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Alaska Airlines First Officer - Alaska Airlines in Anchorage, Alaska

Company Alaska Airlines

The Team

As a pilot at Alaska Airlines, you are committed to living our values. You “Own Safety” and “Deliver Performance” on the job and in your community. And in very noticeable ways, you “Do the Right Thing,” aim to “Be Kind Hearted” and “Be Remarkable.” These are the traits all Alaska Airlines pilots show their guests and coworkers throughout their careers. In return, you’ll have the opportunities and experiences to help you reach your pilot career goals.

Role Summary

The First Officer is responsible for ensuring a safe journey and a positive experience for all of our guests while continually maintaining a high-level of professionalism. This is a union represented position.

Key Duties

  • Perform as Second in Command in the transport of passengers, mail, freight, or for other commercial purposes.

  • Comply with Federal Aviation Regulations, Company Flight Procedures, and Company Policies on scheduled flights and routes to ensure safety of flight.

  • Conduct business in a professional manner and demeanor at all times.

  • Operate Company aircraft adhering to established Qualification Standards and all Flight Manual operating procedures and policies.

  • Communicate with all required agencies and personnel while adhering to Company Communication Practices.

  • Must have knowledge commensurate with holder of airline transport pilot certificate and have knowledge of all aspects of applicable FARs and AIM.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • A minimum of 2,000 hours total flight time in a fixed wing aircraft or 1,200 hours total flight time in a high performance military aircraft.

  • 50% of rotor-wing flight time up to 1,000 hours may be counted toward total flight time.

  • Minimum of 50 hours of flight time within the last 12 months.

  • A current First Class FAA medical certificate.

  • An FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License.

  • Must possess and/or obtain a current passport with unlimited access in and out of the United States.

  • Employees with non-U.S. passports also will need any appropriate travel documentation.

  • Excellent judgment, leadership skills, demonstrated command ability and maturity.

  • Professional demeanor and appearance.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and Internet email functions.

  • Must be comfortable with a domicile in Seattle, WA; Los Angeles, CA; Anchorage, AK; Portland, OR; or San Francisco, CA.

  • Minimum 23 years of age.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

  • Ability to communicate in English.


  • 1,000 hours multi-engine turbine Pilot-in-Command (PIC) in a fixed wing aircraft.

  • Four-year degree from an accredited university.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.

There's a lot that goes into applying for a pilot job so we understand if you are not quite ready to apply. If this is not the right time for you, or you still have some work to put towards your qualifications, we invite you to learn more about pilot jobs with Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.

Total Rewards

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air pay and benefits can vary by company, location, number of regularly scheduled hours worked, length of employment, and employment status.

  • This role pays per collective bargaining agreement.

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401k program

  • Monthly incentive pay plan

  • Annual incentive pay plan

  • Generous paid time off

  • Travel privileges on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Regular/Temporary Regular
Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 12/31/2022
Requisition Type Frontline
Location Seattle
Equal Employment Opportunity Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information (including family medical history) or other legally protected characteristics. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will also be considered for employment, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are an E-Verify ® employer, where required by law.
Airport SIDA Badge Requirements Important update for non-crew employees working at an airport or maintenance hangar: Employees will be required to obtain a SIDA badge provided by the airport authority and maintain good standing in order to keep their SIDA badge. Review SIDA Badge Requirements for complete details.
I: Y - FO/FA
Job Locations USA-WA-Seattle | USA-OR-Portland | USA-AK-Anchorage | USA-CA-San Francisco | USA-CA-Los Angeles
Requisition ID 2021-7127
Category Pilots