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Recruit/Helicopter Pilot – California

  • East Bay Regional Park District
  • Oakland, CA, USA
  • Jan 02, 2017
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $31.40 Hourly


Essential Functions: The Police Officer-Recruit/Helicopter Pilot attends a California Basic Academy, which includes courses necessary to gain Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) approved status; may attend an orientation within the Police Department or District.


Are you an experienced 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 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 - Recruit salary range for the duration of the Police Academy.




Ability to read and understand course material offered while attending the POST Basic Academy; ability to retain course materials; ability to perform physical activities required at the Basic Academy; ability to establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of the Academy at all levels.

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.

Vacancy Situation:
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. Applicants not selected during the life of the hiring pool may reapply in accordance with the application instructions above.
Application materials for this position consist ofthree (3)required parts:
1. A current East Bay Regional Park District NeoGov Application, and
2. Completed supplemental questions, and
3. A copy of your college transcripts (official or unofficial)

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 material for all applicants meeting the minimum 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 interview or 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 individuals chosen for hire must be able to pass a background check, including fingerprint check,and District medical examination prior to employment.

The selection process for Police Officer-Recruit will include the following steps:
1. Written Test and Physical Ability Test:All applicants for Police Officer-Recruit are required to take these tests whether they have taken them through other agencies or not. Applicants who pass the Written Test with a minimum T-Score of 47, and the Physical Ability Test will proceed to the oral board interview.
2. Oral Board Interview:An interview panel will establish final hiring pools.
3. Remaining Examinations:Background investigation, polygraph, psychological, and medical.Failure on any remaining exam will result in removal from the hiring pool.4. Probationary Period:Once hired, the candidate must pass an 18 month probationary period; this period includes the successful completion of the POST Basic Academy.

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 3 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. Class II Medical Certificate
  3. An F.A.A. Commercial Pilot Certificate with a Rotorcraft/Helicopter rating, and

Insur ance - 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.

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