Starting $75,389. Eligible for Non-Competitive promotion to MSP Pilot III and MSP PIlot IV and Competitive promotion to MSP instructor Pilot positions when qualified. PLUS, Annual Cost-of-Living step increases contingent upon funding; Exceptional Retirement Package; Outstanding Employee Benefits; multi-mission platform; New AW/139 aircraft and more.
NATURE OF WORK
An MSP Pilot II, Pilot-In-Command, is the Full Performance level of civilian helicopter pilot work in the Maryland State Police Aviation Command (MSPAC). Employees pilot helicopters as enumerated in the MSPAC Standard Operating Procedures and as directed by the Director of Flight Operations or the Commanding Officer of the MSPAC. Flight operations will be conducted in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and MSPAC rules and regulations for search and rescue missions, medical evacuation operations 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 Pilot Flight Instructors and the MSP Chief Pilot. The
Pilot-in-Command assigns, reviews, approves and critiques work of the MSP Pilot IA and MSP Pilot IB (Second-In-Command) and all other pilots assigned as the
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 II is differentiated from the MSP Pilot IA and MSP Pilot IB in that the MSP Pilot II acts as Pilot-in-Command of the assigned aircraft. The MSP Pilot II assigns, reviews, approves and critiques work of the MSP Pilot IA and MSP Pilot IB. The MSP Pilot IA and MSP Pilot IB act as Second-in-Command of the assigned aircraft and perform intermediate level pilot duties under close supervision while the MSP Pilot II performs the full range of pilot duties under general supervision. The MSP Pilot IA, MSP Pilot IB and MSP Pilot II classifications are supervised by MSPAC Sworn Supervisors.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
(Examples are illustrative only)
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Assigns, reviews, approves and critiques work of the MSP Pilot IA and MSP Pilot IB;
- Provides advice and guidance to the MSP Pilot IA and MSP Pilot IB regarding operational procedures and FAA rules and regulations;
- Briefs crew members and passengers on aircraft protocol;
- Performs line pilot functions to include flying helicopters as Pilot-in-Command or as Second-in-Command in departmental 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;
- Makes 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;
- Knowledge of MSPAC standard operating procedures, policies, rules and regulations governing pilot duties;
- Skill in piloting helicopters;
- Ability to assign, review and critique work of the MSP Pilot IA and MSP Pilot IB;
- 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.