NATURE OF WORK Under administrative direction, the purpose of this position is to perform flight operations within the Aviation Division of the Sheriff's Office Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services. Employees in this classification are public safety employees.  Position commands and oper
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Air Rescue Helicopter Pilot

Broward County Sheriff`s Office • 
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:
NATURE OF WORK 
Under administrative direction, the purpose of this position is to perform flight operations within the Aviation Division of the Sheriff's Office Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services. Employees in this classification are public safety employees.  Position commands and operates multi engine helicopters in response to a variety of emergency and fire rescue missions. Position provides assistance with on-the-scene emergency medical care. Work involves an element of personal danger and employees must be able to act without direct supervision, utilizing initiative, and discretion in response to emergency circumstances.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
  • Operates rotary-wing aircraft in response to fire rescue scene calls, inter-facility transports and search and rescue missions and/or assist people in distress.
  • Complies with Federal Aviation Regulations and Air Traffic Control procedures.
  • Transports victims, patients, equipment, and medical personnel; ensures that the aircraft and weather conditions are flightworthy to transport medical crew and patients to and from medical facilities.
  • Performs aerial firefighting operations.
  • Conducts Rescue Hoist operations.  
  • Maintains all pre-flight and post flight data, i.e., operations logs, aircraft logs, and weather briefings.
  • Performs all pre-flight, in-flight and post flight checks in accordance with federal, state and local laws. 
  • Conducts detailed flight plans with little notice; ensures proper fueling and operations readiness of aircraft at all times.
  • Performs routine cleaning and maintenance on aircraft and rotor blades.
  • Conduct training flights to enhance air operations, safety, and coordination with other units; performs flight instructor training and safety duties.
  • Maintains current knowledge of local geography and roadway networks.
  • Assists Paramedics in basic life support first aid emergencies.
  • Performs related duties as directed. 
Tasks involve the intermittent performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, or crouching, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds). May require occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of heavier objects. Most tasks are performed in flight where proper provisions are in place in terms of employee security and protection. Due to the nature of aerial operations, tasks include potential for intermittent exposure to disagreeable elements consistent with inclement weather, high wind speeds, and equipment stress. Some tasks include working around moving parts, light to moderate weight motor equipment, and materials handling where physical risks are predictable and/or controllable by observance of standard safety precautions.

The Broward Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Broward Sheriff's Office will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Job Requirements:
  1. High school diploma or equivalent.  An evaluation of foreign high school diploma may be required.
  2. Two thousand (2,000 ) total time flight hours (Helicopter).
  3. One thousand (1,000) PIC flight hours (Helicopter)
  4. Five hundred (500) turbine helicopter flight hours
  5. Two hundred fifty (250) rotorcraft night flight hours (Minimum 100 PIC Night, 50 hours PIC unaided)
  6. Two hundred (200) hours Cross Country (50 at night)
  7. Fifty (50) hours rotorcraft-helicopter in the previous 12 months
  8. FAA rotorcraft-helicopter Commercial Certificate and Instrument Rating
  9. FAA First or Second Class Airman Medical Certificate
  10. Possession and maintenance of a valid Florida driver's license throughout employment without restrictions that may affect job performance.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:
1. Three thousand (3000) total flight time hours (helicopter)
2. One thousand five hundred (1500) PIC flight hours (helicopter)
3. One thousand (1000) turbine helicopter flight hours
4. Five hundred (500) cumulative night flight hours
5. One hundred (100) hours instrument flight hours
6. NVG experience
7. 14 CFR 135 experience
8. EC135 experience
9. Previous HAA experience
10. Single Pilot experience
11. Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate
12. Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII)

Must pass PRIA background prior to offer of employment.
 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Must pass the State of Florida or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license within the one (1) year probationary period. BSO Fire Rescue EMT Training Provided during the initial new hire phase.
 
Note: Starting pay shown does not include available incentives (approx 18% to 20% of annual pay).  
 
Salary Range: $74,264-
Relocation: None
Travel: minimal
Job Ident #: 19749B
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