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Class Code:N8903

AIRPLANE PILOT/MECHANIC

NATURE OF WORK

This is complex skilled work in the maintenance and repair of aircraft airframe and engines and the piloting of a fixed-wing multi-engine aircraft for the purpose of dispersing insecticides for the control of mosquitoes.

The employee is expected to conduct assigned area of responsibility with a high degree of independence. Work is reviewed by a superior to assure conformance with established policies and procedures.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Performs scheduled routine inspection and maintenance of airframe and engines of fixed-wing aircraft in accordance with F.A.A. standards for air worthiness.

Performs flying assignments in a fixed-wing multi-engine aircraft at low altitude for the purpose of dispersing insecticides for the control of mosquitoes.

Maintains accurate daily work records.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of fixed-wing aviation and the ability to apply such knowledge to the operation of a county-wide aerial spray program for the abatement of mosquitoes.

Considerable knowledge of F.A.A. regulations that apply to operations of a government spray program.

Ability to work independently in performing maintenance and repair on aircraft.

Ability to maintain accurate records.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from high school; considerable experience in aircraft maintenance and repair; considerable experience as an F.A.A. certified commercial pilot including a minimum of five years flight experience with 2,500+ total flight hours; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Possession of a current license as an airframe and powerplant mechanic with inspection authority, issued by the Federal Aviation Agency. Must have verifiable experience with repair and maintenance of Pratt and Whitney R-985AN14B nine cylinder radial, air cooled, direct drive engine.

Possession of a current license as a commercial pilot for fixed-wing multi-engine aircraft.

Possession of a Public Health Applicators License by the Florida Department of Agriculture under the Florida Administrative Code 5E-13.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Code of Ethics

Certification: No

Work Locations: Streets & Highways

Class Spec. Estab./Revised:E10/89R10/97


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