Louisiana State Police Commission
Job Class Code: 07113700
H4, PR, 04/22/08, change date: 11/8/2018
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|JOB TITLE:||State Police Senior Pilot|
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To pilot helicopters and/or airplanes in order to perform duties related to law enforcement; and to provide highway traffic enforcement and support objectives of State Police by providing aerial transportation, survey operations, surveillance, and other related aerial activities.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Direct supervision from a State Police Command Pilot.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Department of Public Safety and Corrections; Office of State Police.
Differs from State Police Pilot by performance of more technical airborne law enforcement assignments.
Differs from State Police Master Pilot by performance of less technical airborne law enforcement assignments and lesser degree of responsibility.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Performs all functions of State Police Commissioned Police Officer.
Pilots both helicopters and airplanes in patrolling Louisiana highways, waterways, and airports, checking for violation of state and federal laws.
Provides aerial transport for agency and other officials.
Provides aerial assistance to victims of natural and man-made disasters including, but not limited to, hazardous material releases, terrorist attacks, and weather-related events.
Coordinates aerial efforts in quelling riots and other disturbances.
Coordinates aerial enforcement activities of units during law enforcement operations.
Provides law enforcement agencies with an aerial platform for the detection and apprehension of suspects, escapees, or lost persons to include recommendation for air support integration and implementation into the overall operational plan.
Recommends the placement of personnel and equipment to maximize surveillance of areas not visible from the ground to the incident commander.
Checks aircraft for airworthiness and determines if any factors such as weather would affect the safe operation of the aircraft.
Complies with all regulations and policies during the conduct of any flight. This includes, but is not limited to, federal, state, and local laws, departmental policies and procedures, unit directives, and Standard Operating Procedures.
Mentors State Police Pilots with orientation into the Unit, including mission area, flight suit protocol, and review of duties and responsibilities.
Completes special projects as required.
Possession of a current FAA Commercial Fixed-Wing Pilot's license with Instrument Rating and a Commercial Rotorcraft Pilot's License with Instrument rating, plus two (2) years experience as a Louisiana State Police Pilot.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to check out on the categories, models and types of aircraft to be flown.
Possession of a current FAA 2nd Class medical certificate.
Must be a graduate of the State Police Training Academy and be P.O.S.T. certified. Must continue throughout appointment to meet the State Police P.O.S.T. requirements for recertification.
Last Modified: 03/26/2019