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Louisiana State Police Commission
Master Pilot



Job Class Code: 07113800
H4, PR, 04/22/08, change date: 11/8/2018

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 Master 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:

Advanced-Journeyman.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Direct supervision from a State Police Command Pilot.

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 performance of more technical airborne law enforcement assignments and a greater degree of responsibility.

Differs from State Police Command Pilot by the lack of supervisory responsibility and Unit management and oversight.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

Performs all functions of State Police Commissioned Police Officer.

Pilots both helicopters and airplanes in patrolling Louisiana highways, water ways, 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 disasters 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.

Completes special projects as assigned.

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.

Plans, coordinates, and executes Unit missions and operations under the direction of the Command Pilot.

Assists the Command Pilot by providing guidance to State Police Pilots and Senior Pilots.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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 of experience as a Louisiana State Police Senior 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