AVIATION SERVICES OFFICER

  • State of Nevada
  • Minden, Nevada
  • Jan 01, 2022
Aviation or Harbor Public Safety
  • Salary: N/A USD

Job Description

Department: DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION & NATURAL RESOURCES

Division: DCNR - FORESTRY DIVISION

Business Unit: HR-FORESTRY

Work Type: PERMANENT

*Pay Grade: GRADE 41

Salary Range: $66,628.08 - $100,161.36

Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time

Recruiter: KENNETH R SCHULZ

Phone: 775 684-0147

Email: krschulz@admin.nv.gov

Position Description

Under general supervision, the Aviation Services Officer develops, formulates, coordinates, and manages the statewide aviation program for the Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) including Air Operation, Helitack, and maintenance programs; aviation fueling stations and vehicles; hangar facilities; Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP); inter-agency agreements with federal, State, and local agencies; supervision of staff; budget preparation and maintenance; and development of policies and procedures related to the statewide aviation program.

The position is responsible for the administrative and fiscal oversight of the Aviation Program, developing policies, procedures and budgets to ensure program readiness. The incumbent uses a team approach to organizing and assigning priorities to support the agency's natural resource and wildland fire management mission.

The incumbent must have a working knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) maintenance and inspection regulations; FAA rules, regulations and operating procedures governing flight operations.

The position coordinates and acts as liaison between representatives of federal and state agencies and local jurisdictions, regulatory agencies, other stakeholders to ensure the program is in compliance with all regulations and requirements. The position maintains records for personnel and aircraft, fixed and expendable assets.

The incumbent supervises assigned staff including agency pilots, helitack personnel, aircraft maintenance personnel and seasonal firefighters; evaluates performance, develops work performance standards, establishes work schedules, assigns and reviews work, provides for training and development of assigned staff, and initiates disciplinary action as required.

To see full Class Specifications visit: http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/Class_Specifications-9_0//

Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent education and five years of experience as a certified Airframe and Power-Plant Mechanic to include three years holding an Inspection Authorization (IA) certification and one year of experience which included maintaining records, scheduling activities, supervision of staff, budgeting and ensuring compliance with pertinent FAA regulations and requirements; OR graduation from high school or equivalent education and 5,000 hours logged, pilot-in-command total flight time, with a minimum of 5,000 hours in a rotorcraft helicopter, as designated by the agency at the time of recruitment. Flight experience must include a minimum of 250 hours in low-level flight; 250 hours conducting external load operations; 500 hours mountain flying above 5,000 feet mean sea level; 100 hours of flight time within the preceding 12 months; maintaining records, scheduling activities, supervision of staff, budgeting and ensuring compliance with pertinent FAA regulations and requirements; OR Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Aviation, Business Administration, Public Administration or closely related field and three years of professional experience managing and directing all aspects of an air operations program. The experience must have included maintaining records, scheduling activities, budgeting, supervision of aircraft mechanics and pilots, and ensuring compliance with pertinent FAA regulations and requirements; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.

  • Applicants attempting to qualify under option 2-Pilot-in command time of the minimum qualifications will need to detail all the requirements as stated either in your resume/application or in an attachment to this application.


The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam
  • The exam will consist of an application and resume evaluation. It is essential that applications/resumes include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.

    Special Requirements
    • A valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
    • Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, all positions in this class have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this class, must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.


    This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

    *The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.

    The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

    Nearest Major Market: Reno
    Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

Job Address

Minden, Nevada United States View Map