Training, Education and Experience
- Three years of increasingly responsible maintenance and repair experience as an FAA-certified Airframe and Powerplant Technician; or
- Five years of increasingly responsible maintenance and repair experience in the United States military on at least one type of aircraft owned and operated by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and currently an FAA-certified Airframe and Powerplant Technician.
- High school diploma or G.E.D. supplemented by specialized training and classes in helicopter and aircraft repair.
- Possession of a current Airframe and Powerplant Certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration. 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 Nevada driver license.
Best Candidates Will Have
- Maintenance experience on MD500/MD530 series and Airbus H135, H145 series helicopters.
- Avionics experience.
- Specialized training and classes in helicopter repair.
- Be familiar with the Digital Airware Aviation Management Software program.
Conditions of Employment
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 and Nevada driver license;
- Possess a complete set of aircraft mechanic tools; and
- Must not have incurred any FAA suspensions/revocations.
- Vision sufficient to read an aircraft's control board, computer screen, and 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 inside of and perform maintenance tasks in an aircraft, operate 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 your current Airframe and Powerplant Certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration must be submitted online at the time off application. 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 therefore, the application 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 your current Airframe and Powerplant Certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration will be reviewed to determine those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications. These qualified candidates will be provided additional information regarding current test dates. Applicants will be notified of the results of the screening process via email. If you have not received notification, within two weeks of submitting your application, it is your responsibility to confirm your eligibility to test for this position by contacting the OHR representative listed below in the Inquiries Section.
Anticipated Testing Dates*: Beginning Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
Exam #1: Practical Exam (Weighted 40%)
Exam #2: Oral Board Exam (Weighted 60%)
Additional details will be provided to those candidates meeting the minimum qualifications.
Candidates may be required to complete all/part of the Practical Examination on an actual helicopter/aircraft and will be required to perform a range of mechanical/inspection functions.
*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/.
To be successful on the Practical Exam, it is strongly recommended that the candidate review and be familiar with the following reference document:
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: