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    Summary

    Serves as a Principal Aviation Safety Inspector (ASI) and performs certificate management and continued operational safety duties at aerospace organizations. The ASI determines conformity of prototype products utilizing the manufacturer’s quality procedures, experience, inspection personnel, equipment and facilities.

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    Responsibilities

    The duties described below are at the target grade level (FG/GS-13). At the developmental grade level (FG/GS-12), assignments are limited in scope, performed with less independence, and limited complexity.

    Serves as a Principal Aviation Safety Inspector (ASI) and performs certificate management and continued operational safety duties at aerospace organizations. The ASI determines conformity of prototype products utilizing the manufacturer’s quality procedures, experience, inspection personnel, equipment and facilities. In addition, the ASI evaluates the adequacy of processes and procedures to determine if the aeronautical product/article is reproducible after certification. The ASI is involved in the planning and implementation of a full range of Type, Production, and Airworthiness Certification programs at aerospace organizations within a Manufacturing Inspection District Office’s (MIDO), Manufacturing Inspection Satellite Office's (MISO), or Certificate Management Office's (CMO) geographic area of responsibility.

    ASI verifies assigned aerospace organizations comply with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14CFR) with respect to production, original airworthiness, and certification programs. Determines certificate management actions for audit of assigned aerospace organizations. Establishes certificate management actions in terms of kind and areas of audit, location, and frequency that will be most productive to assure adherence to the aerospace organization’s quality system. Assures on a continuing basis, that quality systems, organization, production facilities, and aeronautical products of assigned aerospace organizations are in compliance with FAA approvals and 14CFRs. Conducts audits in accordance with FAA Orders 8120.22 Production Approval Procedures, 8120.23 Certificate Management of Production Approval Holders, and other established policies. Serves as a manufacturing expert in the investigation of violations, accidents, incidents and malfunction/defects that may be attributable to items manufactured in assigned organizations. The ASI coaches/mentors and reviews the work of lower grade inspectors, and performs other duties as assigned.

    ASI applies risk management in planning and decision making regarding the appropriate level of FAA involvement in: oversight and management of organizational delegations and/or individual designees; certification projects (production, airworthiness, and type) and continued operational safety decisions. Incumbent applies systems thinking principles to the above responsibilities in order to achieve comprehensive solutions. Uses a systems based approach to oversight of large/complex delegated organizations as well as smaller delegated entities and determines how to most efficiently and effectively oversee these entities based upon risk to operation within the aviation system.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

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