State of AlaskaAnchorage 99507
Full Time

Light single-engine fixed wing pilot  Reciprocating helicopter.

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Aircraft Pilot 1

State of Alaska
Full Time Alaska Department of Public Safety, 5700 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507, United States Apply before 9/29/2023 5:00



This position pilots State-owned/leased single-engine fixed wing and reciprocating helicopters in support of law enforcement missions, Search and Rescues (SAR), and other missions as directed. Aircraft Pilot 1’s may fill the following duty positions based on location: 
  • Light single-engine fixed wing pilot 
  • Reciprocating helicopter


The Department of Public Safety (DPS) strives to preserve the peace, enforce the law, prevent and detect crime, and protect life and property. As a member of DPS, you would be instrumental in ensuring this mission is met by providing direct support for law enforcement activities.


As a member of one of the most unique law enforcement agencies in the nation, you will be part of a team that embraces the core values of loyalty, integrity, courage, compassion, leadership, and accountability as they serve Alaska. In this fast-paced environment, you will work with a phenomenal team of professionals, both civilian and commissioned.


This position is stationed out of our Anchorage-based Aircraft Section and operates from the airports located within the Anchorage area, often from Lake Hood or one of the nearby landing areas. This position may travel throughout Alaska providing aircraft and training support.


  • Correlation level knowledge of flying maneuvers required for day (required), night, and instrument flying (desired) conditions, skill piloting and certifications to train and evaluate performance within the light fixed-wing aircraft operated by the department 
  • Time and experience providing flight and ground instruction in fixed-wing aircraft operated in the wheel, ski, and float configurations 
  • Knowledge of aircraft maintenance procedures in the following areas 
    • Perform light fixed wing aircraft post-maintenance function checks and coordinate findings with the aircraft maintenance personnel 
    • Provide logistics support with other department pilots in order to move light fixed wing aircraft between its based location to one of our maintenance hubs 
    • Provide as required pilot operator approved maintenance tasks such as oil changes on light fixed wing aircraft in which are based at Lake Hood 
  • Ability to continuously correlate input from man, machine, management, mission, and environment into safe and rational aeronautical decisions - Ability to make a safe and rational go/no-go flight decision and to determine if weather and other flight safe3ty considerations are within acceptable ranges 
  • Computer skills that enable competent use and instruction of web-based tools to obtain pre-flight weather briefings, filing of flight plans, and flight risk assessments

The Department of Public Safety strives to preserve the peace, enforce the law, prevent and detect crime, and protect life and property. All positions support or carry out the Department's mission. If our mission interests you and this position embodies your strengths, please consider joining our team.

More information about the Department of Public Safety can be found on our website: 

To view the general description and example of duties for an Aircraft Pilot 1 please go to the following link:     

Special Notes:
  • FAA commercial pilot license with aircraft single engine land or sea

  • Valid Driver’s License required

  • Annual Class II Flight Physical

Minimum Qualifications

Current FAA Licensure and class of Medical Certification as a Commercial Pilot or Airline Transport Pilot with ratings, including operating under instrument flight rules, appropriate to the category, class, and type of aircraft flown for the position;
Applicable hours as PIC of appropriate category and class of aircraft predominantly flown by the position that includes sufficient flying time to safely and effectively operate aircraft in the geography, topography, and weather conditions equivalent to those predominantly encountered in the position’s Alaskan areas of operation.

Special Note:
As part of the examination process, the employing department will require successful completion of a flight check and approval from a certified flight instructor in the make and model of craft to be flown.

Additional Required Information

A cover letter is required for this position. 

Documents Required at time of application submission:

  • Cover letter must address how the applicant meets or exceeds the minimum requirements for the job. The letter must address required licenses, aircraft experience, flight hours, skills, knowledge, and abilities. 


A cover letter is required for this position and will be used as a writing sample. The cover letter The cover letter must address how the applicant meets or exceeds the minimum requirements for the job. The letter must address required licenses, aircraft experience, flight hours, skills, knowledge, and abilities. 

Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, fax or email it to the contact provided in the job posting. Your cover letter will be used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.


This position requires the incumbent to submit to a fingerprint based criminal history background check.  


For your application to be evaluated you must answer the Supplemental Questions.  Be specific in your answers and tell us how you acquired the relevant experience. Please use complete sentences and proof-read your submissions when answering the supplemental questions. Your responses will be considered a writing sample and will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment process.


Applications will be reviewed to determine if minimum qualifications are met.   Therefore, all work experiences the applicant is using to meet minimum qualifications for this position must be documented in the application package.  Please include the employer’s name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether the employment was full or part-time.  Applicants who submit packages that do not provide sufficient information to demonstrate minimum qualifications are met may not advance in the selection process.

NOTE: Attaching a resume or curriculum vitae is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting "see resume or CV" or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.


This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.


The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.


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Contact Information

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager:

Clifford Gilliland 

Aviation Program Manager 

Office (907) 269.4193 


Michael D. Cook, C.M. 

Aviation Program Coordinator 2 

Office (907) 269.4196