• Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 25, 2020
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $95,884.80 Annually USD

Job Description



04/27/2020 AT 8:00 A.M. (PT) - 05/29/2020 AT 5:00 P.M. (PT)


This announcement is a re-bulletin to re-open the filing period. Persons who have already applied within the last 12 months need not reapply.

Only the first 35 applicants that meet the Selection Requirements as defined in this bulletin and who confirm attendance for the test will be accepted and invited to participate in the test. Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received.

The first 35 applicants that meet the Selection Requirements will be sent a conditional test invitation via email beginning Friday, July 10, 2020. Once candidates receive a conditional test invitation, they will have four calendar days to confirm their attendance by providing verifying documentation (e.g., flight itinerary and hotel reservations if you are traveling long distance) by fax to (323) 264-7159 or email at Fire-HelicopterMechanic@fire.lacounty.gov. Candidates must be prepared to make travel arrangements as soon as they receive the conditional test invitation, and must confirm attendance by Monday, July 13, 2020. Do not make travel arrangements until you receive a conditional test invitation . Candidates will be sent a final test invitation once they have confirmed attendance and have provided verifying documentation. (Amid ongoing concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19) and following the governor's guidance to avoid or slow the spread of the disease, the aforementioned dates are subject to change. Candidates will be notified in advance).

Any additional applicants meeting the Selection Requirements will receive a notice stating that they may still be considered if one or more of the first 35 candidates are unable to confirm attendance to the test. If a candidate is unable to confirm attendance according to the deadline specified above, that candidate's invitation will be given to the next applicant that meets the Selection Requirements according to the order in which they are received.


Makes repairs on airframes, engines, and other components of helicopters owned and operated by the County of Los Angeles.

Positions allocable to this class typically receive administrative supervision from a Chief, Helicopter Maintenance and may receive technical supervision from Senior Helicopter Mechanics who have responsibility for a helicopter maintenance and repair crew. Incumbents perform journey level mechanical maintenance, repairs, and alterations, including airframes, power plant, propeller or appliance, to both reciprocating and turbine-powered helicopters in either Sheriff or Fire Department air operations. Incumbents must possess working knowledge of the methods of locating and diagnosing mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, structural, and other troubles; maintaining and repairing engines, airframes, and accessory equipment; and knowledge of operation and preventive maintenance requirements of the helicopters to be maintained. Helicopter Mechanics serve a one year probationary period during which time they receive structured in-service training in the repair and maintenance of complex multi-engine turbine powered helicopters. Successful completion of departmental in-service training programs is a condition of completing the one year probationary period.

Essential Job Functions
Gathers and interprets information from a variety of sources (e.g., pilots, manufacturers' maintenance manuals, wiring diagrams, illustrated parts breakdown, test results, Technical Bulletins, etc.) by asking questions, reading, conducting tests, and performing in-flight duties etc. in order to troubleshoot, guide inspection and perform maintenance repairs.

Performs daily, periodic, hourly, and other inspections as required by manufacturers, Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), and/or County policy to determine airworthiness of helicopters, serviceability of aircraft appliances, and to identify problems or potential problems.

Troubleshoots electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and structural problems on helicopters using visual inspection techniques and a variety of test equipment (e.g., volt-ohm meter, pressure gauges, computer diagnostic equipment, etc.) in order to locate the source of problems and determine what corrective actions are needed (e.g., adjustments, repairs, replacement of parts, etc.).

Repairs, removes and replaces defective parts, overhauling parts, fabricating parts, etc. using a variety of handheld, hydraulic, and power tools and equipment (e.g., pullers, wrenches, dead-blow hammers, etc.) in order to make the aircraft or component airworthy and return it to service.

Cleans, using brushes, rags/towels, hoses, stepladders, soaps and solvents, etc. in order to facilitate visual inspection of the aircraft, prevent corrosion, and to give the aircraft a clean, professional, and well-maintained appearance.

Writes reports, completes forms, and makes logbook entries (e.g., brief written reports, inspection checklists, maintenance logs, work orders, etc.) by hand and/or using a computer word processing and/or email application in order to document the performance of scheduled maintenance, report issues or problems, provide information to others (e.g., supervisors, coworkers, pilots, etc.), and to be in compliance with manufacturers guidance, Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), and/or County policy.
Three years' (full-time) experience, gained within the last five years, in the repair and maintenance of twin engine turbine-powered helicopters such as the Bell 412 and/or Sikorsky UH60/70. One year of the required experience must have been in: Responsible charge of repairs and overhauls to return "certified" helicopters to flight status in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration Regulations and manufacturer requirements -or- Responsible charge of repairs and overhauls to return "non-certified" helicopters to flight status in compliance with manufacturer requirements in either a Department of Defense/U.S. Military or private contractor environment.

A current valid Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic's certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)*.

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

* License and Certification Information
The exam analyst will verify the required certification on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) website. You must provide a copy of your certificate at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing your online application . If you are unable to attach your documents, you may e-mail them to Fire-HelicopterMechanic@fire.lacounty.gov or fax them to (323) 264-7159. Failure to provide any required documentation will result in application rejection. You must include the title of the required certification(s)/license(s) number, date issued, date of expiration, date of birth, and the name of the issuing agency on your application. The required certificate(s)/license(s) must be current and unrestricted; conditional, provisional, or restricted certificate(s)/license(s) will NOT be accepted.

