Helicopter Mechanic Job at Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Las Vegas, NV

  • Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
  • Las Vegas, NV

Job Description

The LVMPD is an EEO employer and maintains a drug-free workplace.

Position Description

Salary Information:
The salary for this position is negotiated through a collective bargaining agreement. All new employees will be hired at the minimum salary in the range and will be eligible for merit increases until reaching the maximum salary in the range.

Incumbents troubleshoot and diagnose aircraft maintenance problems and perform duties related to routine maintenance, structural repairs, rebuilding and/or upgrading of major aircraft components and systems, and keeping of maintenance records.

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.

  1. 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. Markings that cannot be covered by clothing will be covered using neutral-toned bandages or patches except for hands, neck, head, or face tattoos. Makeup is not permissible to cover a tattoo. 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.
  2. Be available for callouts;
  3. Be available for working shifts, holidays and weekends, or irregular work hours;
  4. Maintain a current FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate and Nevada Driver license;
  5. Possess a complete set of aircraft mechanic tools; and
  6. Must not have incurred any FAA suspensions/revocations.
  7. Participate in the LVMPD Wellness Program.
  8. Vision sufficient to read an aircraft's control board, computer screen, and fine prints in documents.
  9. Color vision sufficient to distinguish among colored power and signal cables and color indicators on an aircraft's control board.
  10. Hearing sufficient to hear conversations and directions in person and over the telephone and radio.
  11. 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.
  12. Agility sufficient to bend, twist, crawl, stoop, squat, kneel, stretch, and reach overhead, forward, and backward; rotate neck and trunk.
  13. Endurance sufficient to stand and move around for long periods of time to work in the repair shop; sit at personal computer terminals.
  14. Strength sufficient to lift, carry, and shelve aircraft parts and related items, weighing up to 50 lbs.

Selection Process

Application Filing
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 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 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 .

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 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 Thursday, July 18, 2024, 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 Dates*
Exam #1: LVMPD Air Support Hangar Tour/Seminar (Optional) - Monday, July 29, 2024 at 10:00 am (PST)
Exam #2: Practical Exam (Weighted 40%) - Beginning Tuesday, July 30, 2024
Exam #3: Oral Board Exam (Weighted 60%) - Beginning Wednesday, July 31, 2024

*The LVMPD reserves the right to modify the 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 DD Form 214 (Member-2 or 4) or Statement/Proof of Service to your application showing 181 days of active duty in good standing. 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 .

Helpful Tools
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, including a polygraph exam. A polygraph examination can be stressful and may affect existing medical or psychological conditions or ongoing treatment. Candidates are encouraged to consult with their personal physicians to discuss whether the polygraph will affect a condition or treatment and then follow the guidance of their medical professional.

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 for a quick video or for specific information.

Additional Information

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 for additional information pertaining to the LVMPD and its hiring process.

Questions regarding this selection process may be directed to:
  • Anita Saucedo, Human Resources Technician, 702-828-4096, a9750s@lvmpd.com
  • Jaime Ward, Analyst, 702-828-5673, j10221w@lvmpd.com
If you require assistance or special accommodations during any part of the application process, contact Analyst Jaime Ward at 702-828-5673 and j10221w@lvmpd.com .

Vision: The vision of LVMPD is for the Las Vegas community to be the safest community in America. This vision is realized by injecting humanity into every interaction and building trust with the citizens we serve.

Mission: The mission of the LVMPD is to provide exceptional police services in partnership with the community. Prioritizing the mental and physical well-being of employees enables our department to perform at exceptional levels and build meaningful relationships with community members.

Values: The acronym "I CARE" is the guiding principle for each and every LVMPD member. This acronym represents thevalues of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department: Integrity, Courage, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence. The values are supported by behaviors, demonstrated by the actions of members, as they live these values. All members are expected to represent the values of the LVMPD while in the workplace and off-duty.

EEO: The LVMPD is an equal opportunity employer. All appointments to the competitive service shall be made withoutregard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, military service,or political affiliation and shall be based on merit and fitness only.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications/Position-Specific Conditions

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 H125, H135, H145 series helicopters.
  • Avionics experience.
  • Specialized training and classes in helicopter repair.
  • Familiarity with the Digital Airware Aviation Management Software program.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Outdoor, Shift work, Weekend work,

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