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PNNL Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Government / Defence / Aerospace

United States flagUnited States | N. America

Director of Safety - Challenger CL-30






Employment - Permanent
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Minimum requirements

Total time
3500 hours
PIC time
1000 hours
1500 hours
1500 hours
Type rating
Not required (Training Provided)
Flight time notes
  • Military may use the .3 hour per flight/sortie conversion factor.
  • 1,500 hours of multiengine turbine time.
Preferred time
  • Experience flying Part 25 jet aircraft (or equivalent) at 1,000 AGL and below
Lic. Authority
Class 1
Covid-19 vaccination
Required where permitted by applicable law

Additional requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and 15+ years of relevant experience OR Advanced degree and 13+ years of relevant experience
  • The Aviation Manager, Aviation Safety Point of Contact, Aviation SME and ARM Aerial Facility pilot for PNNL must hold a current ATP certificate for the class and category aircraft for which the PNNL pilot will be required to operate
  • Have at least two years of experience as PIC of an aircraft of similar class and category for which they will be required to operate.
  • Have at least 3 years of experience as a supervisor of an aviation specific department within an aviation unit or company which operated Part 25 aircraft or similar.
  • Have formal education/training in aviation safety and have two years of experience as an aviation safety professional.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the aviation mishap investigation process, emergency preparedness, aviation safety and human factors.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of regulations and standards relating to aircraft operations
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of aviation Safety Management Systems and/or the ISBAO system and protocols.
  • Have a valid aeronautical Radio Telephone Operators permit
  • Have a valid and current passport


  • Advanced Degree in Aviation
  • Military crew served jet experience
  • Military department level experience
  • Experience in aviation operations, maintenance operations and practices
  • Basic understanding of the FAA modifications of aircraft process
  • Experience working with Safety Management Systems, ISBAO certifications, and management of safety programs
  • Experience in positions of authority and making difficult decisions
  • Have a good understanding of helicopter capabilities and operations.
  • Have excellent communication skills and good public speaking/presentation skills
  • Demonstrated history of leadership success in small to large organizations
  • Have familiarity with Unmanned Aerial System operations and regulatory environment

Interview, screening and training section

Step 1
Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.
Step 2
All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).
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Equal opportunity employer

PNNL Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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Director of Safety - Challenger CL-30
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