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Aviation Officer III (Maintenance)

Incumbents at this level plan, organize, and direct department staff and contractors in the aviation maintenance and aircraft modifications for the department; perform contract development, implementation, and administration; provide advice and counsel to the Senior Aviation Officer regarding aircraft maintenance; recommend and assist in the development of policies and guidelines in all phases of maintenance of State-owned and contracted aircraft; plan and administer the budget for the maintenance program; and do other related work. This classification may participate in aviation accident investigations and may recommend policy changes as a result; and will provide guidance and function as lead person to Aviation Officers II (Maintenance) in carrying out their duties.
Minimum Qualifications
Possession of a valid Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) rating.


A valid Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) Inspection Authorization (IA), and Either I One year in the California state service performing the duties of an Aviation Officer II (Maintenance). (Applicants who have completed six months of service performing the duties of an Aviation Officer II (Maintenance) will be admitted to the examination, but they must satisfactorily complete one year of this experience before they can be eligible for appointment.)


Four years of experience performing the duties of an A&P mechanic and any combination of the following:

  1. One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of an Aviation Officer II (Flight Operations).


  1. Three years of increasingly responsible experience in the management and supervision of aircraft maintenance operations within the past five years. 


The applicant must have knowledge of the practical application of aircraft maintenance practices and procedures; and FAA and other regulations governing aircraft operation and maintenance; types of aircraft and their performance capabilities, characteristics, capacity for specialized modifications, and adaptability for use; principles and practices of employee training; and contracting and procurement to ensure compliance with governmental regulations.


The applicant must be able to operate a computer.


Applicant must have the ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others; research and apply technical data; and communicate effectively in English to apply FAA regulations; maintain cooperative working relationships; make inspections and appraisals of aircraft, aircraft accessories, and maintenance personnel; schedule aircraft maintenance inspections; and provide technical guidance to maintenance personnel and other cooperative agencies.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

Possession of a valid driver license of the appropriate class issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.


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