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4 months ago
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Salary band: $70k - $80k
Salary: Salary range: GS11-12 ($70,111-$109,245)
Location: New Jersey, United States
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Recruitment
Sector: Military & Defence
Category: Pilot

Aerial Surveillance Pilot: Fixed-Wing

Are you a law enforcement, military or commercial pilot looking for your next move? Join the FBI!  As an aerial surveillance pilot based at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Lakehurst, NJ, you will fly fixed-wing aircraft as part of aerial surveys and assist in searches and other federal operations. Your knowledge of using thermographic sensors, photographic equipment and other specialized devices in aerial surveillance is key to this role. 

At the FBI, we will challenge you to forge a career with other dedicated employees working for the same critical mission — keeping our nation safe. We have a diverse culture, but we are OneFBI. Become a part of our family.


Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Civilian Commercial Pilot License.

Second-Class Medical Certificate.

Must have instrument civilian fixed-wing pilot’s rating and 500 hours or more total flight time; 350 hours in fixed-wing aircraft preferred.

Preference will be given to applicants who have experience conducting surveys, searches and other aerial examinations using digital photographic equipment, night vision equipment, thermal sensors and the use and application of multi-spectral imagery, as well as experience using maps, charts and multi-sensor imagery to determine distance and location of targets.

You must meet the FBI’s Employment Eligibility requirements 


Pilot surveillance aircraft and/or augment pilot staffing on surveillance aircraft.

Conduct surveys, searches and other examinations, as needed, using sophisticated thermographic sensors, photographic equipment and other specialized devices.

Maintains sight of target(s) through the use of aerial surveillance equipment and technology regarding direction, route and movement of targeted groups or persons.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter detailing your experience by clicking the apply button with the subject line Aerial Surveillance Pilot. We’re looking forward to receiving your application.

The FBI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factors.

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