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Job Title:  Aviation Safety Inspector (ACV), Principal Avionics Inspector
Department:  Department Of Transportation
Agency:  Federal Aviation Administration
Job Announcement Number:  ANM-AFS-14-1637509-33455

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$97,657.00 to $126,949.00 / Per Year
Salary includes locality payment of 14.16%.
Thursday, February 06, 2014 to Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy - Salt Lake City, UT   View Map
FAA Employees - This announcement is open to all current FAA employees nationwide only
Public Trust - Background Investigation


About the Agency

Business Component: Northwest Mountain Region, Flight Standards Division, SkyWest Certificate Management Office (CMO), Salt Lake City, UT

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) - In accordance with applicable FAA Travel regulations, full relocation benefits will be paid (actual expenses).


  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Interviews may be conducted.


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Incumbent serves as Principal Avionics Inspector for the Air Transportation Oversight System (ATOS) Part 121. Functions as the primary avionics interface between assigned air carriers/air operators/air agencies/airmen/designees and the Federal Aviation Administration. The incumbent has program responsibility to assure that assigned organizations meet Federal Aviation Regulations with respect to maintenance, preventative maintenance, and alteration programs.

The Principal Avionics Inspector uses a systems safety approach for certification and surveillance of air carriers, and applies special technical and leadership skills to identify, analyze, assess and control hazards and risks of air carriers. The incumbent in conjunction with the Principal Maintenance Inspector will develop and manage the Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program (CAMP) that identifies potential weaknesses in air carrier systems and safety risks, and establish the planning infrastructure needed to support a systems approach to surveillance.


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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 grade level as an Aviation Safety Inspector, in the Air Carrier Avionics specialty 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 is not limited to: Experience in the operation of large aircraft operated under FAR Part 121, with the Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program (CAMP) and with ATOS.

In addition, applicants must meet the Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Standards, located at the following web address: for the 1825 series in the Air Carrier Avionics specialty.

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

Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their Work History.

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

Evaluation Criteria

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA)
1. Ability to interpret and apply Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR's) and Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 121.
2. Knowledge of FAA's business process for Air Transportation Oversight System (ATOS).
3. Ability to develop and manage a Comprehensive Assessment Plan (CAP).
4. Ability to identify, analyze and assess risk data in preparing written reports for the assigned air carrier including accident, incident and investigation reports.
5. Ability to convey technical information to a variety of audiences during meetings, presentations, or briefings.

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.


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


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You can review our benefits at:


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.

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 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 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 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.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay, COLA, Citizenship


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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.


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.


Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or e-mailed applications cannot be accepted. If you need to submit additional documents to supplement your on-line application, e.g. transcripts, SF-50, or veterans' documentation, you may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS. Supplemental documentation can also be faxed to (425) 227-2199 on or before the closing date of this announcement. Please include your name and the vacancy announcement number on each of your faxed pages and redact all Personally Identifiable Information (PII), such as social security number and date of birth.


Jay Bonner
Phone: 425-227-1506
Fax: 425-227-2199
Agency Information:
Federal Aviation Administration
Northwest Mountain Region
1601 Lind Ave SW
Renton, WA
Fax: 425-227-2199


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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