FLSA: Hourly

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(P06) $33.36 - $41.42 an hour     $69,388.80 - $86,153.60 a year

JOBCODE: 007415

JOB PURPOSE As a Police Flight Officer your responsibility will be to perform responsible police work while piloting helicopters and airplanes within assigned areas.


  • Operates rotary-wing aircraft

  • Patrols areas not readily accessible by ground-based personnel

  • Patrols business and high crime areas.

  • Patrols selected areas in support of riot traffic, and crowd control participates in surveillance and pursuit of suspected criminals.

  • Transports police personnel on official police business

  • Transports aircraft to maintenance and repair facilities

  • Performs other aerial missions in support of police functions

  • Maintains radio communication with air traffic controllers

  • Operates radar and navigational equipment

  • Establishes radio contact with other law enforcement agency aircraft, as necessary

  • Conducts pre-flight and post-flight inspections of aircraft

  • Maintains records and logs of personal flight time, aircraft flight time, fuel consumption, oil consumption, and other flight-related matters.

  • Trains police officers and pilots in aerial observation procedures.

  • Serves as plain clothes or uniformed police officer when not assigned to air-service functions.

  • Performs minor aircraft maintenance and repair; changes light bulbs, cleans, washes and waxes aircraft; when necessary, assists the aircraft mechanics.

  • Performs work related to purposes of the Police Department as required.


    Two (2) years as a City of Tampa Police Officer; must have attended Bell 407 and Bell 206L-4 initial pilot training and possess a minimum of 500 hours total flight time of which at least 250 hours must be rotorcraft-helicopter time logged in accordance with Federal Aviation regulations.

    Preferred requirement: Completion of Tampa Police Departmentís Tactical Flight Officer Training Program.


    (NOTE: Photocopies of the following documents must be submitted with the application.)

    - Possession of: a valid FAA instrument rating either airplane or rotocraft.

    - Possession of valid FAA Commercial rotor-craft helicopter certificate.

    - Possession of a valid FAA second-class medical certificate.

    - Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License.


    Evaluation of training and experience.

    TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of July 11, 2014. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be processed.

    HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumes can be submitted in support of an application, but not in lieu of an application. Resumes and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to careers@tampagov.net.

    6-27-14; 7-2-14 (007415)

    Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 7/11/2014 will not be processed.

  • This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.