Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

To access a list of Flight Standards Duty Locations, please visit our website at http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/field_offices/fsdo/.

Amendment Date: 10/31/2014
Amendment Note: Extension of close date, from 11/17/2014 to 12/31/2014. Extension of close date, from 9/30/2014 to 11/17/2014. Deleted this statement from additional job info: "the existing applicant pool may continue to be utilized until June 18, 2012." Change of announcement close date from 12/31/2013. Extension of close date, from 12/09/2013 to 12/10/2013, due to USAjobs down on 12/07/13. Extension of close date, from 12/10/2013 to 12/20/2013. Extension of close date, from 12/20/2013 to 3/31/2014. Extension of close date, from 3/31/2014 to 9/30/2014.

Business Component: FAA, Aviation Safety, Flight Standards Services

No Permanent Change of Station (PCS) payments are authorized.

Duties

Inspectors in this specialty apply knowledge and skills typically acquired as repairman of aircraft, aircraft parts, or avionics equipment to develop and administer regulations and safety standards pertaining to the airworthiness and maintenance of aircraft and related equipment. They engage primarily in the following types of assignments: (a) Evaluating mechanics and repair facilities for initial certification and continuing adequacy; (b) evaluating the mechanic`s training program; (c) inspecting aircraft and related equipment for airworthiness; and (d) evaluating the maintenance aspects of programs of air carriers and similar commercial operations. The evaluations may include the adequacy of maintenance facilities, equipment and procedures; the competence of employees; the adequacy of the program or schedule for periodic maintenance and overhauls; and the airworthiness of the aircraft. Aviation Safety Inspectors (Airworthiness) may perform a variety of other inspections, investigations and advisory duties. However the primary requirement for positions in this specialty is knowledge and skill pertaining to the maintenance and airworthiness of aircraft. Inspectors are required to travel frequently and to occasionally work irregular duty hours.