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Professional Utility Helicopter Pilot – North Dakota

Position Type:Permanent
Company:Western Area Power Administration
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Address:12155 West Alameda Pkwy
Web Address:www.wapa.gov
Company Info:We‘re one of four power marketing administrations within the U.S. Department of Energy whose role is to market and transmit electricity from multi-use water projects. Our service area encompasses a 15-state region of the central and western U.S. in which our transmission system carries electricity from 56 power plants operated by the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the International Boundary and Water Commission, and one coal-fired plant. Together, these plants have an installed capacity of 10,505 megawatts.
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Job Title:Professional Utility Helicopter Pilot
Location:Bismarck North Dakota USA
Salary Range:$69K-$90K
Job Desc:The job announcement will be open from February 25, 2014, through March 10, 2014, 24:00 EST.

This helicopter pilot position requires an expert level of knowledge and skill and safely operates a single-engine turbine-powered helicopter as pilot in command at minimum airspeeds and low level altitudes involving flight operations within the wire environment.

Experience must include the ability to safely hover and land on unfavorable terrain near transmission lines, trees and other obstacles.  Operations will require take-off and landings from high altitude remote mountainous locations, in and out of confined area, pinnacles, deep snow conditions where density altitude may exceed 14’000 feet.

Experience preferred includes an expert level of knowledge and skill as a Helicopter Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), conducting all aspects of annual re-currency helicopter pilot flight and ground training.

Specific knowledge to helicopter flight operations ensuring the safety of passengers, qualified non-crewmembers, and mission.  Helicopter preflight inspection and determination of airworthiness.  Applicable Federal Aviation Regulations.  All sections of specific Rotorcraft Flight Manuals.  Resources available to obtain, interpret, and accurately apply current and forecasted weather to planned flight activity.

Will be required to plan/schedule quarterly or annual transmission patrols and adjust schedule for other reasons such as; mission flight requests, scheduled training, annual leave or illness, cancellations for various reasons, incorporate required aircraft maintenance and in many cases unscheduled maintenance.  Maintain situational awareness and utilize crew resource management.


The job announcement will be open from February 25, 2014, through March 10, 2014, 24:00 EST.

  1. 3,000 flight hours in Rotorcraft-helicopter.
  2. 1,500 FH as PIC in Turbine-powered helicopters.
  3. 1,000 FH as PIC Mountain flying experience.
  4. 1.000 FH as PIC Low Level experience (below 500 ft. AGL).
  5. 75 FH Instrument or Night Flight as PIC experience.
  6. 10 FH in the last 12 months.
  7. 500 FH PIC Vertical Reference Long-line external load experience.



  1.  FAA issued Airline Transport or Commercial certificate with appropriate category and class ratings (commercial privileges, rotorcraft-helicopter).
  2. First or Second Class FAA issued Medical Certificate issued in the past 12 months (must be current at time of application).
  3. FAA issued Flight Instructor certificate with appropriate ratings (rotorcraft-helicopter).  Required for promotion.
  4. FAA approved Part 133 Pilot Certification to conduct Class A; B and /or C rotorcraft load combinations (either currently hold or previously held).
  5. Most recent company issued Form 8410 Airman Competency/Proficiency Check - Part 135 or equivalent.

The application process:


  2. Sign in if you have an account or create an account. (Write down your user ID and password).
  3. Resume builder will step you through the task of building your resume. DO NOT UPLOAD YOUR CURRENT RESUME. Use the information on your current resume to cut and paste to the resume builder.
  4. Be sure you have the all specific pilot qualifications listed above in the new resume you are building even if your log book does not have a column for it. If the minimum qualifications are not listed the in the resume your application will be screened out.
  5. Have references ready with name, phone number, and email.
  6. The job announcement will be open from February 25, 2014, through March 10, 2014, 24:00 EST.
  7. Search for Helicopter Pilot with announcement number WAPA- 14-DE-185.
  8. Click “Apply” online for the position. Make copies and upload the required pilot certifications where ever you can put them. Not uploading the required documents listed, your application will be screened out.
  9. Contacting HR with the phone number listed can assist in adding certain documents to your application.
  10. Read all instructions.
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