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    Summary

    The incumbent of this position is assigned to the Avionics Branch, AFS-360, of the Aircraft Maintenance Division, AFS-300. The incumbent must possess and utilize an extensive aviation-related, working knowledge of the Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS-B) system/subsystems.

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    Responsibilities

    The Aviation Safety Inspector (ASI) receives administrative direction from management in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. The ASI utilizes proficient ADS-B knowledge and skill to provide NAS safety advisory services.

    The incumbent is required to effectively manage The Aircraft Maintenance Division’s ADS-B Workspace network site to generate the following reports: ATAT (Aviation Trend Analysis Tool); APM (Aircraft Performance Monitor); and PAPR (Public ADS-B Performance Report). The ADS-B related work is considered typically authoritative and is normally accepted without change. Completed work may be reviewed for adherence to FAA policy and for assurance that project requirements have been fulfilled.

    The incumbent effectively communicates on aviation safety issues including owner/operator’s ADS-B non-performing equipment (NPE) notification, and/or FAA ADS-B.

    The ASI plans and directs the use of time and resources to accomplish organizational objectives. He or she defines, organizes, and uses resources to accomplish work activities within established schedules, analyzes program requirements and accomplishments, and makes or directs adjustments as necessary to address organizational needs.

    The ASI provides guidance to regions/field level staff to solve difficult technical issues. Resolves all but unique problems, with the intervention of management or a more experienced technical specialist. Develop plans, techniques, and policies to address current and anticipated problems and issues. Works with management to solve problems.

    Contacts are internal and external to the agency. The ASI often represents the agency as a senior Point of Contact (POC) for policy development, inspection activities or as a technical trainer/instructor delivering formal training. Contacts vary significantly depending upon the purpose of the contacts, the level of authority required to resolve issues, and the nature of the technical problem at hand. Typical contacts involve dealings with members of senior management staffs, representatives of professional organizations, staff members of industry groups, representatives of other government agencies, and representatives of other civil aviation authorities.

    The ASI is expected to follow established laws, orders, policies, and regulations that provide general guidance for completing work objectives, but is allowed considerable discretion to develop new or innovative approaches. The ASI uses resourcefulness, initiative, and judgement based on experience to develop and implement evaluation procedures to address problems where precedents are not applicable. Methods, practices, or decisions may be used as guidance in similar problem areas.

    The ASI keeps the Branch Manager informed of the status of all programs and projects and is held accountable for the technical accuracy, proper coordination, and timeliness of completed staff work. Provides staff assistance and serves as advisor to the Branch Manager on all matters pertaining to assigned tasking. Assists Safety Assurance ASI’s, AST’s, and others on queries that are technical or guidance related via the AFS-300 KSN sharepoint site, email, or phone.

    Performs other duties as required.

    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

    NA

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/577431300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.