MICHIGAN CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
Employees in this job pilot or co-pilot state aircraft for passenger transportation, forest
fire detection, and related transportation or natural resources duties. Work includes the
routine inspection of aircraft, radio communications, and ground observation and
requires application of knowledge of federal aviation laws, regulations, airport
procedures, and departmental rules.
There are two classifications in this job.
Position Code Title – Aircraft Pilot-E
Aircraft Pilot E12
This is the experienced aircraft pilot. The employee performs a full range of aircraft
flight assignments including acting as pilot-in-command of single-or-multi-engine fixed
wing aircraft or helicopters or as co-pilot of high performance multi-engine turbo-prop
aircraft. The employee exercises extensive independent judgment in making decisions
that may include taking immediate actions with limited opportunity to consider various
Position Code Title – Aircraft Pilot-A
Aircraft Pilot 13
This is the advanced level. The employee serves either as a lead worker responsible
for overseeing the work of other Aircraft Pilots or as a senior worker performing the
most complex aircraft pilot assignments. Senior-level employees perform complex
assignments beyond those expected at the experienced level which have been
approved by Civil Service.
NOTE: The job duties listed are typical examples of the work performed by
positions in this job classification. Not all duties assigned to every
position are included, nor is it expected that all positions will be assigned
Pilots or co-pilots, single or multi-engine fixed wing airplane, seaplane, or helicopter in
all seasons, times of day, and weather conditions, in accordance with applicable laws
and safety regulations.
Flies missions for forest fire detection and control, wildlife census, law enforcement
patrols, forest pest damage surveys, aer