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Recruitment #21-002779-0002


It is important that all experience be fully documented. Failure to LIST ALL EXPERIENCE FULLY AND ACCURATELY may cause the candidate to be rejected.




Maryland State Police
Aviation Command
3023 Strawberry Point Road
Middle River, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The Aviation Maintenance Technician Helicopter Lead is responsible for leading the maintenance efforts of an assigned work crew of Aviation Maintenance Technicians Helicopter (AMTH) and MSP Avionics Technician (MSPAT) employees. Oversees and coordinates the work of the assigned crew, mentors and trains crew members on maintenance tasks with which they may not be familiar and performs inspections of scheduled 25, 50, and 75 hour aircraft maintenance. Coordinates the work of journeymen level AMTH and MSPAT. Serves as a mentor for a newly assigned AMTH or MSPAT. Conducts off-site aircraft maintenance with assigned crew members. Serves as an Aircraft Technical Inspector under the Department of State Police Aviation Command Repair Station License issued by the Federal Aviation Administration. Ensures assigned aircraft maintenance is performed in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications and regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration. Performs all of the duties and responsibilities of an AMTH. Work performed directly affects the operational availability of helicopters and fixed winged aircraft required for the missions of the Aviation Command. Performs other duties as required by the Director Aircraft Maintenance, Aviation Mechanic Chief Inspector, Aviation Technician Inspector Supervisor/Production Control Supervisor or Aviation Commander.


Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Three years of experience in the maintenance of turbine powered aircraft. 


1. Graduation from a Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Technician School may be substituted for two years of the required experience. 

2. Additional experience repairing turbine powered aircraft may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required education. 

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in the Aviation Machinist Mate classifications or Aviation, Aerospace Maintenance, or Aircraft Maintenance specialty codes in the Aviation Maintenance field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

1.  Working in an FAA Part 135 or FAA Part 91 or similar military operation.

2.  Working at an FAA Part 145 Repair Station.


1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a valid FAA Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic license. The license number and date of issue must be listed on the application.

2. Candidates must possess a current FAA Inspection Authorization. The license number and date must be listed in the application. 

3. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


1. Applicants for positions with the Maryland State Police will be subject to a complete criminal background investigation and polygraph examination before permanent appointment can be made. A criminal conviction may be grounds for rejection of the applicant.

2. Some positions in this classification are assigned duties, which will require the individual to be examined by a physician. After an offer of employment, applicants for such positions will be given a medical examination to certify the ability to perform the essential job functions. 

3. Employees in this classification are subject to call-in on a 24 hour basis, and therefore, will be required to provide the employer with a phone number where they can be reached. Working weekends and holidays is required.  Employee also subject to emergency call out. This is an Emergency Essential Employee. 

4. Employees in this classification must have access to an automobile for use on official business in the event a State vehicle cannot be provided. Standard mileage allowance will be paid for use of a privately owned vehicle. 

5. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


The selection process for this recruitment will involve a review of each application. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on an eligible list in the BEST, BETTER or QUALIFIED category.  The list will be used by the hiring manager to select the individual to fill the vacancy.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of this position.



NOTE: Currently, applicants are limited to uploading one file.  As a result, it is strongly urged that those applying upload ALL required and additional documents (undergraduate and graduate transcripts, resumes, etc.) as one file.

If you are unable to apply online, you may submit an application via mail. The Maryland State Application Form can be found online. 

Completed applications, required documentation and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Maryland State Police, Aviation Command
3023 Strawberry Point Road 
Middle River, MD 21220 
Attn: Christina Blake

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

It is the policy of the Maryland State Police to comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting employment discrimination and to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender, identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected status.