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BK117/AS365 ALE Line Pilot – Australia


Ensures the safe and efficient operation of all rotary wing aircraft operated by the Police Air Wing by piloting the aircraft in accordance with the Civil Aviation Regulations, the Civil Aviation Orders and the Western Australian Police Air Wing Operations Manual.


It is a requirement that the position holder is successful in obtaining within a six month period and maintaining a NEGATIVE VETTING LEVEL 1 security clearance for the duration of their appointment in the position.

It is a requirement of the position that applicants undertake a psychological and flight assessment to determine their suitability for this position.

Position holder will be regularly examined for pilot and safety competence in accordance with CASA regulatory requirements.

Possession of an Australian Air Transport Pilot License (helicopter) or have passed the aeronautical knowledge examinations for ATPL (H) and able to obtain ATPL(H) within 6 months of employment.

Possession of a Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) rating (Civil or Australian Military).

Current Australian Class 1 Aviation Medical.


Please ensure you complete, sign and scan the Integrity Check Consent Form (refer attached) and submit it along with your application (the integrity check consent form is not required for current WA Police employees).

Applicants are asked to address the following nominated work related requirements:


  1. Holder of an Instrument Rating (Helicopter). Completed at least 3 Command Instrument Rating Proficiency Checks (IPC) or Australian Military equivalent. Preferably Australian Instrument Rating, but consideration given to Foreign Instrument Rating.

  2. 2000 hours total helicopter experience of which 1000 hours must be Pilot in Command (PIC) and 500 hours must be as PIC of a twin engine helicopter.

  3. Proficient knowledge of the Australian Civil Aviation Regulations and Orders.


  1. Possession of a BK117 and/or AS365 type rating.

  2. Possesses a Winching/Rappelling endorsement.

  3. Possesses a Low-Level (LL) rating.

  4. Holder of (or have held) a helicopter Check and Training approval or a military equivalent.

Applicants are also required to submit a Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV). Your CV should provide enough detail (dot points are sufficient) to allow the selection panel to assess your skills, experience and qualifications relevant to the Key Accountabilities of the attached Position Description Form.

The CV must also include the names and contact details of two (2) referees who can comment on the applicant’s ability to satisfy all of the Essential Work Related Requirements.

Please note: For applicants deemed suitable, all Essential Work Related Requirements listed in the Position Description Form will be assessed at some stage during the selection process.


Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other similar vacancies at Police Air Wing. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position, then the panel may select another suitable applicant from this selection process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of twelve (12) months from the initial date of the appointment.

Integrity and criminal checks will be conducted if the recommended applicant for this position is not a current WA Police employee. Any relocation costs associated with appointment to this position may be the responsibility of the successful applicant.


The Western Australia Police is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal Australians, young people, people with a disability, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and women to apply for positions within our agency. The Department also promotes flexible family friendly work practices.

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) is a vital component within WA Police. Safety is a partnership between the employer and their employees and it relies on all of us working together to ensure that everyone is safe in their working environment, which enables them to go home safely. We incorporate safety in every part of our business and it is an integral part of the decision-making process.


Please contact Captain Mike Elderfield on mobile number 0412 366 700.


Applicants are requested to apply online. To apply online, you must have a valid email address and be ready to attach your comprehensive electronic resume, integrity check form (if required) and any additional attachments as requested in the “APPLICATION PROCESS” section of the advertisement. Please select the “APPLY FOR JOB” button at the top/bottom of this advertisement. Should you encounter any problems lodging your online application please contact Police Staff Selection and Deployment on (08) 6229 5772 during business hours (8am to 4pm, Monday – Friday), prior to the specified closing time.


Application packages and the Position Description Form can be found if you click link below. Should you experience difficulties downloading these documents please contact Police Staff Selection and Deployment on the above mentioned telephone number.


Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2018 at 4:00pm WST.

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