Delaware Nation Industries, Inc

Lead Flight Dispatcher

Job Locations US-VA-Warrenton
ID
2022-1499
Category
Field Employee

Overview

DNI requires a Lead Watch Officer/Aircraft Dispatch Operations Specialist (DOS) IV to provide technical support services that include activities necessary to support flight operations and mission activity for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Program Operations’ Operational Control Center (OCC) in Warrenton, Virginia. This support requires knowledge of the aviation industry, flight operations, and aircraft dispatch, as well as laws, regulations, and policies affecting the scheduling, dispatching, and tracking of aircraft. The position is full-time, working 40 hours per week, and requires the ability to work different shifts in support of a 24/7/365 operation.

 

Responsibilities

Following is a general description of the work to be accomplished. Other duties may be identified as needs arise:

 

  • Conduct competency checks of personnel prior to each person performing DOS duties, and then at least once every twelve (12) calendar months thereafter, to ensure personnel have the appropriate knowledge and skill to perform duties in accordance with the Flight Program Operations General Manual and General Operations Manual.
  • Provide instruction and on-the-job training to enable new-hire OCC Watch Officers/DOS to perform duties in accordance with the Flight Program Operations General Manual and General Operations Manual.
  • Perform flight planning, flight release, flight following/locating, and flight arrival functions in support of international flights.
  • Analyze and resolve conflicts within the flight release, such as crew qualifications, crew rest, and aircraft airworthiness prior to the release of each aircraft.
  • Exercise delegated operational control through the execution of flight release, flight following/locating, and flight arrival functions in accordance with the Flight Program Operations General Manual and General Operations Manual by performing the tasks:
  • Verify that each crewmember meets the training, qualification, recency of experience, and crew pairing requirements prior to release of each aircraft; and each crewmember meets the flight, duty, and rest requirements prior to release of each aircraft.
  • Verify that each aircraft meets the airworthiness requirements prior to release of each aircraft, and each aircraft meets the weight and balance and aircraft performance requirements for the planned airports prior to the release of each aircraft.
  • Apply operating or performance limitations to the flight release, as necessary considering deferred maintenance items.
  • Prior to the release of each aircraft, obtain, verify, and provide the Pilot in Command (PIC) with the weather reports and forecasts, airport condition reports, and Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) applicable to the planned flight.
  • Prepare flight plans containing information such as maximum allowable takeoff and landing weights, weather reports and forecasts, airport conditions, NOTAMs, and other informational components required for safe completion of flight.
  • Monitor progress of each flight to provide applicable updates to the PIC of departure, en route, destination, and alternate weather, airport conditions and NOTAMs which may impact flight safety or mission accomplishment.
  • Maintain awareness of reported and forecasted weather conditions for departure, arrival, and alternate airports to include route to be flown.
  • Monitor, interpret, and provide real-time communications of NOTAMs.
  • Support missions in execution by providing flight crew assistance when requested.
  • Provide the on-coming OCC Watch Officer/DOS a shift change debrief of previous shift activity and expected activity during next shift.
  • Analyze and interpret flight inspection itineraries, taskings, and daily flight logs.
  • Work as part of a team to provide 24/7/365 operations-center type support to Flight Program Operations, the Joint Air Traffic Operations Center (JATOC) Air Watch Officer, and the Air Traffic Control System Control Center (ATCSCC) National Operations Manager.
  • Represent Flight Program Operations interests by acting as a liaison between Flight Program Operations, JATOC, and the ATCSCC.
  • Execute normal, abnormal, and emergency checklists in response to National Airspace System incidents.
  • Participate in Testing, Training, and Exercises (TTE) hosted by the JATOC or Flight Program Operations.
  • Gather and present Flight Program Operations metrics in the required formats.
  • Report hazards, potential hazards, and safety concerns to the manager or through the Flight Program Operations safety reporting system.
  • Document and/or report any issues or problems that arise in performing the requirements, in accordance with Flight Program Operations policies and procedures, and applicable 14 CFR requirements.
  • Use applications such as Microsoft Office products, Adobe, geospatial applications, flight planning applications to manage files, emails, and official documentation.

Qualifications

  • Must possess and maintain a valid FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate.
  • Must have a minimum of ten (10) years of experience in at least one of the following:
  • As an aircraft dispatcher exercising joint responsibility with the PIC in accordance with 14 CFR § 121.533 for the preflight planning, delay, and dispatch release of flights.
  • As a person authorized to exercise delegated operational control in accordance with 14 CFR § 121.537 for the initiation, continuation, diversion, and termination of flights.
  • As a person authorized to exercise delegated operational control in accordance with 14 CFR § 135.77 for large airplanes with an operator that utilized a flight dispatch or flight release system.
  • As an FAA Aviation Safety Inspector – Dispatch.
  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years of experience performing program office support to include documentation, records management, Microsoft Office (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Adobe, and database management systems.

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