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Aviation Safety Inspector (Operations)

Federal Aviation Administration Fargo, ND
  • Posted: 16 days ago
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Aviation Safety Inspector (Operations)

##### Department of Transportation

Federal Aviation Administration

##### Flight Standards Service, Office of GA Safety Assurance, GA Division F, Fargo FSDO, GLSD11


- ##### Open & closing dates

09/03/2019 to 09/23/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

FG 14

- ##### Salary

$104,821 to $136,271 per year

Salary includes locality payment of 15.67%.

- ##### Appointment type

Temporary - 2 years

- ##### Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:


Fargo, ND 1 vacancy

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed


##### Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

- Duties

### Summary

The Principal Aviation Safety Inspector (Operations) Generation
Aviation/Parts 135 functions as the primary operations interface
between a Large Part 135 Air Carrier, two smaller 9 or less Air
Carriers, Part 141 Air Agencies, Part 91 Executive Operators and the
Federal Aviation Administration.

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### Responsibilities

The Principal Aviation Safety Inspector (Operations) General
Aviation/ Part 135 functions as the primary operations interface
between assigned air carriers, operators, agencies, organizations,
airmen, and designees and the Federal Aviation Administration. Has
program responsibility to assure that assigned organizations meet
Federal Aviation Regulations with respect to operations programs.
Determines the need for, then establishes work programs for
surveillance and inspection of assigned organizations within
manpower and budget limitations to assure adherence to the
applicable regulations.

### Travel Required

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

##### Supervisory status


##### Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

1825 Aviation Safety

#### Similar jobs

- Aircraft Inspectors
- Inspectors, Aircraft

- Requirements

### Conditions of Employment

- US Citizenship is required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
- Designated or Random Drug Testing required.

### Qualifications

**Specialized Experience:** To qualify for this position you must
demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year
of specialized experience equivalent to FV-I, FG/GS-13 in the
Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has
equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to
perform successfully the duties of the position.

Specialized experience includes: As an Aviation Safety Inspector
(General Aviation, Principal Operations Inspector), at least two
years of experience with 10/or more Part 135 Air Carrier operations
such as assisting, conducting, or performing certification,
surveillance, investigation, and enforcement activities.
Additionally, work experience with ASAP, VDRP, International
Operations, large turbojet aircraft, and evaluating the overall
operational programs of complex air carriers.

Single Agency Qualification Standard for the General Aviation
Operations option (from the Operating Manual for Qualification
Standards for General Schedule Positions) is located at:

**Medical Requirements**

Applicants must be physically able to perform the duties of the
Aviation Safety Inspector position in a safe and efficient manner
and must meet all of the following requirements.

1. Have good distant vision in each eye and be able to read,
without strain, printed materials the size of typewritten
characters (glasses and contact lenses permitted);
2. Have the ability to hear the conversational voice (hearing aid
permitted); and
3. Not have any physical condition that would cause them to be a
hazard to themselves or others that would interfere with their
ability to fly as passengers in a variety of aircraft.

In addition, applicants for positions that require participation in
the operation of the aircraft must:

1. Possess a valid second-class medical certificate in accordance
with FAA regulations; and
2. Pass recurrent medical examinations as prescribed by the FAA.

Applicants not requiring valid second-class medical certificates who
are tentatively selected will be required to:

1. Provide documentation from a board-certified physician
certifying that they meet the minimal medical requirements; or
2. Individuals who do not meet the minimum medical requirements but
who are otherwise qualified will receive an individualized
assessment to determine whether they can perform the essential
functions of the position.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy

Recency of specialized experience is waived for current and former
FAA employees in the 1825 series.

### Education

Education may not be used to substitute experience

Preview Job Questionnaire
Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your
qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

### Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
The person selected for this position may be required to file a
financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA
policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments
in aviation-related companies.

This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug
and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for
this position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment
drug screening. Persons occupying a "testing designated position
(TDP)" will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining
the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of
the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial
application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore,
as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to
provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed
below each KSA, in your work history, please include information
that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level
or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should
be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your
KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level
that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and
experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human
Resource Specialist as appropriate.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements
and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on
the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) listed in the
announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in
one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or
alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for

Ingrade/downgrade bids will be accepted.

Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

This is a temporary position not-to-exceed 2 years; it may be
terminated sooner, extended or made permanent without further

This is a bargaining unit position.

**Links to Important Information:** Locality Pay , COLA

### How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.

**IMPORTANT:** Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of
experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the
position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be
substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports
your responses.

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance

Not Required

##### Drug test required


- Required Documents

For Lateral Movements Between 1825 Specialties: To assist in
determining qualification requirements, applicants transferring
between specialties at the same grade level are strongly encouraged
to complete the appropriate Qualifications Assessment Tool (QAT)
check sheet and upload it along with their resume. Check sheets are
contained in Order 3410.26, Flight Standards Service Air Carrier and
General Aviation Qualifications Assessment Tool for AFS Aviation
Safety Inspectors. This order is located at:

If you are an FAA employee, you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50
(Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks
15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position
title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the
closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload
it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure
you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from
the eOPF system

#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be
credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the
attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting
institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this
vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may
affect the overall rating.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
benefits offered.

- How to Apply

You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application
must have a status of **"Received"** by 11:59 PM **Eastern Time** on
the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for
positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have
a status of **"Received"** each time a referral list is created in
order to receive consideration for positions associated with


**We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume
builder in the creation of resumes.**

**Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following

- Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
- Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
- Employer's name and address
- Supervisor name and phone number
- Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18
2007 to April 05 2008)
- Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
- Salary

**Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is
dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of
this information may result in a finding of ineligible.**

You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This
will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information
again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide,
Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and
re-using the documents in your applications.

### Agency contact information

### Angela Jackson

##### Phone

(424) 405-7325

##### Fax

(424) 405-7365

##### Email

##### Address

Federal Aviation Administration
AWP Regional HR Services Division
777 S. Aviation Blvd. - Suite 150
El Segundo, CA 90245

Learn more about this agency

### Next steps

Candidates for FAA positions are evaluated using our Automated
Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR)
system. AVIATOR compares your skills and experience as described in
your application with the requirements of the position. If you are
found to be an eligible, highly-qualified candidate, you will be
referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In
some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must
be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not
you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the
position and the judgment of the selecting official.

**Important** - If you make any change to your application, you must
resubmit it. If you change your application and do not resubmit it,
your changes will not be considered part of your application
package, and your previous application will be considered.

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political
affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual
orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit
factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with
disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of
the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on
granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case
basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations
procedures or on EEO Programs is available on Office of Civil Rights
(ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job

### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:

- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an
equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to
apply, visit Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at will be considered.

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