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    Summary

    Participates in the data gathering, analysis, and flight inspection of navigational aids (NAVAIDS) and instrument flight procedures (IFPs). Recommending certification, restrictions, or removal of NAVAIDS and IFPs from service in support of the national airspace system (NAS) or under the authority of the FAA.

    Amendment Date: 03/23/2018
    Amendment Note: This announcement has been extended.
    Amends the Who May Apply section to include VRA

    Business Component:

    Air Traffic Organization, Flight Program Operations, Flight Inspection Field Operations (FIFO) Sub-Team, AJW-3334

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    Responsibilities

    Duties for FG-13: Serves as pilot-in-command (PIC) for repositioning or ferrying aircraft and on maintenance test flights. Serves as second-in-command (SIC) on flight inspection missions. Responsible for conducting the mission and operating aircraft safely, efficiently, and in the best interest of the Government. When serving as PIC, functions as the team leader of an assigned aircrew. Conducts in-flight inspection of IFPs and air navigational facilities, as well as evaluation of the quality of the signals emitted from NAVAIDS for the purpose of determining conformance to operational standards and verifying facility integrity.

    Must be a certified flight inspector having authority to certify, restrict, or remove from service NAVAIDS and IFPs in the NAS. This certification grants flight inspection personnel the authority to carry out FAA's responsibility for ensuring satisfactory operation of air navigation facilities and IFPs in accordance with Order 8200.1, Standard Flight Inspection Manual, and applicable International Civil Aviation Organization documents.

    Duties for FG-12: Serves as SIC on flight inspection missions and is responsible for the safe operation of the aircraft. Assists in the evaluation of the technical data collected on flight inspection missions. Participates in the data gathering and analysis of flight inspection system data, recommending certification, restrictions, or removal of NAVAIDS and IFPs from service in support of the NAS or under the authority of the FAA. Provides technical assistance and participates in the coordination with other organizational elements of the FAA, aviation industry, and military and foreign government personnel concerning various aspects of flight inspection and the certification of navigational facilities and IFPs. Flying assignments at this level are characterized by the requirement for a higher degree of skills and judgment than is typical of the FG-11 level. The higher requirements may be due to the degree of hazard involved or the level of knowledge and responsibility. May serve as Aircraft Commander during emergency circumstances or situations. The incumbent will require more detailed guidance from higher graded specialists and closer supervision than is reflected in the target position.

    Duties for FG-11: Serves as SIC on flight inspection missions and is responsible for the safe operation of the aircraft. Assists in the evaluation of the technical data collected on flight inspection missions. Participates in the data gathering and analysis of the flight inspection systems, recommending certification, restrictions, or removal of NAVAIDS and IFPs from service in support of the NAS or under the authority of the FAA. Provides technical assistance and participates in the coordination with other organizational elements of the FAA, aviation industry, and military and foreign government personnel concerning various aspects of flight inspection and the certification of navigational facilities and IFPs. Participates in evaluating and certifying NAVAIDS and IFPs, including Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs), Departure Procedures (DPs), Standard Arrival Routes (STARS), charts fixes and holding patterns to ensure adherence to prescribed standards, tolerances, operational suitability, and acceptability of electron facility performance. May serve as Aircraft Commander during emergency. The incumbent plans and conducts assignments with limited technical independence. Administrative and policy guidance is received from the supervisor. Technical guidance and advice is received from senior level pilots who are experts in flight inspection operations.

    Travel Required

    75% or less - The job may require up to 75% travel.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens - U.S. Citizens/30% Disabled/Individuals With Disabilities/VRA

    Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

  • Job family (Series)

    2181 Aircraft Operation

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/493862600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.