Montana Department of Corrections
Description : OUR MISSION : To help ensure that Montana\u2019s land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations. Http:\/\/www.dnrc.mt.gov\/ FORESTRY DIVISION : The Forestry Division, headquartered in Missoula, is responsible for planning and implementing forestry and fire management programs through an extensive network of staff located in field offices across the state. The DNRC believes employees are their most important asset. The DNRC empowers employees to exercise professional judgment in carrying out their duties. Employees are provided with the training and tools necessary to achieve the mission. Both team effort and individual employee expertise are supported and sustained. BENEFITS : Benefits for eligible state employees include a credit union, a deferred compensation program, public employee\u2019s retirement program, 15 working days annual leave per year, 12 days sick leave per year, paid holidays, and up to 15 military leave with full day. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS : The DNRC may include the following factors in determining whether an applicant meets the qualifications of a position vacancy by: State of MT application form, cover letter, current resume, educational requirements, structured interview, a performance test, job-related reference checks, job-related work experience, job-related current and past performance. SPECIAL INFORMATION : This position is a permanent seasonal to work 6-9 months to include work during the wildland fire season. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. A valid driver's license is required with less than 12 conviction points in the most recent completed 36 months. ADDITIONAL APPLICATION MATERIALS REQUIRED : ANSWERS TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AND A CURRENT RESUME MUST BE ATTACHED TO YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION SUBMISSION. Helicopter Flight Time Make, Model, and Series, preceding 12 months. (10 hours minimum) 1. Describe education and work experience, as it pertains to piloting a helicopter, using sling loads, or water bucket operations, in mountainous terrain. Be specific on type aircraft and give extra emphasis on UH-1 operations. 2. Submit a copy of your satisfactory completion of FAA approved or military flight school. 3. Describe any educational and\/or work experience as it relates to piloting of a Bell UH-1 Series Helicopter. 4. Describe your work experience where you have piloted a helicopter using sling loads, or water bucket operations, in mountainous terrain. 5. Describe your general firefighting experience. 6. List your total Helicopter Pilot in Command flight hours. HELPFUL HINT : You must check the \u201crelevant document\u201d box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES : Provides professional pilot service for fire aviation within the State of Montana. Remains current in all aspects of fire aviation, which include aerial photo, sling loading (including Vertical Reference Long line), water bucket operations and mountain flying. Responsible for fully briefing all personnel and implementing flight and operation plans; wears prescribed helicopter pilot equipment; places\/retrieves fire fighters and smoke jumpers; drops water or retardants. Flies normal and routine missions for fire patrol, initial attack in mountainous terrain, and administration flights, when scheduled. Places\/retrieves internal and external loads via sling loads, including Vertical Reference Long line. Delivers supplies to crews. Prefight\u2019s aircraft and maintains flight records. Cleans, washes, and insures scheduled and other maintenance of aircraft is completed by aircraft inspector. Responsible for daily preflight inspection of aircraft. Analyzes meteorological data in order to perform in a safe manner. On call by phone when DNRC outside normal work schedule. Individual will be an active liaison between Air Operations Section and the area office. Additional duties would be complimenting Land Office with aviation expertise in many aviation-related arenas other than flying. Must have thorough knowledge of rotary-wing aircraft. Must be adept at mountain flying, sling load operations, and calm judgment. Operate aircraft both day and night under year-round weather conditions. Able to work out of remote areas, live in the field if necessary, work long hours. Must work often in rugged terrain at low altitudes approaching operational limits of the aircraft. Qualifications : QUALIFICATIONS : Pilot in Command 1500 hours Night Flight 100 hours In Category and Class 250 hours Extended Cross Country 200 hours Typical Terrain Mountainous 200 hours Last Twelve Months 100 hours Wildland Fire Experience 100 hours FAA Commercial Rating Rotorcraft with Instrument Rating Current Second Class Medical Certificate Failure to provide a scanned copy of front and back of certificates will result in loss of consideration. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE : These knowledge\u2019s, skills, and abilities are typically acquired through graduation from FAA flight training or military flight training; Commercial rating with instrument rating and FAA current second class medical certificate. Must be Qualified for issuance of USFS\/OAS Helicopter Pilot qualification card. Must have a minimum of 1500 PIC rotary wing hours including 100 hours night, 500 hours typical terrain, 500 hours in weight class to be flown and 1200 hours turbine. Certificates and Ratings : All applicants MUST possess either a valid Commercial Pilot Certificate Rotorcraft-Helicopter and Instrument Ratings or an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate. A legible color copy of both sides of this certificate must be uploaded or included in mailed packets prior to the closing date of the announcement. Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration. All applicants must possess a valid second class (or first class) medical certificate. A LEGIBLE COPY OF THIS CERTIFICATE MUST BE UPLOADED OR SCANNED or INCLUDED IN MAILED PACKETS prior to the closing date of the announcement. Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration. Total Flight Hours: Flight Hours as a pilot in command or copilot in aircraft or any weight or category is creditable for this requirement. Pilot in Command Hours: (1500 hours Minimum) Only flight hours acquired as a pilot in command are creditable. Pilot in Command Helicopter Hours: (1500 Hours) Only flight hours acquired as a pilot in command in the classification of Helicopter are creditable. Total Night Hours: (100 Hours Minimum) Time logged between the end of evening civil twilight and the beginning of morning civil twilight, as published in the American Air Almanac. Up to 50% may be waived if the applicant demonstrates the ability to perform the work. Total Mountainous Terrain Hours: (200 Hours Minimum, 500 Hours Preferred) Only flight hours acquired while in Mountainous Terrain may be creditable. (See AIM, Fig 5-6-3) Up to 50% may be waived if the applicant demonstrates the ability to perform the work. Helicopter by Weight Class, Light \/ Medium \/ Heavy: (250 Hours Minimum Medium) List all helicopter time by weight class, Light 6000 lbs. or less \/ medium 6000 to 12,500 lbs \/ Heavy over 12,501 Lbs. This job is flying a Bell 205 so Medium Weight Class will be given priority (500 hours or more is preferred). Total Time in Bell 204, 205 or 212: (500 hours or more preferred) This job is flying a Bell 205 so personnel flying a similar aircraft (Bell 204, Bell 205, Bell 212, UH-1, Etc.) will be given priority. Total Helicopter Turbine Time: (1200 Hours Minimum) Only flight time in a turbine powered helicopter may be creditable. Up to 50% of this may be waived if the applicant demonstrates the ability to perform the work and the applicant has a minimum of 100 hours of Bell 204\/205\/212 time. Total Vertical Reference Longline: (25 Hours or more preferred) Only flight hours acquired using a longline with remote hook (100 feet or more) and using vertical reference to fly the aircraft and reference the load may be creditable. Total Flight Time Firefighting: Only flight time actually on an active fire may be credited. List Flight time by Recognizance, Resupply, or Dropping water or other (please specify what other is). Helicopter Flight Time Last 12 Months: (100 Hours Minimum) A portion of this requirement may be waived if applicant demonstrates the ability to perform the work. Applicant Pool Statement:If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.Training Assignment:Not Applicable
Montana Department of Corrections
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