General Nature of Work:
Directs air operations or pilots single-engine aircraft for an agency.
Examples of Work:
Pilots single-engine aircraft for various trips and program needs of an agency. Performs maintenance of aircraft. Maintains records of aircraft maintenance, hours flown and cost of operations. Ensures flight logs and agency flight reports are completed. Supervises the preventive maintenance and minor repairs on single-engine aircraft in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of flight characteristics and systems of aircraft flown. Knowledge of FAA regulations. Knowledge of flight planning, air navigation, meteorology and map reading. Skill in the operation of a single-engine aircraft. Ability to recognize abnormal and unsafe flight operations and to initiate actions to handle in-flight emergencies. Ability to communicate effectively.
Some positions require 1,500 hours of "Pilot in Command" time or 1,000 hours of low altitude "Pilot in Command" time as well as a second class medical certificate.
Licensed as a commercial pilot and rated for the type of aircraft one is assigned.