The Assistant Principal Inspector (Operations) General Aviation/Part 135 serves as a full assistant to a Principal Inspector (Operations) General Aviation/Part 135 performing the full range of certification, surveillance and inspection duties for assigned air carriers, air operators, air agencies, airmen, and designees. Has program responsibility to assure that assigned organizations meet Federal Aviation Regulations with respect to operations programs.Learn more about this agency
Under the general direction of the Principal Inspector (Operations) or Supervisory Principal Inspector (Operations), accomplishes the following duties:
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.
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 principal airworthiness inspectors. Takes enforcement in instances of noncompliance with the MEL. Coordinates with geographic inspectors for the accomplishment of non-routine, 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 such equipment used in these programs.
Approves/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 and others. Approves the original issuance of operations specifications and issues original operating certificates. Evaluates the safety of proposed changes in route or airport authorizations; prescribes any changes required before approval.
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.
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.
Is responsible for monitoring the activities of designated examiners, check airmen and instructors.
The incumbent will be required to participate in the flight program as an aircrew member and, as such, must meet medical and flight currency requirements as set forth in agency orders governing the operation of aircraft.
General technical and administrative supervision is provided by (an assigned supervisor within the district office). Is independently responsible for all regulatory, certification, and/or surveillance activities conducted within assigned tasks and responsibilities. actions taken are guided by adherence to both national and regional FAA directives, Federal Aviation Regulations, and sound management practices.
25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.
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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)
- Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
- Ingrade/Downgrade Applications will be accepted
OPM Qualifications Standard for Aviation Safety Series, FG-1825 Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
- Not more than two separate incidents involving Federal aviation regulations violations in the last 5 years;
- Valid State driver's license;
- Fluency in the English language;
- No chemical dependencies or drug abuse that could interfere with job performance; and
- High school diploma or equivalent
Medical Requirements for All Positions: 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 aircraft must:
- Possess a valid second-class medical certificate in accordance with FAA regulations; and
- Pass recurrent medical examinations as prescribed by the FAA
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 1,500 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 applicant's pilot error was involved.
- Possession of a valid second-class FAA medical certificate.
Note: Recency of specialized experience is waived for current and former FAA employees in the General Aviation Operations, 1825 series.
Certificate and Ratings:
This position requires a certificate and ratings for minimum qualification in the following specialty: General Aviation Operations; a copy of certificates and ratings are required for ALL candidates newly appointed to the FAA in the 1825 specialty of General Aviation Operations. Therefore, applicants must submit a copy of their certificates and ratings unless they are currently occupying (or previously held) General Aviation (Operations) 1825 Series Position.
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 (FV-H, FG/GS-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 and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized Experience may include, but is not limited to: Experience assisting, conducting, or performing various technical functions related to certification, surveillance, investigation, and enforcement activities. Additional experience may be in investigating and reporting on accidents, incidents, and violations.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.
Knowledge, Skill, and Ability (KSA): 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. 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.
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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.
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.
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 (Or Fax to the attention of the HR Specialist listed on this announcement). 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: http://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Order/3410.26.pdf
NOTE: Successful completion of a Transition Check Ride may be required for this position.
Requirement for Security Clearance: This moderate risk public trust (Level 5) position requires a National Agency Check and Inquiry with Credit (ANACI), which may be completed after appointment.
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.
PASS/AVS Bargaining Position: This position is covered by the PASS/AVS Bargaining Contract. Additional information about pay-setting is available on the following website: https://my.faa.gov/content/dam/myfaa/org/staffoffices/ahr/emp_labor_management_relations/labor_relations/agreements/2013_PASS_AVS_CBA.pdf
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS: PLEASE FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. ERRORS OR OMISSIONS MAY AFFECT YOUR RATING. YOUR APPLICATION/RESUME MUST HAVE YOUR OFFICIAL TITLE, GRADE AND SERIES ON YOUR WORK HISTORY.
This is a bargaining unit position.
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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 applicants must upload most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50). See further details below.
Applicants must submit a copy of their certificate and ratings unless they are currently occupying (or previously held) General Aviation (Maintenance) 1825 Series Position.
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 and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 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.
Agency contact information
AddressFederal Aviation Administration
ASW Regional HR Services Division
10101 Hillwood Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76177
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