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Class Code: 1235
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
One Salary
Annual / Hourly
Annual salaries are calculations based on approved hourly rates.

Summary Statement: Plans, coordinates, directs and evaluates work of sworn and civilian personnel for the aviation function of the Department. Supervision is exercised over personnel primarily through subordinate supervisors. Performs administrative duties and related duties as required. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Develops, administers and evaluates administrative and operational policies and procedures to ensure attainment of Department goals and objectives.

2. Reviews the work of assigned personnel to ensure compliance with Departmental policies and procedures, as well as other applicable state and federal regulations. Administers disciplinary action when required. Prepares and/or reviews performance evaluations. Participates in the selection and assignment of personnel. Provides training.

3. Responds to critical incidents to coordinate aviation support resources when appropriate.

4. Inspects and evaluates organizational operations, plans and programs. Maximizes the utilization of resources to achieve the highest degree of productivity.

5. Responds to inquiries and requests from legislators and governmental agencies. Testifies on public safety and budgetary issues relating to the Department's aviation support mission.

6. Prepares and administers a budget and controls expenditures for personnel, equipment and general operations. Monitors the acquisition, use and disposal of property and equipment.

7. Prepares comprehensive reports, staff studies and other written communications.

8. Maintains inter-agency and community relationships through personal contact and subordinate interaction.

9. Participates on boards, committees, and task forces.

10. Presents information to diverse audiences through written and oral communications.

11. Oversees investigations into citizen or internal complaints in order to make recommendations.

12. Directs and controls complex investigations.

13. Evaluates and utilizes data from information systems.

14. Analyzes the impact of legislative and judicial decisions on operations. Initiates and implements policy and procedural changes to ensure compliance with new or revised statutes, regulations and court decisions.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. principles and practices of supervision and management.

2. fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft operational procedures and maintenance requirements.

3. Federal Aviation Administration Regulations pertaining to aircraft operations, maintenance and personnel certification.

4. aviation navigation procedures and techniques, weather systems, and safety.

5. night flying operations.

6. pilot, crew and mechanic training requirements.

7. crew and aircraft scheduling requirements and procedures.

8. the use, techniques and training requirements of various types of special equipment relating to the aviation function such as navigation, rescue or special mission (ie., NVG, FLIR, BAMBI Bucket, etc), emergency medical services, aviation support and personal protective equipment.

9. Arizona Department of Health Services regulations regarding Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers and air ambulances.

10. EMS procedures and training.

11. aviation facilities and fuel storage management.

12. OSHA regulations and requirements.

13. hazardous materials storage and transportation requirements.

14. principles of conflict management.

15. crisis management techniques and procedures.

16. tactical operation and/or task force procedures.

17. investigative techniques.

18. principles of program management.

19. law enforcement methods, practices and procedures.

Skill in:

1. written communications to prepare clear, accurate and comprehensive reports.

2. oral communications with diverse audiences of varying sizes.

Ability to:

1. plan, organize and manage human and material resources.

2. establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of assignment.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires eight (8) years of experience as a full-time Arizona Department of Public Safety pilot, five (5) years of which shall have been in the capacity of an Aviation unit supervisor; OR possession of a current FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate and a minimum of 2,000 hours experience as pilot-in-command (PIC) in airplanes and/or helicopters. Must have five (5) years of experience with a law enforcement agency or other public safety agency, as a commander/manager of an aviation unit or aviation department which operates and maintains a fleet of aircraft, including both airplanes and helicopters, for use in law enforcement, search & rescue, emergency medical services, or other public safety mission profiles. Experience should include management of operating budget, aircraft operations, aircraft maintenance, employee training, and safety management system. Must have a valid Arizona driver license at the time of hire.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status - Exempt

Current as of: 7/24/2014 5:19:47 AM