Serves as a Front Line Manager within a Flight Standards office/branch, who reports to a middle Manager. Executes the Agency’s aviation safety mission, while accepting responsibility for being active in communicating and building change coalitions, seeking out opportunities to involve their teams in supporting change across the organization, and employing best practices for sponsoring change and managing resistance.Learn more about this agency
The Front Line Manager is responsible for aviation safety activities in a complex and dynamic environment. Manages and monitors individual and unit, group, or team performance standards with organizational initiatives, goals, and objectives by providing feedback, acknowledging achievement, and addressing performance deficiencies. Incumbent has full authority and responsibility to make all decisions and take action in the assigned program areas, subject to the manager's administrative review. Higher-level management reviews performance periodically by utilizing/reviewing work products, status reports, and organizational measures in place to ensure timeliness, policy compliance, and overall alignment with the Flight Standards Service. Directs the work of subordinate employees at the organizational unit level creating appropriate expectations for achieving intended results. Managerial duties include planning, organizing, setting priorities; assigning and allocating work for a unit, group, or team; monitoring and evaluating performance; coaching and developing employee capabilities; approving leave; and taking or recommending corrective/disciplinary action, as appropriate. Defines/redefines priorities as needed while meeting changing demands. Delegates the work that is appropriate for others under their direct supervision. Identifies relevant stakeholders associated with the work of the unit or branch and engages to receive feedback on unit performance, relationships and individual well-being. Creates partnerships exemplified by mutual respect, productive conflict, and effective action taking to address service issues. Encourages teamwork within the unit or branch exemplified by ensuring individuals are working with others beyond their area of expertise, specialty or job role to collect and consider other views and perspectives. Applies a comprehensive knowledge of the technical aspects of the directed work, typically governed by Federal Aviation Regulations, established guidelines, policies, and procedures. Faces challenges or barriers, taking time to consider and discuss a range of relevant views from direct reports, peers and others. Takes actions to address impediments to success for individuals, unit, or team. Creates, communicates and reinforces clarity of direction for individuals. Views questions from direct reports as opportunities to clarify direction, learn, and grow. Builds and maintains external stakeholder trust and confidence. Works collaboratively to resource and achieve critical priorities effectively across functions and cultures. Works collaboratively with stakeholders and service providers in designing and providing a sound business case to next-level manager for fiscal and human resource needs that support individual direct reports and the unit, group, or team, aligning with the expectations of Flight Standards (FS). Contributes views, perspective, and experience as a member of the office, branch, or division leadership team. Anticipates changes that affect organizational vision, and assists in developing new policies and procedures. Develops strategies to implement organizational change. Demonstrates a positive attitude to achieving results, quickly recovering from setbacks, and learning from experience. Models creative thinking and innovation. Selects or recommends selection of non-supervisory employees for positions in the unit. Ensures direct reports are competent in their role and range of responsibility. Provides guidance and mentoring to enhance employee’s knowledge and ability. Provides coaching for development and uses influence to support employee performance and growth while providing effective feedback. Demonstrates leadership and commitment to the FAA model EEO program. Continued below.
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)
- This is not a virtual position.
Continued from responsibilities: Ensures equal opportunity for all employees or applicants through compliance with applicable laws and regulations to eliminate discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Cooperates fully and ensures the full cooperation of employees under his/her supervision in authorized EEO complaint processing. Seeks assistance and/or guidance from the FAA Office of Civil Rights and other staff offices immediately as EEO questions arise and as the need for EEO training is identified. Consistently treats others with respect and handles emotionally charged or controversial issues responsibly, fairly and effectively. Demonstrates and fosters high standards and ethical behavior. Models commitment to public service and the mission of the FAA.
Applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements for an Aviation Safety Inspector in the 1825 series as outlined in the OPM qualification standards or Human Resource Policy Manual Policy Chapter Supplements.
General Requirements for All Positions:
- 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, and must meet all of the following requirements:
- Have good distant vision in each eye and be able to read printed materials the size of typewritten characters (glasses and contact lenses permitted) without strain;
- Have the ability to hear the conversational voice (hearing aid permitted);
- Not have any physical condition that would cause them to be a hazard to themselves or others or 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 Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) regulations; and
- Pass recurrent medical examinations as prescribed by the FAA.
Applicants not requiring valid second-class medical certificates who are tentatively selected will be required to:
1. Provide documentation from a board-certified physician certifying that they meet the minimal medical requirements; or
2. Individuals 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.
Specialized Experience, Training, And Certification Requirements For Specific Positions:
Applicants must meet specific requirements as outlined in the Office of Personnel Management Aviation Safety Series, Qualification Standards for Operations, Avionics, and Maintenance Specialties or Human Resource Policy Manual Policy Chapter Supplements for Aircraft Dispatch, and Cabin Safety specialties. Information may be found on the following website:
Note - Recency of specialized experience and the need for a valid second-class FAA medical certificate is waived for employees currently in the 1825 series.
Specialized experience: To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience at the FV-I, FG/GS-13 level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of a Supervisory Aviation Safety Inspector. Specialized experience may include but not limited to: Experience monitoring and evaluating programs for compliance with regulations and standards.
Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
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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 is a temporary position not-to exceed 2 years; it may be extended, terminated or become permanent without further competition. If this position remains temporary, upon completion if this assignment, the selected employee shall return to his/her original permanent position or an equivalent position in the same commuting area.
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.
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.
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.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.
This is not 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
Applicants must apply online for consideration. Only supplemental documentation, e.g. SF-50, transcripts or veteran's
documentation will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or faxed to (404)
393-0636 on or before the closing date of this announcement. All faxed documents should reference the announcement number.
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
AEA Regional HR Services Division
1 Aviation Plaza, Room 207
Jamaica, NY 11434
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- 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/598463700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.