Junior Flight Instructor (Pool) - Aviation

Central Washington University
Ellensburg, WA
Closing date
Jul 3, 2022

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Job Summary
Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21.14.1 , CWU employees must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021. Your vaccine status will be verified if/when a job offer is made. Information about medical and religious accommodations are available here: www.cwu.edu/hr/ . Failure to meet the vaccination policy (or approval of a medical or religious accommodation) will result in revocation of the offer.

The principle function of flight instructors is to accomplish safe, efficient, and student-satisfying flight training that complies with University policies and procedures and FAA regulations. All employees are expected to support CWU's commitment to diversity and to bring and support inclusion into the university environment.
Job Duties
- Meets with each student as published on schedule. Ensures that all individual flight lessons including ground instruction on aircraft systems, training maneuvers, procedures, and other flight related subjects; instrument training; preflight/post flight-debriefings and providing in-flight training to ensure students have a thorough understanding and comprehension of the training materials; and simulator training are completed according to the Training Course Outline specifications.
- Ensures that all appropriate endorsements are made in the student's flight book and personal logbook
- Submits requests for stage checks upon completion of each stage of flight training with Chief Flight Instructor. Ensures that all flight lessons and flight books are completed before request for stage check
- Ensures that all training activities, flights, and briefings are conducted in a timely fashion
- Ensures safety of flight training activities by routinely performing pre- and post-flight checks of aircraft
- Meets with supervisors on a regular basis to evaluate student performance and progress
- Participates in ongoing training to maintain proficiency and to increase instructing credentials
- Assists in recruitment functions to attract new students to the aviation program
- Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate degree

U.S. Commercial Pilot Certificate or ATP
  • Single Engine Land (indicate dates of first issue)
  • Instrument Airplane
  • Meet the recent flight experience requirements of 61.56 and 61.57 to carry passengers and hold the minimum required instrument experience listed in 61.57c or completed an instrument proficiency check within the last six months

Current Flight Instructor Certificate (CFI)
  • Airplane Single Engine (indicate dates of first issue)

FAA Medical Certificate
  • Current certification required (indicate date of current issue)
  • No restrictions that would prevent performance of flight duties assigned by CWU or performance of normal non-flying flight line activities

Other requirements
  • Finalists will be required to satisfactorily complete an evaluation/standardization check flight with CWU's chief pilot
  • Applicants must provide an authorized release permitting CWU's chief pilot to examine the applicant's FAA Accident/Incident file
  • Demonstrated willingness and/or experience working with students and/or co-workers from a wide range of abilities, backgrounds, and experiences.

OR applicable combination of education and/or experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Certified Flight Instructor with Instrument Airplane (CFII)
  • Certified Flight Instructor with Multiengine (MEI)
  • Prior experience in the following aircraft: Piper Archer, Cessna Skyhawk, Piper Seminole, experience with Garmin avionics a plus.
  • Prior experience in turbo-prop or jet aircraft
  • Bilingual English/Spanish proficiency
  • Experience or interest in mentoring students from a variety of backgrounds
  • Potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations
  • Experience working with students from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds
  • 500 hours of dual flight instruction given as a flight instructor or possess a Gold Seal CFI
  • 100 hours of flight time in the last 12 months
  • Willing to commit to a minimum of 18 months of employment at CWU

  • Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines, and work schedules.
  • Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
  • Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
  • Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary : up to $3,094.30 per month if a 40 hour work week is met. This will be disbursed twice monthly (semimonthly). If full-time (40 hour work week) is not attained due to variables such as weather, aircraft availability, etc., your semimonthly rate of pay will be reduced and will reflect the number of hours worked. This is an overtime eligible position; and you are eligible for overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a work week.

Schedule/Appointment : Up to 40 hours per week / Hours may vary / 9.5 month cyclic appointment / PSE Bargaining Unit BUC

Working Conditions : This position may work indoors and outdoors, at times in hot/cold/noisy/dirty/wet/confined areas such as aircraft cockpits, mechanical rooms, etc., and may need to physically access work areas with the equipment and tools necessary for completion of the job. This often requires standing/crawling/bending/walking/ climbing while carrying/pulling/pushing/lifting associated with equipment or tools. May need to drive a service vehicle in congested areas.

Benefits : CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: https://www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits

An employee of CWU may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program if the employee has student loans. To learn more, visit: https://ofm.wa.gov/state-human-resources/public-service-loan-forgiveness-program.
How To Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
  • A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting;
  • Resume including work history, education, training;
  • Evidence of FAA physical; and
  • Contact information for three professional references.

Screening Begins Immediately, and will continue as positions become available

**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Contact Information
Name: Lisa Broweleit
Title: Program Support Supervisor
Email: Lisa.Broweleit@cwu.edu
Phone: 509-925-4009
Website: CWU Aviation

Please contact Human Resources at hr@cwu.edu or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
Conditions of Employment
Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21.14.1, CWU employees must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021. Your vaccine status will be verified if/when a job offer is made. Information about medical and religious accommodations are available here: www.cwu.edu/hr/. Failure to meet the vaccination policy (or approval of a medical or religious accommodation) will result in revocation of the offer.

Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to sign a Sexual Misconduct disclosure in pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080and submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.

This position is part of a Public School Employees of Washington (PSE) bargaining unit.

The seniority date for the selected applicant shall be set in accordance with Article 43.2 of the Public School Employees (PSE) collective bargaining agreement

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