Western Pacific Region, Airports Division, Safety and Standards Branch, AWP-620Learn more about this agency
This position serves as an Airport Certification Safety Inspector (ACSI) responsible for 14 CFR Part 139 compliance for the Office of Airports (ARP), Western Pacific Region. This position serves as the subject matter expert in the area of airport certification and safety for airport assigned airports. Responsible for conducting periodic and surveillance inspections at Large hub and smaller Part 139 certified Airports to ensure compliance with standards of 14 CFR part 139 in the areas of records, personnel, paved areas, unpaved areas, safety areas, marking signs, and lighting, snow and ice control, aircraft rescue and firefighting, handling and storing of hazardous substances and materials, traffic and wind direction indicators, airport emergency plan, self-inspection program, pedestrians and ground vehicles, obstructions, protection of NAVAIDS, public protection, wildlife hazard management, airport condition reporting, and identifying, marking and lighting construction and other unserviceable areas. Reviews and approves Airport Certification Manuals and emergency plans required by regulation to ensure current and adequate airport operating procedures. Recommends approval or denial of applications for Airport Operating Certificates. Reviews and evaluates petitions from airport owners for exemptions from any or all FAR Part 139. Conducts investigation of vehicle/pedestrian deviations at airports and evaluates results for closure or enforcement (administrative or legal). Reviews and verifies individual airport layout plans, obstruction charts, safety equipment descriptions, construction drawings and documents related to certification requirements. Conducts reviews of Construction Safety Phasing Plans and conducts inspections of airports to ensure operational safety during construction meets current standards. Conducts reviews of wildlife hazard assessments and approvals of wildlife hazard management plans at Part 139 airports and works closely with the airports, Airport District Offices (ADO's), Wildlife Biologists, other technical experts, and stakeholders to reduce hazardous wildlife and attractants on and in the vicinity of airports. Supports various safety training outreach efforts with various stakeholders to include out of region and international training initiatives. Investigates potential regulatory violations and initiates administrative or legal enforcement actions, as appropriate. Coordinates recommendations with the lead inspector as to sanctions, including civil penalties, certificate suspension or revocation. Supports investigations of an aircraft accident or incident on or near an airport, as a subject matter expert. Works in collaboration with the ADO's and other Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) organizations to improve surface safety at airports by reviewing or investigating the factors leading to surface incidents, runway incursions, and aircraft excursions. Work Environment: This position requires up to 80% travel. A valid driver's license is required. This position may require the inspector to drive significant distances (100-300 miles) and requires the inspector to walk considerable distances to inspect airfield pavement, safety areas, lighting, markings, signage, and fueling systems. Frequently this requires working around the hazards of moving aircraft (taxiing, landing, and takeoff) and ground vehicles. The candidate may also be required to lift and/or carry objects of about 20 to 50 pounds, as well as climb ladders and/or work in unusual environmental/weather conditions. Physical Requirements: Selected candidates must successfully complete a Basic Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Training Course which places the candidate in strenuous physical heat controlled environment with fire protection suits and self-contained breathing apparatus that could be heavy and awkward.
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