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  • Full-time


The Department of Public Safety’s mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the state of Arizona and its citizens.
Apply at our website at www.azdps.gov

Aircraft Technician - Fixed Wing

Salary: $66,547.94 - $91,501.28 

In order to apply, you must go to the DPS website at azdps.gov/careers.

Job Summary:

This recruitment will be used to establish an 18-month eligibility list to fill current and future vacancies. Application period may close without notice when a sufficient number of applications is received.

Responsible for field and shop repairs and maintenance of fixed-wing aircraft to ensure airworthiness. Under general direction, repairs, overhauls, inspects, maintains, cleans, and returns helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft to service; performs related work as required. Assumes the duties and responsibilities of the Aircraft Technician Supervisor as required. The duties and responsibilities of this class are governed by established maintenance schedules, limitations of shop and field maintenance facilities, and Federal Aviation Administration regulations.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

Minimum Qualifications:

All levels of Aircraft Technician require:

1. high school diploma or possession of a G.E.D. certificate.

2. possession of a valid technician's license with airframe and power plant ratings issued by the FAA.

3. possession of a valid Arizona driver license.

4. possession of a complete set of aircraft technician's tools.

5. experience in the repair and maintenance of single and multi-engine turbo-prop and reciprocation engine fixed-wing aircraft.

6. absence of violations of FAA regulations.

In addition to the above requirements, the following qualifications shall also apply:

Requires three (3) years of experience in the last five (5) years, maintaining fixed-wing aircraft, with responsibility for completing major and minor overhauls to return fixed-wing aircraft to flight status.


May work near moving mechanical parts.

May be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.

May be exposed to outdoor weather conditions.

Exposure to loud noise (e.g., heavy motorized equipment).

Progression to the next step requires an overall performance rating of at least "Standard" in the last 12 months.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Applicants must complete an examination process. A polygraph and background investigation are required for successful applicants. All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.

In order to apply, you must go to the DPS website.


The Arizona Department of Public Safety is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to benefit-eligible employees in cooperation with the State of Arizona.

•           Accrued vacation pay and sick days

•           10 paid holidays per year

•           Deferred compensation plan

•           Top-ranked retirement plans

•           Affordable medical, dental, vision, life, and short & long-term disability insurance plans

•           Employee Assistance, Peer and Family Support Programs

•           Bus Cards (Subsidized partially by the State)

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


This classification participates in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).

Contact Us:

To learn more and see a complete list of the job openings at the Arizona Department of Public Safety, visit our website at www.azdps.gov. You may also contact us at (602) 223-2290.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.