Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Safety Inspector (Operations)(International Principal Inspector) in Irving, Texas
About the Agency
Amendment Date: 07/27/2017 Amendment Note: Removed the words current permanent to correct hiring path.
Southwest Region, Flight Standards Division, Dallas Fort Worth International Field Office, FS054-DFW, Irving, Texas
The International Principal Aviation Safety Inspector (Operations) Parts 91, 121, 125, 129, 135 and 141, functions as the primary operations interface between assigned air carriers, operators, agencies, organizations, airmen, and designees and the Federal Aviation Administration. Has program responsibility to assure that assigned organizations meet Federal Aviation Regulations with respect to operations programs. Determines the need for, then establishes work programs for surveillance and inspection of assigned organizations within manpower and budget limitations to assure adherence to the applicable regulations. May also perform geographic surveillance, as well as, other certification functions.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
FAA Employees - Internal Employees-AVS-Wide and AMA-200 Employees
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
- US Citizenship is required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
- Position requires that the incumbent obtain and maintain a secret clearance
Minimum Eligibility Requirements For All Positions:
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.
Specialized Experience Requirement for All Positions:
To qualify for this position, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year, or 52 weeks, of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (FV-I, FG/GS-13) in the normal line of progression.
Recency of specialized experience is waived for current and former FAA employees in the 1825 series.
Applicants must meet the specific requirements described below for the following type of Aviation Safety Inspector position:
Aviation Safety Inspectors (Operations)
When the predominant work involves air carrier operations, applicants for Aviation Safety Inspector (Operations) positions must meet all of the following requirements.
- At least 1 year of pilot experience in multi-engine aircraft of more than 12,500 pounds maximum certificated takeoff weight;
- Not more than 2 flying accidents during the last 5 years in which the applicant's pilot error was involved;
- Professional flying skill as demonstrated in a simulator check to Airline Transport Pilot Standard.
- Minimum 100 flight hours during the last 3 years;
- Airline Transport Pilot Certificate or Commercial Pilot Certificate with instrument airplane rating (Department of Navy positions require pilot experience as demonstrated by previous ATP level performance in large multi-engine airplanes and helicopters);
- Possession of a valid second-class FAA medical certificate (For positions within the Department of Navy, applicants must also be physically qualified to ride as an observer aboard squadron aircraft. In addition, must also meet physical requirements to travel and lift heavy objects while performing mishap investigations); and
- Minimum 1,500 total flight hours.
We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.
What To Expect Next
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.
FAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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.
Review our benefits
We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions. Travel may be required. 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.
Bargaining Unit Position: YES
Promotion Potential: NO
In-grade/Downgrade applications will be accepted.
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 ate contained in Order 3410.26. This order is located at: https://my.faa.gov/org/linebusiness/avs/offices/afs/tools/qat.html
Note: Successful completion of a Transition Check Ride MAY be required for Operation Inspectors seeking a transition from GA Operations to AC Operations or vice versa.
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.
This is a bargaining unit position.
Links to Important Information:Locality Pay, COLA
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/475476800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 2017-07-27 to 2017-08-17
Salary: $108,064 to $140,484 / Salary includes locality of 22.61%
Pay scale & grade: FG 14
Series: 1825 Aviation Safety
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full Time
Job announcement number: ASW-FS-17-VT254-53858
Control number: 475476800