Department Of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
Aviation Safety Inspectors in this specialty (General Aviation Operations)
apply knowledge and skills typically acquired as airmen (pilots, navigators, flight instructors, etc.) to develop and administer regulations and safety standards pertaining to the operation of aircraft.
FAA, Aviation Safety, Flight Standards Services
Incumbents must complete an extensive training program up to and possibly 24 months regardless of grade level. Fully qualified Aviation Safety Inspectors in this specialty engage primarily in the following types of assignments:
Examining airmen for initial certification and continuing competence;
evaluating airmen training programs, equipment and facilities; and
evaluating the operational aspect of programs of air carriers and similar commercial and aviation operations for adequacy of facilities, equipment, procedures and overall management to ensure safe operation of the aircraft. They may perform a variety of other inspections, investigations, and advisory duties; however, the primary requirement for positions in this specialization is knowledge and skill in the operation of aircraft.
Inspectors are required to travel frequently and to occasionally work irregular duty hours.
75% or less - The job may require up to 75% travel.
Who May Apply
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Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship is required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
Veterans' preference documents must be uploaded/submitted with application.
Medical and pilot certificates must be uploaded/submitted with application.
Copies of the front and back of all certificates must be submitted.
Ensure resume includes the FAR part number each company operated under.
Ensure resume includes the aircraft for which you have experience.
OPM Qualifications Standard for Aviation Safety Series, FG-1825 MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
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.
Aviation Safety Inspector positions have job-related medical requirements. When applicable, applicants MUST
meet job-related medical requirements which will be assessed and validated during the pre-employment process.
Applicants 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.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level 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.
Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history. In addition, applicants MUST
meet all of the following:
Valid, unexpired Flight Instructor Certificate with single and multi-engine airplane and instrument airplane ratings. The applicant 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 1,500 total flight hours;
Possession of single and multi-engine land airplane ratings; and
Not more than 2 flying accidents in the last 5 years in which the applicant's pilot error was involved.
A positive education experience is not required for this position.
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.
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.
Applications will be rated on an as needed basis.
The Flight Standards Service utilizes a National Centralized Hiring Process
, for standardized interviewing, screening, and verification of qualifications and experience of Aviation Safety Inspector applicants.
Applicants will be required to appear in person for an interview and/or other assessments to determine whether they possess the necessary qualifications, competencies and personal qualities to successfully perform Aviation Safety Inspector duties. Applicants will be questioned about information on their application and will be required to show appropriate airman certificates, ratings, and pilot logbooks or other appropriate records of flight time to substantiate that the applicant meets the requirements of this announcement.
Interviews are conducted at the following locations based on specialty:
Irving, TX-General Aviation Operations; Denver, CO-Air Carrier Operations; Atlanta, GA-General Aviation Maintenance/Avionics; Chicago, IL-Air Carrier Maintenance/Avionics
In extenuating circumstances, other interview locations and/or methods may be approved on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the Flight Standards Service National Centralized Hiring Process
This is a bargaining unit position.
Links to Important Information:
Qualified applicants are limited to being referred on a maximum of 10 open referral lists at one time.
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
In your resume, please include the FAR part number that each of your employer's operated under and the aircraft for which you have experience.
Please include front and back copies of all certifications required under this announcement.
Resume should be in the proper format with number of hours, beginning and ending date and a detailed description of duties for each job history.
If claiming 5 PT or 10 PT veterans' preference, provide a copy of your DD-214 with character of service with your application.
If you are claiming 10 PT veterans' preference, provide a copy of your disability rating letter with overall combined rating with your application.
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.
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 register.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.
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 information:
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)
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, , for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.
: Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference
Agency contact information
Federal Aviation Administration
6500 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK
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.
- 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.
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An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
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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.
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