Serves as the Manager, International Technical Support Branch in the Safety Standards, International Program Division.
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The incumbent serves as the Manager, International Technical Support Branch in the Safety Standards, International Program Division. He/She is responsible for the routine day-to-day technical and executive direction of the Branch. The incumbent also encourages and fosters the development of air commerce by foreign governments, builds reciprocal relationships to facilitate the safety of their organization, and provides for the promotion of U.S. aviation interests in these countries. Coordinates and directs international Flight Standards programs, policies and procedures for highly complex international safety programs. Functional responsibilities of the Manager include: development and maintenance of skilled Flight Standards technical experts who serve as the primary resource for conducting assessments under the International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program, technical assistance activities, international training courses, and any other international functions requiring aviation safety technical expertise; serving as the coordinator for request for aviation safety resources to support technical assistance activities, international training, technical reviews and IASA audits and consultations; preparation of reports documenting Flight Standards IASA, technical assistance and training activities. The manager plans and administers authority for all decision-making in a wide variety of administrative and technical areas.
25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.
Job family (Series)
1825 Aviation Safety
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)
Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
A one-year supervisor/managerial probationary period may be required.
Single Agency Qualification Standard for Air Carrier Operations or Air Carrier Maintenance (from the Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions) is located at: ****
To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-J, FG/GS-14 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 includes, but not limited to: experience in applying aviation safety inspector practices and procedures (as it relates to both FAA and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) practices and procedures); and experience in applying knowledge of international civil aviation, particularly the practices, procedures and issues involved with ICAO and other international aviation authorities.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history.
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