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Pilot – Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Coordinator

By February 22, 2023
  • Full Time
  • Boise, ID
  • April 30, 2023

Idaho Department of Transportation

Do you want to make a difference and be part of an award-winning agency, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Idaho through transportation?

At the Idaho Transportation Department, every employee is critical to the mission and we strive to foster an innovative, collaborative workplace where employees can grow and do their best work.
The Idaho Transportation Department’s Division of Aeronautics strives to provide the highest quality, most effective, efficient, and safest airport system for all users of aviation services. To this end, the Division of Aeronautics plans and implements essential programs, services and projects to develop, encourage, and foster an exemplary system of airports that meet the current and future requirements of a growing and diverse Idaho aviation community.

ITD is hiring a Pilot – Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Coordinator located in Boise at the Aeronautics Division. If you would like to be considered for this opening, you must apply under this announcement. Previous application and scores will not be used.

Example of Duties:
Pilot-Flying:Flies state officials and employees to in-state and out-of-state locations in multi-engine and single engine aircraft.
Maintains single-engine and multi-engine qualification in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 91 requirements, elements of Part 135 requirements and ITD Division of Aeronautics’ training program specifications.
Trains, qualifies, and maintains flying qualifications in Idaho backcountry with operations at remote, challenging, grass/dirt airfields.
UAS Coordinator:
Develop and Maintain ITD UAS Training Program:
Build training and certification programs for ITD employees to operate UASs in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 107 requirements
Develop best practices program for ITD employees
Manage and execute UAS missions supporting ITD and state agencies:
Execute UAS operations for ITD and other state agency requested missions using a variety of UAS platforms and sensors.
Process mission data for ITD and other state agencies for dissemination using appropriate software systems.
Oversee ITD UAS procurement process:
Identify appropriate specifications and UAS platforms for ITD headquarters and district procurement.

Minimum Qualifications:
Certifications:FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with rating as airplane single and multi-engine, land and instrument
Current class II Medical
Flight Instructor
Experience:2500 hours total pilot time including; 750 hours pilot-in-command time of multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft with recent experience in light twin-engine aircraft (other than center line thrust) under Visibility Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) conditions.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS100 hours turbine time
Airline Transport Pilot Certificate
Mountain Flying Experience
Experience with small scale drones, sensors and sensor data processing
Proven track record in presenting and writing on aviation topics, a thorough understanding of aircraft performance, mountain flying, density altitude, aviation weather, pilot decision making and accident analysis.
Ability to manage multiple stakeholder relationships
Demonstrated strong project management skills
Strong community outreach-orientation presence

The incumbent in this position flies approximately 50% of the time and spends 50% coordinating UAS operations and training programs.  Incumbent will, on a rotating basis, be required to remain available via cell phone for search and rescue missions.  A competency flight check, by the Flight Operations Director may be required prior to hire.

Supplemental Information:

To learn more about the department, please visit the ITD website. Make a difference in your community and in the lives of the citizens of Idaho!

Benefits:Flexible work schedule available to some positions for increased work-life balance
Public Service Loan Forgiveness – eligibility requirements may apply
Accrue paid vacation every pay period which increases with state longevity
Paid Parental Leave
Paid sick leave separate from vacation leave
11 paid holidays
Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance benefits, Flexible Spending Account https://ogi.idaho.gov/premium-rates/
Relocation Assistance available to some positions
Defined benefits retirement plan (pension) through the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) https://persi.idaho.gov/members/base_plan.cfm
Optional 401K and Deferred Compensation plans with traditional and Roth options
Eligible for Employee Assistance Program – Confidential support, information and resources for all of life’s challenges
The Idaho Department of Transportation may conduct verification of the information provided in your application, including validation of driver’s license status, education, employment, and criminal history. Omission and/or falsification of information provided in your application will result in your removal from consideration for employment, appointment, or promotion.

This position may be subject to drug-testing.

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email ada.coordinator@dhr.idaho.gov.

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

Your Safety. Your Mobility. Your Economic Opportunity.



If you have questions, please contact us at:
Email: careers@itd.idaho.gov
Trouble Applying Call: Applicant Support Toll-free number: 1-855-524-5627
Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time

To apply for this job email your details to careers@itd.idaho.gov

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