Salary Group B20

Class No. 9624



Performs highly complex (senior-level) aviation work. Work involves planning and coordinating aeronautical operations, operating aircraft, and providing air transport services for passengers and cargo.  May supervise the work of others.  Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Operates single- and multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft to transport passengers and designated goods.

Operates radio equipment aboard airplanes.

Coordinates and files flight plans with flight service station.

Obtains weather data and interprets data based on flight plan.

Evacuates victims of natural disasters.

Inspects condition of aircraft for defects and malfunctions, recommends repairs, secures bids, and maintains log books and records pertaining to repair and operation of aircraft.

Compiles and prepares necessary log books and reports.

May oversee activities of the aircraft operations unit.

May administer directives related to pilot proficiency, safety, inspection, and maintenance procedures, and aircraft utilization reporting requirements.

May supervise the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.


Experience and Education

Experience in piloting single- and multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft.  Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of principles of aircraft operation, inspections, and maintenance; of navigation and instrument flight equipment; and of first aid and rescue operations.

Skill in the use of aircraft radio, navigation devices, and instrument flight equipment, and in the operation of aircraft equipment.

Ability to schedule and plan flights, to operate aircraft in adverse weather conditions, to inspect and  maintain aircraft and other equipment, to prepare log books and reports, to communicate effectively, and to supervise the work of others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

Requires a commercial pilot’s license, a multi-engine and instrument rating issued by the Federal Aviation Administration, or a second-class medical certificate issued under Part 67 of Federal Aviation Administration regulations.

State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-15