25 October 2022

Citrus County Sheriff's Office | Pilot

Citrus County, FL, United States

Starting Pay Rate: $25.75/hour

General Description: Regular, full-time position working evenings and varying shifts as needed to accomplish agency goals and mission. Required to work during any natural or manmade disaster and/or emergency. This position requires on-call status and must be available nights, weekends, and holidays. This position includes the operation and maintenance of aircraft and related equipment.

Essential Functions:

  • Performance of aerial surveillance
  • Search and rescue operations
  • Assist the Patrol Division and other divisions with aerial support
  • Trains FLIR operator/observer in search and rescue patterns and techniques
  • Operates aircraft within FAA guidelines
  • Maintains logs and flight records
  • Organizes and participates in aviation missions
  • Enters routine, technical, and specialized data into a variety of computer programs


  • Rotor-wing license and commercial rating required
  • Experience in an OH-58 (Bell 206) is preferred
  • Must be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Possess excellent skills in organization and computer applications


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or resident alien
  • Must be a high school graduate or its equivalent
  • Must have the ability to think and act quickly, calmly, and appropriately in emergency situations
  • Must not have tattoos on your hands, neck, or face
  • Must not have used, tried, experimented, or possessed ANY illegal controlled substance in the past 12 months
  • Must not have used, tried, experimented, or possessed ANY illegal controlled substance classified as a schedule I or II substance (excluding marijuana) in the last 5 years
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation including drug testing
  • Must successfully pass a flight test

Employer Paid Benefits:

  • Florida Retirement (special risk available)
  • Life Insurance (1x salary)
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Education Salary Incentive
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Eleven Paid Holidays

Human Resources at (352) 341-7429 or [email protected] for more information.

Citrus County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. All hires, transfers, and promotions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, religion, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.
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