The Best Entry Level Government Jobs
Kyle Stone | GovCentral.com
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
Median Earnings: $53/hr.
Description: Pilot and navigate the flight of multi-engine aircraft in regularly scheduled service for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport rating and certification in specific aircraft type used.
• Use instrumentation to guide flights when visibility is poor.
• Respond to and report in-flight emergencies and malfunctions.
• Work as part of a flight team with other crew members, especially during takeoffs and landings.
• Contact control towers for takeoff clearances, arrival instructions, and other information, using radio equipment.
• Steer aircraft along planned routes, using autopilot and flight management computers.
• Monitor gauges, warning devices, and control panels to verify aircraft performance and to regulate engine speed.
• Start engines, operate controls, and pilot airplanes to transport passengers, mail, or freight, adhering to flight plans, regulations, and procedures.
• Transportation – Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
• Public Safety and Security – Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
• Geography – Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
• English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
• Physics – Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.