Serves as a Supervisory Aviation Safety Inspector, Front-Line Manager with overall responsibility for the administrative and technical direction of the aviation safety mission in relation to maintenance, avionics, and operations disciplines.
Typically directs the work of subordinate employees at the organizational unit level. Work usually includes routine project/program tasks based on established policies, procedures, and guidelines .
Incumbent serves as the Front Line Manager with overall responsibility for the administrative and technical direction of the aviation safety mission in relation to maintenance, avionics, and operations disciplines. Managerial duties typically affect employees in one organizational unit, and include: setting priorities; assigning tasks; monitoring and evaluating performance; coaching and developing employee capabilities; approving leave; and taking or recommending corrective/disciplinary action, as appropriate.
Uses assigned budget, staff, and other resources to accomplish project/program objectives. Manages budget and requests additional resources, as needed. Contributes to budget planning process and projects short-term future needs.
Applies a comprehensive knowledge of the technical aspects of the work directed, a detailed knowledge of administrative policies and procedures, and a detailed understanding of the objectives of the organizational unit.
Contacts are primarily within the organizational unit/major subdivision with subordinates, peers, and higher-level managers to discuss the status of projects/programs and to share information. In some areas, may also have frequent contact with customers to explain policies, procedures or for other project/program purposes.
Work is typically governed by Federal Aviation Regulations, established guidelines, policies, and procedures. Resolves routine problems independently, but consults with higher-level management when existing guidelines are not available or applicable to complex problems. May be called upon to assist in developing new policies and procedures.
Individual and organizational performance is typically reviewed periodically by higher-level management, often through status reports and organizational performance measures, to ensure timeliness, policy compliance, and alignment with project/program objectives.
Work activities typically impact directly on Flight Standards objectives, the flying public and the aviation community.
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.
Job family (Series)
Conditions 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)
A one-year supervisor/managerial probationary period may be required
Valid state driver's license is required.
General Requirements for All Positions
Not more than two separate incidents involving Federal aviation regulations violations in the last 5 years;
Valid State driver's 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 printed materials the size of typewritten characters (glasses and contact lenses permitted) without strain;
Have the ability to hear the conversational voice (hearing aid permitted);
Not have any physical condition that would cause them to be a hazard to themselves or others or 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 aircraft must:
Possess a valid second-class medical certificate in accordance with Federal Aviation Agency (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:
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.
Specialized Experience, Training and Certification Requirements for Specific Positions:
Applicants must meet specific requirements as outlined in the Office of Personnel Management Aviation Safety Series, Qualification Standards for Operations, Avionics and Maintenance specialties or Human Resource Policy Manual Policy Chapter Supplements for Aircraft Dispatch and Cabin Safety specialties. Information can be found on the following website:
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 may include but not limited to: experience as an Aviation Safety Inspector (Air Carrier) at the FG-13/FV-I level in any of the following specialties: Operations, Avionics, Maintenance, Aircraft Dispatch or Cabin Safety.
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: ****Recency of specialized experience and the need for a valid second-class medical is waived for employees currently in the 1825 series
Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement
High School diploma or equivalent
Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.
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.
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 Leadership and Management Dimension, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each Leadership and Management Dimension. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your 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
How You Will Be Evaluated for Internal Announcements:
Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Leadership and Management Dimensions 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 consideration.
Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.
Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed.
This is not a bargaining unit position.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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
Drug test required
Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), must be submitted
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 .
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.
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. .
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.
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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 register.
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Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
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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)
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.
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Federal Aviation Administration
Great Lakes Region
2300 E. Devon Avenue
Des Plaines, IL
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