• State of Alaska
  • Aviation
  • Full-Time

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Job Description

The Department of Public Safety is recruiting for a long term non-permanent Aircraft Pilot II to join our team committed to public safety through public service.

This position is part of the Division of Alaska Wildlife Troopers and safely pilots state owned/leased multi-engine aircraft, single engine aircraft or Helicopters on training or law enforcement missions for the Department of Public Safety.

Key Responsibilities of this position include:

* Ability to conduct safe and efficient flight operations within aircraft limitations.
* Flight planning, preflight, and obtaining weather.
* Weight and balance computations.
* Oversee aircraft fueling, loading, unloading and personally cleaning the aircraft.
* Ability to pre-plan and conduct operations within aircraft limits.
* Ability to work extended shifts and travel to rural locations while remaining within state policy duty time limits.
* Proactive in reporting request for aircraft missions with DPS supervisors.

We are looking to hire someone with the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience:

* Superior knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations.
* Ability to make safe and rational go/no-go flight decisions and to determine weather.
* Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors and co-workers.
* Demonstrated experience with flying complex aircraft in Alaska.
* Knowledge of flying techniques required for day and night, instrument flying conditions.
* Preference will be given to King Air 350 type rating, Airline Transport Pilot rating, Certified Flight Instructor rating in Multi-engine or rotorcraft, and Multi-engine Instrument rating.

The Department of Public Safety strives to preserve the peace, enforce the law, prevent and detect crime, and protect life and property. All positions support or carry out the Department's mission. If our mission interests you and this position embodies your strengths, please consider joining our team.

More information about the Department of Public Safety can be found on our website:

Minimum Qualifications

A Commercial Pilot License and Aircraft Multi-Engine Land or Sea rating. A total of 1,500 hours flying aircraft which includes 500 hours as Pilot-In-Command (PIC) fixed wing aircraft and 500 hours as PIC of a fixed wing multi-engine aircraft. Of this required flight time, 250 hours as PIC must be Alaska time.*


A Commercial Pilot License and Rotorcraft rating. A total of 1,500 hours flying aircraft which included 1,000 hours as PIC of rotorcraft. Of this required flight time, 250 hours as PIC must be Alaska time.

Special Note:

As part of the examination process, the employing department will require successful completion of a flight check and approval from a certified flight instructor in the make and model of craft to be flown.

A current Class I or Class II Medical Certificate will be required as a condition of employment.

Instrument ratings and instrument time may be designated in position descriptions as required for specific positions.

Additional Required Information

This position is exempt from the current hiring restrictions and is open to Alaska Residents Only.


Applicants must complete a cover letter to be considered for interview. The cover letter must address how the applicant meets or exceeds the minimum requirements for the job. The letter must address required licenses, flight hours, and the knowledge, skills, abilities and experience bullet items listed above.

If you experience any difficulties attaching your cover letter to this application please either fax or email it to the contact information listed below.


Provide a copy of your commercial pilot license and documented flight hours to support meeting the minimum qualifications of this position. If you have a current Class I or Class II medical certificate please provide a copy as well.


The incumbent of this position will need to be available for frequent travel, which may occur outside of normal working hours. Additionally, the incumbent will have access to confidential or law-enforcement sensitive information. The Applicant must legally be allowed to possess a firearm during the course of the work/employment.


The successful candidates must pass a comprehensive background investigation, which includes a criminal history check.


This position requires the use or possession of a firearm or ammunition. In accordance with the federal Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997 (PL 104-208), if you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, you may not hold this position.

A \"misdemeanor crime of domestic violence\" is an offense that is (1) a misdemeanor under Federal or state law; and (2) has, as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or by a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim.

If you have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, do NOT apply for this position.


The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-###-#### or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) ###-#### (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at the address above. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information


Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-###-#### (toll free) or (907) ###-#### if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to ...@alaska.gov.

For applicant password assistance please visit:

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:

Audrey Ayay-DeHart, Administrative Assistant II

Phone: 907-###-####

Fax: 907-###-####

Email: ...@alaska.gov

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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