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Aviation Safety Inspector (Rotorcraft-Helicopter) (Fleet Training Prgm Mngr) – Multiple Locations
Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Job ID: 426282Start Date: 03/17/2021End Date: 04/06/2021
Single Agency Qualification Standard for the General Aviation Operations option (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/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; andHigh school diploma or equivalent.Medical Requirements for All Positions:Applicants must be physically able to perform the duties of the Aviation Safety Inspector (Rotorcraft-Helicopter) position in a safe and efficient manner, with or without a reasonable accommodation. The minimum medical requirements include the following: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); andNot 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; andPass recurrent medical examinations as prescribed by the FAA.Applicants for Aviation Safety Inspector (Operations) (Rotorcraft-Helicopter) positions must meet all of the following requirements.EMP-1.7g (1825 RH) FAA Specific Qualifications Guidance for 1825 Aviation Safety Inspector – Rotorcraft-Helicopter: (Use in conjunction with EMP-1.7, Qualification Requirements)a. Minimum 100 flight hours in Rotorcraft-Helicopter in the last three years.b. Commercial Helicopter Pilot Rating with Instrument or Airline Transport Pilot with Helicopter Rating.c. Flight Instructor Certificate Rotorcraft-Helicopter, Flight Instructor Instrument Helicopter Rating.d. 1,200 hours of total time requirements (1,000 in actual flight conditions, 250 hours of night flight in which 15 hours are in a helicopter).e. Flight time requirement in helicopters of 250 hours, which includes at least 75 hours as a pilot-in- command, or as second-in-command performing duties of a pilot-in-command under the supervision of a pilot- in-command, or any combination thereof.f. Cross-country flight time requirement of 500 hours.g. Instrument flight time requirement of 75 hours in actual/simulated instrument meteorological conditions, of which at least 50 hours in flight with at least 25 hours in helicopters as PIC or SIC.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 level. 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: assisting, conducting, or performing certification, surveillance, investigation, and enforcement activities. Additional experience may be in investigating and reporting on accidents, incidents, and violations; and evaluating the overall operational programs of air carriers, air agencies, and commercial operators.Recency of specialized experience is waived for current and former FAA employees in the 1825 series.Certificates and Ratings: Applicants must possess Flight Instructor Certificate Rotorcraft-Helicopter & Flight Instructor Instrument Helicopter Rating.Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.Examples of FG-13 ASI (equivalent I band) Specialized Experience: Work involves monitoring and issuing certificates to a large complex aviation organization or a number of smaller organizations that, in total, are comparable in complexity to one large aviation organization. Work at this grade level/pay band is typically reviewed from an overall standpoint for accuracy, consistency, and effectiveness in meeting requirements. Examples include:• Evaluates and decides upon proposals to change the authorized programs of organizations.• Monitors on a continual basis the activities of organizations to determine whether they are following their authorized program, Federal regulations, and good safety practices.• Participates extensively in the certification inspection and surveillance of highly complex aviation operations where principal program responsibility is vested in a higher-graded/pay-banded aviation safety inspector.• Exercises broad authority to negotiate with carrier management and make technical determinations within the coverage of approved specifications and policy manuals.• Carries out assignments that primarily require knowledge of flight operation of a particular type of rotary wing aircraft or large turbojet aircraft.• Analyzes pilot training; gives flight tests and proficiency checks to pilots and other airmen, and evaluates schools that train airmen to operate a particular type of aircraft.• Exercises certificate authority for flight operations or maintenance over one or more air carrier, contract operators, and air travel clubs that collectively employ a fleet of large turbine powered aircraft.• Receives information and follows up on any changes in the approved program (e.g., change in overall operation, addition of new or modified aircraft, together with new or modified maintenance programs or facilities).• Receives and follows up on complaints about organization(s) for which they are responsible.• Evaluates and approves or disapproves applications by maintenance facilities for approved repair station certificates and ratings; deciding whether facilities, equipment, materials, personnel, inspections methods and maintenance practices, and techniques are satisfactory to ensure airworthiness of aircraft.• Evaluates broad program elements of flight operation or maintenance activities of an air carrier and decides upon modification or additions to operating procedures and policy guides.• Recommends approval or disapproval of certificate amendments and substantial changes in operating specifications to a senior aviation safety inspector who is the principal representative for the carrier.• Plans and conducts inspections and surveillance of assigned area of carrier operations to ensure compliance with Federal Aviation regulations.• Negotiates with carrier officials on violations, deficiencies, and other action items.Special Note Concerning Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA's): 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. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA, in your work history, 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. Your KSA 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.
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