HELICOPTER MECHANIC

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $95,884.80 Annually USD

Job Description

FILING DATES
October 2, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. (PT)

THE FILING PERIOD MAY BE SUSPENDED AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. THIS EXAMINATION MAY REOPEN AS THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE REQUIRE.

EXAM NUMBER
J7492M

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT

OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

DEFINITION
Makes repairs to airframes, engines, and other components of helicopters owned and operated by the County.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS

Positions allocable to this class typically receive administrative supervision from the Chief of Helicopter Maintenance and may receive technical supervision from Senior Helicopter Mechanics who have responsibility for a helicopter maintenance and repair crew. Incumbents perform journey level mechanical maintenance, repairs, and alterations, including airframe, power plant, propeller or appliance, to both reciprocating and turbine-powered helicopters in Sheriff Department air operations. Incumbents must possess working knowledge of the methods of locating and diagnosing mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, structural, and other troubles; maintaining and repairing engines, airframes, and accessory equipment; and knowledge of operation and preventive maintenance requirements of the helicopters to be maintained. Helicopter Mechanics serve a one year probationary period during which time they receive structured in-service training in the repair and maintenance of complex multi-engine turbine powered helicopters. Successful completion of departmental in-service training programs is a condition of completing the one year probationary period.
Essential Job Functions
Disassembles and reassembles airframes, engines, and other component parts, including main and tail rotor assemblies and gear boxes as required to maintain equipment in airworthy condition. Performs scheduled inspections, troubleshoots, repairs or replaces faulty parts as required.

Completes hourly and calendar inspections.

Makes repairs to airframes, including sheet metal, and composites.

Participates in periodic refresher training in engine, airframe, or other maintenance, repair, or related topics.

Repairs and maintains fixed wing aircraft, as required.
Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS
Three years of experience in the repair and maintenance of helicopters, one year of which must have been in responsible charge of completing major and minor inspections and repairs to return helicopters to flight status.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATE REQUIRED
A valid Airframe and Powerplant mechanic's certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration.*

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS

Physical Class III - Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
*In order to qualify, applicants must submit a copy of their valid airframe and powerplant mechanic's certificate with their application at the time of filing, or within 15 calendar days from the date of application filing . Failure to provide the required documentation will result in application rejection.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

As part of this application process, applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire. The questionnaire contains a pre-investigative questionnaire which will be utilized as part of the background investigation process to ensure applicants meet the standards set forth by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Applicants who fail the pre-investigative questionnaire will be disqualified and will have to wait twelve (12) months from the date of the disqualification in order to reapply.
Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an interview covering training, experience, and general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted 100%.

CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON THE EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.

TRANSFER SCORES

Applicants that have taken any identical test with the Sheriff's Department within the last twelve (12) months will have their test scores automatically transferred to this examination.

This examination may be used in the future for new examinations with the Sheriff's Department. Scores will be transferred to the new examination. Candidates may not be allowed to re-take any identical test for at least twelve (12) months.

Please note: Invitation letters will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add namondra@lasd.org to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.

Notice of Non-Acceptance and Final Result letter will be mailed via USPS. Test scores cannot be given over the phone.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

Applications will be processed on an "as-received basis" and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING FINGERPRINT SEARCH. Examples of disqualifying factors include: Any felony convictions; job related misdemeanor convictions; certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations (3 moving violations in one year; failure to appear; at fault accidents; suspended license; driving under the influence); poor credit history; poor employment history; substance abuse; anyone on probation.

ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY IF HIRED

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (Department) has a "zero tolerance" policy for its employees for the following:
  • use of narcotics, controlled substances, and/or prescription drugs without a prescription.
  • use of marijuana with or without a prescription.
Any employee found in violation of this policy will be subject to discharge.

VACANCY INFORMATION
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Special Operations Division, Aero Bureau.

AVAILABLE SHIFT Any Shift
APPOINTEES MUST BE WILLING TO WORK ANY SHIFT, INCLUDING EVENINGS, NIGHTS, WEEKENDS, AND HOLIDAYS.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY - APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

All applicants are required to submit a Standard County of Los Angeles Employment application and supplemental questionnaire ONLINE only. Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of applications, although resumes and supporting documents may be uploaded as attachments to the online application.

Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we may evaluate your qualifications for the job. All information is subject to verification and applications may be rejected at any time during the selection process.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the SELECTION REQUIREMENTS and you have completely filled out your application.

To apply for this examination, click on the " Apply " button located on the top right corner of the screen. Your application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing.

IMPORTANT NOTES
  • Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT .
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
NOTE: Candidates who apply online must upload any required documents as attachments during application submission. If you are unable to attach required documents, you may fax the documents to (323) 415-2580 at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your online application. Failure to provide the required documentation will result in application rejection. Please include your Name, the Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the faxed documents.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT LIBRARIES: For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD : All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone: (213) 229-1621
Teletype Phone: (213) 626-0251
Department Contact Name: Professional Examinations Unit
Department Contact Phone: (323) 526-5611
Department Contact Email: sheriffexamsunit@lasd.org


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