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Location: Calgary, Alberta
Company: Calgary Police Service
Posted on May 31, 2024

If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary . City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance, promote physical and psychological safety, and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits . Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.

The City is committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive and equitable workplace which is representative of the community we serve. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and reconciliation. Applications are encouraged from members of groups that are historically disadvantaged and underrepresented. Accommodations are available during the hiring process, upon request.

As a team member of the Calgary Police Service Air Support Team, you will be Pilot in Command of an Airbus H125 helicopter providing safe and efficient flight operations to support members of the Calgary Police Service (CPS), and citizens of Calgary in the swift response to detect, reduce and prevent crime. The Calgary Police Air Support Unit helicopter operates day and night utilizing the most recent technology available and in accordance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations and Calgary Police Service Air Support Unit Operations Manual. Primary duties include pre and post flight duties, flight planning, daily aircraft inspections and to safely conduct flight operations by day and night with also utilizing Night Vison Goggles during night flight operations.

Working Conditions: This position is required to work shift work as scheduled in both an office and flying duty environment. You will be required to work both day and night shifts. On average, CPS pilots fly between 500 and 700 hours each per year. There may be exposure to noise, chemicals, fumes and temperature variations on a regular basis. Heavy lifting may be required. Travel is required for maintaining Pilot currency and qualifications as detailed by current Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR’s) and the Calgary Police Service policy and procedures.

· A High School Diploma or equivalency.

· A valid Full Class 5 Driver’s Licence (or provincial equivalent).

· A valid and current Canadian Commercial Helicopter Pilots License (CPL(H) or ATPL(H)).

· A valid and current Canadian Aeronautical Radio License and a valid and current Canadian Category 1 Medical Certificate.

· A Minimum of 3,000 hours (Helicopter) with no less than 2,500 hours shall be as Pilot in Command (Helicopter). Aviation accident and incident free.

· A Canadian valid and current Group IV Instrument Rating.

· A valid and current Canadian Helicopter Night Rating with a minimum of 20 hours PIC night experience.

· Knowledge of the Calgary area, for example; aeronautical, geographical, weather and experience flying in busy controlled airspace.

· Working knowledge of the Canadian Aviation Regulations and Standards, and electronic aviation systems, equipment, and programs.

· An (AS350) Aircraft Type Rating Endorsement with current experience (within the past 12 months) on this aircraft, especially the H125 variant would be considered an asset.

· Be Advanced NVG (NVIS) Qualified and current would also be considered an asset.

· Excellent communicator with relationship building skills that help to coach and develop. You are able to anticipate challenges and prioritize urgent issues, optimizing time and resources while making effective decisions in stressful environments while having aviation safety as the priority.

Pre-employment Requirements
· An enhanced security clearance and pre-employment polygraph will be conducted.

· Applicants will be tested for appropriate skills.

· Applicants must pass the Calgary Police Service Air Support Unit rotary wing training syllabus.

· Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications. Education obtained from out of country must have or be able to obtain, an Education Credential Assessment (ECA) for confirmation of equivalent credentials.

· Complete and pass an Instrument Proficiency Flight (IPC) or Instrument Flight Check in accordance with the Calgary Police Air Support Unit NVG operating procedures depending on qualifications.
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Note: Flexible start date can be accommodated based on operational needs.

Union: Special Categories
Business Unit: Calgary Police Service
Position Type: 1 Permanent
Location: 5111 47 Street N.E.
Compensation: $109,636.20 – 121,181.00 per annum
Days of Work: This is a shift work position: 2 days, 2 nights,
and 4 days off. Shifts vary from 11 hours to 11.5 hours
per shift.
Hours of work: Non-standard 40-hour work week
Audience: Internal/External
Apply By: June 14, 2024
Job ID #: 309966

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