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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 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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    The incumbent supports the mission and objectives of AXH under the broad direction and leadership of the Director (AXH-1) and Deputy Director (AXH-2), and executes the AXH safety oversight activities through the technical and administrative direction of the Air Carrier Safety Assurance Division Manager (AXH-300) and a Safety Assurance Branch Manager.

    Performs multiple, varying levels of complex oversight assignments under the limited direction of the Supervisory Hazardous Material Aviation Safety Inspector. Applies experience and advanced technical knowledge of the Hazardous Materials Safety Program to complete assignments and develop plans and techniques to improve air carrier hazardous materials safety programs, policies, and procedures. Conducts hazardous materials compliance inspections of regulated parties that introduce or transport hazardous materials into air transportation. Investigates incidents, discrepancies, and regulatory compliance violations related to hazardous material air transportation.

    Responsibilities will generally include assignments that support and implement the FAA Oversight Philosophy (FAA Order 8000.72) through hazardous materials transportation oversight functions. These include but are not limited to, supporting hazardous materials oversight through assigned risk based oversight activities such as on-site inspections for air carriers, shippers, and repair stations; evaluation of air carrier training programs, processes and procedures. In addition, the incumbent will support the implementation of the FAA Compliance Philosophy (FAA Order 8000.373) through investigations of incident discrepancies and air carrier systems evaluations to include regulatory compliance violations utilizing the most effective safety resolution. The incumbent works collaboratively with other Hazardous Materials Aviation Safety Inspectors in performing surveillance to assess compliance and conduct investigations to determine the desired compliance. Follows advice and guidance on hazardous materials transportation issues from the managers and more experienced inspectors.

    Conducts on-site inspections of regulated air carriers, shippers, and repair stations to determine compliance with Hazardous Materials Regulations, operational policies and procedures. Identifies and coordinates any violations requiring immediate corrective action and potential enforcement action(s) to address non-compliance. The appropriate course of action will be determined in accordance with established AXH policies and the current version of the FAA Order 2150 and the FAA Compliance Philosophy 8000.373. Conducts stakeholder engagement with various aviation related industries as needed in compliance with the AXH Stakeholder Engagement Policy. The stakeholder engagement is based on national and international identified trends and to support hazardous material safety education for the regulated community to improve compliance with air transportation and hazardous material transportation safety through compliance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations, and ICAO Technical Instructions, and other related Aviation Regulations.

    Contacts are internal and external to the agency. May be key technical point of contact with other FAA and DOT organizations, other Federal agencies, industry, and the public, as necessary. Investigates hazardous materials incidents and makes findings of fact. Prepares written reports of compliance or findings to a Supervisory Hazardous Materials Aviation Safety Inspector. Ensures entry of required data into automated systems and ensures the quality and integrity of entered data. Receives assignments from the manager and independently prioritizes and completes work activities in accordance with policies, procedures, and established deadlines. Completed work products, activities, and decisions are monitored and in some situations are reviewed and approved by the manager for technical compliance and alignment with policies and requirements.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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