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Helicopter Pilot (#HELPLTGENO) GENO
$19.60-$31.11 Hourly / $3,397.33-$5,392.40 Monthly / $40,768.00-$64,708.80 Yearly


Performs duties operating a rotary-wing aircraft to support the aerial application of insecticides.


Graduation from a high school or possession of a GED Certificate.

An FAA Commercial Pilot License with a rotorcraft-helicopter rating; and

A minimum of 500 hours of turbine engine helicopter flying time of which 200 hours must be night flight time; and

Experience in low level, nap of the earth, or agricultural spraying or dusting flight time as first pilot.

Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and

A current FAA Flight Medical Certificate (Class II) with no waivers.  


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Considerable knowledge of FAA rules and regulations governing flight operations.
  • Considerable knowledge of aircraft operation and control, including instrumentation, weather, emergency procedures, radio communications, and navigation.
  • Working knowledge of night vision systems.
  • Skill in landing an aircraft in a remote, undeveloped area.
  • Skill in operating computer based aircraft systems.
  • Ability to speak in public and explain controversial issues.
  • Ability to pilot rotary wing aircraft.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain logs and records.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
  • Operates rotarywing aircraft in support of the aerial application of insecticides.
  • Maintains technical proficiency and ensures compliance with all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements related to instrument flight rules, congested area flights, and low altitude flying.
  • Maintains flight log and record of activities.
  • Performs daily inspection of aircraft; conducts required flight inspections, fuel servicing, weather and flight clearances to ensure aircraft readiness and safety.
  • Maintains aircraft maintenance records and schedules inspections, maintenance, and repairs as needed and in compliance with regulations.
  • Calibrates aerial and ground spray applications systems to maintain proper and safe operation.
  • When not performing air operations may operate airboat and work in conjunction with ground inspectors to coordinate inspections of difficult areas to access.
  • When not performing air operations may be included in ground operation missions to operate a ULV spray truck.
  • Functions as the unit safety officer, preparing and conducting safety meetings with the unit. 
  • Makes public presentations as required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Possession of a current State of Florida Certificate to use restricted pesticides issued under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act; and proficiency in low altitude pesticide applications, within the probationary period.

CLASS: HELPLTGENO; EST: 9/26/1990; REV: 5/25/2012;