There is one vacancy. The position may be located in either Washington, D.C.; Dallas, TX; or Houston, TX.
The Air Carrier Avionics Geographic inspector is responsible for a geographic program within a comprehensive surveillance plan (CSP) of a CMO and for the performance of airworthiness inspections on and surveillance of the air carrier operating under 14 CFR part 121.
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Has the primary responsibility for the geographic program for his/her specialization for the assigned inspections. Ensures that the air carrier is properly and adequately organized, staffed and equipped; has and conducts an adequate training program. including an acceptable record keeping system; and has facilities and procedures that meet all regulatory requirements.
Utilizing system safety techniques and principles, independently monitors all phases of air carrier(s) maintenance on behalf of the principal inspector. Inspects, evaluates, and determines if contract maintenance is performed in accordance with the air carrier's approved maintenance program.
Reviews and determines the adequacy of maintenance manuals for compliance with the regulations. Evaluates operations and facilities by periodic on-site inspections and the review of inspectors' reports; and then, on the basis of these, makes recommendations on changes essential or desirable in policies and procedures to the principal inspector.
50% or less - The job may require up to 50% 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)
Applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements for an Aviation Safety Inspector in the 1825 series as outlined in the OPM qualification standards.
The minimum eligibility requirements for this position are below or may be found on the following link: ****
General Requirements for All Positions:
1. Not more than two separate incidents involving Federal aviation regulations violations in the last 5 years;
2. Valid State driver's license;
3. Fluency in the English language;
4. No chemical dependencies or drug abuse that could interfere with job performance; and
5. 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.
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.
In addition to meeting the minimum requirements, applicants for the FG-13 level must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression (GS/FG-12 or Pay Band H), as an Aviation Safety Inspector.
Applicants for Aviation Safety Inspector, Air Carrier Avionics positions must meet all of the following requirements.
1. Aircraft avionics experience involving the maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of installed avionics systems on aircraft.
2. Avionics maintenance experience on aircraft of more than 12,500 pounds maximum certificated takeoff weight.
Examples of specialized experience may include:
* Evaluates and decides upon proposals to change the authorized programs of organizations.
* Monitors, plans or conducts inspection programs.
* Assures that assigned organizations are properly and adequately organized, staffed, and equipped¿ have and conduct an adequate training program, including an acceptable record keeping system¿ and have facilities and procedures that meet all regulatory requirements.
* Responsible for the conduct of enforcement investigations and preparation of final reports and recommendations on disposition.
(Recency of specialized experience is waived for current FAA employees in the 1825 series, if applicable.)
Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
For Lateral Movements Between 1825 Specialists: 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: ****
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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.
Ingrade/Downgrade applications will be accepted.
All or none of the candidates may be interviewed.
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.
As an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.
In your work history on your resume, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability.
This is 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
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Drug test required