Largo, FL 
Posted 22 days ago
Job Description
Deputy – Aircrew/Pilot $50,221.00 - $77,949.00
Certified Law Enforcement Experience Pay:
Preference and additional compensation will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:
  • 1500 hours PIC helicopter
  • 1000 hours PIC turbine helicopter

Hiring Incentives:
Must have three (3) or more years Certified Law Enforcement experience to receive the following:
  • Signing bonus = $3,000
  • Relocation Stipend to Pinellas County up to $3,000

  • Maintain a current class II medical certificate, per FAR Part 67;
  • Signing bonus = $3,000
  • Relocation Stipend to Pinellas County up to $3,000
  • Maintain a current Commercial FAA Rotorcraft/Helicopter Pilot Certificate;
  • Act as a Tactical Flight Officer to include the operation of associated cameras and law enforcement mission equipment
  • Ensure airworthiness of the aircraft before flight;
  • Flight planning and preparation, including preflight inspections of aircraft and equipment;
  • As Pilot in Command (PIC), exercise final responsibility and authority for the safety of aircraft, personnel and equipment during flight operations,
  • Maintain current awareness of all pertinent agency requirements, FAA regulations and other regulatory data bearing on the performance of their duties;
  • Post flight inspection, to include refueling;
  • High school graduation or equivalent diploma from an institution accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U. S. Dept. of Education or licensed as a degree granting institution by the Commission for Independent Education.
  • Certification of completion of law enforcement training as required by the State of Florida.
  • Meet requirements and standards of the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission as authorized by F.S.S. 943.13.
  • Requires that the member be at least 21 years of age.
  • Applicants must be tobacco/nicotine free for six months prior to submitting application and during length of employment.


Preference and additional compensation will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:
  • Airbus AS-350 make and model experience
  • Cessna 208 caravan experience
  • Instrument Helicopter rating
  • Certified Flight Instructor rating
  • Commercial/Instrument Airplane ratings
  • FAA NVG Instructor endorsement
  • Previous thermographer certification or formal training
  • Knowledge of professional, commercial General Aviation aircraft operations and best practices;
  • Knowledge of law enforcement aviation support principles;
  • Knowledge of aviation safety and risk management applications to public safety air support services;
  • Ability to work with complex technical electronics such as aircraft mounted thermal cameras and searchlights, various radio systems and aviation tactical mapping software;
  • Background and comfort operating with aviator Night Vision Goggles;
  • Knowledge of basic law enforcement patrol operations, principles and laws;
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office strives to provide our employees with the best benefits possible. Some of the benefits are Annual Leave (120 hours), Health Insurance, Wellness Incentives, and Education Assistance Program.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is an EEO/ADA employer and is committed to being a drug free workplace.

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Any questions can be directed to Human Resources at 727-582-6208



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Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
$50,221.00 - $77,949.00
Required Education
Certification or Vocational
Required Experience
1+ years
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