Website DC Government
This position is located in the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), Special Operations Division, Homeland Security Bureau (HSB). The purpose of this position is to operate a helicopter in the performance and support of aerial surveillance, search and rescue operations, traffic monitoring and reporting as well as the timely dissemination of information to involved law enforcement units.
- The incumbent in command of the aircraft is the final authority to the safe operation of the aircraft, interpreting weather reports from the National Weather Service and other weather reporting services to determine altitude, deviation from the planned route and determining a flight route to ensure safety.
- Reads and keeps abreast of publications and airworthiness directives from the FAA. Makes necessary adjustments to helicopter operations based on information and directives. Provides direct support to vehicle pursuits from the aircraft, which allows supervisors to manage the pursuit under departmental guidelines. Conducts aerial searches of the Washington, DC area to locate suspects that have gone in hiding in a particular area.
- Periodically conducts river and traffic observations of major thoroughfares to include, snow emergencies, highway accidents, utility road work, waterways, etc. Observes and reports roadway conditions that are severely impeding traffic. When appropriate contacts the Department of Public Works and other local agencies or jurisdictions to advise of traffic impediments.
- Works with law enforcement officials from other District and Federal government agencies, state and local jurisdictions. Serves as a liaison with air traffic control facilities and the Transportation Security Administration as necessary.
- Subject to testify in a court of law.
- Assists ground units and provides airborne support for missions including patrol, aerial search and rescue missions, surveillance and information gathering.
- Works in a crew environment while maintaining pilot and mission coordination, communication, and situational awareness.
- Conducts flight missions during day and night-time conditions to search for subjects; identifies police locations; and searches for suspects and critical missing persons.
- Transports personnel and equipment as required for specialized missions, including Emergency Response Team (ERT), K-9, Dive Team, Crime Scene Search, or other departmental personnel as needed.
- Provides live video downlink to the Joint Operations Command Center (JOCC) or other command centers as well as small size mobile receivers.
- Maintains written and computerized flight logs and pilot records in compliance with applicable regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), unit standard operating procedures, and other agencies as necessary.
- Must possess and maintain a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Commercial Rotor Craft Pilot license with an Instrument Rating. (Must provide proof of license).
- Must possess and maintain a current FAA 2nd Class or higher Medical Certification. (Must provide proof of certification).
- Must undergo all required FAA and aircraft manufacture training as required at department expense.
- Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle driver’s license.
- Must possess 1000 hours in Rotor Wing Aircraft as Pilot in Command (PIC), of which 120 hours in the last 12 months, 200 hours as PIC during night conditions. Must provide the Pilot logbook as proof of hourly PIC.
- Must possess and maintain a current FAA Flight Review in Rotor Wing Aircraft.
Company: DC Government
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Functions: Information Technology
Job Location: Baltimore, MD, US
Application Deadline: N/A