Aircraft Operations, #79010
Occupational Family: Trades and Operations
Pay Band Range: 4 - 6


Concept of Work

This Career Group provides career tracks for pilots of single engine fixed, and/or rotor wing or multiengine aircraft to provide transportation for officials and agency personnel for purposes such as, but not limited to, transportation, law enforcement, surveillance, aerial photography, rescue missions and/or research. Employees’ responsibilities range from flying single engine planes to management. Positions require FAA Commercial Pilot Certification and second class FAA medical certification.

Roles Comprising This Group

These roles describe the collective characteristics of the work performed by employees in the Aircraft Operations Career Group. The roles define the typical career paths for employees who pursue careers in this field. Since a role represents different levels of work, or career progression, career paths may exist within a single role, extend to other roles in this Career Group, or to roles in other occupationally related Career Groups.

PAY BAND

PRACTITIONER ROLES

ROLE CODE

MANAGEMENT ROLES

ROLE CODE

4

Pilot I

79011

   

5

Pilot II

79012

   

6

   

Aviation Manager

79013


Role Descriptions

These roles are distinguished based upon the Compensable Factors of Complexity, Results, and Accountability and are used for position classification. These factors should be used for classification and compensation analysis. Recruitment and selection standards must be based on knowledge, skills, and abilities as indicated in the Employee Work Profile.

Pilot I

Code: 79011

Pay Band: 4

SOC: 53-2010*

The Pilot I role provides a career track for pilots who operate a single-engine land-based and/or amphibious aircraft. Duties include: analyzing weather and aircraft conditions; conducting flight planning; performing pre- and post-flight inspections; ensuring the performance of maintenance on aircraft and completion of maintenance and inspection logs; completing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reports to include records of assignments, flight records; ensuring baggage and cargo are secured; and ensuring that flights are safely conducted in accordance to FAA requirements and agency rules. When not engaged in flight-related activity employees perform other technical and administrative duties.

Pilot I

COMPLEXITY

  • Requires skill in the operation of single-engine aircraft.
  • Applies knowledge of FAA rules and regulations and operation and general maintenance of aircraft.
  • May require skill in operation of applicable firearms.
  • Frequent internal and external contacts with agency personnel, law enforcement agents, and FAA and government to discuss flight, plans or other technical and administrative issues.
  • Ability to analyze weather and aircraft conditions and to make decisions regarding flights.
  • Ability to conduct safe and efficient flights.
  • Requires FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with single and instrument ratings for category and class of aircraft being flown and second class FAA Medical Certificate.

RESULTS

  • Effective job performance results in the safe, successful, and timely completion of flight missions.
  • Ineffective decisions could be costly in terms of time, money, resources, and passengers’ well being.

ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Responsible for ensuring detailed operational, safety, and FAA/agency procedures are followed.
  • Decisions have significant impact on the safety and success of the flight.
  • Demonstrates independent judgment based upon varying conditions.

 

Pilot II

Code: 79012

Pay Band: 5

SOC: 53-2010*

The Pilot II role provides a career track for pilots who operate a variety of aircraft including single-engine, multi-engine, turbo-prop, and jets. Employees analyze weather and aircraft conditions; determine route and flight plans; perform pre and post flight aircraft inspections; ensure performance of routine maintenance of aircraft and the completion of maintenance and inspection logs by certified mechanics; complete necessary agency and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reports; records of flight assignments, and other applicable reports; ensure that baggage and cargo are properly secured; and ensure that missions are carried out according to agency and FAA rules. When employees are not engaged in flight activity they perform other technical and administrative duties.

Pilot II

COMPLEXITY

  • Skill in operation of multi-engine aircraft.
  • Applies knowledge of FAA rules and regulations and operation and general maintenance of aircraft.
  • Requires FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with multi-engine and instrument ratings, second class FAA medical certificate.
  • Frequent internal and external contacts with agency personnel, law enforcement agents, and FAA and government to discuss flights, safety, or other technical or administrative issues.
  • Ability to analyze weather and aircraft conditions and to make decisions regarding flights.
  • Ability to conduct safe and efficient flights.

RESULTS

  • Effective job performance results in the safe, successful, and timely completion of flight missions.
  • Ineffective decisions could be costly in terms of time, money, resources, and passengers’ well being.

ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Responsible for ensuring detailed operational, safety, and FAA/agency procedures are followed.
  • Decisions have significant impact.
  • Demonstrates independent judgment based upon varying conditions.
  • May lead or direct others.

 

Aviation Manager

Code: 79013

Pay Band: 6

SOC: 11-9199*

The Aviation Manager role provides a career track for pilots having management responsibilities. Responsibilities include managing the functions of Flight Operations and Safety Division such as flight operations, aviation safety programs, maintenance of aircraft, including aviation safety programs, maintenance of aircraft, scheduling, and hanger maintenance.

Aviation Manager

COMPLEXITY

  • Ability to manage programs as well as personnel.
  • Applies knowledge of principles and practices of aviation safety and flight operation management.
  • Serves as chief pilot and pilot-in-command of jet and multi-engine turboprop aircraft.
  • Frequent internal and external communication with federal and state officials to discuss various aviation programs and management issues.
  • Requires FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with multi-engine and instrument ratings, and second class FAA medical certificate.

RESULTS

  • Effective job performance results in the safe, successful, and timely completion of flight missions.
  • Ineffective decisions could be costly in terms of time, money, resources, and passengers’ well being.

ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Manages agency aviation programs.
  • Ensures detailed operational, safety procedures are followed.
  • Exercises independent judgment in the management of programs and pilots.

 

*Statistical Reporting

This Career Group includes, but is not limited to, those in the following Standard Occupational Classifications:

  Air Transportation Workers
  Aircraft Pilots & Flight Engineers
  Airplane Pilots, Copilots, & Flight Engineers
  Managers, all others

New Effective Date: 11/01/01

History

Previous class titles (listed by new role title).

Pilot I

CLASS CODE

CLASS TITLE

GRADE

33054

Pilot Single Engine

10


Pilot II

CLASS CODE

CLASS TITLE

GRADE

33055

Pilot Second In Command

12

33053

Pilot in Command

14


Aviation Manager

CLASS CODE

CLASS TITLE

GRADE

21083

Aviation Services Manager

15