General Nature of Work:
Directs air operations or pilots single-engine aircraft for an agency.
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 single-engine aircraft for various trips and program needs of an agency.
Performs maintenance of aircraft.
Maintains records of aircraft maintenance, hours flown and cost of operations.
Ensures flight logs and agency flight reports are completed.
Supervises the preventive maintenance and minor repairs on single-engine aircraft in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards.
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 aircraft flown.
Knowledge of FAA regulations.
Knowledge of flight planning, air navigation, meteorology and map reading.
Skill in the operation of a single-engine aircraft.
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:
Some positions require 1,500 hours of "Pilot in Command" time or 1,000 hours of low altitude "Pilot in Command" time as well as a second class medical certificate.
(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.