Sheriff's Aviation Mechanic

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Mar 16, 2021
Full Time Aviation or Harbor Construction and Skilled Trades Public Safety
  • Salary: $62,899.20 - $86,444.80 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

The Sheriff's Department is recruiting for Aviation Mechanics who perform skilled airframe and powerplant maintenance, repairs and modifications on fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, participate in flight checks, ensure air worthiness, and maintain records, reports, and logs.

For more detailed information, view the Sheriff's Aviation Mechanic job description.

Inspection License Differential - $1.50/hour for hours worked for employees who possess a valid Federal Aviation Inspection License.

Annual Tool Allowance - $600

Annual Boot Allowance - $125

On-Call Compensation As Needed - $3.25/hour


1) Background: Prior to appointment, applicants will be fingerprinted and must pass an extensive background investigation, including a polygraph examination. Applicants must not have been convicted of a felony.
2) Shift: Applicants must be available for all shifts; incumbents will be required to work rotating shifts, or be on call for work, on weekends, holidays, and evenings, including mandatory overtime; refusal of assigned shift may result in removal from the list or termination.
3) License: A valid California Class C Driver License is required at time of appointment. Employees in this class may be required to use personal vehicles and show proof of automobile liability insurance.
4) License: Employees will be required to obtain a California Class B Driver License with HAZMAT and Air Brake endorsements within 12 months of hire.
5) Physical: Requires the following physical demands: frequently stoop, bend, crawl, and work on knees for up to thirty (30) minutes; frequently climb and work on ladders for as long as thirty (30) minutes; occasionally lift and/or move parts weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.
6) Tools: Aviation Mechanics must provide their own set of basic hand tools at the time of appointment; current annual tool allowance is $600.

Minimum Requirements

Experience: Three (3) years of recent (within the last five (5) years) aviation maintenance and repair experience for helicopters or for fixed wing turbo or turbine engine aircraft with pressurized cabins.

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License/Certificate: Must possess a current FAA Airframe and Powerplant license; indicate certificate number and expiration date on application under "Certificates and Licenses" and attach a copy of the certificate to the application .

Desired Qualifications

An excellent candidate for this position will possess experience in the maintenance and repair of Bell 212 and UH-1H, Airbus H125 helicopters, as well as experience with fixed-wing, light single and twin-engine airplanes; factory trained experience is preferred. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess his/her own tools and be willing to work overtime, weekends, and holidays.

Selection Process

Examination : There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire. It is to your advantage to provide as much relevant and detailed work experience as possible, as resumes will not be reviewed in lieu of the application materials.

Application Procedure : Applications will be accepted continuously and reviewed bi-weekly. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

San Bernardino, California United States View Map