Scott Smith

Scott Smith

Summary

I have earned a bachelor's and master's degree in aviation management that have provided me with extensive knowledge of the aviation industry. I have also earned a Juris Doctor that provides me with a solid educational background in the legal field and would be particularly useful concerning such activities as regulatory interpretation and compliance. I have garnered experience with Microsoft Office applications through all of my degrees by writing reports, a thesis, a published paper, and making presentations concerning many of those writings. These writings and presentations also fostered my development of excellent written- and verbal-communication skills. As Editor-in-Chief of the law review, my job revolved around meeting deadlines and prioritizing assignments for myself and for the staff. I remained self-motivated to finish many tasks and work with the 46 staff members of the law review I managed to ensure the members were efficiently trained to complete their assigned job tasks competently, professionally, and correctly. My internship with the National Transportation Safety Board exposed me to the investigatory, regulatory, and governmental aspects of the aviation industry through my participation in aircraft accident investigations and collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration. Working at Gateway Aviation Services provided me insight into numerous aspects of ramp operations. Also, my experience as Research Assistant at Arizona State University provided me experience in conducting research in the field of aviation.

Work History

Work History
May 2008 - May 2009

Editor-in-Chief of the Oklahoma City University Law Review

Oklahoma City University
-Directed the final stage of a two-year "catch-up" initiative that successfully returned the review to an up-to-date publishing schedule -Implemented streamlining procedures that assisted in the "catch-up" process and will help the review remain on schedule -Developed training for and managed the activities of the 46 staff and board members of the law review -Acted as representative of the law review to outside institutions and liaison between the law review and the authors, school administration, students, and public
Aug 2005 - Oct 2006

Aviation Department Graduate Research Assistant

Arizona State University
-Compiled an in-depth literature review of global pilot screening and selection procedures for my thesis -Assisted in compiling a grant proposal for the aviation department that used part of my literature review -Researched potential grant opportunities for the Arizona State University aviation department
Sep 2004 - Sep 2005

Ramp Operations Specialist

Gateway Aviation Services
-Received consistently positive feedback from pilots and crew regarding the speed and professionalism of my service -Ensured that the airport's customers were always treated to the highest level of customer service -Learned applicable safety and security regulations and complied with them for passenger, crew, and employee safety -Conducted fuel-quality control checks in the airport's fuel farm and on the trucks used to deliver the fuel -Refueled and serviced a wide variety of military and civilian aircraft
May 2004 - Jul 2004

Intern

National Transportation Safety Board Southeast Regional Office
-Co-authored several preliminary and final aircraft-accident reports that were published after supervisor review and editing -Attended three on-scene aircraft-accident investigations and participated in documenting and examining the accident aircraft -Participated in interviewing aircraft-accident crew members and witnesses to aircraft accidents -Assisted in researching the accident history of a particular aircraft to determine if a safety recommendation was necessary
Nov 2002 - Apr 2004

Ramp Operations Specialist

Gateway Aviation Services
-Received consistently positive feedback from pilots and crew regarding the speed and professionalism of my service -Ensured that the airport's customers were always treated to the highest level of customer service -Learned applicable safety and security regulations and complied with them for passenger, crew, and employee safety -Conducted fuel-quality control checks in the airport's fuel farm and on the trucks used to deliver the fuel -Refueled and serviced a wide variety of military and civilian aircraft

Education

Education
2006 - 2009

Juris Doctor

Oklahoma City University School of Law
2004 - 2007

Master of Science

Arizona State University
1999 - 2004

Bachelor of Science

Arizona State University

Certifications

Certifications

Instrument Rating

Federal Aviation Administration

Private Pilot Certificate

Federal Aviation Administration