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Recruitment #20-003651-0001


This is an INTERNAL RECRUITMENT restricted to current full-time, permanent and contractual Maryland State Police Employees only and full-time employees working with the Maryland State Police by contract.




Aviation Command
3023 Strawberry Point Road
Baltimore, MD 21220

Main Purpose of Job

The Aviation Mechanic Chief Inspector (Chief Inspector) is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring an inspection program which ensures Maryland State Police (MSP) aircraft are maintained in conformity with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and manufacturers specifications. The Chief Inspector's duties and responsibilities are directly related to the safe operation of MSP aircraft. Many of these duties are specified and required by the FAA to maintain the FAA Approved Repair Station held by the Maryland State Police Aviation Command, and to assure the safety of flight is not compromised. Ensures critical aviation safety standards are adhered to by maintenance personnel. The Chief Inspector provides the important function of assuring conflicts between quality control and production do not become an issue of safety. The Chief Inspector supervises the Aviation Maintenance Quality Assurance Inspector (AMQAI) classification.


Education:   Determined by Federal Aviation Administration regulations under the licensing requirements for aviation mechanics with inspection authorization.

Experience: Five years of experience repairing twin turbine powered rotary-wing aircraft.  

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


1.  Thorough understanding of the applicable Federal Aviation Regulations used to determine air worthiness, repair, or alterations of an aircraft.

2.  Management of an FAA certified repair station or military equivalent.


Pursuant to Federal Aviation Administration regulations candidates appointed to positions in this classification will be required to possess a FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics License with current FAA Inspection Authorization and must list their license number and date of issue on the application.


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 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 Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be included for further evaluation. The evaluation will include rating your application based on education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position.


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:

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.