The Flight Instructor Pilot is responsible to the Flight Program Lead Pilot for performing duties assigned. As a certified pilot, the Flight Instructor Pilot is required to pilot the aircraft in accordance with all applicable FAA regulations. The essential functions include, but are not limited to,
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Vertex Aerospace - Flight Instructor Pilot, DEA Program (Ft. Worth, TX)

Vertex Aerospace • 
Ft. Worth, Texas, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:
The Flight Instructor Pilot is responsible to the Flight Program Lead Pilot for performing duties assigned. As a certified pilot, the Flight Instructor Pilot is required to pilot the aircraft in accordance with all applicable FAA regulations.
 
The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the duties listed in the following section:
 
Serve as Pilot in Command and Instructor Pilot of multiple aircraft types operating in Foreign and Domestic locations as mission requires. Full time responsibility located at main on-site Alliance TX Facility. However, may be required to travel to support operations worldwide, to include active combat zones, with potential deployment times of 30 days or more. Not normally, but could involve as much as 50%-75% travel annually.
Performs other duties as required to include, but not limited to responsibilities in support of the following:
  • Conducting flight training to include Flight Training Device (FTD) instruction
  • Assisting with operations and logistics related to drug enforcement activities
  • Transportation of equipment, personnel, evidence, prisoners, and VIPs
  • Conducting maintenance check flightsConducting flight profiles in conjunction with contractual requirementsWriting and developing curriculum.
Job Requirements:
Required Qualifications:
  • Valid Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) License
  • Current first class FAA medical certificate
  • No previous aviation accident record
  • No previous suspension or revocation of pilot designation(s) or rating(s) (e.g., FAA and military)US Citizenship. 
The following current FAA ratings are required:
  • Single-Engine Land (ASEL)
  • Multi-Engine Land (AMEL)
  • Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) – ASEL and AMEL 
  • Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) ASEL and AMEL
The following current FAA ratings are preferred:
  • Helicopter/Helicopter ATP
  • Certified Flight Instructor – Helicopter 
  • Certified Flight Instructor Instrument – Helicopter
Minimum Required Experience:
  • 1,500 hours logged total pilot time
  • 750 hours as an instructor to include 250 hours of instrument instruction
  • 200 hours night 
  • 750 hours cross country 
  • 250 hours instrument                 
Preferred Minimum Experience:
  • 200 hours Night Vision Goggle
  • 500 hours multi-engine Pilot-in Command (PIC)
  • 500 hours turbine engine PIC 
  • Experience conducting primary through advanced flight training for student pilots
  • King Air 350 PIC
  • Foreign flight experience.
Other Requirements:
  • Able to work any assigned shift or schedule, including mission support outside normal duty hours, and travel as required in support of mission requirements
  • Subject to on call status/2 hour recall
  • Willing to sign a one year contract 
  • Able to obtain and maintain in force a valid driver's license
  • May require firearms training and currency
  • Employment is contingent on background check and ability to obtain/maintain a Secret clearance
  • Spanish speaking ability is preferred.
PHYSICAL/WORK ENVIRONMENT MEDIUM - Exert up to 120 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently to flight control surfaces.Must be able to move and load 50 lbs. of materials without assistance or use of additional equipment in a timely manner. Must have and maintain FAA Class I Medical Certificate.
CLIMBING - Ascending or descending ladders using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized to perform duties on or off the wing of aircraft to perform preflight, post flight and emergency exit actions.
BALANCING - Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces; when performing duties on top or under the aircraft wing as part of preflight, post flight, or emergency exit of aircraft.
STOOPING - Bending body downward and forward. This factor is important as it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles to enter and exit aircraft cockpits and performing emergency exit actions.
CROUCHING - Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine in order to inspect the underside of aircraft wings and interior as part of preflight or post flight duties.
HANDLING - Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand and fingers to perform numerous preflight, in-flight and post flight tasks.
DIGITAL DEXTERITY - Working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole arm or hand as required for keypad entry of flight management systems.
EXPOSURE TO WEATHER - Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by the weather while performing preflight, in-flight and post flight operations and exterior ramp activities.
NOISE - Exposure to constant or intermittent sounds or a pitch or level sufficient to cause marked distraction or possible hearing loss. Performing flight operations and conducting exterior ramp operations such as preflight, post flight, and aircraft fueling.  
 
Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity.
Salary Range: Neg-Neg
Relocation: None
Travel: 75% Of The Time
Job Ident #: FLIGH01495
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