$40.40-$50.19 Hourly / $7,002.67-$8,699.60 Monthly / $84,032.00-$104,395.20 Yearly
Operates fixed wing and rotary-wing aircraft; while flying, engages in patrols, surveillance and pursuit of suspected criminals, traffic and crowd control observation, and other functions in support of police activities.
Trains police officers and pilots in aerial observation procedures; trains pilots in the operation of each of the department's aircraft they are authorized to fly; ensures all pilots are trained and have a thorough understanding of applicable laws governing their missions.
Provides flight supervisor with annual report on the current performance level of each police flight officer; ensures flight hours and unit activities are compiled and reported periodically as required.
Ensures all safety equipment carried aboard the department’s aircraft is inspected regularly to ensure it operates properly in an emergency; confirms all safety equipment carried or worn by crew members aboard departmental aircraft comply with all departmental and applicable governmental regulations; ensures all charts and publications required by applicable FAA regulations are current and available to the unit’s police flight officers.
Ensures proper inspections are conducted on the aircraft fuel storage facilities.
Supervises aircraft pilots, observers, and mechanics; plans, assigns, supervises, and reviews work; completes performance evaluations; approves leave requests; responds to grievances; recommends hiring, promotion, discipline, and other actions; consults with, coordinates, and advises subordinate personnel on accounting problems, processes, and procedures.
Performs duties of flight supervisor in his absence.
Performs related work as required.
Considerable knowledge of: fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft operating and reconnaissance procedures; federal laws governing aircraft operation; radio, navigation and other peripheral aircraft equipment operating procedures.
Working knowledge of: aircraft applications to police work; aircraft parts, materials, and supplies; budget preparation and inventory control; standard police procedures, equipment, and techniques; departmental policies and procedures; supervisory and training techniques.
Ability to: operate aircraft skillfully, safely and effectively; operate navigational, radio and other peripheral flight equipment; effectively perform the duties and responsibilities of a police officer; react quickly and calmly in emergencies; conduct aerial reconnaissance, surveillance and patrol procedures; prepare clear and concise written reports; establish and maintain a working relationship with other police officers, officials and the general public.
Skill in: operation of aircraft and aircraft equipment; use of firearms and other standard police equipment.