S-70/B412 Senior Fire Pilot – California

[Application deadline is 16 August 2019. /Admin]

Salary
$109,268.88 – $143,306.16 Annually
Location
Los Angeles County, CA
Job Type
Full time
Department
FIRE
Job Number
30213H
Closing
8/16/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
Position/Program Information

FIRE DEPARTMENTTYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
DEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONAL  JOB OPPORTUNITY

EXAM NUMBER:
30213H

FILING PERIOD:
08/05/2019 AT 8:00 A.M. (PT) – 08/16/2019 AT 5:00 P.M. (PT)

Restricted to permanent employees of the County of Los Angeles who have successfully completed their initial probationary period and meet the qualifying requirements. 
Unclassified Service: Current employees in the unclassified service who meet the following criteria also qualify to participate in this exam:
  • Unclassified employees who have attained permanent County status on a classified position by successful completion of the initial probationary period, with no break in service since leaving the classified service.
  • Full-time employees in the unclassified service with at least six (6) months of full-time experience in the unclassified service by the last day of filing.

No out-of-class experience nor experience in similar classes will be accepted.  Verification of Experience Letters will not be accepted.

WITHHOLD INFORMATION:
Permanent employees who have completed their initial probationary period and hold a qualifying payroll title may file for this examination if they are within six (6) months of meeting the experience requirements by the last day of filing.  However, the names of such employees will be withheld from the certification list until the required experience is fully met.DEFINITION:
Supervises schedules, and assigns Fire Department Pilots as necessary and flies in aerial fire fighting and rescue activities.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class report to the Chief, Air Operations, Fire Services or any other higher position and are distinguished by their responsibility for making immediate decisions regarding the availability of aircraft to perform requested emergency services and the subsequent adjustment of flight assignments to ensure operational coverage. The lead supervision exercised by positions in this class typically consists of reviewing and maintaining flight logs and records, keeping pilot personnel abreast of departmental policy or operational procedure changes, and adjusting flight assignments because of unforeseen maintenance problems or emergencies. Positions in this class operate department aircraft and respond to fire and related emergencies. Incumbents must be able to exercise judgment and make quick, accurate decisions involving rapidly varying flight conditions. Incumbents in these positions must exercise thorough knowledge of the operation of the aircraft used; the specific requirements for flying over mountainous terrain; safety precautions for loading, carrying, and discharging water and retardants; Federal Aviation Regulations; air traffic rules; and departmental policies and procedures.

Essential Job Functions

  • Plans, directs, assigns, and evaluates the work of subordinate Air Operations personnel responsible for aerial fire suppression and rescue activities.
  • Determines personnel and equipment requirements and supervises the actions of responding pilots for fire suppression and rescue missions.
  • Operates twin turbine powered aircraft over mountainous or hilly terrain to give assistance to fire fighting activities below.
  • Coordinates with other fire fighting agencies and operating ground units the assignment of helicopters and airplanes to fire suppression target areas, the water/retardant loading operation, determination of flight patterns for separation, and location of bulk aerial drops.
  • Maintains flight logs and records pertaining to individual expended hours of aircraft operation and personnel including type of response and identification of the agency for which the revenue service was provided.
  • Adjusts flight schedules or work assignments according to scheduled and unscheduled maintenance needs including emergency fire, transportation, or medical responses.
  • Evaluates and monitors fire response equipment and systems or instruments designed to facilitate operation of the helicopter or the pilots ability to fly and amplifies existing operations according to newly adopted procedures.
  • Keeps pilots informed of federally regulated operational requirements of the aircraft and auxiliary equipment including new regulations of a safety related nature.
  • Reviews pilot discrepancy reports and verifies the corrective action necessary.
  • Insures pilot proficiency, familiarity with all departmental aircraft and fire response areas, and compliance with Federal Air Regulations by observing actual flying technique on a yearly scheduled or as needed basis.
  • Functions as a ground vehicle operator during required personnel manning changes at remote deployment sites.
  • Attends in and out-of-state Department training and meetings requiring operating a Department vehicle, privately owned or rented vehicle.
  • Operates Department refueling vehicle during normal operations.

Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Four years of experience flying helicopters in aerial fire suppression, two years of which must have been with the County of Los Angeles.REQUIRED CERTIFICATE(S):
A valid Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate with a Rotorcraft-Helicopter Rating issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)* – OR – A valid Commercial Pilot Certificate with a Rotorcraft-Helicopter Rating issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)*.

A current and valid First Class (1) OR Second Class (2) Medical Certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)*.

REQUIRED LICENSE:

A valid California Class C Driver License** is required to perform job related duties.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION(S):
Night Vision Goggles (NVG) Endorsement IAW 14 CFR Part 61.31(k) or Military Equivalent

A valid Flight Instructor Certificate with an Instrument Rating

A valid Flight Instructor Certificate with Rotorcraft/Helicopter Rating issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)* completed within 6 months of probation.

