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The International Principal Aviation Safety Inspector (Air Carrier Maintenance) functions as the primary
interface between assigned foreign operators, agencies, organizations, airmen, designees, and the Federal
The International Principal Aviation Safety Inspector (ASI) receives administrative direction from
management in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. The ASI independently plans, designs,
and carries out programs, projects, studies, or other work. The ASI provides policy assistance to ASIs on
difficult or complex policy interpretations. The work is normally accepted without change. Completed
work may be reviewed for adherence to FAA policy and for assurance that project requirements have
Applies expert knowledge of flight operations for an advanced multiengine turbojet aircraft. Such
employees are concerned with all aspects of the operational capabilities and limitations of the aircraft.
Assignments at this level are of great scope and unusual complexity and the organizations monitored are
major factors in the industry.
As the principal representative in regulatory oversight of foreign air carrier activities, exercises authority
over foreign air operators with very extensive and complex operations. Analyzes flight operations
involving large fleets of turbojet aircraft engaged in large-scale passenger and freight service, or evaluates
maintenance activities and complete aircraft overhaul facilities which are equipped and staffed to handle
the latest and most sophisticated turbojet aircraft and associated systems. This level includes the
responsibility for nationally and internationally prominent carriers who operator the largest, most
advanced fleets of turbojet aircraft in the industry.
Exercises regulatory authority and safety responsibility over a complex of broad and varied general
aviation organizations such as air taxis, executive and/or industrial operators, and agency’s when the
activities monitored equate collectively to a major air carrier in terms of size and complexity of aircraft
fleet employed, scope and technical complexity of operations, management sophistication, industry
leadership, and public impact.
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 management 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 manager on all matters pertaining to assigned tasking. Assists
ASI’s, AST’s, and others with Safety Assurance queries that are technical or guidance.
Assists in the preparation of a variety of highly technical and high priority correspondence to the foreign
aviation industry, foreign civil aviation authorities, other U.S. governmental agencies, members of
Congress, and the general public. Assures that correspondence is properly coordinated, technically and
grammatically accurate, clear and concise, and that it reflects the philosophy, policies, and objectives of
the Office, Division, Service, and the FAA.
Performs other duties as required.
50% or less - The job may require up to 50% travel.
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