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SheriffS Helicopter Pilot

Location
Santa Rosa, California
Wage
Hourly
Job ID
17701279636
Posted
2021-7-15

Salary $99388.65 - $120823.38 Annually

Location Santa Rosa CA

Job Type Full-Time

Department Sheriffs Office (SHF)

Job Number 21/05-0701-OC

Closing Continuous

Position Information

The Sonoma County Sheriffs Office Helicopter Unit is Now Hiring
Starting Salary up to $57.89/hour ($120113/year) plus additional cash and benefits!
Precision Vertical "Long-line" Pilot-In-Command Experience Required.

Our helicopter Henry 1 is a Bell 407GXP. A highly maneuverable four bladed single turbine engine manufactured by Bell Helicopter out of Fort Worth Texas. Henry 1 is equipped with upgraded avionics (Garmin G1000) new law enforcement mission equipment can be flown with a single pilot and is configured for up to five passengers or during emergency medical calls (three crew members and a patient).

At the County of Sonoma we offer expansive opportunities for growth and development the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment that provides continuous training and education and the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better our communities. You can also look forward to excellent benefits including:

  • A cash allowance of approximately $600 per month
  • Stand-by pay of $6.82 per hour
  • Differential pay for evening and night shifts
  • Overtime pay
  • Pilots FAA certified as a trainer receive additional premium pay for hours spent training other pilots
  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $850
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals 12 paid holidays and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Onsite workout facilities
  • Significant County premium contribution to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement account to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security

Salary is negotiable. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can found in the Sonoma County Law Enforcement Associations Memorandum Of Understanding (SCLEA MOU) .

As part of the Sheriffs Office selection process the most qualified candidates will be required to perform a flight proficiency test.

The Sheriffs Helicopter Pilot is a position of trust and confidence performing various airborne law enforcement support functions including aerial search and rescues medical evacuations and fire suppression activities. Our Sheriffs Helicopter Pilots ensure Henry 1s airworthiness and general condition are compliant with Sheriffs Office requirements and industry standards and that all required maintenance and activity documentation is accurately completed. Henry 1s mechanical services are provided by contract.

Henry 1 and the crew are based out of the Charles M. Schultz (Sonoma County) Airport in Santa Rosa and work a 7 on 7 off schedule are compensated for stand-by and overtime hours and on-call during their work week when not at the hangar.

As a technical non-peace officer position in the Sheriffs Office the Pilot reports to and is responsible for assisting the Sergeant in charge of the Helicopter Unit. The unit consists of a Sergeant (Supervisor) tactical flight officers (Deputies) two helicopter pilots and several extra-help paramedics. Additional pilots and paramedics may be hired on an extra-help basis to augment the crew.

For more information about the Sheriffs Office work family of over 560 employees and the Helicopter Units efforts to aid in protecting and securing the half-million residents within the 1768 square miles of Sonoma County please visit the Sonoma County Sheriffs Office website.

To learn more about our community and explore the beauty of our Countys picturesque coastline majestic redwoods historic towns fine dining award winning wineries and wide variety of entertainment and cultural activities please visit (see application details) and (see application details) .

The Civil Service for this position is Helicopter Pilot. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time or extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment .

APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: Any combination of education training and experience that clearly demonstrates possession of the knowledge and abilities for the position. Normally this would include graduation from high school or an acceptable equivalent certificate and 2000 hours of turbine helicopter Pilot-in-Command time which includes 300 hours of mountain flying 100 hours of night flying and 200 hours of precision vertical reference long line flying.

License and Certificate: Possession of a valid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Commercial Airman Certificate with rotorcraft-helicopter rating or a valid FAA Airline Transport Pilots Certificate with a rotorcraft-helicopter rating; possession of a valid and current Class II Airmans Medical Certificate issued by an FAA authorized medical examiner; possession of a valid drivers license at the appropriate level including necessary special endorsements as required by the State of California to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Other Requirements: Applicants must successfully complete a thorough background investigation prior to appointment including a polygraph test; emergency operations may require working 16 hour shifts under difficult conditions such as fire and floods.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: safe helicopter operating procedures; Department of Transportation FAA and other regulations governing civil aircraft movements; flight control systems and equipment; mountain helicopter flying; precision vertical reference long-line flying; minor maintenance and repair of helicopters; basic math to compute hauling weights; basic recordkeeping practices; terrain weather and flying conditions in California.

