, including airport and runway conditions that are a hazard to safe operations exist until such conditions are corrected. • Responsible for restricting or suspending operations if it is determined at any time that sufficient facilities are not available for releasing and monitoring National Airlines flights.
     
    • The Director of Operations is jointly responsible with the pilot in command for the operational control of a specific flight.
     
    • Directly responsible for the supervision and oversight of the operations personnel as defined on the Organizational chart.
     
     • Responsible for preparing and maintaining the forms and records necessary to ensure compliance with National Airlines’ approved/accepted manuals, as applicable, including but not limited to the record and report requirements defined in 14 CFR Part 12.
     
    • Responsible for the preparation, content, procedures, maintenance, control, distribution, availability and currency of all manuals assigned to the Director of Operations.
     
    • Responsible for ensuring that all manuals controlled by the Director of Operations interface appropriately with the other manuals approved/accepted, as applicable, for National Airlines This includes interfacing with the responsible manager for the specified documents.
     
    • Responsible for ensuring that properly qualified, trained and certified, as applicable, personnel are designated to fill flight operations positions including but not limited to flight crewmembers and Flight Followers. This responsibility includes reviewing the qualification requirements contained in the appropriate position description contained in this Section as well as, interfacing with the requirements defined in the Training Manual maintained under separate cover to ensure that the qualification requirements and crewmember training/checking requirements are consistent throughout National Airlines’ manuals and that they are compliant with the appropriate regulatory requirements for the specified position.
     
    • Responsible for the training, checking and qualifications of all crewmembers, check airmen, instructors and flight followers. This includes the evaluation of and authority to use, out source training agencies, simulators and training devices approved for National Airlines.
     
    • Responsible for monitoring National Airlines’ approved/accepted, as applicable, manuals under the control of the Director of Operations, the operations specifications, 14 CFRs, FAA Orders, Airworthiness Directives, Advisory Circulars, Handbook Bulletins, Directives and Manufacturer’s recommendations to ensure that all operations conducted under the authority of National Airlines’ Air Carrier Certificate are conducted with the highest level of safety and in compliance with the referenced documents.
     
    • Responsible for and authorized to submit correspondence, manual revisions, original manual submittals, operations specifications revisions, notices or address any other matters involving the Federal Aviation Administration.
     
    • Responsible for the safe, proper and compliant operation of all aircraft owned and/or operated by National Airlines.
     
    • Responsible for developing and implementing air carrier policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all governmental laws, Federal Aviation Regulations, Foreign Regulations and any associated documents applicable to the scope and type of operation authorized under National Airlines’ Air Carrier Certificate and Operations Specifications.
     
     • Responsible for developing and implementing air carrier policies and procedures as required, to cover changing conditions, new equipment, experience and competency of all flight operations personnel. This includes the authority to establish and modify/amend the policies for Airman Duties/Flight Deck Procedures. • In the absence or unavailability of the Chief Pilot, the Director of Operations may assume the duties and responsibilities contained therein.
     
    • Responsible for serving as, or meeting the qualification requirements to serve as pilot in command and/or second in command. Refer to the position descriptions contained in this Section for a complete listing of the qualification requirements. The Director of Operations, if he has reached and exceeded his 65th birthday or becomes unable to hold an FAA Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificate, as appropriate, may serve or continue to serve in the capacity of Director of Operations. National Airlines will ensure that as a general corporate policy that the Director of Operations remains qualified on one aircraft type, as listed in the Operations Specifications

    Qualifications and Educational Requirements:

    The Director of Operations position is a required position approved under the criteria specified in, 14 CFR 119.67(a). This position must be filled by an individual on a full-time basis in accordance with the requirements contained in 14 CFR 119.65(a) to ensure the highest level of safety. The individual holding this position must be designated by National Airlines and approved by the Federal Aviation Administration. To serve as Director of Operations for National Airlines the individual must:
     
    • Hold an airline transport pilot certificate,
     
    • Have at least 3 years supervisory or managerial experience within the last 6 years in a position that exercised operational control over any operations conducted with large airplanes under 14 CFR Part 121; and
     
    • In the case of a person becoming a Director of Operations for the first time ever, have at least 3 years experience, within the past 6 years, as pilot in command of a large airplane operated under 14 CFR Part 121.
     
    • In the case of a person having previous experience as a Director of Operations, have at least 3 years experience as pilot in command of a large airplane operated under 14 CFR Part 121.
     
    • Must complete and maintain qualification in the training and checking requirements defined in National Airlines’ approved training manual as pilot in command and/or second in command or be previously rated on a type of aircraft operated by National Airlines.
     
    • Must complete and maintain currency in the training and checking requirements defined in National Airlines’ approved training manual to serve as pilot in command and/ or second in command if used in crew duty position.
     
    • Must have a clear understanding and working knowledge of all regulatory requirements including, but not limited to, National Airlines’ approved/accepted, as applicable, manuals, the operations specifications, 14 CFRs, FAA Orders, Airworthiness Directives, Advisory Circulars, Handbook Bulletins, Directives and Manufacturer’s recommendations.
     
    • Must read, write and speak English fluently.

    Travel Required: Yes

    National Air Cargo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  We prohibit discrimination in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, promotions or other conditions of employment or career development.  We take affirmative steps to hire and advance females, racial minorities, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.  We offer Reasonable Accommodations where necessary to candidates for employment and to our qualified employees with disabilities.
     
    The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
     
    The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change


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