Chief Pilot – Geisinger

by Charles Simmons

Job Title Chief Pilot Aviation OperationsLocation Danville, Pennsylvania

Job Category Transportation

Schedule Days

Work Type Full time

Date posted 12/17/2020

Job ID R-07400

Job Summary

Ensures that flight activity is within compliance of all Federal Aviation Administration Regulations.

Maintains aviation personnel’s FAA required records.

Schedules and assures that all aviation personnel maintain currency and proficiency in aircraft.

Job Duties

  • What are the expected standard daily hours for this position?-10
  • Is travel required?- More than 50%
  • Additional travel details-Possible cross state
  • What are the preferred qualifications for this position?-3 years part 135 experience
  • Additional working conditions: ex, On-call? Weekends? Holidays?-On-Call 2 week rotations
  • Weekends and Holidays Off
  • Supervises the aviation personnel training activities.
  • Conducts or supervises all training activities of aviation personnel.
  • Performs check rides with pilots and training as required.
  • Assists in the development of aviation operational policy.
  • Ensures that all aircraft are properly equipped for applicable operations.
  • Disseminates information to all aviation crewmembers pertaining to routes, airports, NOTAMS, NAVAIDS, program policies and regulations.
  • Maintains proficiency as Pilot-in-Command and proficiency in SPIFR operations.
  • Assists in preparing and maintaining proficiency records, pilot files, flight schedules, duty logs, and any other correspondence pertaining to flight operations activities.
  • Submits all reports regarding aviation personnel to the Director of Operations as required.
  • Maintains the aircraft copies of Operations Manual to assure that they are current at all base sites.
  • Ensures that all aviation personnel are licensed, certified and supervised according to the requirements specified in the Federal Aviation Regulation manual.
  • Maintains current aircraft checklists.
  • Maintains safety culture and puts safety as the top priority for aviation operations.
  • The Chief Pilot may delegate functions to other personnel, but retains full responsibility and accountability.
  • Assists in interviewing aviation personnel.
  • Assists in scheduling aviation personnel, including assigning Pilot-in-Command duties.
  • Serves as the Director of Training, as described in the Aviation Training Manual.
  • Coordinates and conducts the orientation of new pilot staff.
  • Line Pilot coverage duties to cover illness and vacations as needed.

Works in a patient care environment in and around aircraft and is exposed to possible infectious diseases and chemical toxins. Position may require sitting for long periods of time in a helicopter or in an office environment. Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. Exposed to non-conventional motion, noise, vibration, jet fumes, and extreme temperatures. Working conditions in or near aircraft and/or an aircraft hangar environment on a daily basis and may be exposed to loud aircraft noise, fumes, gases, odors, dust particles, and mechanical and electrical hazards. Travel may be required. Employee may not exceed 275lbs in weight in flight gear. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.


High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)


Minimum of 1 year-Managing people, processes, or projects (Required), Minimum of 1 year-Managerial/Supervisory (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Certified Airline Transport Pilot – Default Issuing Body; Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification – American Heart Association (AHA); Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification – American Heart Association (AHA); Valid Driver’s License – Default Issuing Body; Helicopter Instrument Training License (IFR) – Default Issuing Body; Certified Flight Instructor – Default Issuing Body

Our Purpose & Values

Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

About Geisinger

Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes nine hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

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