(28.065666,-81.753105)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

2073 U.S. Highway 92Winter Haven, FL 33881

About

The Civil Air Patrol seeks volunteers with an interest in assisting our units in operations.

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 58,000 members nationwide. In its Air Force Auxiliary role, CAP performs about 85 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions. Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security, disaster relief, and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state, and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in CAP's Cadet Program. Visit www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.

The Civil Air Patrol- Group 3 has fourteen units in the Tampa Bay area. Our units are dedicated to assisting our local community through a myriad of emergency services and operational missions. We also focus on teaching a new generation about aerospace and its impact on our future. A variety of other positions are available as well.

Location: 14 locations across Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Hernando & Citrus County

Duration: Ongoing

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per month

The Operations Officer is expected to:

  • Develop and implement operations plans, programs and directives.
  • Establish reporting procedures to determine the success of operations programs.
  • Coordinate operations matters with other staff agencies or interested agencies.
  • Develop standard operating procedures for the control and operation of Civil Air Patrol aircraft.
  • Develop necessary operations policies and procedures to ensure mission accomplishment and to provide adequate guidance to subordinate personnel and units.
  • Request the issuance of transportation and mission authorizations as requested. Assist in the development and recommendation of unit ES and flying procedures.
  • Assist in the establishment of continuing training programs to include, but not limited to, specific flight manual changes, review of FAA Regulations, safety, local operating procedures, aircraft systems and emergency procedures, survival, etc.
Qualifications:
  • Strong writing, editing, and public speaking skills.
  • Age 18 or older.
  • Willingness to become a member of the Civil Air Patrol and comply with all internal regulations and procedures.
  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Enthusiasm for community service and working with youth.
Benefits:
  • Access to leadership training and opportunities.
  • Formal recognition of training, qualification, and experience through CAP's Operations Specialty Track.
  • Training and mentoring available from Wing, Region, and National members.
  • Networking and training at Wing, Region, and National Conferences.In addition to position-specific duties, all members are encouraged to participate in Civil Air Patrol’s Emergency Services, Aerospace Education, and Cadet Program missions. A wide variety of Emergency Services and other training opportunities are available if desired, though participation is not required.To apply, please email a letter of interest to Lt. James Chamberland at jchamberland@flwg.us with the subject line "CAP-OPERATIONS".

Skills

  • Disaster Response
  • Capacity Planning
  • Search & Rescue
  • Aviation
  • Operations
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 hours per month
  • Willingness to become a member of the Civil Air Patrol and comply with all regulations & procedures.

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