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Fixed Wing Pilot-Grand Junction, CO

Company: Air Methods
Location: Grand Junction
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Overview:Job Summary PC-12 $20,000.00 Annual Stipend paid throughout the yearACCRA 110% (10% of base salary paid annually throughout 26 paychecks)$3,000.00 IFR Stipend $15,000.00 1 Year Sign-On paid in 2 increments (1/2 after 90 days and 1/2 after 1 year)Grand Junction, Colorado, offers several compelling reasons why it's considered a great place to work and live:

  • Scenic Beauty: Grand Junction is located in the heart of Colorado's Western Slope, surrounded by stunning natural landscapes. From the red rock formations of the Colorado National Monument to the nearby Grand Mesa, the area offers abundant outdoor recreational opportunities such as hiking, biking, fishing, camping, and skiing.
  • Climate: The region enjoys a semi-arid climate with over 300 days of sunshine annually. Winters are relatively mild compared to other parts of Colorado, making it an attractive location for those who prefer a milder winter climate.
  • Affordability: Compared to larger cities in Colorado like Denver or Boulder, Grand Junction offers a more affordable cost of living. Housing prices, utilities, and overall living expenses are often more manageable, allowing residents to enjoy a higher quality of life without breaking the bank.
  • Economic Opportunities: Grand Junction has a diverse economy with sectors such as healthcare, education, agriculture, energy, tourism, and outdoor recreation. The city is home to St. Mary's Medical Center, Colorado Mesa University, and numerous small businesses, providing job opportunities across various industries.
  • Community and Culture: Despite its smaller size, Grand Junction has a vibrant arts and culture scene. The city hosts events like the Art and Jazz Festival, Country Jam music festival, and the Grand Junction Air Show, fostering a sense of community and offering entertainment options for residents.
  • Educational Institutions: In addition to Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction has reputable public and private schools, making it a desirable location for families looking for quality education options for their children.
  • Healthcare Facilities: With major medical centers like St. Mary's Medical Center and Community Hospital, Grand Junction offers excellent healthcare services and facilities, ensuring residents have access to top-notch medical care.
  • Outdoor Recreation: Grand Junction's proximity to outdoor recreational areas like the Colorado National Monument, Grand Mesa, and numerous hiking and biking trails makes it an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy rock climbing, mountain biking, skiing, or simply exploring nature, there's something for everyone.Overall, Grand Junction's combination of natural beauty, affordable living, economic opportunities, cultural amenities, and outdoor recreation make it a great place to work and live for individuals and families alike. Responsible to ensure aircraft and weather conditions are airworthy to transport medical crew and patient to receiving hospital within an assigned operational area. Responsible for compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), General Operations Manual guidelines (GOM), and thorough knowledge of Air Methods policies and procedures.Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following Operates Air methods aircraft in a safe and legal manner. Completes pre-flight before every flight verifying the aircraft is in an airworthy condition by sign off of Daily Flight Log. Pilots will perform a complete walk around of the aircraft prior to entering the cockpit for flight and upon completion of each flight. Final authority with regard to operations of aircraft and for the safety of passengers, cargo and equipment. Must be thoroughly familiar with all aircraft and medical systems of backup aircraft utilized at operational area and also ensures that the medical flight team is familiar and comfortable with the medical interior and systems. Responsible for completion of required documentation. Able to conduct detailed flight planning with little notice to exacting standards Participates regularly in Air Methods meetings, activities, projects, committees and community outreach Performs other duties as assignedAdditional Job Requirements Regular scheduled attendance Indicate the percentage of time spent traveling: 10%Subject to applicable laws and Air Methods policies, regular attendance is an essential function of the position. All employees must follow Air Methods employment practices and policies.QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In accordance with applicable laws, Air Methods will provide reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden so disabled employees may perform the essential functions of the position.Education & Experience Associates degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school and two to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience Bachelors degree preferredOperation and Safety Requirements: As a member of the Flight Crew, any person employed in this position shall maintain a weight not to exceed 250 pounds and shall be less than seventy (70) years old.Skills Maintains positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues, EMS representatives, hospitals and the public and strives to maintain a friendly and professional working environment Pilots must have flown in category within the previous 24 monthsInstrument Flight rules (IFR) Program: 3,000 Total Flight Hours; 1,000 hours Turbo Prop (Multi or Single) 1000 hours PIC in category 500 hours of cross country flight time 200 hours of night flight time 500 hours of instrument in category; 100 hard weather actual IFR Experience flying in mountainous terrain greater than 6,000 feet above sea level requiredCertificates, Licenses, Registrations Instrument rating (for category and class of aircraft)(ATP rating in category meets this requirement) Fixed wing multiengine rating is required for twin engine aircraft Commercial single engine land is required for single engine aircraft First OR Second Class FAA Medical certificate required.This position is subject to drug and/or alcohol testing per the DOT/FAA requirements (pre-employment, random, reasonable cause/suspicion, post-accident).Air Methods is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities:Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) End of internal bidding is April 3 2024

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