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    This position supports the organization's mission of ensuring aviation safety and supporting national security by performing mission critical responsibilities through the conduct of civil, administrative, and regulatory investigations.

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    The incumbent performs multiple, varying, and complex assignments under the limited direction of the manager. He/she applies experience and an advanced knowledge of the Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP) to accomplish assignments. The incumbent may be responsible for conducting investigations in support of the LEAP. Typical duties include, but are not limited to the following:

    Conducts investigations as part of the Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP), consisting of investigating airmen who have been convicted of, or alleged to have been involved in, criminal activity involving the use of their certificates or aircraft within the jurisdiction of the United States. Incumbent performs ramp surveillance and inspections to identify violations of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). Incumbent also acts as a liaison between the FAA and federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Establishes and/or maintains effective liaison and working relationships with law enforcement and intelligence agencies and organizations. Coordinates investigative and program resources to ensure information from consumer agencies flows to and from FAA lines of Business as required. Completes Enforcement Investigative Reports (EIR). Prepares an evaluation of the facts, circumstances, and background information including a clear, concise, and detailed analysis and summary of facts for any regulations violated. Implements vetting operations associated with the FAA's Airman Certification program. Provides technical guidance and assistance to law enforcement agencies seeking criminal prosecution or conducting airborne drug interdiction.

    As part of the LEAP investigative process, is responsible for ensuring the identification and collection of physical evidence that relates to the activities alleged to have taken place. Maintains proper custody of physical evidence. The investigative process requires extensive case work involving the identification and interview of individuals involved in alleged activities and of witnesses, obtaining sworn statements, and developing investigative leads. These leads may result in court records being examined, communications with various law enforcement agencies, contact with prosecuting authorities, and agency investigative records being examined.

    Selects, interprets, and applies a variety of guidelines, manuals, and standard reference material in accomplishing tasks, using judgment and discretion in determining the most appropriate approach to use. Issues faced require extensive analysis. Ensures decisions and recommendations reflect the need to balance sensitive investigation/compliance enforcement information with expert interpretation and analysis performed. Personal contacts involve managers and staff within the immediate office, other ASH organizations, other FAA offices, law enforcement personnel, and the general public.

    Independently performs tasks and assignments. Identifies and informs management of problems that require their attention. Develops and recommends techniques to address problem situations. Work is reviewed periodically, typically to ensure appropriate factors have been considered, sufficient information or evidence have been gathered to support conclusions, and pertinent regulations and precedents have been applied. Completed work is reviewed for conformity with policy, appropriateness of the employee's approach, technical soundness, and adherence to deadlines.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - The job may require up to 50% travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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