Regional Aviation Director - San Antonio, TX (Homebased)

Air Methods - San Antonio, TX (30+ days ago)3.1

Job Summary

Responsible for the organization, direction and administration tasks assigned within a regional area in relationship to overseeing aviation activities and personnel. Responsible for daily aviation duties and oversees the activities of aviation personnel within the region. May be required to work with other field management including aviation, maintenance, and clinical to ensure a coordinated and efficient response to service requests.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Exercise operational control over operations in region. Ensure all operations within region are compliant with regulations, operations specifications and General Operations Manual.
  • Accountable for aviation operations for the region and responsible for Regional Aviation Managers
  • Serves as the Regional Aviation subject matter expert and aviation liaison with customers.
  • Responsible for thorough knowledge of Air Methods’ policies and procedures, assigned area’s operational goals and objectives, and ensures flight operations activities are in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations/Aeronautical Information Manual (FAR) and the General Operations Manual guidelines (GOM).
  • Coordinates with the Regional Safety Director in the region on safety related matters and issues.
  • Investigates aviation mishaps and performs a root cause analysis upon request with assistance from Regional Aviation Managers.
  • Advises the Director of Operations and Chief Pilot regarding out-of-compliance or safety issues.
  • Accountable to ensure audit deficiencies and compliance issues found in their area of responsibility are corrected by the Regional Aviation Managers
  • Monitors and responds to safety reporting submissions. Accident, Incident, Damage, Malfunction, Operations Report (AIDMOR), Aviation Safety Program (ASAP), Post Accident/Incident Plan (PAIP) and OAIR reports. Identifies and ensures reportable events requirements are complied with.
  • Performs duties as required by the Air Methods Emergency Response Plan.
  • Promotes safety by promoting Air Methods Safety Management System (SMS) and the ASAP program.
  • Provides counsel to aviation staff on technical and professional issues. Identifies and mentors high performing employees.
  • Implements and facilitates company programs and initiatives.
  • Provides training and direction to Regional Aviation Managers.
  • Oversees and approves new base set-up and final approval that base pilots are ready to take flights.
  • Final approval on Regional Aviation Manager and Pilot hiring, as well as aviation personnel disciplinary and termination procedures.
  • Coordinates internal audits as completed by Regional Aviation Manager; directly involved with external FAA base audits.
  • Resolves escalated Aviation issues from Regional Aviation Managers, Pilots, and Area Managers.
  • Regular scheduled attendance
  • Other Duties as assigned.
Subject to applicable laws and Air Method’s policies, regular attendance is an essential function of the position. All employees must follow Air Methods’ employment practices and policies.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises Regional Aviation Managers in Region. Carries out Supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, selecting, hiring, and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems. For Exempt Managers: Managers that carry out these responsibilities for two or more employees will have significant input in hiring and termination decisions.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In accordance with applicable laws, Air Methods will provide reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden so disabled employees may perform the essential functions of the position.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university and ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in aviation and air medical transports
  • Minimum of 2,500 flight hours
  • Two (2) years of experience in a Part 135 operation preferred

  • Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to manage and administer a broad range of tasks
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions
  • Ability to prepare written reports and correspondences and presentations to senior leadership
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships internally and externally
  • Ability to be available 24/7 for operational requirements
Computer Skills

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook,
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (Airplane or Rotorcraft)
  • Possess a FAA Second Class Medical
Air Methods is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.