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Recruitment #17-002778-0001




Aviation Command

3023 Strawberry Point Road

Baltimore, MD 21220

Main Purpose of Job

The Aviation Maintenance Technician Helicopter performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on Aviation Command helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. Troubleshoots problems and performs maintenance on associated aircraft ground support equipment. Ensures all aircraft are maintained, repaired, and serviced in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) regulations. Work performed effects availability of aircraft needed to support the Department's mission.


Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance inspections on Aviation Command aircraft to maintain them in airworthy condition.  Perform flight test and operational checks on all equipment after maintenance.  

Troubleshoot aircraft problems and discrepancies.  Repair and modify airframe and engine components.  Maintains superior knowledge of Maintenance Manuals.  Navigates on-line and hard back Maintenance Manuals.   Perform Inspection Sheet entries, maintenance manual revisions and record keeping of aircraft logs.  Attends training courses as they become available.

Maintain proper upkeep of tools and ground support equipment and their inventory.  Drive motor vehicles and perform other duties and responsibilities as directed by Director of Maintenance (DOM), Aviation Technician Inspector Supervisor (ATIS), Aviation Maintenance Technician Helicopter Lead (AMTHL), Officer in Charge of Mission Support (OIC) or Commander.  


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

Experience: Two 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 the required experience.

2.  Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in the Aviation Machinist Mate classification 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.  



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

2. 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 Department of Maryland State Police will be subject to a complete criminal background investigation and a 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 may be required to provide the facility with a telephone number at which they can be reached or they may be furnished with a pager.

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 Regulations 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.


The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.




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

Baltimore, MD  21220

ATTN:  Mr. Jay Diggs

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.