Ability to: Safely operate aircraft; perform the duties of a helicopter Pilot-in-Command under the direction of the Sheriff or his authorized representative; safely and expeditiously perform aerial rescues utilizing precision vertical reference long line techniques with external loads; safely operate the helicopter during hours of darkness with and without the use of night vision goggles including approaches to a landing and departures from off-airport locations; conduct water retardant bucket operations; learn local geography; maintain accurate records; review records and assess aircraft needs; learn and follow departmental practices and policies; work effectively and efficiently with departmental personnel and other external contacts; exercise good judgment in emergency and stressful situations; communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing; work in hazardous and stressful conditions; continue to learn new techniques; wear protective clothing and equipment; meet physical fitness requirements to maintain FAA license and perform the essential functions of the position; meet and maintain pilot weight limitations not to exceed 230 pounds or as otherwise directed by the Department to ensure compliance with aircraft maximum weight restrictions; work any shift including days evening nights weekends and holidays; be on stand-by during off-duty hours as assigned and report to duty within 30 minutes or as otherwise directed by the Department; refrain from activities which might impair the ability to perform assigned duties while on duty or on stand by.


Selection Procedure and Some Helpful Tips When Applying

  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.
Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application examination and department selection processes.

APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.

Responses to supplemental questions will be used in assessing minimum qualifications. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient.

The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:

An Application and Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (Weight 100%). Each application and supplemental questionnaire will be thoroughly evaluated for satisfaction of minimum qualifications and relevance of educational coursework training experience knowledge and abilities that relate to this position. Candidates possessing the most appropriate job-related qualifications will be placed on an employment list and referred to the department for selection interviews.

As part of the Sheriffs Office selection process the most qualified candidates will be required to perform a flight proficiency test.

BACKGROUND PROCESS

Being part of the Sheriffs Office and being expected to keep the public safe requires a thorough background investigation process. This process includes an assessment of prior work history verifying educational experiences court reports public records searches understanding past patterns relating to drug usage financial patterns etc. This entails gathering a significant amount of information from job candidates and speaking to former employers friends family members etc. Polygraphs drug tests and medical and physical examinations are also part of this process. Candidates must be honest and forthcoming about information that may arise during the background process. Deception during any portion of this process is grounds for disqualification even after employment. This process can take anywhere from 3-5 months. Many factors are taken into consideration and one should not assume a credit issue or prior drug use is automatically disqualifying. Candidates will be given the opportunity to present mitigating information they feel should be considered. You are encouraged to be as responsive as possible while this process is taking place to help expedite the timeline and we encourage you to stay patient and interested in this great career opportunity while this process is taking place.

You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.

Please read the Sheriffs Office Pre-Employment Drug Use Guidelines for further information.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are accepted on-line at: (see application details) . Paper applications may be submitted by person fax (see application details)) email or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.

The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people. Please view the Countys Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information.

HR Analyst: MN
HR Technician: RR

IMPORTANT NOTE: Benefits described herein do not apply to Extra Help positions.

COUNTY OF SONOMA BENEFITS: GENERAL

These are some of the excellent benefits the County offers:

Paid Time Off : Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals; 12 paid holidays and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year; and may be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment.

Health Plan : Choice of five health plans (a PPO EPO HMO and two deductible HMOs) with a County contribution towards the premium (the contribution amount varies by bargaining unit. For specific details please refer to the applicable MOU). A County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement is available for some bargaining units.

Cash Allowance : A cash allowance of approximately $600 per month in addition to monthly salary.

Retirement : Defined benefit plan fully integrated with Social Security.

IRS 457 Plan : Pre-tax employee contribution up to the IRS annual maximum.

Retiree Medical : County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits.

Plus excellent dental vision disability life insurance professional development and more.

For answers to specific questions regarding the employment process more details about benefits or retirement please contact Human Resources at (see application details). Additional details about benefit and compensation packages can be found in the MOUs located here: (see application details) . For specific information about health and welfare benefits including plan options coverage and premium amounts go to (see application details) or contact the Human Resources Risk Management-Benefits Office at (see application details) or (see application details).

