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Helicopter Pilot (Sworn and Civillian) Jobs in DeLand, FL at Volusia Sheriff’s Office

Title: Helicopter Pilot (Sworn and Civillian)

Company: Volusia Sheriff’s Office

Location: DeLand, FL

Helicopter Pilot
Sworn & Civilian
OPENING DATE: 08/29/2022
CLOSING DATE: 09/12/2022 – 4:30P.M.
SALARY:
Civilian Helicopter Pilot: $24.99 – $40.62
Sworn Helicopter Pilot: $24.27 – $37.98 (Subjected to SWORN Helicopter Pilot Step Plan)
HOURS: 12 hour shifts, holidays, weekends and emergencies.
MAJOR FUNCTIONS:
The Volusia Sheriff’s Office is seeking both Civilian or Sworn Helicopter Pilot for the Special Services Section based in the DeLand Airport. This position will be responsible for specialized work flying helicopters to perform medical transports, search and rescue missions and other law enforcement related support functions.
ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES:
(NOTE: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.)
SWORN HELICOPTER PILOT

Pilots a helicopter to provide medical transport.
Provides transport for support personnel and others in the investigation and aerial surveillance of crime scenes, motor vehicle accidents, fires, hazardous materials incidents and disaster sites.
Pilots a helicopter in the performance of crime detection and prevention missions, photo missions and rescue operations.
Responds to calls, providing deputies and other units with required assistance.
Conducts pre-flight and post-flight aircraft inspections.
Oversees aircraft ground handling operations.
Performs safety inspections of aircraft and related instruments and equipment.
Ensures aircraft meets FAA regulations for safety and other standards.
Complies with Federal Aviation Regulations and Air Traffic Control procedures.
Communicates with personnel from other law enforcement agencies, fire departments, dispatch and the FAA.
Testifies in court relative to arrests made
Performs other duties as assigned.
Assists law enforcement in specialized and selection law enforcement operations, and maintains confidentiality regarding sensitive agency related matters.
May be assigned to other county locations based upon operational needs.
Attends work on a regular and consistent basis.
Must adhere to Federal, State, county and Local ordinances.
Responds to emergency situations.
Performs other duties as assigned.

CIVILIAN HELICOPTER PILOT

Pilots the Volusia Sheriff’s Office helicopters in support of various law enforcement activities. Activities include but are not limited to: surveillance, searches, crime detection, prevention, photo missions and search and rescue mission;
Provides transport of personnel in support of natural disasters or other events;
Responds to motor vehicle accidents and transport critically ill patients to trauma centers and conducts inter-facility medical flights
Provides surveillance and support for wildfires, including water bucket operations;
Assists other municipalities, law enforcement and government agencies as needed;
Conducts pre-flight and post-flight inspections;
Performs function check of ancillary equipment;
Ensures aircraft meets the FAA regulatory requirements for safety of flight;
Maintains cleanliness of the department’s aircraft and work spaces as assigned;
Oversees aircraft servicing and handling operations;
Communicates with department personnel and other agencies and departments within the scope and depth of their assignment
May be assigned to other county locations based upon operational needs.
Attends work on a regular and consistent basis.
Must adhere to Federal, State, county and Local ordinances.
Responds to emergency situations.
Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
SWORN HELICOPTER PILOT
Graduation from high school or completion of the GED AND completion of the Minimum Standards Course required by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission for police officers.Must meet the qualifications for employment set forth in section 943.13, Florida Statute which includes:

At least nineteen (19) years of age
A citizen of the United States
A high school graduate or its equivalent
No felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving perjury or a false statement
No dishonorable or undesirable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States
Fingerprints on file with the employing agency
Passed a physical examination by a licensed physician based on specifications established by the commission
Good moral character as determined by a background investigation under procedures established by the Commission.
Must also possess a valid Florida Driver’s License at the time of appointment.
Applicants will undergo a polygraph, psychological examination and background investigation.
Must successfully complete the Volusia Sheriff’s Office Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP).

NOTE: It is this organization’s policy that individuals hired into special risk positions may not use any form of tobacco at any time, whether on or off duty, as a condition of employment. Candidates must be nicotine-free by the time of pre-employment physical/drug exam, including nicotine-containing products used in tobacco replacement therapies.
Background Screening: The position will require an extensive background investigation, medical exam and drug screening.
Sworn Selection Procedure and Information Packet: To review the selection and re-application procedure Click Here!
CIVILIAN HELICOPTER PILOT
Graduation from high school or possession of GED.
Background Screening: The position will require an extensive background investigation, medical exam and drug screening.
Civilian Selection Procedure and Information Packet: To review the selection and re-application procedure Click Here!
ALL APPOINTMENTS
Hold a valid FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate or Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with a Rotorcraft Category and Helicopter Class Rating at the Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot level. If a Commercial Pilot’s Certificate is held, the applicant must also hold an Instrument-Helicopter rating. If an Airline Transport Pilot’s Certificate is held, the Rotorcraft-Helicopter rating must not be limited to Visual Flight Rules (VFR); as well as a valid, FAA First or Second Class Medical Certificate, for exercising the privileges of a Commercial Pilot Certificate.
Must have 1,000 Hours of flight time as a pilot in Rotorcraft-Helicopters including:

