- Location: Washington, United States
- Position: Captain
- Job Type: Charter
- UH-1 Huey
- Bell 212
- Bell 412
- Minimum Pay: $5,000.76 (Monthly)
Flight Time Requirements Snapshot
- Total Flight Time: 1500
- Pilot In Command: 1500
- Turbine PIC: 500
- Multi Engine: N/A
- Actual Instrument: N/A
Helicopter pilots act as Pilot-in-Command responding to wildfires throughout Washington State. This includes transporting fire crews, equipment and supplies, conducting aerial reconnaissance, vertical reference flight, longline external loads, and delivering/dropping water/foam suppression of fires.
Multiple locations in Washington
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Minimum of 1,500 hours as Pilot-in-Command (PIC) time in helicopters.
Experience must include solo flight time.
Minimum of 50 hours flight experience, within the preceding 12 months as PIC of a turbine engine helicopter (preferably UH-1 or Type II equivalent) and the ability to pass a proficiency check flight evaluation to conduct rotor wing operations with the DNR's Chief Pilot including systems knowledge, pre-flight planning, performance planning, external load (water bucket and / or sling load) operations, internal load operations, passenger transport, reconnaissance, and vertical reference (longline 75/150 ft.) operations to WA DNR Practical Test Standards within 2 months of hire date.
At least 75 hours experience operating Type II helicopters (Example: B205, UH-1H, B212, B412).
At least 200 hours of Mountain Flying experience as defined by 14 CFR 95 subpart B – Designated Mountainous Area.
At least 500 hours of Pilot-in-Command time in a turbine powered helicopter.
10 hours external load/vertical reference/longline experience in helicopters.
Has a current flight review in accordance with 14 CFR 61.56 or a FAA Pilot Proficiency check.
High school education or GED.
Strong personal management skills.
Ability to function collaboratively with peer in a fast paced, stressful environment.
Ability to consistently make sound decisions with little direct supervision.
Ability to pass an OAS/DOI/USFS pilot check ride within 3 months of hire
utilizing 75' and 150' longline transporting external loads and delivering water via Water Buckets to Interagency Practical Test Standards and then triennially thereafter.
100 hours flight time of UH-1H or Type II helicopter as Pilot-in-Command.
Longline/Vertical Reference Flight (Helicopter) with at least 10 hours as solo Pilot-in-Command.
Experience operating Type II helicopters in the Pacific Northwest or other like mountainous terrain.
FAA Part 135 Pilot in Command Qualification supporting utility and longline operations (Part 133).
Qualified as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certified Flight Instructor or a U.S. Military Instructor Pilot.
Qualified as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airline Transport Pilot – Helicopter (ATP-H).
Qualified as an U.S. Armed Forces Maintenance Test Pilot (MTP) Qualification.
Possess a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) helicopter instrument rating,
US Military instrument rating, or 50 hours of helicopter instrument time logged.
Familiarity with System Management Systems (SMS) in aviation operations.
Familiarity with the Incident Command System (ICS) Operations.
Currently or previously pilot carded for fire operations by OAS/USFS/DOI.
Qualified or previously qualified under the ICS system as a firefighter (FFT2), advanced firefighter/squad boss (FFT1), or other operational ICS positions.
SPECIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Ability to work on uneven terrain in all weather conditions.
Ability to work long hours (up to 12 days straight, of 14 hours straight and 8
hours of flight), particularly during the summer months, with frequent overtime related to fire suppression emergencies.
The incumbent in this position is required to travel heavily within the state during fire season.
Must have a valid driver's license and have two years of driving experience.
This position requires driving as an essential function. Employees who drive for state business, whether in a state or privately-owned vehicle, are required to possess a valid license as defined in policy PO02-006 and abide by all other driver responsibility requirements.
Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire.
Possess a valid Federal Aviation Administration Airline Transport Pilot -
Helicopter or Commercial Pilot license – Helicopter
Possess a valid Class 1 or 2 FAA Medical Certificate
Must successfully complete IAT online courses MH-1, MH-2, MH-3, and A-110 within 30 days of hire and then every 36 months thereafter.
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