North Slope Borough, AK - Barrow, AK

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Serves as Pilot-in-Command or Second-in-command in Borough aircraft; safely pilots assigned aircraft to and from destinations, and for search, rescue and medevac missions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Serve as a pilot for the Search & Rescue Department; f lies aircraft as assigned under visual and instrument flight conditions.

Perform preflight duties to include visual inspection of the aircraft, checking weather conditions and filing flight plan.

Perform post flight duties upon arrival at destination; secures aircraft; assures maintenance issues are noted.

Monitor and reviews trends in search, rescue and emergency services, and recommends operational and procedural improvements.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of NSB Search & Rescue Department policies and procedures, emergency services techniques and procedures, and related safety and legal issues.

Knowledge of Borough, state and Federal flight rules and regulations.

Knowledge of search and rescue principles, Alaska geography and topography, and procedures for deployment of personnel and equipment in emergency situations.

Skill in safely piloting assigned aircraft for search and rescue and medevac missions.

Education, Experience, Certifications and Licenses Required:

High school graduate or G.E.D/or a combination of 12 years of education and work related experience.

Four years work experience as a Pilot, which includes 3000 hours of total flight time and 500 hours of Arctic or remote area flying experience.

FAA Airline Transport Pilot License with multi-engine airplane or rotorcraft/helicopter rating;

FAA First Class Medical Certificate and maintain FAA Class II Medical Certificate;

FCC Radio Permit;

Ability to obtain a valid Alaska Drivers License that meets North Slope Borough insurance criteria within the 6 month probationary period.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Work is performed in internal and external environments with exposure to inclement weather and varying temperatures; work is also performed in an airplane and helicopter, and involves attention to detail, long hours, long periods without breaks, and independent judgment as to the safety of the flight conditions.

Must meet standards for visual acuity, and speak effectively in a clear, understandable voice.

May be exposed to hazardous materials, dangerous machinery and potential physical harm when responding to fire and rescue emergencies.

Special Equipment and Tools Utilized:

Airplane, helicopter, flight computer, cameras, aircraft instruments, rescue equipment, and emergency medical tools and gear.


This Job Description reflects North Slope Borough’s best effort to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described. It is not exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation. This is not intended to be a contract.