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Deputy Sheriff-Rotary Wing Pilot - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Company/Organization: Broward County Sheriff`s Office

Position: Pilot-Rotary Wing

Job Type: Permanent

Posted: 1/16/2020 3:52:57 PM


This is law enforcement and public safety work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Under administrative direction, this position performs flight operations within the Aviation Division of the Department of Law Enforcement. Employees in this classification are sworn law enforcement officers. Employees in this classification command and operate helicopters during specialized and selective law enforcement activities. Work involves an element of personal danger and employees must be able to act without direct supervision and to exercise independent discretion in addressing emergency situations. Work assignments and instructions are received from an administrative superior who reviews work methods and results through observation, reports and conferences. Incumbents perform essential class functions as outlined herein according to functional area of assignment. Performs related work as directed.
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Operates rotary wing aircraft in support of criminal searches and apprehensions, search and rescues, surveillance, aerial photography, and daily agency operations.
Operates sophisticated avionics, including moving map systems and HD camera.
Assists law enforcement personnel in specialized and selective law enforcement operations, and maintain confidentiality concerning all police and agency related matters.
Complies with Federal Aviation Regulations and Air Traffic Control procedures.
Performs all pre-flight, in-flight and post flight checks in accordance with federal, state and local laws and regulations.
Maintains all pre-flight and post flight data, i.e., operations logs, aircraft logs, and weather briefings.
Conducts detailed flight plans with little notice; ensures proper fueling and operations readiness of aircraft at all times.
Performs routine cleaning and maintenance on aircraft and rotor blades.
Conduct training flights to enhance air operations, safety, and coordination with other units; performs flight instructor training and safety duties.
Maintains current knowledge of local geography and roadway networks.
Performs law enforcement patrol activities including, but not necessarily limited to, teletype checks of property or person; records checks on firearms, stolen equipment or wanted/stolen vehicles; assessments of driver's operational capacities; transportation of mental patients, prisoners or suspects; felony stops; Be On the Look Out (BOLO) reviews; searches for missing, lost or wanted persons; separation of persons involved in domestic disputes; dwelling, building or grounds inspections; vehicle pursuits; detainment of suspect vehicle drivers; alarm responses; arrest approach and methods planning; arrests; searches of persons, places and property; riot control; subdues resisting offenders using force where appropriate up to and including deadly force.
Performs law enforcement investigations including, but not necessarily limited to, recording identifying marks on vehicles, firearms and other objects; preparing and distributing BOLO reports of wanted notices; coordinating activities at accident, crime or investigation scenes; searching buildings or grounds for suspects; establishing identity of suspects; selecting approach and methods for conducting searches; collecting and transporting of crime scene evidence or property; protecting or securing accident, crime or investigation scenes; identifying persons through records, pictures, or identification media; showing mug shots to witnesses or victims; conducting photo lineups; researching agency records; checking establishments for wanted or missing persons; gathering intelligence on known or suspected offenders; conducting interviews; interrogating suspects; recording sworn statements, formal confessions or depositions; preparing reports or affidavits; presenting testimony and evidence in both civil and criminal court.
Functions in a public safety capacity including, but not necessarily limited to, moving abused persons to safe environments; obtaining information on injuries to victims and suspects for reports; conducting presentation before public groups; assisting and referring mentally ill, indigent and other persons evidencing need of assistance; physically moving persons, vehicles and other property from unsecured locations; administering first-aid to injured persons; administering CPR procedures on appropriate persons; providing security for special functions.
Performs traffic related activities including, but not necessarily limited to, examining abandoned vehicles; investigating requests for vehicle tows; informing vehicle owners of legal obligations or procedures regarding vehicle removal; gauging speed of moving vehicles; directing traffic on land or water; observing traffic for violations; conducting traffic stops; investigating and reporting hazardous roadway or waterway damage; controlling parking; issuing citations or warnings; advising offenders in lieu of arrest or citation; rescuing or assisting in rescues of trapped persons; informing persons in accidents regarding reporting and information exchange procedures; explaining legal obligations to vehicle operators; conducting accident investigations; administering field checks to drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances.
Performs court process actions, including but not necessarily limited to, serving and accounting for exparte injunctions, eviction notices, enforceable writs and other process actions within the area of assignment; reading and comprehension of legal and non-legal documents including the preparation and processing of such documents as citations, affidavits and warrants.
When applicable to area of assignment, operates a law enforcement vehicle; may be assigned to operate aircraft; may be assigned to operate marine vessels; may be assigned to mounted unit.
Performs related duties as directed.
Compliance with minimum training and standards of an accredited certification institution as set forth by the recommended FDLE guidelines and CJSTC. Tasks include a criticality component, in responding to crime scenes or other critical incidents, whereby incumbents are required to maintain physical abilities consistent with CJSTC standards in order to perform essential duties as outlined herein on an as needed basis. Emphasis does not consider percentage (%) of time allocated to performing essential functions. Rather incumbents maintain CJSTC physical standards in order to perform essential functions at any point during compensatory time regardless of allocated percentage (%) of time to any one duty.
Depending on functional area of assignment, the following physical requirements may apply:
Tasks involve the intermittent performance of extremely physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, running, climbing, and that may involve the dragging, pushing, and/or pulling of extremely heavy objects, such as in the event of chasing and subduing a suspect resisting arrest.

