General Nature of Work:
Pilots fixed-wing or rotary-wing aircraft.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Pilots fixed-wing or rotary-wing aircraft in support of an agency mission or in support missions for other agencies.
Prepares flight plans and mission profiles.
Flies flight plan with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Inspects aircraft prior to flight.
Briefs and assists passengers.
Records flight time and aircraft malfunctions in the aircraft flight log and maintenance manual.
Reviews schedules for trips, including routes and weather checks.
Performs maintenance on aircraft.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of flight characteristics and systems of the aircraft flown.
Knowledge of FAA regulations.
Knowledge of flight planning, air navigation, meteorology and map reading.
Skill in the operation of the aircraft one is assigned.
Ability to recognize abnormal and unsafe flight operations and to initiate actions to handle in-flight emergencies.
Ability to communicate effectively.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
Licensed as a commercial pilot and rated for the type of aircraft one is assigned.