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Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy

Department: Conservation and Natural Resources

Division: Division of Forestry

Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa

Job Class Code:



Announcement Number: 41533

Open to all qualified persons.






Phone: (775)684-0147

Email: krschulz@admin.nv.gov

Applications accepted

until recruitment needs are satisfied

** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

The Position

Under general supervision, Aircraft Maintenance Specialists perform inspections, repair and overhaul on agency

aircraft such as light and medium class rotorcraft and fixed-wing aircraft in order to ensure the safety of passengers

and equipment engaged in flight operations; and maintain and update technical data related to aircraft maintenance

and applicable federal regulations.

Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training. This Division of Forestry's mission is to provide professional natural resource and wildland management services to enhance, conserve and protect forest, rangeland and watershed values, endangered plants and other native flora.

The agency operates one Bell Helicopter 212S Eagle Copters conversion and two military surplus UH-1H helicopters. The incumbent will perform inspections, repair and overhaul on agency operated helicopters meeting FAA standards. All work is to ensure the safety of crew, passengers and equipment engaged in flight operations. The incumbent maintains and updates technical data related to aircraft maintenance and applicable federal regulations and performs other duties as assigned. The incumbent may be required to travel via helicopter on fire assignments throughout the State. The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages. THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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To Qualify:

In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)

Graduation from high school or equivalent education and five years of journey level experience as a Certified Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic including at least three years of experience in repairing and maintaining helicopters within the last five years.

Special Notes

Incumbents must obtain a Class B commercial driver's license with air brake, hazardous materials, and tanker endorsements within one year of appointment.

Special Requirements

Incumbents must maintain current licensure and certifications as a condition of continuing employment.

A valid Class C driver's license is required at the time of appointment.

Applicants must possess an FAA Airframe and Powerplant Rating at the time of application. Incumbents must obtain an Inspection Authorization within one year of appointment.

Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, all positions in this class have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this class must first submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.

Additional Position Criteria

Applicants must possess an FAA Airframe and Powerplant Rating.

The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.

The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment

1) Please describe your experience repairing and maintaining helicopters including were and when the experience was gained.


For more information about state employment, visit the following:

Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov

Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org

Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us

More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB


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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:

Division of Human Resource Management Northern Nevada 209 East Musser Street, Room 101 Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

Division of Human Resource Management Southern Nevada 555 East Washington Avenue, Suite 1400 Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

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