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* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary Incumbent serves as the Front Line Manager with overall responsibility for the administrative and technical direction of the aviation safety mission as it relates to maintenance, avionics, and operations disciplines. Directs the work of subordinate employees at the organizational unit level. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Incumbent serves as the Front Line Manager with overall responsibility for the administrative and technical direction of the aviation safety mission as it relates to maintenance, avionics, and operations disciplines. Directs the work of subordinate employees at the organizational unit level. Work typically includes routine project and program tasks based upon established policies, procedures, and guidelines. The incumbent has authority for the administrative and technical direction of the assigned staff. Duties typically impact employees in the organizational unit such as logistical accommodations, assigning work, monitoring and evaluating performance, coaching and development, approving leave, taking or recommending corrective and disciplinary type actions as deemed appropriate. Manages the assigned budget, staff and other resources to accomplish organizational project and program goals and objectives. Continually monitors resources to ensure human capital and fiduciary stability to meet the needs of the organization. Selects or recommends selection of non-supervisory employees for positions in the unit. Identifies developmental training needs of employees and provides for or arranges needed development and training. Applies a comprehensive knowledge of the technical aspects of the work directed. Work is typically governed by the Federal Aviation Regulations, established guidelines, policies, and procedures. Independently resolves routine problems, but consults with higher level management when existing guidelines are not available or applicable to the complexity of the problem(s). May be called upon to assist in developing new policies and procedures. Contacts are primarily within the organization entity with subordinates, peers, and higher level managers to discuss work assignments and share information. Performance is reviewed periodically by higher level management utilizing work products, status reports, and organizational measures in place to ensure timeliness, policy compliance, and overall alignment with the Flight Standards Service. Incumbent has full authority and responsibility to make all decisions and take action in the assigned program areas, subject to the manager's administrative review. Incumbent exercises a high degree of personal judgment, initiative, and independence of action in the accomplishment of assigned duties within the framework of established policies, procedures, and precedents. The work assignments typically impact the objectives of Flight Standards, the flying public and the aviation community. ### Travel Required 25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel. ##### Supervisory status Yes ##### Promotion Potential NA * #### Job family (Series) 1825 Aviation Safety #### Similar jobs * Aircraft Inspectors * Inspectors, Aircraft * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### 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. ### Qualifications Single Agency Qualification Standard (from the Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions) is located at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1800/aviation-safety-series-1825/ or FAA Qualification Standard for Aviation Safety Inspectors - Aircraft Dispatch is located at: https://employees.faa.gov/org/staffoffices/ahr/programpolicies/policyguidance/hrpolicies/hrpm/emp/empsup/emp-1-71825AD/; or FAA Qualification Standard for Aviation Safety Inspectors - Cabin Safety is located at: https://employees.faa.gov/org/staffoffices/ahr/programpolicies/policyguidance/hrpolicies/hrpm/emp/empsup/emp-1-71825CS/ or FAA Qualifications Standard for Aviation Safety Inspectors - Rotocraft-Helicopter is located at: https://employees.faa.gov/org/staffoffices/ahr/programpolicies/policyguidance/hrpolicies/hrpm/emp/empsup/emp-1-71825RH/ **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. **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 may include but not limited to: Experience monitoring and evaluating training programs for compliance with regulations and standards; experience performing investigations and recommending solutions; and experience developing new or modifying existing policies and procedures. 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. ### Education 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. As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Leadership and Management Dimension 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 Dimension. In lieu of providing a Leadership and Management Dimension narrative response in the text box listed below each 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 Leadership and Management Dimension 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 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. Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed. This is not a bargaining unit position. **Links to Important Information:**Locality Pay, COLA Read more ### 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. Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation ##### Drug test required No * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents * 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 https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/. #### 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 Help ## 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 benefits. 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 Help ## 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) * 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. Read more ### Agency contact information ### Angela Jackson ##### Phone (424) 405-7325 ##### Fax (424) 405-7365 ##### Email angela.y.jackson@faa.gov ##### Address Federal Aviation Administration AWP Regional HR Services Division 777 S. Aviation Blvd. - Suite 150 El Segundo, CA 90245 US 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. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## 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 applicants Read more ### 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. Read more #### 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 www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/511055100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 09/17/2018 to 10/01/2018 *Service:* Excepted *Pay scale & grade:* FV J *Salary:* $90,750 to $140,688 per year Salary includes locality payment of 15.37%. *Appointment type:* Permanent *Work schedule:* Full-Time
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  • Inspect, test, or measure materials, products, installations, or work for conformance to specifications.
  • Measure dimensions of products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as rulers, calipers, gauges, or micrometers.
  • Read blueprints, data, manuals, or other materials to determine specifications, inspection and testing procedures, adjustment methods, certification processes, formulas, or measuring instruments required.
  • Record inspection or test data, such as weights, temperatures, grades, or moisture content, and quantities inspected or graded.


  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical ThinkingUsing logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.


  • Production and ProcessingKnowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • MathematicsKnowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English LanguageKnowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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