USI Job Opportunity: Project Lead / Flight Instructor

USI Job Opportunity - Project Lead - Flight Instructor USI Job Opportunity - Project Lead - Flight Instructor


USI is looking to hire a Project Lead / Flight Instructor based in Panama City, Florida.


POSITION DESCRIPTION                                                                  Click Here to Download Full Description

Position Title: Project Lead / Flight Instructor                                         Department: Operations

Reports To: Director of Training                                                                 Supervises: No

Employment Type: Full-Time                                                                      Classification: Salary

Date: TBD                                                                                                       Location: Panama City, Florida


This multi-faceted teaching position delivers USI training programs nationwide through in-person and virtual flight training on various uncrewed aircraft.  Additionally, this position manages day-to-day flight activities at one of USI’s training sites.   


•    Conduct flight instruction, both in person and via simulator, on VTOL and fixed-wing uncrewed aircraft. 

•    Manage the student learning and certification testing process.

•    Support the Director of Training with scheduling and logistics for USI training.

•    Support the Director of Training and Project Managers with ongoing contracts.

•    Serve as onsite USI representative at training sites.

•    Interact with customer personnel to achieve learning objectives and contract requirements.  

•    Support coursework/curriculum development.

•    Provide support to product development, sales, and business development teams.

•    Assist with managing client relationship expectations and enhance opportunities for the growth of existing business.

•    Support the development of and tracking of training framework updates.

•    Assist with the security, tracking, and maintenance of USI equipment with USI compliance software.

•    Remain current on the UAS regulatory environment and development of the uncrewed aircraft industry.

•    Remain current on USI products and services.

•    When appropriate, serve as flight operations Site Safety Manager, assuring people in and around UAS operations are adequately outfitted with Personal Protective Equipment and that operations are conducted safely. 

•    Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in any field.

  • An FAA Remote Pilot Certificate with a Small UAS rating is required.

  • FAA Private Pilot Certificate is required; instrument rating is preferred.

  • Successful completion of USI training and certification programs (within 90 days of hire).

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Desire for excellence in all aspects of work

  • Ability to manage multiple projects/time to accomplish the required tasks

  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Ability to anticipate requirements and act proactively to support project requirements



  • The employee's primary work site will be the Panama City, Florida USI office.

  • Travel to customer locations to provide training may be required (all travel costs reimbursed).

  • The position requires work in office/classroom environments and outdoors for flight training in different weather conditions.

  • Must be able to hear well and speak clearly.

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If interested, please apply by submitting the application form below.


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