IMPORTANT NOTES: Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.

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Location: Santa Rosa CA

Industry: Aviation
Occupational Category: Pilot Rotary Wing
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Description: County of Sonoma seeks a SheriffS Helicopter Pilot.

Salary $99388.65 - $120823.38 Annually

Location Santa Rosa CA

Job Type Full-Time

Department Sheriffs Office (SHF)

Job Number 21/05-0701-OC

Closing Continuous

Position Information

The Sonoma County Sheriffs Office Helicopter Unit is Now Hiring
Starting Salary up to $57.89/hour ($120113/year) plus additional cash and benefits!
Precision Vertical "Long-line" Pilot-In-Command Experience Required.

Our helicopter Henry 1 is a Bell 407GXP. A highly maneuverable four bladed single turbine engine manufactured by Bell Helicopter out of Fort Worth Texas. Henry 1 is equipped with upgraded avionics (Garmin G1000) new law enforcement mission equipment can be flown with a single pilot and is configured for up to five passengers or during emergency medical calls (three crew members and a patient).

At the County of Sonoma we offer expansive opportunities for growth and development the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment that provides continuous training and education and the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better our communities. You can also look forward to excellent benefits including:

Salary is negotiable. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can found in the Sonoma County Law Enforcement Associations Memorandum Of Understanding (SCLEA MOU) .

As part of the Sheriffs Office selection process the most qualified candidates will be required to perform a flight proficiency test.

The Sheriffs Helicopter Pilot is a position of trust and confidence performing various airborne law enforcement support functions including aerial search and rescues medical evacuations and fire suppression activities. Our Sheriffs Helicopter Pilots ensure Henry 1s airworthiness and general condition are compliant with Sheriffs Office requirements and industry standards and that all required maintenance and activity documentation is accurately completed. Henry 1s mechanical services are provided by contract.

Henry 1 and the crew are based out of the Charles M. Schultz (Sonoma County) Airport in Santa Rosa and work a 7 on 7 off schedule are compensated for stand-by and overtime hours and on-call during their work week when not at the hangar.

As a technical non-peace officer position in the Sheriffs Office the Pilot reports to and is responsible for assisting the Sergeant in charge of the Helicopter Unit. The unit consists of a Sergeant (Supervisor) tactical flight officers (Deputies) two helicopter pilots and several extra-help paramedics. Additional pilots and paramedics may be hired on an extra-help basis to augment the crew.

For more information about the Sheriffs Office work family of over 560 employees and the Helicopter Units efforts to aid in protecting and securing the half-million residents within the 1768 square miles of Sonoma County please visit the Sonoma County Sheriffs Office website.

To learn more about our community and explore the beauty of our Countys picturesque coastline majestic redwoods historic towns fine dining award winning wineries and wide variety of entertainment and cultural activities please visit (see application details) and (see application details) .

The Civil Service for this position is Helicopter Pilot. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time or extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment .

APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: Any combination of education training and experience that clearly demonstrates possession of the knowledge and abilities for the position. Normally this would include graduation from high school or an acceptable equivalent certificate and 2000 hours of turbine helicopter Pilot-in-Command time which includes 300 hours of mountain flying 100 hours of night flying and 200 hours of precision vertical reference long line flying.

License and Certificate: Possession of a valid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Commercial Airman Certificate with rotorcraft-helicopter rating or a valid FAA Airline Transport Pilots Certificate with a rotorcraft-helicopter rating; possession of a valid and current Class II Airmans Medical Certificate issued by an FAA authorized medical examiner; possession of a valid drivers license at the appropriate level including necessary special endorsements as required by the State of California to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Other Requirements: Applicants must successfully complete a thorough background investigation prior to appointment including a polygraph test; emergency operations may require working 16 hour shifts under difficult conditions such as fire and floods.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: safe helicopter operating procedures; Department of Transportation FAA and other regulations governing civil aircraft movements; flight control systems and equipment; mountain helicopter flying; precision vertical reference long-line flying; minor maintenance and repair of helicopters; basic math to compute hauling weights; basic recordkeeping practices; terrain weather and flying conditions in California.

