One Sky Flight, the second-largest private aviation company, is currently seeking a qualified candidate to join our Safety Department as a Safety Management System (SMS) Manager! This position supports Flight Options (located in Richmond Heights, OH and an 11 time Northcoast 99 winner!) and Flexjet (located in Dallas, TX). The SMS Manager, with delegated authority from the Chief Safety Officer, develops, executes and administrates the One Sky Flight Safety Management System (SMS).  This role will design, plan and coordinate with all departments the details of the One Sky Flight SMS in compliance with industry guidelines and Federal Regulations. In addition, this position will be responsible for the Emergency Response Program, Just Culture program, and SMS database used by the safety program. This position is located in Cleveland, Ohio.



  • Assists the Chief Safety Officer (CSO) in development and implementation of an SMS in accordance with the guidance contained in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 14 CFR Part 5 and Advisory Circular (AC) 120-92B
  • Administrates, plans and leads all risk working groups
  • Assists the CSO in planning and administration of Safety Review Boards
  • Manages relationships with representatives from all operational departments, regulatory authorities/governing bodies (FAA, NTSB, ICAO, etc.) regarding the development and management of the OneSky SMS
  • Responsible for the research, analysis and development of hazard identification processes to enhance the OneSky SMS
  • Manages, develops and coordinates change management, risk assessments and safety analysis  within the OneSky SMS
  • Develops, compiles and distributes analysis, trends and statistics based upon SMS data and makes recommendations based upon a data driven approach to safety
  • Tracks safety recommendations, hazards, risks, findings, corrective actions, contributing factors, root causes to ensure accuracy, reporting and follow-up as necessary
  • Assists in event-specific investigations into all safety related aspects of company operations, including, but not limited to aircraft accidents, incident, irregular events, OSHA, EPA, etc. and as assigned
  • Develops and administrates reporting as necessary for executive management to include safety and risk findings, corrective actions, and evaluations of the effectiveness of those actions as well as SMS status updates
  • Provides safety, security and SMS training to employees
  • Work as an Assistant Aircraft Operator Security Coordinator (AOSC) as assigned
  • Manages and exercises the Emergency Response Plans within the OneSky network
  • Responsible for the management, monitoring of the Just Culture program and its effectiveness
  • Leads the Safety communications to employees within the OneSky network as well as the safety awards program
  • Represent the safety team at industry and company meetings, industry conferences and events as well as any industry working groups as assigned
  • Any other duties as assigned by the CSO


  • Bachelor's degree in an Aviation or Safety discipline, Business Management, or related degree; three (3) or more years experience in aviation safety; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Commercial Pilot certificate, A&P certificate, and/or FAA Dispatcher certificate desired
  • Previous experience with SMS management or oversight
  • SMS Certification or Just Culture Certification desired
  • Prior experience managing an Emergency Response Program within an organization desired
  • Strong knowledge in aviation risk management
  • Proven experience developing and facilitating training programs and presenting to both small and large audiences in various levels of leadership
  • Prior experience in managing complex projects and initiatives


  • Must have knowledge of air carrier operations disciplines and administration
    Strong knowledge of aviation safety principles, quality management fundamentals, and regulatory agencies and their function as related to air carrier operations (FAA, DOT, OSHA, etc) desired
  • Must possess knowledge of NTSB and ICAO functions as related to air carrier operations
  • Proven project management experience, management of complex projects and initiatives, and with databases as it relates to safety operations
  • Ability to act as a Safety Ambassador for the organization both internally and externally
  • Successful candidate must be able to speak publicly and present on the individual level, senior management level, and to large audiences, including all employees with the OneSky network, industry professionals and federal agencies
  • Possess a high degree of proficiency with MS Office products (including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook)
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written are necessary to perform job at the expected level with the ability provide exceptional customer service to all levels of the organization
  • Successful candidate must be able to write effective reports, business correspondence, and manuals
  • Successful candidate must have strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ablilty to respond calmly and handle many customer demands in a fast paced environment with constantly shifting priorities
  • Must possess a passionate attention to detail and the ability to work in a team atmosphere