Air Rescue Helicopter Pilot
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Under administrative direction, the purpose of this position is to perform flight operations within the Aviation Division of the Sheriff's Office Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services. Employees in this classification are public safety employees. Position commands and operates multi engine helicopters in response to a variety of emergency and fire rescue missions. Position provides assistance with on-the-scene emergency medical care. Work involves an element of personal danger and employees must be able to act without direct supervision, utilizing initiative, and discretion in response to emergency circumstances. Performs related work as directed.
Note: Starting pay does not reflect available incentives (approx. 18% to 20% of annual salary).
- High school diploma or equivalent. An evaluation of foreign high school diploma may be required.
- Two thousand (2,000) total time flight hours (Helicopter)
- One thousand (1,000) PIC flight hours (Helicopter)
- Five hundred (500) turbine helicopter flight hours
- Two hundred fifty (250) rotorcraft night flight hours (Minimum 100 PIC Night, 50 hours PIC unaided)
- Two hundred (200) hours Cross Country (50 at night)
- Fifty (50) hours rotorcraft-helicopter in the previous 12 months
- FAA rotorcraft-helicopter Commercial Certificate and Instrument Rating
- FAA First or Second Class Airman Medical Certificate
- Possession and maintenance of a valid Florida driver's license throughout employment without restrictions that may affect job performance.
1. Three thousand (3000) total flight time hours (helicopter)
2. One thousand five hundred (1500) PIC flight hours (helicopter)
3. One thousand (1000) turbine helicopter flight hours
4. Five hundred (500) cumulative night flight hours
5. One hundred (100) hours instrument flight hours
6. NVG experience
7. 14 CFR 135 experience
8. EC135 experience
9. Previous HAA experience
10. Single Pilot experience
11. Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate
12. Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII)
Must pass PRIA background prior to offer of employment.
Must pass the State of Florida or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license within the one (1) year probationary period. BSO Fire Rescue EMT Training Provided during the initial new hire phase.