Training, Education and Experience
- Seven years of diversified maintenance and repair experience as an FAA-certified Aircraft and Powerplant mechanic on the same category and class of aircraft used by the LVMPD (see aircraft listed below in Best Candidates section), including four years of increasingly responsible experience using the Inspection Authorization License to sign off on air-worthiness in the repair and maintenance of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft; OR
Four years of experience with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department as a Helicopter/Aircraft Mechanic, with three years holding the Inspection Authorization License, immediately preceding the date of the first test instrument. Must remain in this classification at the time of the administration of the first test instrument, and continue to be in this classification to remain eligible for this position.
- High school diploma or G.E.D. supplemented by specialized certified training and classes in helicopter and aircraft repair, including factory training on aircraft and/or engine maintenance for category and class aircraft used by LVMPD.
- Possession of a current FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate. Candidates will be required to submit a copy in the form of an attachment, (both front and back) of this Certificate with the online application.
- Possession of a current FAA Inspection Authorization License. Candidates will be required to submit a copy in the form of an attachment, (both front and back) of this Certificate with the online application.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver license.
Best Candidates Will Have
Conditions of Employment
- Maintenance/inspection experience on MD500/MD530 series, and Airbus H135, H145 series helicopters.
- Continued education in aviation, management, or a business-related field.
- Three years of experience supervising aircraft maintenance staff.
- Be familiar with the Digital Airware Aviation Management Software program.
In addition to the General Conditions of Employment, found here, the following specific conditions of employment and physical conditions apply to this position.
- Personal Appearance: While on duty, and/or representing the Department, uniformed or otherwise, all Department employees will be neat and clean in their appearance in public. Employees are prohibited from attaching, affixing, or displaying objects, articles or jewelry on or through the nose, tongue, eyebrow or other exposed body part, except the ears for females, while on duty. Employees are prohibited from stretching or "gauging" their earlobes. All jewelry implants will not be exposed or visible while on duty. Tattoos or branding will not be exposed or visible while on duty and/or representing the Department. Such markings must be covered by clothing, and may not be covered by make-up or bandages. Tattoos or branding anywhere on the body that promote racism/discrimination, indecency, extremist or supremacist philosophies, lawlessness, violence, or contain sexually explicit material are prohibited.
- Be available for callouts;
- Maintain a current FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate, Inspection Authorization License, and Nevada driver license.
- Vision sufficient to read an aircraft's control board, computer screen, as well as fine prints in documents.
- Color vision sufficient to distinguish among colored power and signal cables and color indicators on an aircraft's control board.
- Hearing sufficient to hear conversations and directions in person and over the telephone and radio.
- Dexterity and mobility sufficient to operate an aircraft, standard office equipment, and motorized vehicles; climb ladders and stairs; work indoor and outdoor, including the office and maintenance shop.
- Agility sufficient to bend, twist, crawl, stoop, squat, kneel, stretch, and reach overhead, forward, and backward; rotate neck and trunk.
- Endurance sufficient to stand and move around for long periods of time to work in the repair shop; sit at personal computer terminals.
- Strength sufficient to lift, carry, and shelve aircraft parts and related items weighing up to 50 lbs.
Applications and a copy (both front and back) of both your current FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate, as well as your current FAA Inspection Authorization License must be submitted online and received by the posted closing date and time. Decisions on an applicant's qualifications for this position will be made solely on the information contained in the application as well as the attachment of the front and back of your current Airframe and Powerplant Certificate, and your Inspection Authorization License, and therefore, should be filled out in its entirety.
To determine your status after submitting an employment application, you may access your account by going to https://www.governmentjobs.com/Applications/Index/lvmpd.
Application Screening (Pass/Fail)
Applications and a copy (both front and back) of both your current FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate, as well as your current FAA Inspection Authorization License will be reviewed to determine those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and possess training, education and experience most closely related to that described in the "Best Candidates Will Have" section will be invited to participate in the remainder of the testing process set forth below. Applicants will be notified of the results of the screening process via email. If you have not received your notification by 5:00 pm PST on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, it is your responsibility to confirm your eligibility to test for this position by contacting the OHR representative listed below in the Inquiries Section.
Exam #1: Oral Board (Weighted 100%) – Monday, June 24, 2019
*The LVMPD reserves the right to modify selection processes and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards.
**Due to security reasons, personal belongings permitted in the testing facility will be limited. Items such as large backpacks, briefcases, duffle bags or similar items may not be allowed. Those items permitted will be left to the discretion of the LVMPD employees administering the examination and may be subject to a search.
***If you believe you are eligible for Veteran's Preference Points and want to be considered for them, you MUST attach your DD214 or Statement/Proof of Service to your application. We are no longer accepting hard copies at the time of your Oral Board. For more information on Veteran's Preference Points, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions on the employment page at http://www.lvmpd.com/.
Additional Selection Processes
If you successfully complete the above selection process, you will undergo a thorough background investigation. The background investigation takes approximately 90 to 120 days to complete. You must also meet the LVMPD Hiring Standards. LVMPD employees participate in the Department's random drug screening process. For more information on the background process, click http://www.lvmpd.com/en-us/ProtectTheCity/Pages/EmploymentStandards.aspx
Please visit the FAQs available on our employment site for a listing of the LVMPD's open competitive selection and employment policies, and other pertinent information. Please visit http://www.protectthecity.com/ for additional information pertaining to the LVMPD and its hiring process.
Questions regarding this selection process may be directed to: