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Helicopter Instructor Pilot

Recruitment #24-002285-0001


This is an INTERNAL RECRUITMENT restricted to current full-time, permanent and contractual Maryland State Police Employees only and full-time employees working with the Maryland State Police by contract.


  • The application is part of the examination process. Your answers will determine your eligibility to participate in the next phase of the selection process.
  • Clearly describe your qualifications in detail. Credit cannot be given for education, training, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities that you fail to indicate.
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  • Although you may attach a resume to further describe your qualification, it does not substitute for completing the application form. An incomplete application form may result in disqualification. Do NOT write "see resume" in your work history or responses to supplemental questions.
  • Failure to comply with these instructions may result in disqualification.
  • Read the Job Announcement carefully for specific filing instructions, supplemental questions, and final filing dates.


PILT 0005


Maryland State Police Aviation Command
Aviation Command 
3023 Strawberry Point Road 
Baltimore, MD 21220

Main Purpose of Job

Responsible for the administration of initial, recurrent flight and ground training programs for Command Pilots and other personnel. Conducts specialized training with the Department and allied agencies. Directly responsible for and is the final authority over the operation of the aircraft assigned to him. This includes ground as well as flight operations. Ensures all Maryland State Police (MSP) and Aviation Command policies as well as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Regulations concerning operation of Departmental aircraft are strictly followed. Responsible for the aircraft being in a constant state of readiness and will notify the appropriate supervisor of any discrepancy of a grounding nature. Responsible for all records concerning the aircraft. Makes recommendations on new equipment, procedures, innovations, etc., as deemed appropriate, through channels to the Commander. Constantly reviews FAA Regulations and Air Traffic Control procedures for the area of operation. Works in conjunction with the Second-in-Command Pilot (SIC), medical personnel and other passengers to form the crew.


Responsible for the administration of initial, recurrent flight and ground training programs for Command Personnel or as directed by the MSP Chief Pilot, Director of Flight Operations or Commander.  Conducts specialized training with the Department and allied agencies. Responsible for maintaining records management pertaining to certifications and training functions. Maintains Certified Flight Instructor and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument ratings. Satisfactorily completes the initial and recurrent training of the MSP Aviation Command Standards.  


Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Completion of 2600 helicopter or fixed wing flight hours as a FAA licensed pilot.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Naval Aviation Pilot classifications or Rotary Wing Aviator, Pilot, or Pilots/Naval Flight Officers specialty codes in the Piloting field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Must have 2600 helicopter flight hours (can not combine helicopter and fixed wing hours) as a FAA licensed pilot.


1. AW-139 Type Rating
2. Turbine Instruction Experience


1. Employees in this classification must possess and maintain FAA Commercial Helicopter or FAA Commercial Airplane multi-engine certification.

2. Employees in this classification must possess and maintain FAA 2nd Class Physical certification.

3. Employees in this classification must possess and maintain an acceptable Instrument Helicopter or Instrument Airplane Rating as determined by FAA regulations and required by the MSP Aviation Command.

4. Employees in this classification must possess and maintain FAA Helicopter or Airplane Instructor Pilot certification.

5. Employees in this classification must possess and maintain FAA Helicopter or Airplane Instructor Pilot Instrument certification.

6. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


1. Candidates for positions in this classification will be subject to a complete criminal background investigation, to include a polygraph examination, by the Maryland State Police Department before permanent appointment can be made. A criminal conviction record may be grounds for rejection of the candidate.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with the Code of Maryland Regulations 06.01.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

3. Employees in this classification are subject to call-in on a 24 hour basis and must provide the agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.

4.Employees in this classification are subject to other FAA applicable drug testing requirements. 


The selection process for this recruitment will involve a review of each application. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on an eligible list in the BEST, BETTER or QUALIFIED category. The list will be used by the hiring manager to select the individual to fill the vacancy. The list will be valid for one year.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position. You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position. Applicants may be given a physical examination and will be subject to an interview, background investigation, polygraph examination and substance abuse testing. 



NOTE: Currently, applicants are limited to uploading one file.  As a result, it is strongly urged that those applying upload ALL required and additional documents (undergraduate and graduate transcripts, resumes, etc.) as one file.

If you are unable to apply online, you may submit an application via mail.  The Maryland State Application Form can be found online. 

Completed applications, required documentation and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Maryland State Police, Aviation Command

3023 Strawberry Point Road

Middle River, MD 21230

Attn: Christina Blake


Contact Information: or 410-238-5843


TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of the Maryland State Police to comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting employment discrimination and to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender, identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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