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  1. Overview
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Aviation Safety Inspector (Avionics)

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Federal Aviation Administration

Job Announcement Number:AWP-FS-14-BMN4928-33436

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$108,778.00 to $141,406.00 / Per Year
Salary includes locality payment of 27.16%.

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, February 05, 2014 to Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

FG-1825-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Temporary NTE - 2 Years

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Hawthorne, CA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

FAA Employees - This announcement is open to all AVS employees nationwide.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Business Component: Western-Pacific Region, Flight Standards Division, Los Angeles Flight Standards District Office



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.

DUTIES:

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The Principal Inspector (Avionics) Part 121/125/135 (10 or more) functions as the primary airworthiness interface between assigned air carriers/air operators/air agencies/airmen/designees and the Federal Aviation Administration. Has program responsibility to assure that assigned organizations meet Federal Aviation Regulations with respect to maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alteration programs. Determines the need for, and then establishes work programs for surveillance and inspection of assigned organizations within manpower and budget limitations to assure adherence to the applicable regulations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Single Agency Qualification Standard for the Avionics option (from the Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions) is located at:
http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1800/aviation-safety-series-1825/

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 FV-I, FG/GS-13 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

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 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.
Evaluation Criteria

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA)
1. Knowledge of and ability to apply Federal Aviation Regulations, FAA policies, and technical procedures as they relate to the Flight Standards program.
2. Ability to interpret and apply Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) as they apply to Part 121/125/135.
3. Ability to gather, analyze and evaluate information, identify trends and make recommendations and/or decisions.
4. Ability to present clear and concise information consistent with the targeted audience.
5. Ability to plan, organize and accomplish work activities.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that your work experience supports your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) 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.

This is a temporary position not-to-exceed two years, it may be extended, terminated or become permanent without further competition.

For 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. 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: https://employees.faa.gov/org/linebusiness/avs/offices/afs/tools/qat/.

Ingrade/downgrade bids will be accepted.

Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed.


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.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For 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. 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: https://employees.faa.gov/org/linebusiness/avs/offices/afs/tools/qat/.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Ann Le
Phone: (310) 725-7828
Fax: (310) 725-7847
Email: ann.le@faa.gov
Agency Information:
Federal Aviation Administration
Western-Pacific Region
15000 Aviation Blvd.
Lawndale, CA
90261
US
Fax: (310) 725-7847

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 Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

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Job Announcement Number:

AWP-FS-14-BMN4928-33436

Control Number:

360962400