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Aviation Safety Inspector job at Federal Aviation Administration in Charleston WV
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SummaryServes as an Aviation Safety Inspector (General Aviation) Principal Operations Inspector.Due to the Pandemic and individual states with different phases of reopening the selectees report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible up to and including full time until it is safe to relocate. Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesThe incumbent serves as a Principal Inspector (Operations) General Aviation/Part 135 in the General Aviation Unit. Functions as the primary operation interface between assigned air carriers/air operators/air agencies/airmen/designees and the Federal Aviation Administration. Has program responsibility to assure that assigned organizations meet Federal Aviation Regulations with respect to operations programs. Determines the need for and then establishes work programs for surveillance and inspection of assigned organization within manpower and budget limitations to assure adherence to the applicable regulations.Assures on a continuing basis that assigned organizations are properly and adequately organized staffed and equipped; have and conduct an adequate training program including an acceptable record keeping system; and have facilities and procedures that meet all regulatory requirements. Chairs joint FAA-industry meetings; maintains regular contact with organizations assigned; and coordinates with top management officials. Requires or directs correction of any deficiencies/discrepancies and refuses or withdraws approval if they cannot be resolved.Is responsible for the conduct of enforcement investigations and preparation of final reports and recommendations on disposition. Performs or supervises the emergency suspension of certificates or cancellations of operations specifications. Conducts or directs the reexamination of certificated airmen or recertification of an operator or agency.Conducts investigations of public complaints congressional inquiries and aircraft incidents and accidents. Provides verbal and/or written technical assistance to legal counsel testifies at court trials and formal hearings and gives depositions.Coordinates Minimum Equipment List (MEL) approvals with the principal airworthiness inspectors. Takes enforcement action in instances of noncompliance with the MEL.Coordinates with geographic inspectors for the accomplishment of nonroutine air carrier surveillance.Approves/accepts or disapproves/rejects manuals school curriculum and revisions to such. May require amendments to previously approved documents to accomplish the following: correct any conflict with regulatory requirements; eliminate unsafe practices; and/or improve the specificity of instruction.Evaluates training programs to insure that they meet the requirements of the Federal Aviation Regulations.Approves or disapproves these training programs including flight simulators training devices or other suchApproves/disapproves designation of check airmen and makes recommendations on the appointment of designees.Evaluates operations and facilities by on-site inspections and review of reports by geographic inspectors or others. Negotiates changes essential or desirable in their policies and procedures. Determines the appropriate methods and/or plans for securing corrective action and determines through on-site inspection or inspector reports the effectiveness of any action.Evaluates and approves/disapproves requests to operate under conditions not previously authorized and may prescribe additional conditions and limitations as appropriate.Approves the original issuance of operations specifications and issues original operating certificates. Approves amendments to operations specifications. Evaluates the safety of proposed changes in route or airport authorizations; prescribes any changes required before approval.Directs or participates in proving flight evaluations to determine compliance with FARs. Recommends changes that will be required prior to approval.Is responsible for monitoring all phases of operations including: training programs and records; base and station facilities; and route systems. Coordinates with and reviews reports from geographic inspectors and others to identify trends which indicate deterioration in the safety of operations. Directs or suggests changes required to correct such trends.Travel Required Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.Supervisory status No Promotion Potential NA Job family (Series) 1825 Aviation Safety Similar jobs Aircraft Inspectors Inspectors Aircraft Help Requirements Conditions of Employment US Citizenship is required. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents) Designated or Random Drug Testing required. Selectee must maintain a Second-Class Medical Certificate. QualificationsAviation Safety Series 1825Aviation Safety Inspector positions have job-related medical requirements. When applicable applicants must meet job-related medical requirements which will be assessed and validated during the pre-employment process.These medical requirements include:Aviation Safety InspectorMedical Requirements: Applicants must be physically able to perform the duties of the Aviation Safety Inspector position in a safe and efficient manner with or without a reasonable accommodation. The minimum medical requirements include the following requirements:Have good distant vision in each eye and be able to read without strain printed materials the size of typewritten characters (glasses and contact lenses permitted);Have the ability to hear the conversational voice (hearing aid permitted); andNot have any physical condition that would cause them to be a hazard to themselves or others that would interfere with their ability to fly as passengers in a variety of addition applicants for positions that require participation in the operation of the aircraft must:Possess a valid second - class medical certificate in accordance with FAA regulations; andPass recurrent medical examinations as prescribed by the FAA.Applicants tentatively selected will be required to:Provide documentation from a board-certified physician certifying that they meet the minimal medical requirements with or without a reasonable accommodation; orIndividuals who do not meet the minimum medical requirements but who are otherwise qualified will receive an individualized assessment to determine whether they can perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation.To qualify for this position you must meet the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standards for the 1825 series you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS/FG-12 as an Aviation Safety Inspector (GAO). Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Examples of experience may include: assisting conducting or performing various technical functions related to certification surveillance investigation and enforcement addition when the predominant work involves General Aviation Operations applicants for Aviation Safety Inspector (Operations) positions must meet all of the following requirements:Valid unexpired Flight Instructor Certificate with single and multi-engine airplane and instrument airplane ratings. Must have given a minimum of 200 hours of flight instruction in an aircraft.Professional flying skill as demonstrated in a flight check to Commercial Pilot Certificate with an instrument rating;Possession of Airline Transport Pilot Certificate or Commercial Pilot Certificate with instrument airplane rating.Minimum of 100 flight hours within the last 3 years.Minimum of 1500 total flight hours.Possession of single and multi-engine land airplane ratings.Not more than 2 flying accidents in the last 5 years in which the applicants pilot error was involved.Possession of a valid second-class FAA medical certificate.For Lateral Movements Between 1825 Specialties: To assist in determining qualification requirements applicants transferring between specialties at the same grade level are strongly encouraged to complete the appropriate Qualifications Assessment Tool (QAT) check sheet and upload it along with their resume. Check sheets are contained in Order 3410.26 Flight Standards Service Air Carrier and General Aviation Qualifications Assessment Tool for AFS Aviation Safety Inspectors. This order is located at: recency of specialized experience is waived for current FAA employees in the 1825 series.Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their Work History.Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process) the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore as an applicant for this announcement you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA in your work history please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s) if applicable may be further evaluated on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSA) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order category grouping or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration.EducationPreview Job Questionnaire Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire. Additional informationWe may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.Position may be subject to a background investigation.A one-year probationary period may be required.The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies. U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity transparency accountability collaboration and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department the traveling public and our nation. As such DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations please consider joining the DOT family.This position is covered by the Department of Transportations Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying a "testing designated position (TDP)" will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.If the Agency decides to interview any qualified employee on the selection list then all on the list who are qualified must be -grade/downgrade applications will be accepted.If crossing between specialties please complete and upload the Qualifications Assessment Tool (QAT).This is a bargaining unit position.Links to Important Information: Locality Pay COLA Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience education and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses. Read more Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Not Required Drug test required Yes Help Required DocumentsMost recent SF-50 - see instructions below.If you are an FAA employee you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15 17 18 19 22 and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title series grade tenure and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50 please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.If you are an FAA employee you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Help BenefitsA career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
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