View current Travis County openings.

So you want to join the STAR  Flight  team?

The team of STAR  Flight  is a small operation - our line staff includes only seven pilots, seven nurses, seven paramedics, and three mechanics. We have a highly committed team with a low turnover rate and high job-satisfaction. We occasionally have an opening and are always looking to hire the best, brightest, and most talented.

STAR  Flight  has a unique and demanding mission profile. A typical shift may involve roles as first response HAA, critical care transport from outlying medical facilities, fire suppression, air rescue operations and law enforcement surveillance/pursuit. This requires individuals who are very experienced within their specialty areas and able to adapt to constantly changing environments. Solid physical fitness is of supreme importance in order to perform safely and effectively within the rescue environment. A typical STAR  Flight  medical provider has over 10 years of critical care/field experience. Background experience in rescue, wildland firefighting, and water lifesaving roles certainly help as well. The pilots all have more than 3,500 hours of PIC turbine time.

Here is information on our hiring policies along with some tips and suggestions to ensure you are as prepared as possible when we do have an opening.

Medical Crew

What is required for a career at STAR  Flight : (in summary)

  • Rescue Flight Nurses: You are a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and hold, or are eligible for, a Texas Registered Nurse license with at least three years of experience in a hospital critical care area i.e. ED, ICU, CCU, PICU or Flight Nurse Experience.
  • Rescue Flight Paramedic: You are a graduate of an accredited Paramedic school and hold, or are eligible for, a Texas Paramedic certification, with at least five years' full-time EMS experience
  • Rescue Flight Nurses/Paramedics
    • You hold current BCLS and ACLS, PALS and an approved trauma certification.
    • You can pass the STAR  Flight  swim events and run/hike testing event.
    • You can pass the STAR  Flight  Physical Agility Test (moving an unconscious patient and gurney through a physical agility course).
    • You must not exceed 212 lbs.You are flexible and adaptive, able to work varying shifts and you understand that you may be subject to mandatory overtime or emergency call back.
    • You are looking for a place to grow, professionally and personally.
    • Previous flight experience, Level I or II trauma center experience, rescue or EMS experiences.

The bottom line...we are looking for caring, committed professionals to join our practice of out of hospital medicine.

If you are selected as a Flight Nurse/Medic, you will undertake a challenging orientation program that will consist of intense physical conditioning, rescue skills education and clinical skills development. This will be followed by assignment to experienced training officers who will provide constant, constructive feedback as you learn about aircraft operations and safety, rescue operations, EMS system functions, policies, and hone your patient management skills in non-traditional, high hazard environments.

For position listings see the STAR  Flight  website (this page), the Travis County Human Resources page, or Flightweb. For specifics regarding job requirements and preferences, see the Travis County Human Resources Job Posting listing.


  • Education and experience equivalent to a High School Diploma or G.E.D. and three (3) years as a pilot in command of helicopters.
  • Possession of a valid FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate and Instrument Rating in Rotorcraft Helicopter.
  • Current FAA Class II Physical. Must have 3,000 hours of total flight time with a minimum of 1,500 hours logged as Pilot in Command of a Helicopter.
  • 500 hours of cross country flight time and 100 hours of unaided nighttime.
  • Must meet all other requirements of FAR Part 135 requirements for Pilot in Command.


  • EC145 Experience
  • Qualified in Helicopter Rescue Hoist and Helicopter Night Vision Goggle Operations.

Josh Davies | MA, CEM
County Executive

Casey Ping
Chief Deputy/Director of Emergency Medical Services/STAR Flight
(512) 854-6460

Chuck Spangler
Director of Aviation
(512) 854-3708

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