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Job Title:  PILOT 3

PILOT 3 - 60038864
Posting Close Date:  N/A


Requisition Id:  12276

PILOT 3 - Requisition ID: 12276 

Recruitment Type: Open Competitive 

Posting Close Date: N/A 

Geographical Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa  




Business Unit: HR-FORESTRY 


*Pay Grade: GRADE 39 

Salary Range: $61,616.88 - $92,268.72 

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time 


Recruiter: JON M TERRAZAS 

Phone:  775 684-0116 




Position Description

Pilots fly missions and aircraft which vary with the department to which the position is assigned. Pilots must maintain current certification to fly agency aircraft which may include jets, turboprop single- and/or multi-engine airplanes, rotorcraft helicopter or other equipment owned or leased by the agency.  Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others.


The Nevada Division of Forestry's (NDF) pilots fly UH-1H helicopters to meet the States, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR's), and/or Federal partners needs for Fire Control and Resource Management. Pilots must conduct fire reconnaissance missions, fire suppression flights and/or helitack flights including reporting fires; evaluating fire conditions; ordering ground crews and equipment and coordinating air attacks pending arrival of an incident commander; monitoring and reporting fire conditions; assisting the incident commander in directing air operations, and transporting personnel, cargo and equipment to various locations within and outside the State. Applicants must be flexible in work schedules in regards to flex days and hours to meet mission requirements.


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Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from high school, or equivalent education, and 3,500 hours logged, pilot-in-command total rotorcraft or fixed-wing and/or single-engine aircraft flight time, as designated by the agency at the time of recruitment. Flight experience must include 250 hours low-level flight; 250 hours conducting external load operations; 500 hours mountain flying above 5,000 feet mean sea level; and 100 hours of flight time within the preceding 12 months.


The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

  • The exam will consist of an application and resume evaluation. It is essential that applications/resumes include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.


Special Requirements

  • A valid second class medical certificate issued by an authorized FAA medical examiner is required.
  • Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
  • A valid commercial pilot certificate with rotorcraft helicopter rating including instrument rating or fix-wing multi-engine and/or single-engine land rating, including instrument rating issued by the FAA is required.

This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


*The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.


The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.


Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe