Sheriff’s Chief Helicopter Maintenance Technician
Salary $42.60 – $44.73 Hourly $3,407.91 – $3,578.66 Biweekly $7,383.80 – $7,753.76 Monthly $88,605.55 – $93,045.07 Annually
$88,605.55 – $93,045.07 Annually
Location Camarillo, CA
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has an opening for a Chief Helicopter Maintenance Technician. This position is responsible for the supervision of the helicopter maintenance program; and the overall record keeping systems maintained according to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines.
The ideal candidate will have considerable experience in helicopter maintenance and experience directing and supervising an FAA-approved helicopter maintenance services program.
Incumbent will receive 5% certification pay for maintaining a FAA Inspection Authorization Certificate.
PAYROLL TITLE: Chief Helicopter Maintenance Technician
EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: Possible educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% for incumbents in eligible positions based on completion of an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree that is not required for the classification.
BILINGUAL INCENTIVE: Incumbents may also be eligible for bilingual incentive depending upon operational need and certification of skill.
AGENCY/DEPARTMENT: Sheriff’s Office/Aviation Unit
Chief Helicopter Maintenance Technician is represented by the International Union of Operators Engineers (IUOE) and is eligible for overtime compensation.
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-term), Intermittent, and Extra-help vacancies. There is one (1) projected vacancy.
OPENING DATE: October 9, 2020
CLOSING DATE: Continuous and may close at any time; therefore, the schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet business needs.
Examples Of Duties
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
- Supervises and participates in the inspection, servicing, repair, and overhaul of helicopters and their related systems and components;
- Determines whether repairs need to be performed immediately or may be approved for deferral;
- Supervises the work of Helicopter Maintenance Technicians and Avionics Technician including training, assigning, evaluating and inspecting their work;
- Ensures that records, technical publications, and reports are maintained in accordance with FAA guidelines;
- Stays current and complies with Factory Service Bulletins, FAA Airworthiness Directives, and other technical publications;
- Screens helicopters and parts; searches for and orders parts; travels to vendor sites to screen/obtain helicopter parts; coordinate helicopter purchases through federal channels;
- Maintains spares and consumables; reorders and restocks;
- Maintains and repairs the helicopter and related accessories, including inspection and diagnosis of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and structural integrity and malfunctions;
- Rebuilds military surplus or damaged civilian aircraft including designing and manufacturing parts, utilizing parts from other helicopters and diverse manufacturers, designing modifications to assist with firefighting, search-and-rescue, medical evacuation, as well as law enforcement duties;
- Performs both ground and in-flight testing of helicopters, systems, and components;
- Evaluates and justifies requests for additional tools and equipment; prepares budget projections;
- Operates specialized shop equipment and tools including lathe, hydraulic press, drill press, grinders, milling machine, saws, welding apparatus, electrical test equipment, hydraulic power supply, and related hydraulic and electrical equipment; and
- Performs other related duties as required.
There are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, & EXPERIENCE: Considerable experience in helicopter maintenance which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. The required knowledge, skills, and abilities can also be obtained by five (5) or more years of progressively responsible experience in the maintenance of turbine-powered helicopters which has included two (2) years directing and supervising an FAA-approved helicopter maintenance services program.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Must possess and maintain a FAA Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic’s License issued two years prior to employment date.
- Must be able to obtain an Inspection Authorization Certificate within one year of employment.
- Must possess and maintain a valid California driver license.
- Must be able to obtain a Department of the Interior Mechanic qualification and Department of Agriculture and Forest Service licenses/certificates for specific helicopters.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Through knowledge of: the maintenance and repair of the Bell 204, 205, 206, 212, UH1, UH-60 and any other helicopters the County purchases; gas turbine engines; accessories, and fuel control’ helicopter electrical systems.
- Working knowledge of: helicopter aerodynamics, vibrations, and flight characteristics.
- Considerable ability to: diagnose mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and structural malfunctions; inspect design, fabrication, and maintenance work performed by technicians.
- Working ability to: supervise, evaluate, and train staff; identify maintenance and repair needs; read, understand, interpret, and cross-reference helicopter maintenance manuals, charts, graphs, and blueprints; engineer, fabricate, and install systems; maintain repair records according to FAA guidelines; identify and solve problems; completely strip and rebuild helicopters; maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, vendors and county staff.
- Thoroughly skilled: the operation of specialized shop equipment and tools.
Work is primarily performed in a hanger or inside helicopters. Employees are exposed to mechanical and chemical hazards and must be able to perform in-flight testing of repairs on helicopters. Work requires a wide-range of motion, working in confined spaces, and lifting more than 50 pounds. Incumbents may work under adverse conditions. On a rotating basis, must be available to work standby/on-call and willing/able to respond to emergencies after normal working hours within twenty (20) minutes of initial notification.
FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at www.ventura.org/hr. If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.
NOTE: If presently permanently employed in another “merit” or “civil service” public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a “merit” or “civil service” style examination, then appointment by “Lateral Transfer” may be possible. If interested, please click here for additional information.
Note to Applicants: It is essential that you complete all sections of your application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and accurately to demonstrate your qualifications. A resume and/or other related documents may be attached to supplement the information in your application and supplemental questionnaire; however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the application.
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE – qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this exam AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the exam process to assist in determining each applicant’s qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire may result in the application being removed from consideration.
APPLICATION EVALUATION – qualifying: All applications will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will continue to the next step in the screening and selection process.
TRAINING & EXPERIENCE EVALUATION-100%: A Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E) is a structured evaluation of the job application materials submitted by a candidate, including the written responses to the supplemental questionnaire. The T&E is NOT a determination of whether the candidate meets the stated requirements; rather, the T&E is one method for determining who are the better qualified among those who have shown that they meet the stated requirements. In a T&E, applications are either scored or rank ordered according to criteria that most closely meet the business needs of the department. Candidates are typically scored/ranked in relation to one another; consequently, when the pool of candidates is exceptionally strong, many qualified candidates may receive a score or rank which is moderate or even low resulting in them not being advanced in the process.
NOTE: In a typical T&E, your training and experience are evaluated in relation to the background, experience and factors identified for successful job performance during a job analysis. For this reason, it is recommended that your application materials clearly show your relevant background and specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is also highly recommended that the supplemental questions within the application are completed with care and diligence. Candidates must score 70% of higher to be placed on the eligible list.
Candidates successfully completing the evaluation process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: PRIOR TO ACTUAL APPOINTMENT FROM THE ELIGIBLE LIST, THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PASS A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION CONDUCTED BY THE SHERIFF’S HUMAN RESOURCES WHICH MAY ALSO INCLUDE A POLYGRAPH AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINATION. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION FINDINGS MAY BE A BASIS FOR REMOVAL FROM THE ELIGIBLE LIST. TO SPEAK TO A SHERIFF’S OFFICE REPRESENTATIVE CONCERNING THE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION PROCESS, CALL (805) 654-2375.
For further information about this recruitment, please contact Gerald Chambers by email at gerald.chambers or phone (805) 477-1921.
Agency Ventura County Phone (805) 654-5129 Website http://hr.ventura.org
Address 800 S. Victoria Avenue
Ventura, California, 93009
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