TDOT Chief Pilot - Nashville, TN - Chief Pilot or Management Pilot Job

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Compensation: $5,483.00 - $7,128.00
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Min Multi Engine Land: 4000


The Tennessee Department of Transportation is currently accepting applications for motivated individuals to serve as a Chief Pilot in the Nashville, TN area.

TDOT’s Flight services is a section of the Aeronautics Division and reports to the Director of Aeronautics. Flight Services consists of pilots and maintenance staff that is responsible for the operation of seven aircraft, which are based at the John C. Tune Airport, in Nashville, TN.

TDOT provides air travel for the State executive leadership traveling on official state business. Additionally, Flight Services partners with TDOT’s Design Division and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency by providing flights for aerial missions across the State of Tennessee.

Current fleet includes Beechcraft King Air 350, 200, and 90, Cessna Caravan, Beechcraft Baron, Cessna 182, and a Partenavia P68 Observer 2.


  • Oversee aircraft operations, to include pilot safety and training, flight scheduling, and other operational aspects as required.
  • Lead and supervise a staff of six (6) pilots and develop staff to support engagement, growth, and inspire a culture of achievement.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive safety management system that promotes the safe and efficient operations of State owned and operated aircrafts.
  • Champion and maintain a department safety standard that will provide TDOT and our crewmembers with a hazard-free workplace to the maximum extent possible.
  • Establish strategies and manage a budget to optimize flight operations.
  • Maintain and update TDOT’s Standard Operating Procedures for Flight Services
  • Assist with human resource administration to include recruiting, hiring, training and retention.


  • Education equivalent to a standard H.S. diploma and possession of a current commercial pilot’s certificate with appropriate ratings as issued by the Federal Aviation Administration and a minimum of 4,000 hours flying time, of which 2,000 hours must have been in multi-engine aircraft.
  • Physical Condition:Applicants must successfully pass and maintain a Class 2 physical examination every 12 months are prescribed by the FAA.
  • Necessary Special Qualifications: Licensed as a FAA commercial pilot. Must possess current instrument, single and multi-engine ratings.

Specific skills, knowledge or experience required or desired

  • Experience as PIC on King Air 90, 200 & 350 in Part 91 and 135 on-demand charter operations.
  • Experience coordinating aircraft maintenance operations and identifying process improvements.

Applications must be submitted online in order to be considered for the position. The position will become available 8/4/2021.

Flight Time Minimum Requirements

Multi Engine Land: 
4000 hours


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