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    Summary

    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 determined by state and Federal officials that employees are allowed to report to the workplace where this position is located, on a regular basis.

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    Responsibilities

    Serves as an Aviation Safety Assistant in a Flight Standards field office providing administrative and semi-technical related support to the supervisor, or manager, Aviation Safety Inspectors, and Administrative Officer.

    Processes FAA-issued airman certificates such as ground instructor, flight instructor, mechanic repairman, and
    flight engineer. Interviews applicants to determine qualifications for non-complex certificates. Processes
    FAA authorizations such as inspection authorization, aircrew program designee, and aerobatic competency. Processes FAA issued operator and air agency certificates such as air carrier, repair stations, and approved schools. Examines applications and supporting documents for completeness, consistency of information, and assures correction, if required. Responsible for processing temporary airman certification
    files for certificates issued by designated examiners. Examines applications and supporting documents for
    completeness, consistency of information, and fulfillment of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) requirements.
    Assures correction, if required. Monitors and tracks returned files.

    Researches, writes, and types non-technical and routine technical correspondence. Assists in composing more
    complex technical correspondence. Maintains, reviews, and revises form letters. Receives, sorts, and distributes incoming correspondence, attaching background information when necessary. Responsible for maintaining correspondence control system and suspense files. Reviews and assembles outgoing material for mailing.
    Types material using typewriter or word processor, assembles information and reviews for proper format,
    grammar, spelling, and accuracy. Reviews outgoing correspondence for grammatical accuracy, procedural agreement, factual inconsistencies, attachments, enclosures, dates, and signatures.

    Prepares reports (such as accident, incident, violation, recurring and special reports) by researching, requesting
    information, creating files, preparing control sheets, copying and distributing preliminary and final report
    documents, and reviewing for accuracy and completeness. Responsible for maintaining individual report logs
    including the assignment of report or control numbers. May be responsible for researching and composing sections of reports, as directed. On own initiative, composes and prepares special and recurring reports. May extract information for reports from automated database.

    Responsible for assigned technical and administrative files such as certificated operator and designee case
    files in accordance with agency directives. Determines need for new files, initiates action to create files,
    prepares file folders, dividers, and labels. Maintains technical/administrative library which includes orders,
    notices, FARs, Master Minimum Equipment Lists (MMELs), aircraft technical manuals and advisory circulars, etc. Assures that charts and office logs are kept current. Determines disposition of and deletes obsolete material
    or records.

    In addition to the above responsibilities, at the FG-7: Operates as an Aviation Safety Assistant in a Flight Standards field office. Provides administrative and semi-technical related support to the supervisor, or manager, Aviation Safety Inspectors, and Administrative Officer by utilizing advanced automation system tools relevant in the Safety Assurance System environment which includes, but is not limited to obtaining background data, preparing reports, reviewing applications, interviewing applicants, processing certificates, and maintaining technical and administrative files.

    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

    7

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/608693900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.