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JOB TITLE: ASSISTANT AVIATION MANAGER
SALARY: $63,680 ANNUALLY
MUST MEET MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED; preferable supplements by three (3) years of progressively responsible supervisory experience or training involving piloting aircraft, aviation, and law enforcement; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess a valid Georgia driver’s license. Must pass and maintain current Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification requirements as a law enforcement officer. Must obtain and maintain certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Must be licensed and qualified to operate a firearm. Must possess and maintain a Commercial Helicopter Pilot’s License. Must be a certified Flight Instructor (CFI) meeting qualifications of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) 61.195H. Must meet underwriting criteria for Insurance carrier in order to be properly insured through Clayton County. May be required to attain and maintain additional certifications specific to assigned unit.
NATURE OF WORK: The purpose of this classification is to supervise and perform technical and administrative/specialized duties within an the Police Aviation Unit overseeing the functions and operations associated with protecting life and property, responding to the needs of the general public, deterring criminal activity within the community, enforcing all county statutes, ordinances, and the laws and regulations of state and federal government; and performing medical evacuations, training, special details, and specific assignments.
SOME OF THE ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES INCLUDE: The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals. Assists with overseeing daily operations and personnel within the Police Aviation Unit; prepares work schedules; approves vacations and leave time; adjusts schedules, staffing, and/or authorizes overtime to ensure adequate manpower at all times. Delegates investigations, patrols, special assignments, or other shift tasks to subordinate personnel; distributes information and relays special instructions received during a watch. Assists with organizing training programs; coordinates and schedules training, certification, and licensing for unit personnel to meet/maintain both aviation and law enforcement requirements; performs duties as safety pilot while conducting proficiency/training flights for subordinates. Establishes goals for employees; instructs and directs subordinates regarding proper procedures and protocol of the department; inspects personnel for compliance with guidelines, uniform requirements, and other departmental regulations. Enforces all county, state, federal codes, ordinances, laws, and regulations in order to protect life and property and to prevent crime and promote security. Conducts daily inspections of the county aircraft; performs maintenance flight checks after maintenance has been performed to ensure airworthiness; performs pre-flight inspections. Monitors radio transmissions to ensure all calls are answered; responds to scene of subordinates' calls to answer questions, authorize actions, take control of situation, monitor officers' performance, and serve as a back-up unit. Pilots county aircraft for a variety of purposes including aerial photography of crime, vehicular accident, and natural disaster scenes, aerial surveillance of suspected narcotics locations, search and rescue, medical evacuation (air ambulance), VIP/general passenger transport, and vehicles or suspects and general purpose law enforcement flights. Prepares flight schedules; coordinates use of police aircraft with medi-vac training of Fire Department and EMS personnel, with various county departments and county officials, and with other jurisdictions in regards to mutual aid assistance. Performs other related duties as required.
Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds). May be required to lift/carry a human being, push/pull motor vehicle, and do sustained physical combat. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Selection will be made from a register of eligible applicants that may be established by education, work experience, test score, personal interview, credit check, criminal history, driving history (copy of driver=s license may be required), drug screen, and/or physical examination.
TO APPLY: Applications may be submitted on-line at our County Website until the position is filled.
Clayton County, Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.