*In order to receive credit for any course work, or for completion of a certificate program, you must include a legible copy of the official transcripts, or office letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization; or official certificates with your application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing your online application . Failure to provide the required documentation may result in your application being rejected.

3 - Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.
Additional Information

This examination will consist of a performance test weighted 100% that will cover the candidate's ability to analyze and interpret information, Professional/Technical Knowledge of: procedures used to inspect Bell 412 and/or Sikorsky UH 60/70 helicopters; procedures used to maintain, and repair, engines, airframes, and accessory equipment; electrical theory; using various hand and pneumatic tools and equipment; working with sheet metal components of helicopters; Stress Tolerance; Oral Communication.

Performance test is scheduled for Saturday, July 25, 2020 or Sunday, July 26, 2020. (Amid ongoing concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19) and following the governor's guidance to avoid or slow the spread of the disease, the aforementioned dates are subject to change. Candidates will be notified in advance).

Only those candidates with a score of 70% or higher on the examination will be placed on the eligible list.

Note: Test invitation letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the e-mail address provided on your online application and also to your user account "inbox" on http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty. It is important that applicants provide a valid e-mail address. The applicant's e-mail address must be able to receive e-mail notifications from fire.lacounty.gov and/or hr.lacounty.gov. Please add this domain to your e-mail address book and list of approved senders to prevent e-mail notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail. Applicants should review the security settings on their computer and add http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty as a secure site in the security settings in order to receive emails from governmentjobs.com. Applicants should also log into their governmentjobs.com account and under their profile, review their inbox for notifications. For specific information on how to access your inbox, please check the governmentjobs.com frequently asked questions.

Notice of Non-Acceptance and Final Results letters will be sent via U.S. mail. Test scores cannot be given over the phone.

Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. Please refer to the following hyperlink for a list of testable material https://www.fire.lacounty.gov/AirOps-Exam/. Only information listed in the provided link will be testable.

While test study guides will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review ALL related materials that you deem necessary.

(Amid ongoing concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19) and following the governor's guidance to avoid or slow the spread of the disease, applicants are to contact the Worksource Center in advance if they do not have a computer or limited access to internet as some offices may be closed or by appointment only.)

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible list in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

The eligible list resulting from this examination will be used to fill Helicopter Mechanic vacancies in the County of Los Angeles Fire Department, as they occur.

Any shift - Appointees must be willing to work any shift, including evening, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment will be required to complete a criminal background check, including a fingerprint scan, followed by a medical examination. A candidate with a conviction history which has a direct and adverse relationship with the duties of the Helicopter Mechanic position may have his or her conditional offer of employment rescinded and be removed from the certification list pursuant to Civil Service Rule 6.04.

In addition, candidates must successfully complete a medical examination and be able to perform all of the essential functions of the Helicopter Mechanic classification. A candidate who does not successfully complete a medical examination or is unable to perform all of the essential functions of the Helicopter Mechanic classification may have his or her conditional offer of employment rescinded and be removed from the certification list pursuant to Civil Service Rule 6.04.

Applications must be filed online only. We must receive your online application by 5:00 p.m. (PT), on the last day of filing. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted. Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button, when it becomes available, at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website. If you are unable to access the website, you may enter the following link to access your profile: http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty.

NOTE: We must receive all required documents, if any, at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting your online application. Please check your application to ensure that the documents are uploaded by logging on to County of Los Angeles Department of Human Resources website and reviewing your submitted application. Applicants must submit all documents to be considered (official diplomas, official transcripts, certificates, etc.) during application submission. All documents must be clear and legible. Although resumes may be uploaded as attachments to the online application, resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of completing the online application. If you are unable to attach documents, you may e-mail them to Fire-HelicopterMechanic@fire.lacounty.gov or fax the documents to (323) 264-7159 at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting your online application. Failure to provide the documentation will result in application rejection . Please include your Name, the Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the faxed documents.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements and you have completely filled out your application. Please fill out your application completely and correctly to receive full credit for any related education, training, and job experience. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your actual job title, beginning and ending dates, total number of hours worked (full or part-time), and description of work performed. Provide any relevant job experience and training in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for this job. Your application will be rejected if it is incomplete. We may reject your application at any time during the selection process.

Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made. FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT. Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.


It is important that you provide your own Social Security Number (SSN) at the time of filing to ensure your application is processed accurately. Please include your SSN for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a SSN.

If you do not already have an account/profile with the County of Los Angeles, you will need to create one. All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using someone else's user ID and password may erase the original candidate's application record.

ADA Coordinator Phone: (323) 838-2239
Teletype Phone: (800) 735-2922
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
Department Contact Name: Fire Examination Section
Department Contact Phone: (323) 838-2239
Department Contact Email: Fire-Examination@fire.lacounty.gov
Department FAX: (323) 264-7159

Closing Date/Time: 5/29/2020 5:00 PM Pacific

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