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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Aviation Safety Inspector (Rotorcraft-Helicopter)

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Federal Aviation Administration

Job Announcement Number:AEA-AFS-14-SLF-33324

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$78,361.00 to $101,866.00 / Per Year
Salary range includes the locality rate of 28.72%.

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 31, 2014 to Tuesday, February 04, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

FG-1825-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Farmingdale, NY View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. Citizens - This announcement is open to all U.S. citizens.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Business Component: Eastern Region, Flight Standards Division, Farmingdale FSDO



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

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Successful completion of a security investigation will be required.
  • This is a drug-testing designated position.
  • Selectee must maintain a Second-Class Medical Certificate.

DUTIES:

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Responsible for the performance of assigned technical administration, certification, and surveillance duties. The incumbent is delegated the specific authority to make decisions as to the quality of operations activities inspected at the different aviation facilities. Assures that aviation organizations and airmen comply with regulatory requirements, conducts enforcement investigations, reporting deficiencies to the Principal Inspector or Supervisor. Evaluates air carriers, air agencies, and air operators, making recommendations to the Principal Inspector or Supervisor. Monitors pilots, designated pilot examiners, check airmen, and aviation organization operations and training activities taking appropriate corrective actions for deficiencies noted.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
All applicants must meet the following basic 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 graduate or equivalent.


Medical Requirements:
Applicants must be physically able to perform the duties of the Rotorcraft-Helicopter 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 conditions 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.
- Possess a valid second-class medical certificate in accordance with FAA regulations; and
- Pass recurrent medical examinations as prescribed by the FAA.


Rotorcraft-Helicopter Safety Inspector Required Specialized Experience for all grades:
- Minimum 100 flight hours in Rotorcraft-Helicopter in the last three years;
- Commercial Helicopter Pilot Rating with Instrument, or Airline Transport Pilot with Helicopter Rating;
- Flight Instructor Certificate Rotorcraft Helicopter, Flight Instructor Instrument Helicopter Rating;
- 1,200 hours of total time requirements (1,000 in actual flight conditions, 250 hours of night flight in which 15 are in a helicopter);
- 250 hours of flight time in helicopters, which includes at least 75 hours as a pilot in command, or as second in command performing the duties of a pilot in command under the supervision of a pilot in command, or any combination thereof;
- 500 hours of cross-country flight time;
- 75 hours of instrument flight time in actual or simulated instrument meteorological conditions, of which at least 50 hours are obtained in flight with at least 25 hours in helicopters as pilot in command or as second in command performing the duties of a pilot in command under the supervision of a pilot in command, or any combination thereof.

Additional Specialized Experience:
To qualify for this position, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FG-11 in the normal line of progression.


Evaluation Criteria

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA)
1. Ability to interpret and apply Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) and Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR).
2. Ability to identify, analyze and assess risk data in preparing written reports, including accident, incident and investigation reports.
3. Ability to convey technical information to a variety of audiences during meetings, presentations or briefings.
4. Ability to apply system safety and risk management principles.

Other Factors
1. Not more than two separate incidents involving Federal Aviation Regulations violations in the last 5 years.
2. Valid state driver's license.
3. Fluency in English.
4. No chemical dependencies or drug abuse that could interfere with job performance.
5. High school graduate or equivalent.
6. 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).
7. Have the ability to hear the conversational voice (hearing aid permitted).
8. Not have any physical condition that would cause you to be a hazard to yourself or others that would interfere with your ability to fly as a passenger in a variety of aircraft.
9. Possess a valid second-class medical certificate in accordance with FAA regulations.
10. Minimum 100 flight hours in Rotorcraft-Helicopter in the last three years.
11. Commercial Helicopter Pilot Rating with Instrument, or Airline Transport Pilot with Helicopter Rating.
12. Flight Instructor Certificate Rotorcraft Helicopter, Flight Instructor Instrument Helicopter Rating.
13. 1,200 hours of total time requirements (1,000 in actual flight conditions, 250 hours of night flight in which 15 are in a helicopter).
14. 250 hours of flight time in helicopters, which includes at least 75 hours as a pilot in command, or as second in command performing the duties of a pilot in command under the supervision of a pilot in command, or any combination thereof.
15. 500 hours of cross-country flight time.
16. 75 hours of instrument flight time in actual or simulated instrument meteorological conditions, of which at least 50 hours are obtained in flight with at least 25 hours in helicopters as pilot in command or as second in command performing the duties of a pilot in command under the supervision of a pilot in command, or any combination thereof.
17. Quality Ranking Factor: A minimum of 3 years experience as a Rotorcraft-Helicopter FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) with authorizations to conduct practical exams in the Robinson R-22 and R-44 Helicopter.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that your work experience supports your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA), and Other Factors answers. Your answers and associated work experience will be evaluated further to validate whether the answers that you selected are appropriate. Answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.


We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:



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.

To preview the application questionnaire, click the following link: View Application Questionnaire


BENEFITS:

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You can review our benefits at: http://www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/benefits/



OTHER INFORMATION:

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Travel may be required.
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.

Recency of specialized experience is waived for current and former FAA employees in the 1825 series.

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 external announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this external 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 work history that describes how you meet the 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. Your answers may be adjusted 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 priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for consideration.



This is a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay, COLA, Citizenship

HOW TO APPLY:

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You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of "Submitted" 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 "Submitted" 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)
  • Salary

  • 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.

    Forms:
    • FAA-3330-473  : 2181/1825 Supplemental Qualifications Statement
    • SF-15  : Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must fax a completed FAA Form 3330-47-3 (Supplemental Qualifications Statement for 1825 and 2181 Series) by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

DD Form 214, if applicable. Must be received in this office by the closing date of this announcement.

All Veterans: You must submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4 or equivalent). If you are claiming 10 point preference, in addition to your DD Form 214, you must submit a completed SF-15 and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

If you are claiming 10 point preference and submit a DD Form 214 but fail to submit the supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be assessed as a 5 point preference eligible if your DD Form 214 reflects you have the service qualifying for tentative preference (i.e. served in a war, campaign or expedition). Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

Veterans on active duty claiming veterans' preference: You will be granted a tentative preference if your application shows that you have the required service (i.e. served in a war, campaign or expedition). Prior to being appointed, you must provide to the Servicing Human Resource Office a DD Form 214 documenting that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized terminal leave.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Shawn Farmer
Phone: 718-553-4175
Fax: 718-995-5688
Email: Shawn.Farmer@faa.gov
Agency Information:
Federal Aviation Administration
Eastern Region
1 Aviation Plaza
Jamaica, NY
11434
US
Fax: 718-995-5688

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Candidates for FAA positions are evaluated using our Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR) system. AVIATOR compares your skills and experience as described in your application with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be an eligible, highly-qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.

Important - If you make any change to your application, you must resubmit it. If you change your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and your previous application will be considered.

FAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on www.faa.gov/acr or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

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Job Announcement Number:

AEA-AFS-14-SLF-33324

Control Number:

360587700