Ability to: Safely operate aircraft; perform the duties of a helicopter Pilot-in-Command under the direction of the Sheriff or his authorized representative; safely and expeditiously perform aerial rescues utilizing precision vertical reference long line techniques with external loads; safely operate the helicopter during hours of darkness with and without the use of night vision goggles including approaches to a landing and departures from off-airport locations; conduct water retardant bucket operations; learn local geography; maintain accurate records; review records and assess aircraft needs; learn and follow departmental practices and policies; work effectively and efficiently with departmental personnel and other external contacts; exercise good judgment in emergency and stressful situations; communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing; work in hazardous and stressful conditions; continue to learn new techniques; wear protective clothing and equipment; meet physical fitness requirements to maintain FAA license and perform the essential functions of the position; meet and maintain pilot weight limitations not to exceed 230 pounds or as otherwise directed by the Department to ensure compliance with aircraft maximum weight restrictions; work any shift including days evening nights weekends and holidays; be on stand-by during off-duty hours as assigned and report to duty within 30 minutes or as otherwise directed by the Department; refrain from activities which might impair the ability to perform assigned duties while on duty or on stand by.


Selection Procedure and Some Helpful Tips When Applying

Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application examination and department selection processes.

APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.

Responses to supplemental questions will be used in assessing minimum qualifications. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient.

The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:

An Application and Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (Weight 100%). Each application and supplemental questionnaire will be thoroughly evaluated for satisfaction of minimum qualifications and relevance of educational coursework training experience knowledge and abilities that relate to this position. Candidates possessing the most appropriate job-related qualifications will be placed on an employment list and referred to the department for selection interviews.

As part of the Sheriffs Office selection process the most qualified candidates will be required to perform a flight proficiency test.

BACKGROUND PROCESS

Being part of the Sheriffs Office and being expected to keep the public safe requires a thorough background investigation process. This process includes an assessment of prior work history verifying educational experiences court reports public records searches understanding past patterns relating to drug usage financial patterns etc. This entails gathering a significant amount of information from job candidates and speaking to former employers friends family members etc. Polygraphs drug tests and medical and physical examinations are also part of this process. Candidates must be honest and forthcoming about information that may arise during the background process. Deception during any portion of this process is grounds for disqualification even after employment. This process can take anywhere from 3-5 months. Many factors are taken into consideration and one should not assume a credit issue or prior drug use is automatically disqualifying. Candidates will be given the opportunity to present mitigating information they feel should be considered. You are encouraged to be as responsive as possible while this process is taking place to help expedite the timeline and we encourage you to stay patient and interested in this great career opportunity while this process is taking place.

You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.

Please read the Sheriffs Office Pre-Employment Drug Use Guidelines for further information.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are accepted on-line at: (see application details) . Paper applications may be submitted by person fax (see application details)) email or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.

The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people. Please view the Countys Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information.

HR Analyst: MN
HR Technician: RR

IMPORTANT NOTE: Benefits described herein do not apply to Extra Help positions.

COUNTY OF SONOMA BENEFITS: GENERAL

These are some of the excellent benefits the County offers:

Paid Time Off : Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals; 12 paid holidays and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year; and may be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment.

Health Plan : Choice of five health plans (a PPO EPO HMO and two deductible HMOs) with a County contribution towards the premium (the contribution amount varies by bargaining unit. For specific details please refer to the applicable MOU). A County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement is available for some bargaining units.

Cash Allowance : A cash allowance of approximately $600 per month in addition to monthly salary.

Retirement : Defined benefit plan fully integrated with Social Security.

IRS 457 Plan : Pre-tax employee contribution up to the IRS annual maximum.

Retiree Medical : County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits.

Plus excellent dental vision disability life insurance professional development and more.

For answers to specific questions regarding the employment process more details about benefits or retirement please contact Human Resources at (see application details). Additional details about benefit and compensation packages can be found in the MOUs located here: (see application details) . For specific information about health and welfare benefits including plan options coverage and premium amounts go to (see application details) or contact the Human Resources Risk Management-Benefits Office at (see application details) or (see application details).

IMPORTANT NOTES: Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.

Responsibilities:

Educational requirements:

Experience requirements:

Desired Skills:

Qualifications:

Benefits:

Incentives:

Date Posted: 2021-7-15

Please Apply by: 2021-7-31