100 Hours of Cross-County flight time, at least 25 hours which were at night;
100 Hours of Turbine Helicopter time;

*Must be able to pass the FAA – Part 135 Check Ride within ninety (90) days of hire.
*Must reside/relocate in or within twenty (20) air miles of Volusia County within six (6) months of hire.
*Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license.
NOTE: Incumbent must be able to complete Bell 407 Pilot and Ground Training course conducted by the Bell Helicopter Training Academy. This course is paid by the Volusia Sheriff’s Office (VSO) and requires a two year employment commitment agreement. If incumbent leaves the organization prior to the two year agreement, the employee must reimburse VSO for the training cost incurred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Knowledge of the operation of the aircraft to which assigned.
Knowledge of FAA regulations and controls relating to the operation of helicopters.
Knowledge of Volusia County geography, incorporated and non-incorporated areas.
Skilled in the operation of assigned aircraft in accordance with department rules and procedures.
Able to pass acceptance check flights.
Able to pass airman competency and proficiency checks as required by the FAA and the department;
Able to successfully complete initial and recurrent training as required by the FAA and the department;
Able to react promptly and effectively in emergency situations.
Able to make independent decisions with a minimum of supervision and under stress in non-routine situations.
Able to effectively carry out oral and written instructions.
Able to communicate effectively both in writing and orally.
Skilled in piloting helicopters in varying weather conditions, both day and night.
Skilled in completing flight operation logs and other aircraft flight documentation.
Skilled in conducting pre- and post-flight aircraft inspections.
Knowledge of local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations effective in the County. (SWORN)
Knowledge of first aid methods and general emergency methods. (SWORN)
Able to keep informed of the current changes in all applicable laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, and procedures. (SWORN)
Able to testify in court in a professional manner relative to arrests or other police matters. (SWORN)
Able to work under stressful conditions.
Able to interact effectively with others.
Must be able to relocate to other county locations based upon operational needs.

ADA REQUIREMENTS:
SWORN HELICOPTER PILOT
Mental Demands: Ability to read and comprehend professional and technical manuals, instructions, safety instructions,, procedures, journals and documents; legal documents; maps and layouts; memos, reports, summaries and evaluations. Ability to perform basic mathematical functions. Ability to write complex documents relaying information, data, and details. Ability to speak clearly and concisely to layman. Ability to write at a level to relay data, details and information. Ability to perform shop math. Ability to speak clearly and concisely to relay information.
Physical Demands: Heavy to Very Heavy work.

Ability to run a minimum of fifty (50) yards.
Ability to climb a minimum of six (6) feet.
Ability to jump a minimum of six (6) feet.
Ability to drag, lift, carry a minimum of 150 pounds.
Ability to crawl a minimum of ten (10) yards.
Ability to swim a minimum of fifty (50) yards with a flotation device.
Ability to operate emergency vehicles.
Ability to traverse all types of terrain, i.e. urban, woods, swamp, hills.
Ability to use restraints, i.e. handcuffs, hobble.
Ability to sit for long periods of time.
Ability to bend, crouch, reach, see, hear, smell, pull, push, stand, kneel, handle, stoop, balance, talk, feel; finger dexterity.
Ability to effectuate an arrest with or without resistance.
Ability to perform shift work, 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week.
Major visual functions are acuity, far and near, field of vision, and accommodation.
Visual acuity (peripheral vision and depth perception) necessary to operate motorized vehicles, aircraft, and other assigned equipment.

Environmental Demands: Inside and outside work. Ability to tolerate inclement weather including heat, humidity, rain, cold, fog, sleet. Possible exposure to hazardous materials and conditions; toxic conditions, fumes, odors, noise, vibration, dust, confined areas, animal/human waste.
CIVILIAN HELICOPTER PILOT
Mental Demands: Ability to read and comprehend technical manuals and instructions; procedures, safety instructions, memos, reports. Ability to write at a level to relay data, details and information. Ability to perform shop math. Ability to speak clearly and concisely to relay information.
Physical Demands: Light to medium work. Ability to lift, carry, push, pull, climb, see (including peripheral vision and color acuity), hear, stoop, crouch, feel, handle; manual dexterity. Visual acuity (peripheral vision, depth perception) necessary to operate motorized vehicles, aircraft, and other assigned equipment.
Environmental Demands: Outside work. Ability to tolerate inclement weather including wind, rain, humidity, cold, heat. May be exposed to noise, dust, fumes, odors and chemicals, confined spaces.
The Volusia Sheriff’s Office is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $24.27 – $40.62 per hour
Benefits:

Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance

Schedule:

12 hour shift
Day shift
Holidays
Monday to Friday
Night shift
Weekend availability

Work Location: One location

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