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Aviation Safety Inspector – Anchorage, Alaska
Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 390337Start Date: 01/12/2021End Date: 01/22/2021
Position Requirements: Travel – 50% or less, on average annually Position is subject to medical requirements and incumbent must maintain medical requirements. This position is subject to pre-employment and future drug testing. Valid State driver’s license At least a high school diploma or equivalent. Minimum Qualification Requirements: To qualify for this position you must meet the General Requirements, Medical Requirements, General Aviation Requirements, Specialized Experience and the Selective Placement Factor for the grade to which you are applying. General 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 At least a high school diploma or equivalent. 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: 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. General Aviation Maintenance Requirements: In addition to the above, applicants must also possess the general aviation maintenance minimum qualification requirements: Experience performing the inspection, maintenance and repair of airframes, powerplants and aircraft systems with responsibility of certifying airworthiness. Maintenance experience with aircraft 12,500 pounds or less maximum certificated takeoff weight. General aviation aircraft maintenance work experience in a FAA certified repair station within the last 3 years. FAA Mechanic Certificate with Airframe and Power Plant Ratings (A&P). Must either currently possess an FAA Inspection Authorization (IA); or, possess the qualifications per 14 CFR 65.91 to obtain an FAA IA. Documentation of valid FAA Inspection Authorization must be provided by Entry on Duty date or within 30 days of job offer, whichever comes first. Specialized Experience GS-12: Note: At the GS-12 level you may not substitute education for experience. To qualify for the GS-12, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level or higher in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as (must meet all): (1) performing the inspection, maintenance and repair of airframes, powerplants and aircraft systems with responsibility of certifying airworthiness; (2) lead or provide oversight of maintenance inspections of diverse types of rotary wing and/or fixed wing aircraft and ancillary equipment to ensure quality of maintenance and safety compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. Specialized Experience GS-13: Note: At the GS-13 level you may not substitute education for experience. To qualify for the GS-13, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level or higher in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as (must meet all): (1) performing the inspection, maintenance and repair of airframes, powerplants and aircraft systems with responsibility of certifying airworthiness; (2) lead or provide oversight of maintenance inspections of diverse types of rotary wing and/or fixed wing aircraft and ancillary equipment to ensure quality of maintenance and safety compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations; and (3) at least 3 seasons experience maintaining and inspecting aircraft in a field environment (Field environment is defined as: On-site aircraft maintenance conducted away from main base of operations in terrain such as mountainous, desert, forest, rural, remote or other unimproved areas, in support of resource aircraft operations). Selective Placement FactorAll applicants must currently hold, or possess the qualifications to hold, a position of Director of Maintenance as defined in 14 CFR 119.71 (e) (1&2) (three years of experience within the last 6 years maintaining aircraft as a certificated mechanic OR, have 3 years of experience within the last 6 years repairing aircraft in a certificated airframe repair station including 1 year in the capacity of approving aircraft for return to service.)-OR- Documented experience serving as an authorized aircraft inspector for a state or federal government agency responsible for issuing approval or disapproval documentation (carding) for FAA certificated small aircraft (12,500 lbs or below).
Note: You are required to provide documentation in your resume that you meet all of the requirements outlined above and experience claimed in your application. Failure to provide support in your resume that you meet the requirements outlined above and claimed experience may result in disqualification from consideration for this position. Conditions of Employment
Driver’s License: You will be required to operate a government motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid U.S. driver’s license.
Physical Demands: The employee spends a significant amount of time in the field conducting aircraft and ancillary equipment maintenance inspections, performing spot investigations, and providing technical support in accident/ incident investigations, inspection work requires considerable standing, bending, stopping, and reaching into confined spaces. The employee must be physically capable of performing all aspects of the duties of the position to include climbing on, in, around and under aircraft and aviation support equipment, often utilizing ladders and work stands, for the purposes of conducting inspections.
Working Conditions: Position requires long periods of work confined to a desk with numerous contacts to be made by telephone, interpretative review of significant amounts of manually written technical data and constant scheduling and rescheduling of work activities. Position also requires performing field aircraft inspector reviews including actual inspections for intermediate periods of time on aircraft and facilities, sometimes in periods of darkness and/or in inclement weather. May be required to be outside for periods of time in extreme of heat, cold, and other weather phenomena. The overall work environment involves occasional periods of stress. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM’s website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Merit Promotion candidates must also meet Time-in-Grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
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