Aviation Safety Inspector (Rotocraft - Helicopter)

Federal Aviation Administration in Scottsdale, AZ

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
SummaryThe Aviation Safety Inspector performs a variety of tasks associated with technical administration, certification, and surveillance. The selectee serves as a developmental performing duties as assigned without authority for actions or decisions and will be required to complete initial new hire training to include formal and on-the-job training up to 24 monthsResponsibilitiesThe Aviation Safety Inspector (Rotorcraft-Helicopter) is responsible for the performance of assigned technical administration, certification, and surveillance duties and assures that aviation organizations and airmen comply with regulatory requirements and reports deficiencies to the principal inspector or supervisor. The selectee will be required to participate in the flight program as an aircrew member and, as such, must meet the medical and flight currency requirements as set forth in agency orders governing the operation of aircraft. The inspector, when directed, is required to keep an appropriate control point informed as to his/her whereabouts and the telephone number at which he/she can be reached in the event of an aviation incident/accident requiring FAA investigation.Duties and responsibilities at the FG-11 level may include but are not limited to: assisting in enforcement investigations and preparation of final reports and recommendations on disposition; participating in accident/incident and complaint investigations; assisting in the emergency suspension of certificates and conducting reexamination of certificated airmen; assisting in recertification of an operator or agency; providing verbal and/or written technical assistance to legal counsel, testifying at court trials and formal hearings, and giving depositions; and providing assistance in the evaluation of air carriers, air agencies and air operators and making recommendations to the principal inspector or supervisor.Duties and responsibilities at the FG-12 level may include but are not limited to: selectee is delegated the specific authority to make decisions as to the quality of operations activities inspecting at the different aviation facilities; assuring that aviation organizations and airmen comply with regulatory requirements, and reporting deficiencies to the principal inspector or supervisor; conducting enforcement investigations and preparing final reports and recommendations on disposition; performing or assisting in the emergency suspension of certificates or cancellation of operations specifications; conducting the reexamination of certificated airmen or recertification of an operator or agency; conducting investigations of public complaints, congressional inquiries and aircraft incidents and accidents; providing verbal and/or written technical assistance to legal counsel, testifying at court trials and formal hearings, and giving depositions; reviewing manuals associated with certification requirements of air carriers, air agencies, and air operators for accuracy and FAR compliance; making recommendations to the principal inspector or supervisor; evaluating air carriers, air agencies, and air operators and making recommendations to the principal inspector or supervisor; evaluating training programs to insure that they meet the requirements of the FARs, including simulators, training devices, and other such equipment, as well as check airmen; performing a variety of airmen certification functions; monitoring pilots, designated pilot examiners, check airmen, and aviation organization operations and training activities; and taking appropriate corrective action for deficiencies noted or making recommendations to principal inspector or supervisor.May be assigned other duties and responsibilities that are non-grade controlling.RequirementsConditions of EmploymentWe are not accepting applications from noncitizens.QualificationsAPPLICANTS FOR THIS POSITION MUST MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS (applications must show that all of the requirements are met in order to receive consideration for this position):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 graduate or equivalent.Medical Requirements: 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 Rotorcraft-Helicopter 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 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 conditions 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.Possess a valid second-class medical certificate in accordance with FAA regulations; andPass recurrent medical examinations as prescribed by the FAA.Applicants tentatively selected will be required to:Provide documentation from a board-certified physician certifying that they meet the minimal medical requirements, with or without a reasonable accommodation; orIndividuals 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 with or without a reasonable accommodation.Rotorcraft-Helicopter Safety Inspector Required Specialized Experience for all grades:Minimum 100 flight hours in Rotorcraft-Helicopter in the last three years;Commercial Helicopter Pilot Rating with Instrument Helicopter, or Airline Transport Pilot with Helicopter Rating;Flight Instructor Certificate Rotorcraft Helicopter, Flight Instructor Instrument Helicopter Rating;1,200 hours of total time requirements (1,000 in actual flight conditions, 250 hours of night flight in which 15 are in a helicopter);250 hours of flight time in helicopters, which includes at least 75 hours as a pilot in command, or as second in command performing the duties of a pilot in command under the supervision of a pilot in command, or any combination thereof;500 hours of cross-country flight time;75 hours of instrument flight time in actual or simulated instrument meteorological conditions, of which at least 50 hours are obtained in flight with at least 25 hours in helicopters as pilot in command or as second in command performing the duties of a pilot in command under the supervision of a pilot in command, or any combination.Additional 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 the FG-11 level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. Specialized experience must include but not limited to: work involving a wide range of assignments or a few highly complex assignments, requiring planning and organization, setting priorities, and working without clear or specific guidelines. Work at this level is typically subject to review to assure compliance with organizational policies or regulations, and specific guidelines for 91, 91K, 125, 129, or 135 fixed or rotary-wing (as applicable) operator.Applicants must include examples of specialized experience in their work history.EducationNo positive education required.Additional InformationWe 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.This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying a "testing designated position (TDP)" will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.A permanent change of station (PCS) incentive of $10,000 MAY be offered to applicants who meet the criteria in the FAA Travel Policy. This PCS incentive is subject to a twelve month service commitment.Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.A Rotorcraft/helicopter check ride will be required after selection.As an applicant for this external 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 resume, you must include detailed work history that clearly describes how you meet the answer you chose for each KSA. Your answers may be adjusted as appropriate. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for consideration.Incomplete Applications: Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions my impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.The Flight Standards Service utilizes a National Centralized Hiring Process (NCHP), 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 airmen certificates, ratings, and pilot logbooks or other appropriate records of flight time to substantiate that the applicant meets the requirements of this announcement.If contacted for an interview, interview travel expenses may be reimbursed.Interviews for this position are conducted in Irving, TX. All or none of the candidates may be interviewed.A Recruitment Incentive of $10,000 may be offered to applicants with a signed two-year FAA Recruitment Incentive Service Agreement.This is a bargaining unit position.Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA </script>

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