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Aviation Safety Inspector job at US Department of Transportation in Hillsboro OR
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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 determined by state and Federal officials that employees are allowed to report to the workplace where this position is located on a regular basis.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesThe International Principal Aviation Safety Inspector (ASI) receives administrative direction frommanagement in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. The ASI independently plans designsand carries out programs projects studies or other work. The ASI provides policy assistance to ASIs ondifficult or complex policy interpretations. The work is normally accepted without change. Completedwork may be reviewed for adherence to FAA policy and for assurance that project requirements havebeen fulfilled.Applies expert knowledge of flight operations for an advanced multiengine turbojet aircraft. Suchemployees 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 aremajor factors in the industry.As the principal representative in regulatory oversight of foreign air carrier activities exercises authorityover foreign air operators with very extensive and complex operations. Analyzes flight operationsinvolving large fleets of turbojet aircraft engaged in large-scale passenger and freight service or evaluatesmaintenance activities and complete aircraft overhaul facilities which are equipped and staffed to handlethe latest and most sophisticated turbojet aircraft and associated systems. This level includes theresponsibility for nationally and internationally prominent carriers who operator the largest mostadvanced fleets of turbojet aircraft in the industry.Exercises regulatory authority and safety responsibility over a complex of broad and varied generalaviation organizations such as air taxis executive and/or industrial operators and agencys when theactivities monitored equate collectively to a major air carrier in terms of size and complexity of aircraftfleet employed scope and technical complexity of operations management sophistication industryleadership and public impact.The ASI is expected to follow established laws orders policies and regulations that provide generalguidance for completing work objectives but is allowed considerable discretion to develop new orinnovative approaches. The ASI uses resourcefulness initiative and judgement based on experience todevelop 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 accountablefor the technical accuracy proper coordination and timeliness of completed staff work. Provides staffassistance and serves as advisor to the manager on all matters pertaining to assigned tasking. AssistsASIs ASTs 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 foreignaviation industry foreign civil aviation authorities other U.S. governmental agencies members ofCongress and the general public. Assures that correspondence is properly coordinated technically andgrammatically accurate clear and concise and that it reflects the philosophy policies and objectives ofthe Office Division Service and the FAA.Performs other duties as required.Travel Required25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.Supervisory statusNoPromotion PotentialNA Job family (Series)1825 Aviation SafetySimilar jobs Aircraft Inspectors Freight Inspectors Inspectors Aircraft Inspectors Freight 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. Selectee must maintain a valid First or Second Class Medical Certificate.QualificationsOPM Qualification Standard for the Aviation Safety Inspector Air Carrier Operations specialty (from the Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions) is located at: Requirements for All Positions: Not more than two separate incidents involving Federal aviation regulations violations in the last 5 years; Valid State drivers license; Fluency in the English language; No chemical dependencies or drug abuse that could interfere with job performance; and High school diploma or equivalent.Medical Requirements for All Positions: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. 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 not requiring valid second-class medical certificates who are tentatively selected will be required to: Provide documentation from a board-certified physician certifying that they meet the minimal medical requirements; 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.Specialized Experience:When the predominant work involves air carrier operations applicants for Aviation Safety Inspector (Operations) positions must meet all of the following requirements. At least 1 year of pilot experience in multi-engine aircraft of more than 12500 pounds maximum certificated takeoff weight. Not more than 2 flying accidents during the last 5 years in which the applicants pilot error was involved. Professional flying skill as demonstrated in a simulator check to Airline Transport Pilot Standard. Minimum 100 flight hours during the last 3 years. Airline Transport Pilot Certificate or Commercial Pilot Certificate with instrument airplane rating (Department of Navy positions require pilot experience demonstrated by previous ATP level performance in large multi-engine airplanes and helicopters). Possession of a valid second-class FAA medical certificate (For positions within the Department of Navy applicants must also be physically qualified to ride as an observer aboard squadron aircraft. In addition must also meet physical requirements to travel and lift heavy objects while performing mishap investigations). Minimum 1500 total flight hours.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 level. 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; investigating and reporting on accidents incidents and violations; and evaluating the overall operational programs of air carriers air agencies and commercial operators.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: .Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.EducationPreview Job QuestionnaireMake sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.
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