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Job Title:Aviation Safety Inspector (Manufacturing)

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Federal Aviation Administration

Job Announcement Number:ACE-AIR-14-212-36547

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$72,620.00 to $94,404.00 / Per Year
salary shown above includes locality pay of 19.29% for Atlanta commuting area


Monday, July 7, 2014 to Monday, July 14, 2014




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Atlanta, GA View Map


U.S. Citizens


Public Trust - Background Investigation




About the Agency

Business Component: Central Region, Aircraft Certification, Small Airplane Directorate, Atlanta Manufacturing Inspection District Office

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.


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Serves as a Aviation Safety Inspector (Manufacturing) administering and enforcing the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) with respect to production, original airworthiness, and certification programs. Duties include the evaluation/surveillance of production operations and quality control operations; making original airworthiness determinations and issuing certificates for all civil aircraft, including but not limited to modified aircraft, import, export, military surplus, and amateur-built aircraft. Determines the need and performs surveillance/supervision for designated manufacturing inspection representatives (DMIR), designated airworthiness representatives (DAR), and/or organization designation authorization (ODA) to act as representatives of the Administrator and assist in the accomplishment of the Federal Aviation Administration work program at assigned manufacturing facilities.


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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 diploma or equivalent.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: 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 a 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.

Applicants for Aviation Safety Inspector (Manufacturing) positions must also meet one of the following requirements:

A) Experience in the area of quality systems, methods, and techniques in the manufacture of products and/or articles that demonstrates the ability to determine whether aircraft and related products meet the approved design criteria, or the design criteria on which approval is being sought and is in condition for safe operations; or

B) Experience involving either the actual issuance of airworthiness certificates or having responsibility for managing programs leading to the issuance of original airworthiness certificates or original export airworthiness approvals for products and/or articles;


Experience involving a combination of paragraph A) and paragraph B) listed above.

To qualify for this position, applicants must demonstrate in your application that they possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FG/GS-11 in the Federal Service. In addition to the minimum qualification requirements listed above, applicants must possess specialized experience working at an FAA Production Approval Holder or applicant for a production approval (PC, PMA, TSOA, APIS) in a quality control/quality assurance position. Specialized experience is defined as knowledge of quality assurance systems as it relates to Aerospace Manufacturing environment in the areas of assembly and test, final inspection, airworthiness determination as evidenced by practical experience working this environment. Specialized experience may have been acquired as an FAA designee authorized to perform manufacturing inspection functions on behalf of the FAA, such as a Designated Manufacturing Inspection Representative (DMIR) or a Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR).
Evaluation Criteria

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA)
1. Knowledge of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and related guidance for production and airworthiness certification. (Describe your work experience that demonstrates your ability to apply this knowledge.)
2. Knowledge of manufacturing processes, special manufacturing processes, and techniques used in the manufacture of aircraft, aircraft engines, propellers, and products.
3. Ability to apply various audit techniques (e.g., statistical process control (SPC), tracing, sampling) in evaluating a manufacturer's facility, safety management system, production, and quality control systems.
4. Ability to prepare clear and concise documents that compel others to take a course of action, instruct others in carrying out tasks or activities, or explain the purpose, goals, and objectives of a policy or regulations.
5. Knowledge of risk analysis techniques used to analyze and evaluate the safety and reliability of systems or components.

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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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.

The Department of Transportation remains under a moratorium on offering a Home Sale Program to applicants for federal jobs. Consequently, the FAA can no longer offer a Home Sale Program as an optional item as part of a full-PCS. Partial relocation expenses will be paid for non-federal employees.

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 position has promotion potential to the FG-13 Grade Level: Identification of promotion in the vacancy announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon the selectee meeting training, qualification requirements, and recommendation by the supervisor.

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.

    • OF-306  : Declaration for Federal Employment
    • SF-15  : Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference


You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

Report of Separation from Active Duty (DD214) or other proof, must be uploaded or faxed (816 329-2656) by the closing date of this announcement.
All Veterans: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit either a DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy or equivalent), or a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a completed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management 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 but fail to submit the supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be tentatively assessed as a 5 point preference eligible provided your DD Form 214 reflects that you have the service required to qualify for preference. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management 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 currently on active duty claiming veterans' preference: You will be granted tentative preference if you submit a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions and your application shows that you have the required service. Prior to being appointed, you must provide to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office a DD Form 214 documenting discharge/release and showing that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized terminal leave.


Angie Hightower
Phone: 816-329-2670
Fax: 816-329-2656
Agency Information:
Federal Aviation Administration
FAA, Human Resource Management Office
901 Locust, Room 401
Kansas City, MO
Fax: 816-329-2656


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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