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- Charleston, West Virginia
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Aviation Safety Inspector job at US Department of Transportation in Charleston WV
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DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryDue to the Pandemic and individual states with different phases of reopening the selectees 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.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesThe Aviation Safety Inspector (Operations) General Aviation is responsible for the performance of assigned technical administration certification and surveillance duties. The incumbent is delegated the specific authority to make decisions as to the quality of operations activities inspected at the different aviation facilities. Assures that aviation organizations and airmen comply with regulatory requirements and reports deficiencies to the principal inspector or supervisor.Conducts enforcement investigations and prepares final reports and recommendations on disposition. Performs or assists in the emergency suspension of certificates or cancellation of operations specifications. Conducts the reexamination of certificated airmen or recertification of an operator or air agency.Conducts investigations of public complaints congressional inquiries and aircraft incidents and accidents.Provides verbal and/or written technical assistance to legal counsel testifies at court trials and formal hearings and gives depositions.Reviews manuals associated with certification requirements of air carriers air agencies and air operators for accuracy and FAR compliance. Makes recommendations to the principal inspector or supervisor.Evaluates air carriers air agencies and air operators and makes recommendations to the principal inspector or supervisor.Evaluates training programs to insure that they meet the requirements of the FARs including flight simulators training devices and other such equipment as well as check airmen. Makes recommendations to principal inspector or supervisor.Performs a variety of airmen certification functions.Monitors pilots flight instructors designated pilot examiners check airmen airshows air races and aviation organization operations and training activities. Takes appropriate corrective action for deficiencies noted or makes recommendations to the principal inspector or supervisor.May be assigned other duties and responsibilities that are nongrade controlling.The incumbent will be required to participate in the flight program as an aircrew member and as such must meet the medical and flight currency requirements as set forth in agency orders governing the operation of aircraft.The inspector when so directed is required to keep an appropriate control point informed as to his/her whereabouts and the telephone number at which he/she can be reached in the event of an aviation incident/accident requiring FAA investigation.General technical and administrative supervision is provided by (an assigned supervisor in the district office). The incumbent is responsible for all regulatory certification and surveillance activities conducted within assigned tasks and responsibilities. Actions taken are guided by adherence to both national and regional FAA directives the FARs and sound management practices.Travel RequiredOccasional 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 statusNoPromotion PotentialNA Job family (Series)1825 Aviation SafetySimilar jobs Aircraft Inspectors Inspectors Aircraft RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of Employment US Citizenship is required. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents) Designated or Random Drug Testing required.QualificationsSingle Agency Qualification Standard for the General Aviation Operations option (from the Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions) is located at: RequirementsApplicants must be physically able to perform the duties of the Aviation Safety Inspector position in a safe and efficient manner with or without a reasonable accommodation. The minimum medical requirements include the following requirements: 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); Have the ability to hear the conversational voice (hearing aid permitted); and 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: Possess a valid second-class medical certificate in accordance with FAA regulations; and Pass recurrent medical examinations as prescribed by the FAA.Applicants tentatively selected will be required to: Provide documentation from a board-certified physician certifying that they meet the minimal medical requirements with or without a reasonable accommodation; or 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 with or without a reasonable accommodation.When the predominant work involves general aviation operations applicants for Aviation Safety Inspector (Operations) positions must meet all of the following requirements. Valid unexpired Flight Instructor Certificate with single and multi-engine airplane and instrument airplane ratings. Must have given a minimum of 200 hours of flight instruction in an aircraft. Professional flying skill as demonstrated in a flight check to Commercial Pilot Certificate with an instrument rating; Possession of Airline Transport Pilot Certificate or Commercial Pilot Certificate with instrument airplane rating. Minimum of 100 flight hours within the last 3 years. Minimum of 1500 total flight hours. Possession of single and multi-engine land airplane ratings. Not more than 2 flying accidents in the last 5 years in which the applicants pilot error was involved. Possession of a valid second-class FAA medical certificate.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-G FG/GS-11. One year of specialized experience equivalent to a least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression is required. More than one year of specialized experience may be required for specific positions. 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: assisting conducting or performing certification surveillance investigation and enforcement activities. Additional experience may be in investigating and reporting on accidents incidents and violations.Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.Recency of specialized experience is waived for current and former FAA employees in the 1825 series.EducationPreview Job QuestionnaireMake sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.
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