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Louisiana State Police Commission
Pilot



Job Class Code: 07113610
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 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:

Journeyman.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

General supervision from a State Police Command Pilot; direct supervision from a State Police Deputy Command Pilot; occasional supervision from State Police Master and Senior Pilots..

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

None

LOCATION OF WORK:

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

JOB DISTINCTIONS:

Differs from State Police Senior Pilot by the requirement to operate less complex aircraft and the lack of any supervisory responsibility.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

Performs all functions of State Police Commissioned Police Officer.

Pilots either helicopters or 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A baccalaureate degree, possession of a current FAA Commercial Fixed-Wing Pilot's license with Instrument Rating or a Commercial Rotorcraft Pilot's License with Instrument Rating, and three years experience as a Louisiana State Police Officer.

SUBSTITUTIONS:

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

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


NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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 P.O.S.T. requirements 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

State Police Pilot candidates shall be detailed to the Air Support Unit for a period of twelve (12) months. Upon successful completion of all flight training requirements and evaluations, candidates shall be permanently appointed as State Police Pilots and assigned to the Air Support Unit.




Last Modified: 12/27/2009