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Posted by: Federal Aviation Administration on Nov 23, 2021


Location:

San Jose , CA

Job Description:

Summary
Aviation Safety Inspectors in this specialty (General Aviation Avionics) apply knowledge and skills typically acquired as repairman of aircraft, aircraft parts, or avionics equipment to develop and administer regulations and safety standards pertaining to the airworthiness and maintenance of aircraft and related equipment.

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Overview Accepting applications
Open & closing dates
11/22/2021 to 11/29/2021

Salary
$78,861 - $122,844 per year FG-11 $78,861 - $102,526 FG-12 $94,523 - $122,884 Salaries include 41.44% locality.

Pay scale & grade
FG 11 - 12
Location 1 vacancy in the following location:
San Jose, CA

Telework eligible
Yes-as determined by the agency policy.

Travel Required
75% or less - The job may require up to 75% travel.

Relocation expenses reimbursed
No

Appointment type
Permanent

Work schedule
Full-time

Service
Excepted

Promotion potential
12

Job family (Series)
1825 Aviation Safety

Supervisory status
No

Security clearance
Other

Drug test
No

Announcement number
FAA-AHF-22-GAV-75623

Control number
623298700

This job is open to

The public
U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Individuals with disabilities

Veterans

Special authorities
Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.

Clarification from the agency
Open to all U.S. Citizens; VRA; 30% or more; Individuals with Disabilities.

Duties Candidate must complete an extensive training program to include formal and on-the-job training up to and possibly 24 months regardless of grade level.
Duties at the FG-11 grade level may include but are not limited to the following:
Assuring that aviation organization and airmen comply with regulatory requirements and reports deficiencies to the principal inspector or supervisor;Providing assistance in the evaluation of air carriers, air agencies, and air operators and making recommendations to the principal inspector or supervisor; andAssisting in the recertification of an operator or agency. Duties at the FG-12 grade level include but are not limited to the following:
Evaluating mechanics and repair facilities for initial certification and continuing adequacy;Evaluating the mechanic's training program;Inspecting aircraft and related equipment for airworthiness; andEvaluating the maintenance aspects of programs of air carriers and similar commercial operations. The evaluations may include the adequacy of maintenance facilities, equipment and procedures; the competence of employees; the adequacy of the program or schedule for periodic maintenance and overhauls; and the airworthiness of the aircraft. Aviation Safety Inspectors (Airworthiness) may perform a variety of other inspections, investigations and advisory duties however, the primary requirement for positions in this specialty is knowledge and skill pertaining to the maintenance and airworthiness of aircraft.
Inspectors are required to travel frequently and to occasionally work irregular duty hours.

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
Review the Additional Information Section of this vacancy announcement for important information regarding pre-employment COVID Vaccine requirement. US Citizenship is required. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Veterans' preference documents must be uploaded/submitted with application.

Qualifications

OPM Qualifications Standard for Aviation Safety Series, FG-1825 Minimum Eligibility 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; andHigh 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.
Medical Requirements: 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.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history. In addition, applicants MUST meet all of the following:
Aircraft avionics experience involving the maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of installed avionics systems on aircraft; and
Aircraft avionics work experience (which could include supervision or auditing) in a repair station; air carrier repair facility; military repair facility; or local, state, or Federal governmental agency within the last 3 years.
Specialized experience at the FG-9 level involves assignments involving familiar aircraft, facilities and equipment, such as work as a Lead Avionics Technician. Work at this level is typically subject to review and specific guidelines to ensure compliance with instructions.
Specialized experience at the FG-11 involves assignments with a broad scope of responsibility, more variety and less clear guidelines, such as work as a Supervisory Avionics Inspector. Work at this level is typically subject to review to assure compliance with organized policies or regulations, and specific guidelines to ensure compliance with organizational policies or regulations.
Specialized experience at the FG-12 involves a wide range of assignments or a few highly complex assignments, requiring planning and organization, setting priorities and working without clear or specific guidelines, such as work as a Manager above General Foreman responsible for supervising the maintenance of avionics systems. Work at this level is typically reviewed only to assess the impact on overall organizational objectives.

Education
A positive education experience is not required for this position.

Preview Job Questionnaire Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

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/working_here/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.

If selected, you will be required to acknowledge/affirm that you are or will be fully vaccinated prior to entering on duty, and will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination upon entering on duty.

The Flight Standards Service utilizes a National Centralized Hiring Process, for standardized interviewing, screening, and verification of qualifications and experience of Aviation Safety Inspector applicants.
Applicants will be required to appear in person for an interview and/or other assessments to determine whether they possess the necessary qualifications, competencies and personal qualities to successfully perform Aviation Safety Inspector duties. Applicants will be questioned about information on their application and will be required to show appropriate airman certificates, ratings, and pilot logbooks or other appropriate records of flight time to substantiate that the applicant meets the requirements of this announcement.
Interviews for Aviation Safety Inspector positions are conducted at any National Centralized Hiring Process location. If contacted for an interview, interview travel expenses may be reimbursed.
THE LINK BELOW WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL TIPS to assist in the application process.
https://www.faa.gov/jobs/career_fields/aviation_careers/asi/helpful_hints/

This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by PASS: Flight Standards Services.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

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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.

IMPORTANT: 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.

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As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.
In your resume, please include the FAR part number that each of your employer's operated under and the aircraft for
which you have experience.

Resume should be in the proper format with number of hours, beginning and ending date and a detailed description of
duties for each job history.

If claiming 5 PT or 10 PT veterans' preference, provide a copy of your DD-214 with character of service with your
application.

If you are claiming 10 PT veterans' preference, provide a copy of your disability rating letter with overall combined
rating with your application.

All Veterans: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit either a DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy or equivalent), or a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a completed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

If you are claiming 10 point preference but fail to submit the supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be tentatively assessed as a 5 point preference eligible provided your DD Form 214 reflects that you have the service required to qualify for preference. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

Veterans currently on active duty claiming veterans' preference: You will be granted tentative preference if you submit a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions and your application shows that you have the required service. Prior to being appointed, you must provide to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office a DD Form 214 documenting discharge/release and showing that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized terminal leave.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Pay Rate:

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