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Louisiana State Police Commission
Deputy Command Pilot

Job Class Code: 07151670
H4, PR, 04/22/08

The examples of work given are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed in positions allocated to this job. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment of the position.

JOB TITLE:State Police Deputy Command Pilot


To assist the State Police Command Pilot in the operation of the Air Support Unit; to supervise, coordinate and participate in aviation activities related to law enforcement and transportation of state officials.




General supervision from Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent for Air Support; direct supervision from a State Police Command Pilot


Direct supervision over State Police Master Pilots, Senior Pilots, and Pilots


Department of Public Safety and Corrections; Office of State Police.


Differs from State Police Command Pilot by lack of responsibility for directing all aviation operational activities.

Differs from State Police Master Pilot by the direct, continual, comprehensive, and broader scope of supervision of State Police Master Pilots, Senior Pilots, and Pilots.


Performs all duties of a Louisiana State Police Commissioned Officer.

Serves as the operational assistant to the State Police Command Pilot.

Serves as the Air Support Unit’s Training Officer and is responsible for the implementation of the unit’s training requirements and objectives.

Responsible for the tracking of Air Support Unit personnel in order to determine the need for flight reviews, flight physicals, or general proficiency training.

Prepares and presents periodic reports on the status of aircraft, personnel, and other unit assets to the State Police Command Pilot.

Responsible for tracking all categories of unit budget expenditures. Prepares monthly expenditure reports for submission to State Police Command Pilot

Serves as interim State Police Command Pilot as directed.

Plans, coordinates, executes, and supervises unit personnel, missions, and operations. Assigns and supervises pilots in the performance of regular and additional duties.

Pilots aircraft to transport officials, law enforcement agents, or other personnel as required.

Prepares and analyzes statistical data to develop, prepare, and implement work schedules and priorities. Processes, prioritizes, and assigns air mission requests based on aircraft and pilot capability/availability.

Prepares employee’s planning and performance reviews. Counsel subordinates regarding work performance as required.

Supervises the unit’s maintenance program to maximize aircraft availability

Completes special projects and assignments as assigned.


A baccalaureate degree plus possession of a current FAA Commercial Fixed-Wing Pilot's license with instrument rating and Commercial Rotorcraft Pilot's license with instrument rating, plus 3,500 hours of recorded flight experience including at least 1200 hours rotorcraft and 1200 hours fixed-wing experience, plus four (4) years experience as a Louisiana State Police Senior Pilot..


Experience in Louisiana State Police law enforcement will substitute only for the required baccalaureate degree on a year for year basis.

Note: There is no substitution for the Commercial Pilot’s licenses or the Louisiana State Police law enforcement experience.


Ability to check out on the categories, models and types of aircraft to be flown.

Possession of a current FAA 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 and P.O.S.T. requirement for recertification.

Note: Any college hour or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies; the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Incorporated; the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools; the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Last Modified: 12/27/2009