Helicopter Pilot IA – Second-in-Command
Maryland State Police – Aviation Command •
Middle River, Maryland, USA
Starting $76,897. Eligible for Non-Competitive promotion to MSP Pilot IB and competitive promotions to Pilot-in-Command and Instructor Pilot Positions when qualified; PLUS, Annual Cost-of-Living step increases contingent upon funding; Exceptional Retirement Package; Outstanding Employee Benefits; multi-mission platform; AW/139 aircraft and more.
NATURE OF WORK
MSP Pilot IA, Second-in-Command, is the intermediate level of civilian helicopter pilot work within the Maryland State Police Aviation Command (MSPAC). Employees will act as the Second-in-Command pilot of helicopters enumerated in the MSPAC Standard Operating Procedures and as directed by the Director of Flight Operations or the Commanding Officer of MSPAC.
Flight Operations will be conducted in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations for aero-medical missions; search and rescue missions; homeland security; disaster assessment and other law enforcement related missions. Employees in this classification do not supervise.
Employees receive moderate supervision from the Sworn Section Supervisor of MSPAC and technical training from MSP Flight Instructors, the MSP Chief Pilot. The Pilot-in-Command assigns, reviews, approves and critiques work of the MSP Pilot IA, MSP Pilot IB and other pilots acting as Second-in-Command.
Employees in this classification are assigned shift work including holidays and weekends and are subject to 24-hour on-call during emergencies and staff shortages.
Employees are required to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions. The work involves hazardous conditions such as maneuvering helicopters in congested or unusual terrain.
The MSP Pilot IA and MSP Pilot II classifications are differentiated on the basis of the degree of supervisory control exercised over employees. The MSP Pilot IA performs duties under close supervision at times and under general supervision at other times depending upon the complexity of the mission or training being performed. The MSP Pilot II, Pilot-in-Command, performs the full range of duties under general supervision.
EXAMPLES OF WORK (Examples are illustrative only)
- Performs line pilot functions to include flying helicopters as Second-in-Command in MSPAC aircraft for aero-medical missions; search and rescue missions; homeland security; disaster assessment and other law enforcement related missions;
- Performs pre-flight and post-flight inspections in accordance with the regulations and standards of the MSPAC and FAA;
- Performs maintenance functions to include cleaning aircraft interiors and exteriors, refueling and adding necessary fluids and replacing light bulbs as necessary;
- Performs routine maintenance of hanger and office facilities;
- Completes required training courses and exercises in compliance with MSPAC and FAA regulations. Maintains all required licenses and flight certifications;
- Operates specialized flight-related equipment, such as tow motors; Assists in making go/no-go flight decisions concerning weather conditions, maintenance, and other flight safety considerations;
- Performs other related duties as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge of FAA rules and regulations;
- Knowledge of flying techniques required for day, night and instrument flying conditions;
- Knowledge of aircraft maintenance procedures;
- Skill in piloting helicopters;
- Ability to make safe and rational go/no-go flight decisions and to determine if weather and other flight safety considerations are within acceptable ranges;
- Ability to fly helicopters in potentially hazardous conditions;
- Ability to communicate effectively.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.
Experience: Completion of 1200 helicopter flight hours as an FAA Certificated pilot.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATES
- Employees in this classification must possess and maintain an FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate.
- Employees in this classification must possess and maintain an acceptable Rotorcraft Helicopter and Instrument Helicopter Rating as determined by FAA regulations and required by the MSPAC.
- Employees in this classification must possess and maintain an FAA 1st or 2nd Class Medical Certification.
- Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle driver’s license valid in the State of Maryland.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE CLASSIFICATION
- Candidates for positions in this classification will be subject to an initial drug screening, formal interview and a complete criminal background investigation to include a polygraph examination by the Maryland State Police Department before permanent appointment can be made. A criminal conviction record may be grounds for rejection of the applicant. Physical examinations may be waived by the Department’s Medical Director upon presentation of current FAA 1st or 2nd Class Medical Certificate.
- Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 06.01.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.
- Candidates will be required to sign an MSP Aviation Pilot Candidate Obligated Service Agreement as a condition of employment.
- Employees in this classification will work 8, 10 and 12 hour shifts during training.
- Employees are subject to call-in on a 24 hour basis and are required to provide the employer with a contact phone number.
- Employees will work weekends, holidays and are subject to emergency call out.
- This is an Emergency Essential Employee.
EXAMINATION / SELECTION PROCESS
- Only candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be considered for this classification. It is essential you provide complete and accurate information on your application and Supplemental Questionnaire. The examination consists of rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of this classification.
- Successful candidates will be placed on the employment list categorized as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED OR QUALIFIED and remain eligible for consideration for at least one year from the date of examination. This list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees.
HOW TO APPLY
- Go to Maryland’s www.jobaps.com/md
- In “Filter Open Jobs” enter Maryland State Police in Department and hit the GREEN Search tab
- Scroll down and click on the Job Title and the Job Bulletin will appear
- Hit the BLUE “Click HERE to apply” and follow the instructions for completing the application.
We are totally committed to making your experience with the MSPAC a rewarding one. Should you have any questions or experience difficulty navigating the On-Line Applicant process, please feel free to contact Ms. Christina Blake at ([email protected]) or Ms. Rita Thomas at ([email protected]). For additional information on the MSPAC you are encouraged to visit our web site at WWW.MDSP.ORG.
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Maryland State Police – Aviation Command
3023 Strawberry Point Road
Middle River, Maryland 21220 USA
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