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    Due to the Pandemic, and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee’s report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is safe to relocate.

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    This position applies experience and advanced knowledge serving as an Airport Certification Safety Inspector (ACSI) responsible for 14 CFR Part 139 compliance for the Office of Airports (ARP), Southern Region.

    Performs multiple, varying and complex assignments as an Airport Certification Safety Inspector (ACSI) under the limited direction of the manager. Applies experience and comprehensive technical knowledge as he/she conducts periodic and surveillance inspections at Part 139 certified airports including medium to large hub airports to ensure compliance with standards for 14 CFR Part 139, and identifying, marking and lighting construction and other unserviceable areas. Reviews and recommends approval Airport Certification Manuals and emergency plans required by regulation to ensure current and adequate airport operating procedures. Approve or deny applications for Airport Operating Certificates. Investigates known or alleged violations of the regulations in accordance with current agency directives. Reviews and evaluates petitions from airport owners for exemptions from any or all of 14 CFR Part 139 requirements. Conducts investigation of vehicle/pedestrian deviations at airports and evaluate results. Conducts reviews of Construction Safety Phasing Plans and conducts inspections of airports. Reviews and recommends approval wildlife hazard assessments and wildlife hazard management plans at Part 139 airports. Investigates potential regulatory violations and initiates administrative or legal enforcement actions, as appropriate. Supports investigations of an aircraft accident or incident on or near an airport. Reviews and provides comments on policies, procedures, standards, guidance, and other instructions issued by Headquarters. Conducts Runway Safety Area inventories. Established policies/procedures provide guidance for most assignments, but allow considerable discretion to select the most appropriate approach or to recommend new approaches.

    This position requires up to 60% travel and a valid driver's license. It may also 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. 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 Requirement: Candidates must successfully complete a Basic Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Training Course which places the candidate in a strenuous physical heat controlled environment with fire protection suits and self-contained breathing apparatus that could be heavy and awkward.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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