Aircraft Pilot

Website Missouri Department of Conservation

About the job
To learn more about the job, feel free to contact the hiring supervisor- Travis E Erickson at or at573 7512724.

Summary/ObjectiveWant to be home most nights and weekends? Holidays off with the family? Then flying for the Missouri Department of Conservation is for you! Our Pilots average 300 to 400 flight hours per year! We currently operate a fleet of aircraft including; BE-200, As350B3e, C-402, and a C-210. There is a wide variety of flying from low level surveys, law enforcement, and transportation.

Essential Job DutiesOperate aircraft and ensure the safety of its occupants and cargo.
Brief passengers on proper loading and unloading procedures.
Complete flight plans.
Perform maintenance and cleaning of aircraft and hangar facilities.
Postpone, change, or cancel a flight when existing or impending conditions make a flight unsafe.
Comply with requests from authorized Department officials when compliance will not violate Federal Aviation Regulations, Department directives, or endanger the aircraft, occupants, or cargo.
Ancillary Job DutiesAssist aircraft mechanic if needed. Light custodial and facility grounds maintenance.
Other duties as assigned.
Education and ExperienceHigh school diploma or equivalent.
Three (3) years’ experience as an active licensed pilot with the following minimum flying experience: total powered aircraft, 2500 hrs.; total pilot in command, 2000 hrs.; night, 100 hrs.; instrument – total; 100 hrs.; instrument – actual, 50 hrs.
Three (3) years’ experience as an active licensed pilot with the following minimum flying experience: last 12 months, 100 hrs.; single-engine land airplane – pilot in command, 500 hrs.; multi-engine land airplane – pilot in command, 500 hrs.
US Commercial Certificate with instrument and multi-engine ratings.
Class I or Class II medical certificate from an authorized aviation medical examiner.
Must be under 65 years of age.
Airline Transport or Rotorcraft Helicopter certificate preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesAbility to maneuver aircraft at low level in close proximity to several thousand ducks and geese.
Ability to fly seven or eight hours of low level, intense flying during forest surveys and telemetry flights.
Ability to fly day and night law enforcement.
Knowledge to analyze weather data to determine safety and route of flight.
Knowledge to perform pre-flight inspections on all Department aircraft.
Ability to make independent decisions and act quickly and decisively on the determined course of action.
Ability to work under stress for prolonged periods of time.
Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with local, state and federal agency personnel, public officials, counterparts in other states and Department personnel.
Ability to provide quality customer service in a courteous and professional manner.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Ability to work varied hours, weekends and holidays.
Ability to travel overnight occasionally.
Work EnvironmentRegularly perform in standard aircraft and hangar environments.
Occasionally exposed to loud noises which may require the use of hearing protection.
Physical AbilitiesRemain in a stationary position up to 70% of the time.
Frequently operate aircraft and related equipment.
Frequently communicate and exchange accurate information.
Clarity of vision, three-dimensional vision, precise hand-eye coordination and the ability to identify and distinguish colors.
Regularly lift up to 5 pounds, correctly lift up to 35 pounds.
Extremely demanding attention is required at all times.
Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.
DisclaimerThis job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required. The Missouri Department of Conservation reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. Management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, functions, and requirements.

Exemption Status/Special Notes

This position has been determined to be Exempt according to the Fair Labor Standards Act. Employees must agree to accept compensatory time in lieu of cash payments in accordance with the Department’s Compensatory Time Off and Overtime Policy.

Salaried and hourly employees are expected to use a mobile device-cellular phone for Department business, as needed.

MDC promotes a Tobacco-Free (smoke and smokeless) working environment.

The Department of Conservation will only hire United States citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete an “Employment Eligibility Verification” (Form I-9) and produce requested documentation after employment.

Candidates seeking initial employment or re-employment must submit to a drug screen following offer of employment.

All persons employed with the state of Missouri shall file all state income tax forms and pay all state income taxes owed.

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