CHIEF, HELICOPTER MAINTENANCE

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Building Maintenance
  • Salary: $101,964.00 - $133,740.00 Annually USD

Job Description

REBULLETIN INFORMATION:
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO REOPEN THE FILING PERIOD, CHANGE THE FILING TYPE FROM STANDARD TO OPEN CONTINUOUS, UPDATE THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SECTION, REQUIREMENTS, VACANCY INFORMATION, AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE. PERSONS WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST SIX (6) MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BY THE LAST DAY OF FILING. THE INFORMATION MUST INCLUDE YOUR NAME, THE CORRECT EXAMINATION TITLE AND NUMBER.


FIRST DAY OF FILING:
June 22, 2020 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:
J7498D

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

DEFINITION
Has immediate charge of a helicopter maintenance unit serving aircraft owned and operated by the County.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS
Positions allocable to this class receive administrative supervision from a Captain in charge of the Sheriff's Aero Bureau or the Fire Department's Air Operations Battalion Chief. Incumbents serve as the highest level of maintenance management and technical review of helicopter mechanics performing a full range of preventive maintenance, repairs and alterations to a fleet of turbine-powered helicopters. Incumbents are responsible for the maintenance of all technical records, manuals, parts and supplies, support equipment, and coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration on all required aircraft inspections. Incumbents must possess expert knowledge of materials, tools and procedures used in maintaining aircraft, principles of maintenance management and supervision, and safety procedures pertaining to aircraft and aircraft maintenance.
Essential Job Functions
Plans, assigns, supervises, inspects and evaluates the work of one or more helicopter maintenance crews engaged in the aircraft preventive maintenance, inspection, repair and replacement of aircraft engines, major component parts, transmissions, drive trains and assemblies, hydraulically actuated accessories, rotor masts and rotors, and major airframe members.

Develops and administers preventive maintenance timetables for major and minor repairs of engines and airframes and major periodic inspections.

Schedules maintenance to ensure maximum aircraft availability.

Oversees the control and accounting of service life-limited parts such as rotor mast assemblies, and other parts subject to stress failure.

Directs and participates in the design, fabrication, and installation of such devices as electrically actuated chemical drop tanks, search lights, loudspeakers, night vision devices and other equipment requiring substantive airframe and electrical system modifications.

Acts as Departmental liaison to Federal Aviation Administration General Aviation District Offices regarding supplemental type certifications required for major airframe and engine modifications.

Supervises the preparation of estimates on extent and cost of aircraft repairs and makes recommendations to management on the need to repair or replace aircraft and other equipment.

Manages the budget assigned to the aircraft maintenance section and reviews all expenditures for compliance with County purchasing procedures prior to submitting purchase requests for unit manager's approval.

Supervises the operation of a tool and stock room including the requisition, receipt and issuance of parts, equipment, tools and supplies.

Directs the preparation and maintenance of records and reports,

Manages the compilation and analysis of cost data.

Coordinates and expedites equipment repair activities at the scene of emergencies or disasters.

Responsible for the repair and maintenance of light fixed-wing single or multi-engine aircraft, as required.
Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Four years' experience in the repair and maintenance of helicopters, two years of which must have been in responsible charge of completing major and minor repairs to return helicopters to airworthy condition.

LICENSES:
A valid Mechanic Certificate with Airframe and Powerplant issued by the Federal Aviation Administration*.

A valid Inspection Authorization Ratings 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 irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting 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 Certificate AND Inspection Authorization Certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration 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.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Credit will be given to applicants, who possess DESIRABLE qualifications and indicate so on their employment application at the time of filing.

Experience in public safety and/or military aviation.

Experience performing hands-on maintenance of public safety, military, or commercial helicopters.

Experience as a helicopter maintenance/repair quality control inspector.

Experience supervising 10 or more helicopter maintenance personnel.

Experience conducting in-flight troubleshooting of helicopters.

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 evaluation of experience based on application information weighted 100%. Additional points will be given for additional experience in public safety or military aviation, experience for hands-on, maintenance of public safety, military, or commercial helicopters, experience as a helicopter maintenance/repair quality control inspector, experience in the direct supervision of 10 or more helicopter maintenance personnel, and experience conducting in-flight troubleshooting of helicopters.

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

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 six (6) months following the date of promulgation. Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every six (6) 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
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 can 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 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS and you have completely filled out your application.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website. 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 Minimum 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.

CORRESPONDENCE AND UPDATES WILL BE SENT VIA E-MAIL
  • For the foreseeable future, all notices including invitation letters, result letters and notices of non-acceptance will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add jcbeaudi@lasd.org and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail. Please note, if you opt out of receiving emails, you can visit governmentjobs.com, log into your profile and check your inbox. The inbox retains a copy of all emails sent, for your records.

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. 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.

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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