Dispatcher (NJUS) (Columbus, OH, US, 43219)
Purpose of Position
The Dispatcher exercises joint flight release responsibilities with the flight crew. The Dispatcher is responsible for planning the safe and efficient operation in accordance with federal aviation regulations and company flight manuals. The Dispatcher preplans daily flight operations and informs appropriate personnel concerning changes in flight status. The Dispatcher validates suitability of crew and aircraft for each scheduled departure. The Dispatcher coordinates the optimum utilization of aircraft and crews during irregular operation(s). The Dispatcher is responsible to stay informed of the status of all assigned flights during their shift. The Dispatcher exercises joint release responsibility with the pilot in command within the operational control system to safely plan and release each flight.
Tasks and Responsibilities
- Provides the highest level of safety and service for all Flight Crews, owners and employees by creating accurate, compliant flight-plans to include routing, weight & balance, and aircraft performance. Assesses departure/arrival weather to determine trip feasibility. Communicates with Owner Services and alters aircraft destinations as necessary. Files flight-plans with the Air Traffic Control System. Utilizes all available tools to ensure safety and regulatory compliance are met or exceeded. Exercises joint release responsibility in conjunction with the flight crew in the interest of safety.
- Anticipates and proactively takes action to resolve future trip/dispatch events, situations, and opportunities.
- Flight Following as workload allows.
- Continuously looks for best practices and ways to integrate process improvement and efficiencies in the job function.
- Note: It is not possible to list all required job duties on this form. There may be other important duties assigned, depending on the position. For a full list of essential job functions, please refer to the essential functions worksheet for that position.
Bachelor's in Aviation
Certifications and Licenses
FAA Flight Dispatcher License
Years of Experience
0-2 years of experience
Strives for Positive Results
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other (KSAOs)
- Thorough knowledge of weather theory, charts, and reports in the METAR format including TAF's and NOTAMs.
- Must have knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations, with an emphasis on Parts 91, 91K and 135.
- Internship or prior work experience with an airline, FBO, flight department or airport is beneficial.