Helicopter Pilot (IFR) – Multi-Mission/Public Aircraft Operations




Pilot-Rotary Wing

Job Description:

Pilot-Rotary Wing


Aviation Search Group


Concord, California USA

Company Info:



Qualifications3000 hours total time (helicopter)1500 hours PIC (helicopter)1500 hours turbine500 hours of cumulative night experience200 hours of cumulative IFR experience (IFR & IFR Reserve Position)FAA Commercial Rotorcraft CertificationHelicopter Instrument RatingCurrent FAA Class II Medical Certificate(Preferred but not required)Single Pilot IFR experienceNVG ExperienceEC-135/145 experienceFAR 135 ExperiencePrevious HAA experienceATP (H) RatingFlight Currency within past 12 monthsExperience in the following is preferred, but not requiredHelicopter hoist/technical rescue experienceMeeting emergencies, rapid problem-solving, and sound decision-making in the field with changing conditionsBuilding consensus and teamwork under stressful conditionsPlanning and organizing work assignmentsExtreme confined space/precision flight operationsMeeting emergencies, rapid problem-solving, and sound decision-making in the field with changing conditionsLong line/belly hook experienceAerial Firefighting (spotter)Aerial Firefighting (Bambi bucket)Heavy-lift, logging or utility experienceLow to high angle and swift water rescue techniquesGeneral RequirementsExcellent customer service skillsability to communicate professionally, effectively and persuasively (oral and written)Ability to maintain composure under pressure, work efficiently and accurately with frequent interruptions, and set and reset multiple prioritiesPresents a professional image as a REACH Flight Team member.Maintains a positive team attitude and cohesive working relationship with nurses, paramedics, pilots, aircraft maintenance technicians, communication specialists and all other supporting departmentsMaintains proficiency and exercises best practices regarding relevant aviation SOPs, protocols and policiesStays current on local EMS Agency and/or county protocols and requirementsMaintains proficiency and evaluates risk/benefit of helicopter and ground rescue operationsDirects, educates and coordinates colleagues on medical calls and trauma scenes to achieve maximum effectivenessWorks collaboratively with other public service/public safety entities in a variety of inter-agency operationsMaintains currency in all required trainings and certificationsPhysical Requirements (Standard)Performs activities requiring a moderate amount of standing, sitting, and walkingAble to conduct activities requiring a moderate to rigorous amount of static pushing, pulling, reaching and lifting (knuckle height and ankle height)Capable of lifting 75lbs. floor to bench heightCapable of safe and expedient ingress/egress to and from aircraft or emergency vehicles in undeveloped landing zones or unrefined, uneven groundAbility to hear routine aircraft and medical equipment noisesMaintains a “duty” weight (body weight + uniform/equipment – helmet not included) of less than 220lbs (weigh-ins every quarter) for PAO Rotor Wing (Helicopter) operationsMust be able to wear a commercially available respirator mask with proper fit, when requiredRequires close and distant visual capabilityPeriodic hands to key ability (typing)Ability to work within a 24-hour job environmentPhysical Requirements (Advanced)Ability to mentally focus for extended periods of time under stress.Able to maintain precision control of aircraft and hoist litter in variable flight conditions.Capable of concise radio communication and crew feedback, accepting multiple, rapid, blind-flight commands from hoist operator crew members.Environmental ConditionsThe REACH Public Aircraft Operations Pilot duties are performed in either indoor or outdoor environments. The Pilot may be exposed to routine office noises along with frequent exposure to an aircraft hangar environment with loud aircraft noise, fumes, gases, odors, dust particles and mechanical/electrical and chemical hazards. Inside the aircraft and during flight operations, pilot will be exposed to electrical or mechanical hazards as well as strong winds, rain, water and rough terrain during mechanical hoist, rappel and rescue operations. The Public Aircraft Operations Pilot must be present at work site to complete the job. Protective EquipmentNomex full body flight suitLeather or Nomex bootsAviation HelmetPPE – latex gloves, goggles, and HEPA maskHearing protection (plugs, band or head set)Work Place ConditionsThe Public Aircraft Operations Pilot is physically based at an airport (or similar) “crew quarters” for 12 hour shifts and must be prepared at a moment’s notice (within 4 minutes) to begin air ambulance or rescue missions that last from ½ hour to 8 hours in duration. The crew quarters are equipped with kitchen, shower, rest and sleeping facilities.Work ScheduleThe expected standard shift for a REACH Public Aircraft Operation Division Pilot is 12 hour shift, 7 days on, 7 days off. Some shifts may run over 12 hours, but not longer than 15 hours per shift.REACH offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, as well as a 401(k) plan. We also offer a flexible paid-time-off program and voluntary supplemental life insurance packages. The REACH Medical Holdings Family of Companies is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military/veteran status, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans).