General Nature of Work:
Pilots jet, rotary-wing or multi-engine aircraft in both routine and law enforcement support missions.
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 jet, rotary-wing or multi-engine aircraft during routine flights and special law enforcement missions.
Develops and implements policies and procedures.
Interviews, hires or makes recommendations on selections, evaluations and terminations of other pilots.
Recommends new aircraft purchases and conducts studies to determine most cost effective aircraft.
Develops training strategy and implements flight training and standardization programs.
Develops and implements safety, quality control and inspection procedures for fuel operations.
Ensures that periodic aircraft maintenance, modifications and inspections are accomplished.
Prepares flight plans and mission profiles.
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 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.
Knowledge of flight characteristics and systems of assigned aircraft.
Knowledge of flight planning, air navigation, meteorology and map reading.
Knowledge of modern law enforcement techniques.
Knowledge of state statutes which define criminal activities.
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 plan, organize, assign, supervise and review the work of professional pilots.
Ability to interpret rules, regulations and laws and to disseminate relevant information to other personnel.
Ability to meet and cope with the hazards resulting from the exchange of gunfire.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
Some positions require successful completion of the standard Department of Public Safety course required for all law enforcement officers.
(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.