Starting $68,659. 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)
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- 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.
- 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.