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Air Methods Operational Control Specialist - LifeSave in Greenwood Village, Colorado


Job Summary Responsible for providing surveillance and operational support for all Air Methods flight operations. Monitor and oversee safe conduct of flight operations. This position is located in Greenwood Village, Colorado which facilitates aircraft operations 24/7/ 365 days a year throughout the United States and Internationally. Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and oversee safe conduct of flight operations of the company’s aircraft.

  • Monitor crew duty time limitations, currency requirements and aircraft status to ensure compliance with applicable Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR).

  • Review all medical Flight Risk Assessments as required with the pilot-in-command in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations.

  • Collect, disseminate and distribute all information regarding Operational Control problems, which require immediate attention. Expedite follow-up action as required to resolve such problems.

  • Report and record all irregularities, which involve flight operations safety or emergency measures.

  • Analyze and evaluate meteorological information to determine potential hazards to safety of flight.

  • Communicate information and data as required, especially regarding hazardous flight conditions and pertinent information affecting the safety of flight

  • Participate in frequent and detailed recurrent training courses covering company operations policy and Federal Air Regulations as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

  • Maintain current knowledge and understanding of all operation manuals and regulatory requirements pertinent to areas of responsibility and authority.

  • Other Duties as assigned.

    Additional Job Requirements

  • Regular scheduled attendance, rotating shifts 8-10 hours , day, mid, and night

  • Indicate the percentage of time spent traveling: <10%

    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 This position has no supervisory responsibilities. Qualifications 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

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and three to five years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations.

  • Successfully pass knowledge and practical test, required of 14 CFR 135.619

  • Successfully pass FAA mandated Drug and Alcohol Test

  • 2+ years’ experience (within the last 5 years) in any one or a combination of the following:

  • Military aircraft operations as a pilot or meteorologist

  • Part 135 Air Ambulance Air carrier operations as a pilot (helicopter or airplane)

  • Air carrier operations as a certified aircraft dispatcher or meteorologist

  • Aircraft operations as an air traffic controller or flight service specialist

  • Air Ambulance Communication Center Flight Follower


  • Demonstrated ability to us active listening, good judgement and problem solving skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, in the English language

    Computer Skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Suite, including Word, Excelt and Outlook

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • FAA Commercial/Instrument (Rotorcraft or Airplane) Certificate or FAA Dispatcher Certificate preferred

  • Hiring Salary Range: $46,000-$57,500

  • Benefits: Air Methods provides a comprehensive benefits package. We believe our benefits should be as diverse as our teammates. We offer competitive medical, dental and vision coverage along with voluntary accident, hospitalization and critical illness coverage, short and long term disability, life and AD&D, time off programs, pretax and Roth 401(k) with a generous company match, tuition reimbursement, profession training and certifications, dependent care support, EAP and concierge services to name just some of what we have to offer.

    This position is subject to drug and/or alcohol testing per the DOT/FAA requirements (pre-employment, random, reasonable cause/suspicion, post-accident). 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.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)