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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.


Inspectors in this specialty 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. They engage primarily in the following types of assignments: (a) Examining airmen for initial certification and continuing competence; (b) evaluating airmen training programs, equipment, and facilities; and (c) 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. They 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. Inspectors are required to travel frequently and to occasionally work irregular duty hours.