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Date: May 6, 2019

Location: OKEECHOBEE, FL, US, 34972

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Requisition No: 62092 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: AIRCRAFT MECHANIC - 42003285

Position Number: 42003285 

Salary:  $47,760.18 - $48,591.40 

Posting Closing Date: 05/27/2019 






Rutledge Fuller 850-228-7772


Requires certification as a licensed Aircraft Mechanic by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with an Airframe and Powerplant Rating.

***Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile.  Work history, hours
worked and formal education are required to be considered in qualifying for
 this position.  Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the
Candidate Profile.  Resumes and other documentation can be attached
to provide additional information.***

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services values
and supports employment of individuals with disabilities.  Qualified
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Requires possession of a valid Class “E” Driver License.

Occasional to moderate travel required. Position may respond to emergencies, including natural disasters or other type incidents requiring travel, as needed.


This is a highly responsible technical position requiring a skilled aircraft mechanic who holds a current Airframe and Power Plant License. Certification by the Federal Aviation Administration authorizes maintenance and repair on modern sophisticated aircraft and turbine powered helicopters. Performs maintenance, preventive maintenance, rebuilding and alterations on assigned reciprocating engine aircraft and turbine engine helicopters as prescribed by applicable Federal Aviation regulations; performs scheduled inspections on assigned aircraft; researches files for applicable airworthiness directives and complies with them using computers, microfiche and paper manuals. Completes necessary inspection forms and entries into log books and computer records; requests parts to be ordered in a timely manner. Maintains work space in a safe, neat and orderly manner.

Coordinates with the supervisor and pilots in analyzing reported malfunctions of aircraft and assists or performs the necessary repairs or adjustments to these discrepancies.

Deploys to field locations as necessary to provide mechanical, fuel, helibase support to deployed aircraft. Performs routine and emergency maintenance and repairs to maintenance facilities and ground support equipment.

Assists with building and ground maintenance, administrative tasks, property inventory, etc., as needed.

Performs other duties as assigned.


  • State of Florida Retirement package
  • 10 Paid holidays annually
  • 104 Hours of paid annual leave annually
  • 104 Hours of paid sick leave annually
  • Health Insurance - State covers the majority of health insurance premiums for Individuals & Family coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, vision, etc.
  • Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available
  • Tax Deferred Savings Program available through payroll deduction
  • Uniforms provided at no cost
  • Annual boot purchase allotment


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Okeechobee