A permanent change of station (PCS) incentive of $10,000 MAY be offered to applicants who meet the criteria in the FAA Travel Policy. This PCS incentive is subject to a twelve month service commitment.
Aviation Safety Inspectors in this specialty (Air Carrier Operations) apply knowledge and skills typically acquired as airmen (pilots, navigators, flight instructors, etc.), to develop and administer regulations and safety standards pertaining to the operation of aircraft.Learn more about this agency
Candidates must complete an extensive training program to include formal and on-the-job training up to and possibly 24 months regardless of grade level.
Duties at the FG-12 grade level include but are not limited to the following:
- Examining airmen for initial certification and continuing competence;
- evaluating airmen training programs, equipment, and facilities;
- evaluating the operational aspect of programs of air carriers and similar commercial and aviation operations for adequacy of facilities, equipment, procedures, and overall management to ensure safe operation of the aircraft.
Duties at the FG-11 grade level include but are not limited to the following:
- Assisting in enforcement investigations and preparation of final reports and recommendations on disposition; and
- providing assistance in the evaluation of air carriers, air agencies air operators.
Duties at the FG-9 grade level are closely supervised and include but are not limited to the following:
- Assisting in evaluating training programs to insure that they meet the requirements of the FARs under close supervision; and
- assisting in the re-examination of certificated airmen or recertification of an operator or agency.
Aviation Safety Inspectors (Air Carrier Operations) may perform a variety of other inspections, investigations, and advisory duties. However, the primary requirement for positions in this specialization is knowledge and skill in the operation of aircraft.
The candidate will be required to participate in the flight program as an aircrew member and, as such, must meet the medical and flight currency requirements as set forth in agency orders governing the operation of aircraft.
Inspectors are required to travel frequently and to occasionally work irregular duty hours.
75% or less - The job may require up to 75% travel.
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Conditions Of Employment
- US Citizenship is required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
- Veterans' preference documents must be uploaded/submitted with application.
- Medical and pilot certificates must be uploaded/submitted with application.
- Copies of the front and back of your certificates must be submitted.
- Ensure resume includes the FAR part each company operated under.
- Ensure resume includes the aircraft for which you have experience.
OPM Qualifications Standard for Aviation Safety Series, FG-1825 MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
- (A) Not more than two separate incidents involving Federal Aviation regulations violations in the last 5 years;
- (B) Valid State driver's license;
- (C) Fluency in the English language;
- (D) No chemical dependencies or drug abuse that could interfere with job performance; and
- (E) High school diploma or equivalent.
Aviation 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.
Medical 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); and
- Not 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 aircraft.
In 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; and
- Pass recurrent medical examinations as prescribed by the FAA.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FG-9, FG-11, or FG-12 level.. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history. In addition, applicants MUST meet all of the following:
- (A) At least 1 year of pilot experience in multi-engine aircraft of more than 12,500 pounds maximum certificated takeoff weight;
- (B) Not more than 2 flying accidents during the last 5 years in which the applicant's pilot error was involved;
- (C) Professional flying skill as demonstrated in a simulator check to Airline Transport Pilot Standard;
- (D) Minimum 100 flight hours during the last 3 years;
- (E) Airline Transport Pilot Certificate or Commercial Pilot Certificate with instrument airplane rating; and
- (F) Minimum 1,500 total flight hours.
Specialized experience at the FG-12 grade level involves a wide range of assignments or a few highly complex assignments, requiring planning and organization, setting priorities without clear or specific guidelines such as duties as a Director or Assistant Director of Operations for a Title 14 CFR part 121 Operator. Work at this level is typically reviewed only to assess the impact on overall organizational objectives.
Specialized experience at the FG-11 grade level involves a broad scope of responsibility, more variety, and less clear guidelines such as duties as an FAA Designated Check Airman. Work at this level is typically subject to review to assure compliance with organized policies or regulations, and specific guidelines to ensure compliance with organizational policies or regulations.
Specialized experience at the FG-9 grade level involves assignments involving familiar aircraft, facilities, and equipment such as duties as a Pilot-in-Command for a Title 14 CFR part 91K, 121, 125, 129 or 135 Operator. Work at this level is typically subject to review and specific guidelines to ensure compliance with instructions.
A positive education experience is not required for this position.Preview Job Questionnaire
Make sure your Resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.
We 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.
This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's 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.
THE LINK BELOW WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL TIPS to assist in the application process.
Applications will be rated and referred on an as needed basis.
The Flight Standards Service utilizes a National Centralized Hiring Process (NCHP), for standardized interviewing, screening, and verification of qualifications and experience of Aviation Safety Inspector applicants.
Applicants will be required to appear in person for an interview and/or other assessments to determine whether they possess the necessary qualifications, competencies and personal qualities to successfully perform Aviation Safety Inspector duties. Applicants will be questioned about information on their application and will be required to show appropriate airman certificates, ratings, and pilot logbooks or other appropriate records of flight time to substantiate that the applicant meets the requirements of this announcement.
If contacted for an interview, interview travel expenses may be reimbursed.
Interviews for this position are conducted in Denver, CO or at any NCHP location.
In extenuating circumstances, other interview locations and/or methods may be approved on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the Flight Standards Service National Centralized Hiring Process.
This is a bargaining unit position.
Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA
Qualified applicants are limited to being referred on a maximum of 10 open referral lists at one time.
How You Will Be Evaluated
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.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Your resume should include the FAR part number that each of your employer's operated under and the aircraft for which you have experience.
Please include front and back copies of all certifications required under this announcement.
Resume should be in the proper format with part time or full time hours worked, beginning and ending date and a detailed description of duties for each job history.
If claiming 5 PT or 10 PT veterans' preference, provide a copy of your DD-214 with character of service with your application.
If you are claiming 10 PT veterans' preference, provide a copy of your disability rating letter with overall combined rating with your application.
- SF-15 : Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference
If 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.
A 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.
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.
How to Apply
You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of "Received" by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of "Received" each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.
We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.
Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
- Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
- Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
- Employer's name and address
- Supervisor name and phone number
- Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)
- Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.
You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.
Amendment Date: 01/03/2020
Amendment Note: updating specialized experience statement to provide example.
Agency contact information
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Oklahoma City, OK 73169
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Candidates for FAA positions are evaluated using our Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR) system. AVIATOR compares your skills and experience as described in your application with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be an eligible, highly-qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.
Important - If you make any change to your application, you must resubmit it. If you change your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and your previous application will be considered.
All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency contact listed in the Agency Contact Information section of this announcement or the hiring manager. An employee with a disability must notify the decision-maker of the accommodation request. Job applicants and employees are required to follow up oral requests in writing. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.
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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/554413000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.