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Helicopter Pilot – Florida

Job Title: Helicopter Pilot
Closing Date/Time: Thu. 01/19/17 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Salary: $30.85 - $45.38 Hourly
$2,468.39 - $3,630.00 Biweekly
$64,178.19 - $94,380.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time, Regular
Location: Helicopter Operations Dept, Tower Drive, Naples, Florida


The purpose of this classification is to fly the county helicopter on emergency medical missions and medical inter-facility transport missions, to provide flight support to other county divisions, departments and agencies, and to provide professional, effective, safe and efficient public service assistance to the general public.
 Essential Functions:
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. Coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; confers with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise. Pilots assigned aircraft as needed to provide emergency medical services and medical evacuations; ensures aircraft readiness at all times. Reviews duty roster; conducts pilot shift change briefings with preceding shift pilots. Monitors radio frequencies and responds to dispatch calls for aircraft services to support ground units performing emergency/medical evacuation and Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Compiles mission, flight, and destination details; enters mission data in departmental computer log; makes weather assessments via briefings; determines fuel requirements for operation. Configures aircraft to accommodate operation and load requirements; calculates weight and balance data prior to each leg of each flight. Prepares a flight plan prior to each mission; evaluates and selects flight routes and landing sites giving consideration to weather, hazards and conditions, other air traffic, weight, range, and other navigational aids Performs pre-flight and post-flight inspection of aircraft, equipment and systems in accordance with FAA regulations; directs physical loading of aircraft; moves helicopter in/out of hangar. Conducts required crew and passenger briefings; communicates effectively and coherently over flight control and police/fire/EMS radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications. Files, opens and closes flight plans with appropriate authorities; reads and interprets Notices to Airmen (NOTAM), aviation maps, aeronautical charts, sectionals and charts. Operates the aircraft in accordance with federal, state, and local aviation regulation, policies, and procedures; performs aerial navigation; assists with landings in congested areas. Operates, interprets and evaluates various aircraft related gauges, sensors and instruments; reacts to and performs required action for caution/warning indicators; performs maintenance test flights and ground run operations. Assists medical personnel with lifting, carrying, loading and unloading patient to aircraft and on to a medical facility. Conducts aircraft and landing zone security; inspects ramp area for debris; inspects, services, and/or schedules maintenance of landing platform and ground power unit. Coordinates and schedules aircraft maintenance; locates, troubleshoots, records and reports maintenance discrepancies; assists mechanic with aircraft maintenance; notifies appropriate personnel of aircraft change of status as appropriate. Inspects the fuel facility in accordance with local airport authority and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines. Manages aircraft refueling operation; checks all fluids, air pressure, and tires; services the onboard oil and oxygen systems; performs routine hangar service and maintenance as needed. Cleans aircraft; maintains hangar, offices, and the appearance and condition of aircraft. Reviews and maintains aircraft logbooks for Airworthiness; records aviation updates in aeronautical charts, flight manuals, and publications as necessary. Organizes schedule and manages the department safety program and meetings; plans, develops and conducts flight safety training for designated law enforcement, EMS, and fire personnel. Maintains current aircraft, field and code manuals, FAA regulations, policies and procedures, employee handbooks, various aviation charts and maps and related material for reference and/or review; completes helicopter/aircraft logs and work sheets; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations. Attends shift and flight safety meetings, seminars, and specialized/update and in-service training sessions as required to maintain knowledge of departmental and county operations, to promote improved job performance, and to maintain knowledge of changing policies, procedures, codes, and laws; continually updates aircraft license and training. Prepares and/or receives a variety of forms, logs, requests, records, reports, correspondence, and other documents associated with daily responsibilities of this position; reviews, completes, processes, approves, forwards, maintains, and/or takes other action as appropriate; prepares and maintains files and records. Cooperates with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and its officers or representatives when activities are related to investigations within county jurisdiction. Operates a personal computer, printer, calculator, copy and facsimile machines, telephone, or other equipment as necessary to complete administrative functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, or other system software.
 Minimum Qualifications:
High school degree or GED and a minimum of 3,000 total flight hours with a minimum of 2500 helicopter flight hours (includes 1500 hours Pilot in Command (PIC) in helicopter; 500 hours rotor wing turbine time; 500 hours of cross-country flight time, a minimum of 100 hours of which were at night; 50 hours helicopter time within the preceding 12 months; flight hours must be verifiable through reliable documentation), five (5) years in commercial rotorcraft aviation, at least one (1) year of Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) experience; and no FAA certificate action within 5 years is preferred. Must possess and maintain a valid FAA Commercial Rotorcraft Pilot Certificate with an Instrument Rating for rotary wing aircraft and must maintain pilot proficiency in accordance with CFR Part 135 regulations; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain valid Class I or II aviation medical certificate. May be required to attain and maintain other certifications as related to position or for specialized areas of assignment. Post – offer drug screening (negative results) in accordance with FAA FAR Part 135 regulations is required. Must be able to report to work within an hour from notice to report. Fingerprinting required.

Source: Collier County : Human Resources

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