Incumbent serves as an Aviation Safety Technician in a Flight Standards Office providing technical support to aviation safety inspectors and the public. Performs or assists with a wide range of certification, surveillance, and investigation duties requiring research and evaluation.Learn more about this agency
Provides expert technical assistance to the public in areas such as certificate requirements for airmen and aircraft. Extracts and analyzes information from documents in the technical data library such as type certificate data sheets, airworthiness directives, service bulletins, technical standard orders and supplemental type certificates in support of aviation safety inspectors and industry. Informs management of any noteworthy trends from this analysis. Extracts analyzes and presents Safety Performance Analysis System (SPAS) data to identify trends for items that affect aviation safety. Provides conclusions and recommendations to aviation safety inspectors. Conducts and/or assists with investigations such as complaints, occurrences, incidents, accidents and enforcement actions. Gathers and analyzes information, conducts interviews and prepares correspondence and reports for management signature. Drafts and issues waivers and authorizations, such as aviation events, parachute jumps, pipeline patrol and banner-towing. Checks all documents for appropriateness and completeness. Researches compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), policies and procedures. Conducts onsite surveys, as appropriate. Provides technical support to inspectors during surveillance of operators, air agencies, airmen and aircraft. Reviews, analyzes and makes recommendations based on data in records, logbooks and certificates. Conducts surveillance of aircraft, equipment and procedures. Assigned to manage the administrative portions of field office agency aircraft rental program. Ensures participants are notified when proficiency and/or medical requirements are due. Monitors distribution of flight time between participants and recommends appropriate changes. Enters basic information for crewmember in the Flight Activity and Crew Tracking System (FACTS) i.e., sub-program, job category, aircraft/simulator program, etc. Conducts meetings in support of technical work functions.
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.
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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)
- In-grade/downgrade applications will be accepted
- All or none of the candidates will be interviewed
- Selection(s) may be filled from ASW-FS-20-CN395-68696 (FG-1802-08). To be considered for both grade levels, you must apply directly to both vacancy announcements. There are four (4) vacancies TOTAL at Orlando FSDO.
To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the FG/GS-8 level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience may include but is not limited to:
Demonstrated accomplishment in practical technical aviation operations; computer skills and knowledge of common software applications; analytical skill; interpersonal skills; and communication skills; experience in gathering and compiling aviation safety data; experience in analyzing aviation safety information for the purpose of identifying trends; experience in preparing technical reports and documents; and experience in assisting in aviation investigations such as complaints, occurrences, incidents, accidents and/or violations. Typically, preferred candidates will show technical training and/or certification experience applicable to a regulatory aviation environment.
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 KSA.
In 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.
How You Will be Evaluated for Internal Announcements: 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.
Education is not applicable or a substitution of experience.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.
Due to the Pandemic, and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee’s 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.
NOTE: Selection(s) may be filled from ASW-FS-20-CN395-68696 (FG-1802-08). To be considered for both grade levels, you must apply directly to both vacancy announcements. There are four (4) vacancies TOTAL at Orlando FSDO.
Interviews: If the Agency decides to interview any qualified employee on the selection list, then all on the list who are qualified must be interviewed.
Requirement for Security Clearance: Moderate For Risk (5): This position requires completion and favorable adjudication of a National Agency Check with Inquiry (NACI) background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained.
Salary: Salary will be set in accordance with PASS/AVS collective bargaining unit contract.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS: Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.
This is a bargaining unit position.
Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA
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
All FAA employees MUST submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50). See below for further details.
Form(s) may be uploaded to your on-line application or submitted by mail or fax. If you choose to submit the form via fax, we cannot guarantee timely receipt or assume responsibility for the quality or legibility of the form. Illegible forms will result in loss of consideration. Mailed or faxed forms should be addressed to the agency point of contact listed in this vacancy announcement.
FORM SF-50 SENT VIA EMAIL WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
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 https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/.
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: 08/17/2020
Amendment Note: This announcement has been extended.
Agency contact information
Cory Nelson, Human Resources Specialist
AddressFederal Aviation Administration
ASW Regional HR Services Division
10101 Hillwood Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76177
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