Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Sheriff's Office Pilot - Services As Needed (SAN)

Recruitment #21-8561N-01

Introduction

ABOUT THE ALAMEDA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is a full service law enforcement agency accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) for its law enforcement services, its Regional Training Center,  and its Dispatch Unit; the American Correctional Association (ACA) for its Detentions and Corrections Division; the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board for its Crime Lab; the Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board for its Explosive Ordinance Unit.  Additionally, the agency's health care provider, Wellpath, has experience working with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). 

 

The Sheriff's Office has a current budget of approximately $522 million and has over 1700 authorized positions, including in excess of 1000 sworn personnel. The agency's Chief Executive Officer is Sheriff / Coroner Gregory J. Ahern, who is assisted in the operation of the agency by Undersheriff Richard T. Lucia, Assistant Sheriffs Charles "Casey" Nice and Dennis Houghtelling.

 

The Sheriff of Alameda County is responsible for a vast array of tasks and duties, including the following:

 

  • Providing security to the Consolidated Superior Courts
  • Operating the Coroner's Bureau
  • Operating a full service criminalistics laboratory
  • Performing Civil Process
  • Operating a County Jail (Santa Rita)
  • Operating the County Office of Emergency Services
  • Providing patrol and investigative services to the unincorporated areas of Alameda County
  • Pursuant to contractual agreements, providing patrol and investigative services to the City of Dublin, Oakland International Airport, Highland County Hospital, Social Services, and to the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District
  • Conducting a basic academy pursuant to Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements. [Sheriff's Academy Web Site]
  • Providing Fish and Game enforcement
  • Project Director of the Narcotics Task Force
  • Serving as the Executive Director of the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force
  • Operating a Marine Patrol Unit in the San Francisco Bay waters.

For more detailed information about the agency, visit: Alameda County's Sheriff's Office, CA | Home.

 

DESCRIPTION

THE POSITION
Under general direction, to operate a fixed wing, helicopter or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to perform various airborne law enforcement functions and provide aerial related support to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Division.

The classification of Sheriff’s Office Pilot is a civilian, non-peace officer position located in the Sheriff’s Office Aviation Division which encompasses fixed wing, helicopter and UAV operations. Incumbents report to the Chief Pilot and are responsible for operating aircraft and providing aerial support in the performance of law enforcement, search and rescue activities or surveillance in a multi-person crew environment. This classification is distinguished from the Sheriff’s Office Chief Pilot classification in that the latter is responsible for coordinating and supervising the use of aviation assets and personnel.

For more information about the job classification, visit:  Sheriff's Office Pilot - Services As Needed (#8561N).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience:

Completion of a minimum of 1000 hours total flight time, including 500 as pilot-in-command for assigned aircraft.

License:

  • Possession of a valid Commercial Pilot certificate with an Instrument Rating and applicable associated endorsements for assigned aircraft.
  • Must possess and maintain a current FAA Class II medical certificate.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.  

Special Requirement:  

All candidates must successfully pass a complete background investigation.

NOTE:    The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:  

Knowledge of:

  • State and Federal laws pertaining to the use of aviation assets.
  • Regulations of the Department of Transportation and the FAA.
  • Airborne Law Enforcement Operations, including surveillance techniques, piloting skills, navigation, safety and training.
  • Operating and maintaining moving map and imaging equipment.
  • Search, rescue, and surveillance as it pertains to aviation assets.  

Ability to:

  • Operate aviation assets safely.
  • Conduct tactical and administrative law enforcement flight operations during the day or night, over all types of terrain, in all types of weather conditions, and in all types of airspace.
  • Assimilate generally accepted law enforcement techniques, procedures and methodologies.
  • Work effectively and efficiently in a multi-person crew environment, with other departmental personnel, law enforcement or government agencies.
  • Exercise good judgment in emergency and stressful situations.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

Selection Plan

Applications will be screened for the most qualified candidates to participate in an oral interview.  Candidates who are selected to interview will be informed via email with reasonable advance notice.

You are encouraged to apply immediately as this posting is open until filled and may close at any time.

BENEFITS

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

 

Conclusion

All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add @jobaps.com, @acgov.org and Noreply@jobaps.com as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the "My applications" button on the Current Job Openings page and clicking on the link 'last notice sent' for the respective recruitment.

Please take the steps recommended above to ensure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box Noreply@jobaps.com are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.

 

Elaine Lemi | Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
(510) 272-6434 | elaine.lemi@acgov.org

 

DISASTER SERVICE WORKER
All Alameda County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law.  Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect.  Employees are required to report to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Alameda County has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment.

 



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