Mosquito Control Aircraft Operations Manager (Unclassified)



JOB CODE: 3200

PAY GRADE: 2295

SALARY RANGE: $58,403 - $98,111

LOCATION OF WORK
EBR Parish Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control District

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the administrative direction of the Director of Mosquito and Rodent Control, performs responsible aviation maintenance repair, professional administrative, and supervisory work assisting in directing aircraft operations and related maintenance activities of the East Baton Rouge Parish Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control District. Work involves assisting the Director in the operation, planning, organization, and financial management of a comprehensive program to conduct spray missions for the elimination of mosquitoes in East Baton Rouge Parish. General supervision is exercised over subordinate professional and technical employees. Work is reviewed for adherence to administrative guidelines. Performs other work as requested, which may include non-aviation oriented work.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Performs aircraft maintenance (airframe and powerplant), which includes preventative maintenance, repairs, annual maintenance, and 100 hour FAA mandated inspections on District aircraft; complies with Airworthiness Directives. Supervises the maintenance, repairs, and the procurement of parts and supplies on aerial spray systems; assists in the fabrication and assembly of aerial spray equipment. Responsibilities may include piloting and co-piloting District airplanes. Ensures compliance with all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations pertaining to E.B.R.P. Mosquito and Rodent Control operations; handles all correspondence with FAA relative to operations or other matters. Schedules flights for night-time aerial adulticiding, day-time aerial larviciding and assists with droplet, cage, and swath width pesticide efficacy tests. Advises the Director on decisions regarding preventative maintenance of aircraft and aerial spray systems, installation of equipment, and fabrication and assembly of equipment on aircraft and hangar facilities. Advises the Director on budget matters related to aerial and aerial spray programs. Coordinates with supervisory and other M.A.R.C. personnel (Shop, Entomologist, and Assistant Director) for spray missions and droplet tests. Coordinates with the media and the public to provide notice of spray missions; works with other M.A.R.C. personnel in public education and public relations work (media, beekeepers, etc.) Acts as FAA designated supervisor of aerial spray programs; maintains legal records to ensure program conforms to all FAA, EPA, state, and local regulations. Coordinates the hiring and training of all contract spray pilots; concurs with the Director in the hiring decisions for all aircraft personnel and contract pilots. Communicates with pilots and insurance company to ensure aerial spray insurance is current and in effect. Maintains software and data on all recorded spray missions and maintains on-board computer systems and weather stations.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of applicable laws and regulatory codes governing pesticides and insecticides, their applications, and the effects and hazards to animal and plant life. Knowledge of aerial mosquito control spray programs. Knowledge of administrative techniques related to budget preparation and administration. Skill in flying and maintenance of aircraft. Ability to effectively plan, assign, coordinate and supervise the work of a moderate size group of professional, technical and shop personnel employees. Ability to train pilots and co-pilots in East Baton Rouge Parish policies and procedures as related to conducting spray missions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with local and state officials and the general public. Ability to communicate written and oral information clearly and to prepare clear and concise reports and memoranda.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree and three years of experience flying and maintaining aircraft, with one year of being in an aerial pesticide application setting.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Certified FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic (Federal Aviation Administration). Certified FAA Commercial Pilot with instrument rating and twin-engine endorsement (Federal Aviation Administration). FAA licensed to pilot single and twin engine aircraft (Federal Aviation Administration). State Louisiana Department of Forestry designated as Supervisor of Agricultural Spray Operations. Instructor rating helpful (Federal Aviation Administration). Possession of a current aircraft flight health certificate. Possession of category 8a Mosquito Control Applicator commercial certificate and Aerial Commercial Applicator License from the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (Applicant must attain the LDAF certifications/licenses within 6 months of date of hire to continue employment).

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
Must have logged sufficient hours in multi-engine, single engine and other type aircraft to be carried by District Aircraft Liability Insurance carrier.


NOTE:
Unclassified job specifications may be revised at the will of the appointing authority.