New York State Police

Civilian Employment

Position Information

Application Due By: April 22, 2017
Title:State Police Chief Aircraft Inspector
Location:Division Headquarters - Aviation Unit, Albany
Latham, NY 12110
Albany County
Employment Type:Full Time
Union Representation:Management/Confidential
Duties & Responsibilities:The State Police Chief Aircraft Inspector certifies the airworthiness of the aircraft fleet and is responsible for directing and supervising the quality of aircraft maintenance performed by the Aviation Mechanics. The Inspector ensures that all FAA rules and regulations are followed during the maintenance procedures.

The typical work schedule for this position, will be rotating shifts Monday through Friday. Due to the responsibilities of this position, it may be necessary to work extra time, and it may also require to returning to work during non-business hours to perform emergency maintenance.


Direct and supervise the quality of aircraft maintenance performed by Aviation mechanics, ensuring aircraft are maintained in a safe and airworthy condition, and all maintenance activities meet or exceed FAA requirements.

Schedule and coordinate aircraft maintenance including inspections, repairs and modifications of Division aircraft and that services are in accordance with FAA regulations. Ensure all records and documentation of said maintenance and inspections is complete and also in accordance with FAA regulations.

Prepare performance evaluations for Aircraft Mechanics.

Responsible for the proper tagging and identification of all parts, and to insure that rejected and unserviceable parts are mutilated or properly disposed after being marked and reported to the Director of Aircraft Maintenance.

Direct and plan inspection standards, methods and procedures used by the NYSP Aviation Unit comply with all applicable FAA and aircraft manufacturer's specifications on instructions.

Insure quality control standards for all inspections so that work performed meets or exceeds FAA standards.

Insure that proper inspection records and reports are accurately completed.

As required by the FAA, maintain historical records for all aircraft in all NYSP Aviation Unit stations, pertaining to life-limited items for airframe, engine, propeller, rotor and appliances of each aircraft. These records include, but are not limited to, inspection forms, FAA specifications and/or Airworthiness Directives.

Maintain and update Manufacturer's Technical Data and Bulletins, Commercial Service Letters, Service Instructions, or other data in relation to FAA regulations in maintaining NYSP aircraft safety.

Conduct periodic checks on all inspection tools and the calibration of precision test equipment and the keeping of records for tool inspections.

Execution of Malfunction and Defect Report (FAA Form 8330) when required.

Responsible for final acceptance of all incoming parts, supplies and the airworthiness of articles in which work has been performed by outside vendors.

Minimum and/or Preferred Qualifications:Ten (10) years' experience in maintenance, repair and overhauling of airframes, powerplants and major aircraft components.

Possess a valid FAA Inspection Authorization certificate.

Possess a valid FAA Airframe and Powerplant certificate.

Five (5) years' supervisory experience as an aviation maintenance supervisor.

Preference will be given to candidates who:

Possess certification in Inspection Authorization and have experience performing and/or inspecting aircraft major repairs and alterations, have been involved with aircraft modifications and upgrades and experience completing the required FAA paperwork.

Five (5) years' experience of helicopter maintenance and repair.

Experience using personal computers including Microsoft software.

Experience in aviation quality control.

Additional Comments:Starting Salary: $73,878.00.

Resumes will be evaluated to determine whether candidates will proceed to the interview phase of the process.

This position does not require that the candidate has taken and passed a NYS Civil Service examination, or currently holds a qualifying position within the NYS Civil Service System.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Please be advised that authorization to fill this position is pending Division of Budget approval.

Contact Information

Contact Name:MaryEllen Tedesco, Assistant Director of Personnel
Contact Address:New York State Police
Building 22
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12226
Contact Phone:518/457-3840
Contact Fax:518/485-2293
Additional Instructions:Kindly submit a letter of intent and complete resume.

Web page posted April 12, 2017