LEON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
2825 Municipal Way
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Applications may be submitted electronically at http://www.leoncountyso.com/
Law Enforcement Helicopter pilot
$20.78 - $37.26 Hourly
$1,662.62 - $2,980.77 Biweekly
$43,228.00 - $77,500.00 Annually
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
This is a mid level position that involves complex technical expertise operating
helicopters in support of the Sheriff's Office activities. This position performs general
law enforcement work with the responsibility of preservation and protection of life and
property, the prevention and investigation of crime, the maintenance of good public
order, the enforcement of civil and criminal law and other related duties as directed or
assigned. The position exercises judgment and individual initiative in the performance
of routine duties and in emergency situations, often without immediate supervision. The
position adheres to the agency core values of honesty and integrity, accountability,
teamwork, trust and respect and commitment to excellence and acts in accordance with
the Canon of Law Enforcement Ethics. To be successful in this position, the employee
must demonstrate competency in local, state and federal statutes and ordinances,
officer safety, firearms proficiency, knowledge of geographical jurisdiction, defensive
and control tactics, conflict resolution, general communication skills (both written and
oral), inter-personal skills, problem solving, driving, team building skills and interviewing
skills. Additionally, the employee would need to maintain current pilot licensing and
qualifications in accordance with FAA Part 91 and LCSO standards. Candidates
selected for the position must be tobacco free as defined by the agency effective with
their date of hire.
1. Conduct routine air patrol.
2. Pursue fleeing suspects.
3. Develop tactical strategies.
4. Coordinate daily maintenance and aviation activities.
5. Inspect and verify crew member/aircraft records.
6. Provide support during natural disaster and conduct environmental surveys.
7. Transport the agency's personnel and other government officials
8. Ability to control aircraft and fly within the prescribed flight envelop at all times.
9. Ability to effectively use all avionics equipment in order to safely complete air
10. Knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, rules and regulations and the
application of such to the performance of the job.
11. Knowledge of the geography of the County, its unincorporated areas and the
general roadway system of the County.
12. Knowledge of first aid practices and the ability to render physical assistance to
13. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
14. Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
15. Ability to cope with stressful situations and perform calmly under stressful
16. Testify at trials, hearings, grand juries and/or depositions truthfully, accurately and
17. Ability to work closely with others as a team.
18. Ability to prepare and present clear, accurate, concise and objective written and
19. Ability to enforce the law with firmness, tact and impartiality and to deal
courteously with the public.
20. Ability to maintain a level of physical conditioning to be able to physically subdue,
restrain, and apprehend law violators.
21. Ability to meet requirements of periodic in-service training in all high liability areas
as well as all requirements to maintain the position's certification.
22. Ability to adhere to the standards and principles of the agency's core
values, abide by the Canon of Law Enforcement Ethics and professionally
represent the agency.
23. Possess investigative skills and apply the skills in real time situations including but
not limited to evidence collection, interviews with witnesses or suspects, linking of
key facts in a case, authoring a legally supported probable cause and laying the
groundwork for a solvable case.
24. Skill in calmly and systematically eliciting critical information from individuals
whom may be injured and/or highly emotional.
25. Skill in firearms to be able to operate authorized firearms designated by the
agency from a standing, crouch, kneeling, airborne, or prone position with the
dominant hand with accuracy.
26. Skill in the operation of motor vehicles in a safe and efficient manner in a law
enforcement environment. Essentials for this requirement shall include, but not be
limited to: ability to sit in a standard car seat, ability to use right foot for operation
of gas pedal, ability to use right foot for operation of brake pedal, ability to use
gearshift, ability to obtain and maintain a valid Florida driver's license (minimum
Class E), ability to properly identify colors utilized in descriptions.
27. Ability to report to work timely, consistently and as scheduled.
28. Ability to report to work in times of an emergency disaster as declared by local,
state or federal officials or agencies.
29. Ability to work rotating 8-12 hour shifts involving day-time and night-time hours as
well as weekends.
30. Ability to perform all functions of the job classification without posing a direct
threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the work place.