Big Bear Fire
Bell 407 (VFR)
130% ACCRA (Geographic Modifier)
Off Duty Housing
$15,000 Sign-On Bonus
AIR METHODS: GO ABOVE AND BEYOND HERE! As the leader in the air medical industry, Air Methods seeks exceptional pilots to partner with us to serve our communities. We are committed to providing air medical transport resources to our communities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, while providing our pilots with work life balance, 7 days on/7 days off (12-hour shifts). Our #1 objective is to ensure safety to/from every time, so come join our growing and high-performing culture, sparked by teammates who deliver on being the best!
Location Big Bear Lake, California, holds a special allure for its breathtaking mountain scenery, year-round recreational activities, and serene alpine atmosphere. Nestled in the San Bernardino Mountains, this charming town is surrounded by the stunning San Bernardino National Forest, offering visitors and residents a playground for outdoor adventures. The centerpiece, Big Bear Lake, provides a picturesque setting for boating, fishing, kayaking, and lakeside relaxation during the warmer months, while the winter transforms the area into a snowy wonderland perfect for skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing at the nearby Snow Summit and Bear Mountain resorts. The town’s quaint village area offers cozy shops, restaurants, and lodges, maintaining a welcoming mountain town vibe. The sense of community is palpable in Big Bear, with various events like the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival and Oktoberfest fostering a strong bond among locals and visitors alike. Whether seeking adventure in nature or a peaceful retreat in the mountains, Big Bear, California, provides an unparalleled experience that celebrates the beauty of the great outdoors in every season.
Job Summary Responsible to ensure aircraft and weather conditions are airworthy to transport medical crew and patient to receiving hospital within an assigned operational area. Responsible for compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), General Operations Manual guidelines (GOM), and thorough knowledge of Air Methods policies and procedures.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following: Operates Air Methods’ aircraft in a safe and legal manner. Completes pre-flight before every flight verifying the aircraft is in airworthy condition by sign-off of the Daily Flight Log. Performs a complete walk-around of the aircraft prior to entering the cockpit for flight and upon completion of each flight. Ensures aircraft and weather conditions are airworthy to transport medical crew and patient to receiving hospital within an assigned operational area. Responsible for compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), General Operations Manual guidelines (GOM), and thorough knowledge of Air Methods policies and procedures.Skills Pilots must have flown in category for a commercial operator, or in the military, within the previous 24 months Maintains positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues, EMS representatives, hospitals and the public. Strives to maintain a friendly and professional working environment.
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In accordance with applicable laws, Air Methods will provide reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden so disabled employees may perform the essential functions of the position.
Operation and Safety Requirements: As a member of the Flight Crew, any person employed in this position shall maintain a weight not to exceed 250 pounds and shall be less than seventy (70) years old.
Education & Experience Associates degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school, plus two to five years’ related experience and/or training (or equivalent combination of education and experience); Bachelor’s degree preferred
Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Program: 2000 total flight hours with minimum of 1500 flight hours in category. 1000 hours PIC in category. 500 hours of rotor wing turbine time. 200 hours of cross-country flight time, at least 50 hours of which were at night. 100 hours unaided night as PIC (50 hours of unaided can be substituted for by 100 hours of NVG time, but cannot be reduced below 50 hours of unaided time). 50 hours total actual or hood instrument time in flight and in category (for a RW candidate who is FW rated, 100 hours or greater of FW actual or hood Instrument time can reduce the RW required instrument time to 25 hours).
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Commercial & Instrument Rating (for category and class of aircraft); ATP rating in category also meets the above requirement. First or Second-Class FAA Medical certificate required.
Air Methods is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.This position is subject to drug and/or alcohol testing per the DOT/FAA requirements (pre-employment, random, reasonable cause/suspicion, post-accident).
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)