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Police Officer/Helicopter Pilot – California

  • East Bay Regional Park District
  • Oakland, CA, USA
  • Jan 02, 2017
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $36.49 - $58.73 Hourly


Essential Functions: Be assigned to the Air Support Unit as a pilot for the primary purpose of flying the Public Safety Division's helicopters in order to provide for the safety and welfare of the citizens and employees within the park facilities; may perform one or more of the following: law enforcement patrol, aeromedical patient transport, fire suppression with water bucket; long line external load operations; may conduct night vision goggle operations; provide information to the public regarding park lands and facilities; assist distressed park visitors; aid other park employees with any public safety problems; contact citizens and employees regarding any matter concerning public safety and welfare; answer radio calls for all types of police services, investigate traffic accidents and take injury reports; investigate criminal offenses and issue citations or make arrests for violations of all laws and ordinances when necessary; write detailed and accurate reports covering public safety incidents; prepare cases for court and testify as necessary; perform rescue work and administer first aid when needed; report on wildfire conditions and assist with traffic and crowd control; provide aerial observation, support and coordination for police, fire and aeromedical cases; perform a variety of flying assignments; document and log the activities of the aviation unit; assist maintenance staff with the maintenance of the aircraft and support equipment; if needed, provide uniformed patrol of parks by automobile, motorcycle, boat, horseback, or on foot; work days, nights, or holidays, and in adverse weather conditions; and perform any other duties necessary and required for the safety and protection of the citizens and employees within the Regional Parks.


Are you an experienced law enforcement helicopter pilot? If so, come and join the team at the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department's Air Support Unit. Beautiful Mediterranean climate coupled with dramatic natural and man-made scenery make the bay area an excellent place to live, work and fly. Competitive salary, great benefits and retirement package, flexible schedule, excellent equipment and support are all included in this great employment opportunity.
Be assigned to the Air Support Unit as a Police Officer/Helicopter Pilot for the primary purpose of flying the Public Safety Division's multi-role helicopters (AS350/H125 Series) in order to provide for the safety and welfare of the citizens and employees within the park facilities. Duties include:

  • Airborne law enforcement patrol and direct police actions utilizing specialized aircraft equipment including video/IR/DVR and downlink systems
  • Aeromedical patient transport and rescue
  • Wildland fire supression
  • Long line external load operations
  • Night vision goggle operations

You could also be assigned to provide uniformed patrol of parks by automobile, motorcycle, boat, horseback, or on foot. Work days, nights, or holidays, and in adverse weather conditions and perform any other duties necessary and required for the safety and protection of the citizens and employees within the Regional Parks.

You will serve an 18 month probationary period. You will be placed in the Police Officer (Lateral) salary range until assigned to the Air Support Unit.




Conditions of Employment

  • License: A valid California state Driver License is a condition of initial and continued employment for this classification.
  • Union Representation: The District's Police Association (PA) represents this classification. Wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment are covered in an Agreement between the District and the PA. The probationary period is eighteen (18) months.

Vacancy Situation:
The hiring pools established as a result of each selection process will be in effect for one year and will be used to fill vacancies that may occur within the life of the pools. New hiring pools will be integrated into already established pools. Applicants not selected during the life of the hiring pool may reapply.
Application materials for this position consist of two (2) required parts:
1. A current East Bay Regional Park District NeoGov Application, and
2. Completed supplemental questions

All applicants will be notified of the disposition of their application via email following its review. Applicants may also sign into governmentjobs.com to view their current application status and notifications.

Selection Process:
The application materials for all applicants meeting theminimum qualifications will be reviewed by a screening panel to select the best qualified for interview or testing. The District reserves the right to set up a written test, performance test, and/or other assessment devices before or after the interview process.Possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to test. Pursuant to the Federal Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, all applicants who are hired will be required to provide proof of identity and appropriate work authorization documents prior to commencement of employment. The individual(s) chosen for hire must be able to pass a background check, including fingerprint check, and District medical examination prior to employment.

The District plans on conducting a test based upon the immediate needs of the department.The selection process for Police Officer/Helicopter Pilot (Lateral)will include the following steps:
1. Physical Ability Test: Those applicants who pass will proceed to the oral board interview.
2. Oral Board Interview:Applicants who are successful at passing the physical ability test will be invited to an interview with the Chief.
3. Remaining Examinations:Background investigation, polygraph, psychological, medical. Failure on any remaining exam will result in removal from the hiring pool.
4. Probationary Period:Once hired, the candidate must pass a 18 month probationary period.

Applicants needing special accommodations during the exam process may contact Human Resources at (510) 544-2154.

The East Bay Regional Park District, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


Minimum Qualifications: Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST): Must meet current peace officer selection standards as set by the California Commission of POST, and
Citizenship: Applicant must be a citizen of the United States, or, if a permanent resident alien, must attain United States citizenship within three years from date of employment, and
Education: High School graduation or passage of General Education Development Test (GED), and successful completion of at least 24 semester or 36 quarter units of college level courses. For purposes of this requirement, credit will be given for units recognized by POST in the completion of a Basic POST training course through an accredited institution or agency. Additionally credit will be given for a minimum of two years of Active Military Service, and Physical: Must be at least 21 years of age (entry-level applicants must be at least 20.5 years of age), and free from any physical, emotional, or mental condition which might interfere with the ability to perform the essential functions of Police Officer/Helicopter Pilot duties, as determined by the District's physician/psychologist; must be able to meet the medical standards for an F.A.A. Class II Medical Certificate, and
Character: Must be of good character and reputation and not have been convicted of a felony crime or serious misdemeanor offense and must be able to pass a strict background investigation, and
License/Certificate: Must possess by date of hire, all of the following current and valid licenses and certificates:

  1. A California driver's license
  2. An F.A.A. Commercial II Medical Certificate
  3. An F.A.A. Class Pilot Certificate with a Rotorcraft/Helicopter rating, and

Insurance: Must be acceptable as a helicopter pilot to the District's insurance carrier, and
Experience: Must have logged at least 1,500 hours of Rotorcraft/Helicopter Pilot in Command Time (500 hours PIC must be in a turbine powered helicopter). Airbus H125 Series experience desirable, and
Officer Status Lateral applicants must meet at least ONE of the requirements listed below:

  1. Employment as a CA law enforcement officer with full police powers (P.C. 830.1, 830.2, 830.32, 830.33), or
  2. Possession of Basic (or higher level) POST certificate.

Note: In conformance with POST regulations, Lateral applicants separated from active law enforcement in excess of three years must repeat the State Basic Training Standards and will not be considered for appointment on a Lateral basis.

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