Overview:                  
The Deputy Director of Safety is responsible for supporting the association’s existing aviation safety programs, and developing new safety initiatives to benefit HAI’s membership.


This position reports to the Director of Safety and is classified as full-time, exempt.  

Essential Functions of the Position Include, but Are Not Limited To:
  • Support the HAI Director of Safety with the development and implementation of industry safety initiatives
  • Assist with providing feedback for the association’s response to proposed safety-related regulations and legislative initiatives
  • Collect, research, and analyze safety and accident data for subsequent statistical reporting
  • Represent HAI on various industry, government, and international boards, task forces, and meetings
  • Interact with aviation related agencies and organizations in support of the rotorcraft industry
  • Support HAI’s accreditation programs (IS-BAO & HAI APS) that assist helicopter operators in reducing incidents and accidents, while improving industry safety culture
  • Provide safety supervision for flight activities at the association’s annual trade show and exposition, HAI HELI-EXPO®
  • Assist the HAI safety team with responding to HAI members and the general public requests for rotorcraft safety assistance from HAI members and the general public
  • Serve as a staff liaison for assigned HAI committees
  • Contribute content for use in HAI’s printed and electronic publications
  • Ability to present safety presentations on behalf of HAI as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

The above statements are intended to describe the primary duties of the position and the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.

Desired Qualifications for the Position Include:
  • College or advanced degree related to aviation safety and/or management
  • Five or more years of related helicopter safety background, training, and experience
  • Previous experience with helicopter or other aviation-related organization
  • Experience implementing a Safety Management System (SMS)
  • Certificated helicopter pilot and/or maintenance technician
  • Prior international experience preferred
  • Experience with auditing protocols and accreditation programs
  • A passionate commitment to the promotion of helicopter safety
  • Highly motivated, able to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with prior experience in creating and delivering written proposals and public presentations
  • Research, data analysis, and report writing experience
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Detail oriented, self-starter, with strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to travel

Application Instructions:
  • Please submit cover letter, resume, and desired salary
  • Incomplete submissions will not be considered
  • All positions are located in Alexandria, VA
  • All candidates are subject to background screening and drug testing

Helicopter Association International is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Department: Operations
This is a management position
This is a full time position

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