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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Aviation Safety Inspector (Airworthiness)(Air Carrier)

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Federal Aviation Administration

Job Announcement Number:ASW-FS-14-SB140-33501

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$87,354.00 to $113,560.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, February 06, 2014 to Wednesday, February 26, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

FG-1825-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Irving, TX View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

FAA Employees - FAA Wide - Current Permanent FAA Employees.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Business Component: Southwest Region, Flight Standards Division, Southwest Airlines Certificate Management Office, Avionics Unit



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.
  • Salary includes locality payment of 20.67%
  • Promotion Potential: No
  • All or none of the applicants may be interviewed.
  • Ingrade/Downgrade Applications with be accepted.

DUTIES:

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The Assistant Partial Program Manager (Avionics) (Air Carrier) Part 121 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 organization meet Federal Aviation Regulations with repent to maintenance , preventive maintnenece and alteration programs. Determines the need for and then established 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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QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The single agency qualification standards are used. Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
A. Not more than two separate incidents involving Federal Aviation regulations violations in the last 5 years
B. Valid State Driver's License
C. Fluency in the English language
D. No chemical dependencies or drug abuse that could interfere with job performance, and
E. 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:
A) 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;
B) Have the ability to hear the conversational voice (hearing aid permitted);
C) 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.

AVIATION SAFETY INSPECTOR (AVIONICS)(AIR CARRIER)
A. Aircraft avionics experience involving the maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of installed avionics systems on aircraft,
B. Avionics maintenance experience on aircraft more than 12,500 pounds maximum certificated take off weight.
C. Aircraft avionics work experience (which could include supervision or auditing) in a repair station: air carrier repair facility, military repair facility, or local, state, or Federal governmental agency within the last 3 years.

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-H, FG/GS-12 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. Specialized experience may include but not limited to: Experience assisting, conducting, or performing various technical functions related to certification, surveillance, investigation, and enforcement activities. Additional experience may be in investigating and reporting on accidents,incidents, and violations.

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

KSAs:
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 Knowledge, Skill and Abilities 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.

Evaluation Criteria

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA)
1. Ability to interpret and apply Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR's)
2. Knowledge of FAA Policies and Procedures
3. Knowledge of FAA certificate holders' programs and procedures.
4. Ability to apply investigative techniques and procedures
5. Ability to develop and deliver formal presentations to audiences ranging from Senior Executives to Front-Line employees who may not have knowledge of the subject-matter
6. Ability to gather, analyze, and evaluate information from various sources and make decisions.

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.

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/.

Incomplete Applications:
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 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:

Notification of Personnel Action (SF50), upon request.

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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Shelly Butler
Phone: 817-222-5892
Fax: 817-222-5852
Email: Shelly.Butler@faa.gov
Agency Information:
Federal Aviation Administration
Southwest Region
2601 Meacham Blvd
Fort Worth, TX
76137-9843
US
Fax: 817-222-5852

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:

ASW-FS-14-SB140-33501

Control Number:

361076100