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Warrants Officer - Law Enforcement Pilot

Pay Rate: Starting Salary $71,002

CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Class Title Warrant Officer Bargaining Unit Union
     Pay Grade Starting Salary $71,002                 Bureau Support Services
Grade Law Enforcement        Division Operational Support Division
     FLSA Status Non-exempt (FLSA Code)       Section Aviation
       Safety Sensitive Position Yes    EEO Category Protective service


Special Assignment 

This position involves piloting of the CCSO aviation helicopters. Position incumbent interfaces with federal and state agencies on matters concerning aviation issues. Assist direct supervisor to develop operation plans and to coordinate with outside law enforcement agencies. Assignments are received in the form of broad policy statements. They must be capable of working as part of a two-man team or solo in the dynamic low altitude environment. They must be able to operate in day, night, NVG and IMC conditions. They must also be well versed in the law enforcement part of the mission, operating highly specialized observation, tracking, navigation, and communications equipment. They are primarily responsible for acting as Pilot-in-Command on all assigned missions. Work is performed under direction of the Chief Warrant Officer. Performance is reviewed through conferences and written reports. This position is considered essential under the CCSO Emergency Plan.  


Examples of Duties
  • All functions of a Deputy Sheriff
  • Performs scheduled routine inspection
  • Performs flying assignments in a fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. 
  • Provides air support to ground units and assists other agencies. 
  • Completes and files unit reports and aircraft logs. 
  • Conducts public presentations.
  • Performs other related work as required.
  • Assist with maintenance as needed
  • Conduct County flights including firefighting and Mosquito Control aerial missions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to fly fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of helicopter aviation. 
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work respectfully and collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to successfully complete the law enforcement academy within 1 year of hire.
  • Ability to obtain the public health aerial applicator license within 1 year of hire. 
  • Ability and experience operating all equipment listed in the EQUIPMENT USED section.
  • Knowledge and skill in Instrument flight techniques.
  • Ability to use sound judgment under hazardous and stressful work conditions. 
  • Keen sense of observation Skilled in interpreting aviation weather reports 
  • Knowledge of communications codes, signals and unit identification.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records. 
  • Knowledge of Office rules and regulations. 
  • Knowledge of the geography of the County.

Education or Equivalent Experience 
  • High school diploma or GED. 
  • Prefer four (4) year degree from accredited college or university with degree in related field. 
  • Two Thousand five hundred (2500) hours of pilot-in-command experience in rotor wing Fifty (50) hours actual or simulated instrument time in rotor wing and fixed wing. 
  • One hundred (100) hours low-level flight experience. 
  • Fifteen hundred (1500) rotor wing turbine hours. 
  • Fifty (50) hours Bambi Bucket, long line or fire-fighting experience. 
  • Five hundred (500) hours of experience at night with Night Vision Goggles (NVG). 
  • Prior Law Enforcement or Military aviation experience preferred. 
  • One hundred (100) aerial application flight experience. 
  • Day and night off airport and confined area landing experience is strongly preferred. 
  • Able to work nights and on call status when off duty. 
  • Possession of a valid FAA commercial rotorcraft and airplane Single Engine land certificate with instrument rating. 
  • Possession of a valid FAA Class II (or higher) medical certificate. 
  • Possession of valid Florida driver's license within 20 days of acceptance.
  • Florida Law Enforcement Certification (or ability to attain Certification).  
  • Must pass a proficiently check flight conducted by the Chief Warrant Officer.
  • Internal agency applicants must not be on disciplinary or performance probation.

Equipment Used 

AS350 / UH1 / Radio / FLIR / Search light / Telephones / Computers and Related Software / File cabinets / Fax machine / Flight information data sheets


Physical Assessment

Passed a physical examination by a licenses physician, physician assistant, or certified advanced registered nurse practitioner that has certified by signature on this job description that the member is fit to perform the duties as described. The Office requires that all applicants for certified positions undergo a physical ability test. As part of their pre-screening process, applicants are required to pass the physical abilities test. The Physical Ability Testing, (P.A.T), test is designed to assess physical attributes essential to job related functions of law enforcement and detention officers.


Physical Effort Required 

Class II FAA flight physical Traveling by car or aircraft for meetings/conferences and programs which are held the majority of the time week night and week end hours. Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of standing, walking, hearing, and kneeling, reaching, feeling, grasping, pushing, pulling, bending, climbing, crawling, fingering, and performing repetitive motions. Must be able to perform work pushing/pulling/grappling of persons or objects up to 150 pounds of force occasionally, 20 pounds frequently (uniform vest, belt), and 10 pounds constantly. Must possess the visual acuity to operate an office assigned vehicle and distinguish details and differences when observing people, places, or things on patrol 24/7. (Sunrise, day, sunset, night hour driving)


Working Conditions 

The cockpit is cramped quarters and can be very cold in the winter and warm in the summer. Work near potentially dangerous mechanical equipment. Must be able to tolerate loud noises and vibrations. Work an on-call status and work may require shift work, flexible hours, days and holidays which may include nights and weekends. May require acts of physical endurance. Work during inclement weather. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT
The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), religion, Veterans Status, age (40 or older) disability or genetic information in employment or the provision of services.
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Date posted: April 16, 2021

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