*CERTIFICATE:
Applicants for this position are required to include a copy of all required license(s) and certificate(s) at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting their online application. If you are unable to attach your documents, you may e-mail them to Fire-Examination@fire.lacounty.gov or fax them to (323) 264-7159. Failure to provide any required documentation will result in application rejection. Please include your Name, Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the submitted documents.

**LICENSE INFORMATION:
Applicants for this position must provide a valid California driver’s license at the time of appointment.  Successful applicants for this position will be required to obtain and present a copy of his/her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before being appointed.  Applicants should not present a copy of their driving history until asked to do so by the hiring department.  The County will make an individualized assessment of whether an applicant’s driving history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job. License must not be currently suspended, restricted, or revoked.

If the applicant does not have a driving record from the State of California, the applicant may be required to provide his/her driving record from any other state/jurisdiction. 

PHYSICAL CLASS:
4 – Arduous: Involves frequent heavy lifting over 25 pounds, often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces; and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity.

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT:

This exam will consist of TWO (2) parts:

PART I:  An evaluation of training and experience, weighted 50%, based on application information and supplemental questionnaire responses.

PART II:  An Appraisal of Promotability, weighted 50%, assessing Professional/Technical Expertise, Work Skills, and Communication Skills.

Note: Test invitation letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the e-mail address provided on your online application and also to your user account “inbox” on http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty. It is important that applicants provide a valid e-mail address. The applicant’s e-mail address must be able to receive e-mail notifications from fire.lacounty.gov and/or hr.lacounty.gov. Please add this domain to your e-mail address book and list of approved senders to prevent e-mail notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail. Applicants should review the security settings on their computer and add http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty as a secure site in the security settings in order to receive emails from governmentjobs.com. Applicants should also log into their governmentjobs.com account and under their profile, review their inbox for notifications.  For specific information on how to access your inbox, please check the governmentjobs.com frequently asked questions.

Notice of Non-Acceptance and Final Results letters will be sent via U.S. mail. Test scores cannot be given over the phone.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE:
The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements. Please fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely and correctly to receive full credit for any related education, training, and job experience. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your actual job title, beginning and ending dates, description of work performed, and total number of hours worked (full or part time). Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for this job. Your application will be rejected if it is incomplete. We may reject your application at any time during the selection process.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade on the examination will be placed on the eligible list in order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:

AVAILABLE SHIFT:
Any Shift– Appointees must be willing to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

VACANCY INFORMATION
The eligible list resulting from this examination will be used to fill Senior Pilot, Fire Services vacancies in the County of Los Angeles Fire Department, as they occur.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
Applications must be filed online only. We must receive your online application by 5:00 p.m. (PT), on the last day of filing. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted. Apply online by clicking on the green “Apply” button, when it becomes available, at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website. If you are unable to access the website, you may enter the following link to access your profile: http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty.

NOTE: We must receive all required documents, if any, at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting your online application. Please check your application to ensure that the documents are uploaded by logging on to County of Los Angeles Department of Human Resources website and reviewing your submitted application. Applicants must submit all documents to be considered (official diplomas, official transcripts, certificates, etc.) during application submission. All documents must be clear and legible. Although resumes may be uploaded as attachments to the online application, resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of completing the online application. If you are unable to attach documents, you may e-mail them to Fire-Examination@fire.lacounty.gov or fax the documents to (323) 264-7159 at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting your online application. Failure to provide the documentation will result in application rejection. Please include your Name, the Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the faxed documents.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements and you have completely filled out your application. Please fill out your application and the supplemental questionnaire completely and correctly to receive full credit for any related education, training, and job experience. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your actual job title, beginning and ending dates, total number of hours worked (full or part-time), and description of work performed. Provide any relevant job experience and training in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for this job. Your application will be rejected if it is incomplete. We may reject your application at any time during the selection process.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made. FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT. Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING ONLINE FILING:

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
It is important that you provide your own Social Security Number (SSN) at the time of filing to ensure your application is processed accurately. Please include your SSN for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a SSN.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For applicants who may not have regular access to a computer or the Internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County by visiting http://www.colapublib.org/libs.

NO SHARING OF USER ID, E-MAIL, AND PASSWORD:
If you do not already have an account/profile with the County of Los Angeles, you will need to create one. All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using someone else’s user ID and password may erase the original candidate’s application record.

ADA Coordinator: (323) 838-2239
Teletype Phone: (800) 735-2922
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
Department Contact Name: Fire Examination Section
Department Contact Phone: (323) 838-2239
Department Contact Email: Fire-Examination@fire.lacounty.gov
Department Contact FAX: (323) 264-7159

Agency
County of Los Angeles
Address
******************Los Angeles, California, 90010

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