Tasks may involve standing, sitting or walking for long periods of time. Some tasks are performed with potential for intermittent exposure to disagreeable elements including, but not limited to, heat, humidity, inclement weather, loud noise, toxic/chemical agents, electrical currents, pathogens, violent behavior, weapons, explosives, animals. Tasks include working around moving parts, vehicles, equipment, carts, and materials handling, where extremely heightened awareness to surroundings and environment is essential in the preservation of life and property. Tasks may include regular exposure to traffic conditions, where heightened awareness to surroundings and observance of established safety precautions is essential in avoidance of injury or accidents. Standard body gear and equipment applies in the preservation of life and property, as does special equipment based on assignment including, but not limited to, various types of body armor and safety gear.

Broward Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Broward Sheriff's Office will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


All required certifications, test results, and other documents must be submitted with your online application.
1. Possession of valid Law Enforcement certification issued by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
2. Must successfully pass the Swimming and Basic Motor Skills tests prior to submitting an application. To view additional information on the required Swimming and Basic Motor Skills tests, please visit the Broward College Institute of Public Safety Testing Center website: Testing Center
3. Possession of a Commercial Pilots License for rotary wing aircraft/helicopter (instrument rated license preferred).
4. Minimum of five hundred (500) flight hours as a pilot-in-command rotorcraft-helicopter.
5. 100 flight hours in a turbine helicopter.
6. Minimum of one hundred (100) hours rotorcraft-helicopter night flight time.
one hundred fifty (150) hours rotorcraft-helicopter flight time within the previous twelve (12) months.
7. First or Second Class Medical Certificate.
8. Submit copy of logbook endorsements / certificates verifying submitted experience.
9. Submit FAA violations/actions/accidents. All incidents will be reviewed.
CFI and CFII Rotorcraft-Helicopter rated
AS 350 qualified
NVG certified
Minimum 100hrs night PIC
Prior law enforcement helicopter experience
10. Candidates must not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement as an adult. All other arrests and convictions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. All candidates must have good moral character as determined by a background investigation (F.S.S. 943.13).
11. If ever arrested, candidates must submit an official court disposition with the application. Official court dispositions can be obtained from the Clerk of the Court in the county in which the incident occurred.
12. Must possess and maintain throughout employment, a valid Florida driver license without any restrictions affecting job performance. Driver license must show current address. All candidates must submit with the application, a Certified Department of Motor Vehicles "entire" driving history.Florida driving histories can be obtained at any courthouse in Broward County. Three year, 7 year, and online Florida driving history records will not be accepted.If you have possessed a driver's license in any other state in the past 10 years you will need to submit an "entire" driving history from that state. For non-Florida driving histories, please contact that state's division of motor vehicles.The search date for all driving histories must be within one month of the date the application for employment is received by the Bureau of Human Resources.13. If claiming Veteran's Preference, candidates must provide a DD214 Member 4 form at time of application.
*If preferred requirements are met and candidate does not hold FDLE law enforcement certification, candidate must be willing to attend police academy at Broward College.
* Out of state applicants may submit FDLE Equivalency of Training and Swimming and Basic Motor Skills test results at a later date provided remaining qualifications are met.
Note: Starting pay does not reflect available incentives (additional 4% first responder pay, additional $225 bi-weekly, and a take home unmarked unit). Two year commitment to Aviation Unit required upon employment or completion of police academy.

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