New Job Aircraft Pilot In Alaska

Aircraft Pilot
Aircraft Pilot

Aircraft Pilot

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $41.62 an hour
Location : Alaska

Full Description

What You Will Be Doing
The Division of Forestry and Fire Protection’s Aviation Section is recruiting for an Aircraft Pilot 1 to provide support during Alaska’s busy fire season. Qualified candidates will be used primarily on tactical fire missions which will include low level birddog/lead plane/ASM assignments as well as those requesting logistical support for preparedness and fire activity. Previous fire experience is desired but willing to train the qualified applicant.

Mission and Culture
The State’s Division of Forestry and Fire Protection provides fire protection services and related fire and aviation management activities on 150 million acres of land throughout Alaska all while facing the challenges of a continually changing wildfire environment. The goal of the DOFFP Fire and Aviation Program is to provide safe, cost-effective, and efficient fire protection services and related fire and aviation management activities to protect natural resources and human life on State, private, and municipal lands, commensurate with the values at risk.

Core Responsibilities
It is required that pilots have a Commercial certificate, instrument, and multi-engine rated, Class II medical. Division of Forestry Pilots need Fixed wing experience — 1500 hours, Alaskan experience or similar— 250 hours, 500 hours PIC and 500 hours multi-engine — 100 hours Pilot in command — last 12 months. It is the pilot’s responsibility to ensure the aircraft is properly prepared for the intended mission. Ability to consistently operate aircraft in a safe manner in adverse conditions following all the applicable Federal Aviation Regulations, Federal Interagency Aerial Supervision Guidelines, and Division of Forestry policies and procedures. Must be able to follow Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR’S) and State policies delineated in the Air Operations Section of the Policy and Procedures Manual. Must satisfy Pilot qualifications that meet or exceed current standards established by the interagency agreement with U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management including the listed minimums.

Benefits of Joining Our Team
  • You will be a part of something greater than yourself
  • You will have a sense of family and civic purpose
  • You will gain useful knowledge within the fire and aviation industry

The Working Environment You Can Expect
This Position is based in Palmer, AK.

Fire is a very dynamic and fast paced work environment requiring great attention to detail and safety standards.

Minimum Qualifications

PL07A1 – Aircraft Pilot 1
Current FAA Licensure and class of Medical Certification as a Commercial Pilot or Airline Transport Pilot with ratings, including operating under instrument flight rules, appropriate to the category, class, and type of aircraft flown for the position;
Applicable hours as PIC of appropriate category and class of aircraft predominantly flown by the position that includes sufficient flying time to safely and effectively operate aircraft in the geography, topography, and weather conditions equivalent to those predominantly encountered in the position’s Alaskan areas of operation.

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.

Additional Required Information


This recruitment is open to Alaska Residents only. Applicants must meet Alaska Residency Requirements to be considered for employment at this time.

At the time of application ,the applicant must attach as individual documents the following items (If unable to attach documents, please fax or email the contact listed below):
  • FAA Commercial Pilots License with Instrument Rating
  • CLASS II Medical
  • Tail Wheel, (Beaver time) Turbine Time (Caravan)
If selected for an interview , the applicant must provide the following:
  • Resume
  • 3 Professional References, Simulator training Certificates for Caravan or Commander
  • Medical Certificate, Logbook, FAA Commercial License or Higher
  • This position requires frequent travel within Alaska.
  • This position requires a commitment to long hours; However, these hours will never exceed 14 hrs. per duty day.
  • This position requires the ability to work and sometimes stay for extended periods of time, in remote locations.

Application Notice
You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website or via a hardcopy application. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal, such as AlaskaJobs or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska online or hardcopy application to apply successfully. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska “How to Apply" page. Your application must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on the closing date.

Supplemental Questions
This recruitment utilizes a supplemental questionnaire as part of the application process. These questions may be a mix of written, multiple-choice, and select all that apply questions. The answers you provide to the questions will allow you to tell us about your experience and/or education. The answers will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process; please be as thorough and accurate as you can.

A cover letter is NOT required for this position. Your complete application, including supplemental questions, will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of the interview.

Special Instructions for Foreign Education
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Work Experience
If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer’s name, job title, employment dates, and whether full or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine whether the responses are supported and whether minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the recruitment interview and selection phase.

Note: Attaching a resume is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting, "see resume" or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination that your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.

Bargaining Unit
If you are a current state employee, please mark the union you are a member of at the time of application. Do not complete this question if you are not a current state employee.

Driver’s License Requirement
Applicants must possess a valid driver's license. Proof of licensure will be required prior to reporting to duty.

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.

EEO Statement
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 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P. O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal-opportunity employer.

Contact Information

Workplace Alaska Application Questions & Assistance
Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll-free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to [email protected].

For applicant password assistance, please visit the reset password page.

For specific information about this position, please contact the hiring manager at the following:

Name: Robert T Hoecher
Title: Aviation Program Manager
Phone: 907-761-6272
Fax: 907-761-6273

Careers with the State of Alaska offer MANY benefits

The following information describes typical benefits available to employees of the State of Alaska. Actual benefits received may differ by bargaining unit or branch of government, position type, or be prorated for other than full time work.

For a quick breakdown of the insurance, health, and retirement benefits available for State Employees you can view an orientation video from Division of Retirement and Benefits. (Please note this video is specifically designed for new State Employees.)

Insurance Benefits
  • Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental
    • The following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State: See for additional information.
      • AVTEC
      • Confidential
      • Correctional Officers
      • Marine Engineers
      • Mt. Edgecumbe Teachers
      • Supervisory
      • Unlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman's Union
      • Exempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining)
    • The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts. Contact the appropriate Union for additional information.
      • General Government
      • Labor, Trades and Crafts
      • Public Safety Employees Association
      • Masters, Mates & Pilots
  • Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)
Optional Insurance Benefits
  • Group-based insurance premiums for
    • Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents)
    • Long-term and short-term disability
    • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
    • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
    • Supplemental Survivor Benefits
  • Employee-funded flexible spending accounts for tax savings on eligible health care or dependent care expenses

Retirement Benefits
  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Teachers' Retirement System (TRS)
  • Matching employer contribution into a defined contribution program (new employees)
  • Employer contribution into a defined benefit or defined contribution program (current employees)
  • Contributions to the Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan in lieu of contributions to Social Security
  • Option to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation Program
  • Note: The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment options
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Paid Leave & Other Benefits
  • Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served
  • Eleven paid holidays a year
  • Gym discounts at participating fitness providers in multiple locations throughout the state.

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