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MSP Lead Maintenance Tech I

Recruitment #22-003799-0001


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.


  • The application is part of the examination process. Your answers will determine your eligibility to participate in the next phase of the selection process. 
  • Clearly describe your qualifications in detail. Credit cannot be given for education, training, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities that you fail to indicate. 
  • Do not leave any answer spaces blank; if a question does not apply, write "N/A". 
  • Although you may attach a resume to further describe your qualification, it does not substitute for completing the application form. An incomplete application form may result in disqualification. Do NOT write "see resume" in your work history or responses to supplemental questions.
  • Failure to comply with these instructions may result in disqualification. Read the Job Announcement carefully for specific filing instructions, supplemental questions, and final filing dates. 


MSPAM  0004


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


The MSP Lead Maintenance Technician I is responsible for leading the maintenance efforts of an assigned work crew of MSP Maintenance Technician (MSP MT), MSP Section Maintenance Technician (MSP SMT) and MSP Avionics Technician (MSP AT) 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 MSP MT, MSP SMT and MSP AT.  Serves as a mentor for a newly assigned MSP MT, MSP SMT or MSP AT.  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 MSP MT. 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 MSP Director of Maintenance (MSP DOM), MSP QA Chief Inspector (MSP QACI), MSP Maintenance Control Supervisor (MSP MCS), or Aviation Commander.      


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

Experience: Five years of turbine helicopter maintenance experience.

Notes: 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. Employees in this classification must possess a valid and current FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic License.

2. Employees in this classification must possess a current FAA Inspection Authorization within 3 months of hire or date of promotion.

3. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle, therefore, 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


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 related to the requirements of the position. You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position. Applicants may be given a physical examination and will be subject to an interview, background investigation, polygraph examination and substance abuse testing.



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 21230 
Attn: Christina Blake

Contact Information:

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. 

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