position is a Regional office position in Fire, Aviation and Air. The Regional
Helicopter Inspector Pilot (HIP) reports to the Regional Aviation Officer (RAO).
Located at the Aerial Fire Depot, Missoula Airport (MSO), Missoula Montana.
serves as the Regional Helicopter Inspector Pilot with responsibility for
administering pilot evaluations in rotary-wing aircraft. Pilot evaluations are
administered for the purpose of determining an individual’s suitability to
perform special use missions typical of natural resource operations. Incumbent
provides evaluation and technical oversight of pilots, aircraft and equipment
used in agency missions and serves as an aircraft pilot in command.
Additionally, this position provides technical aviation direction to extremely
complex elements of the regions aviation program. This includes liaison with
the Army and National Guard, liaison with the commercial helicopter industry,
support for, and cooperation with, state and federal land management agencies
and other related organizations.