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Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Safety Inspector, Aviation Safety Action Program Manager (Air Carrier Operations) in Irving, Texas

Summary The Aviation Safety Action Program Manager (Operations) Part 121 is assigned as primary interface between the Certificate Holding District Office (CHDO) and the assigned air carrier to prevent accidents and incidents by encouraging employees of the air carrier to voluntarily report safety issues and events. Has program responsibility for the vehicle whereby employees of the air carrier can identify and report safety issues to management and FAA for resolution. Responsibilities Reviews, recommends approval, and maintains a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that sets forth all operational elements of the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP). This MOU is a written agreement between the FAA, the certificate holder, and any third party such as an employee's labor organization or their representatives. Serves as the CHDO representative on the Event Review Commitee (ERC) that include representatives of the certificate holder and its employee's labor organization. Prepares documents providing data for improving the certificate holder's current systems. Assist the certificate holder in planning for future systems based on the certificate holder employee's voluntary reports of safety issues which may involve alleged violation of Title 14 of the CFR. Assist the certificate holder in developing programs using compatible data collection, analysis, storage, and retrieval systems. Determines if safety-related reports submitted by the employees of the certificate holder qualify for inclusion in ASAP. Maintain records and historical data on all ASAP safety related reports. Advises the appropriate Regional Flight Surgeon on any issues involving medical qualifications or medical certificates in an attempt to resolve said issues. Consults with other FAA and industry experts on reported evens involving matters that are complex or sensitive. Conducts enforcement investigations and prepares final reports and recommendations on disposition to include self-disclosures from the certificate holder. Conducts investigations of public complaints, congressional inquiries, aircraft incidents and accidents. Provides verbal and/or written technical assistance to legal counsel, testifies at court trials, and formal hearings, and gives depositions. Coordinates information from geographic inspectors for the accomplishment of air carrier surveillance under the ATOS Combined Surveillance Plan (CSP). Requirements Conditions of Employment We are not accepting applications from noncitizens. Qualifications 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: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule- qualification-standards/1800/aviation-safety-series-1825/ 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 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. AND 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 (FG-12 or Pay Band H), as an Aviation Safety Inspector, Air Carrier (Operations) 1825. Specialized experience is: Monitoring activities of organizations to determine whether they are following authorized programs and evaluating proposals to change programs. Performs inspections, surveillance and certification duties for the air carrier, its airmen and designee. Principal contact with, and having program responsibility to assure that assigned organizations meet Federal Aviation Regulations with respect to operations. Prepares documents providing data for improving the certificate holder's current systems Applicants for Aviation Safety Inspector, Air Carrier (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. Valid second-class FAA medical certificate Minimum 1,500 total flight hours. (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 the announcement. 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 are contained in Order 3410.26, Flight Standards Service Air Carrier and General Aviation Qualifications Assessment Tool for AFS Aviation Safety Inspectors found using this link. https://employees.faa.gov/org/linebusiness/avs/offices/afs/tools/qat/ Education High school diploma or equivalent. Interviews: All or none of the candidates may be interviewed. If the Agency decides to interview any qualified employee on the selection list, then all on the list who are qualified must be interviewed. In-grade/downgrade applications will be accepted. Selectee must report to the advertised facility. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS: 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. Your application/resume must have your official title, grade, series and employment dates in your work history. 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)/Leadership and Management Dimension (LMD) 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/LMD. In lieu of providing a KSA NARRATIVE response in the text box listed below each KSA/LMD, in your work history on your resume/application, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA/LMD. 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. Please also ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information: Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job); Duties (be specific in describing your duties); Employer's name and address; Supervisor name and phone number; Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008); Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week); & Salary. Determining length of Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible due to an incomplete application. 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. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) 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 must apply online to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or e-mailed applications cannot be accepted. If you need to submit additional documents to supplement your on-line application, e.g. SF-50, you may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS. Additional Information 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. www.faa.gov/jobs/workinghere/financial-disclosure-requirements The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family. This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by PASS: Flight Standards Services. 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