Aviation Safety Program Compliance Specialist

Wallops Island, Virginia
Oct 03, 2022
Oct 11, 2022
Full Time

The Aviation Safety Program Compliance Specialist represents the ODA Office on a wide variety of technical issues, policy issues, and tasks related to the principles and practices, as it applies to the Aviation Safety mission, to effectively deliver quality and timely services. The employee responsible for bringing diverse viewpoints together, effectively acquiring support for decisions and actions, and anticipates and resolves conflicts.

The Aviation Safety Program Compliance Specialist performs multiple, varying and complex assignments under the minimal direction of a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced technical specialist. Acts as principal technical specialist or as a project manager or team leader for large work activities.

Applies experience and comprehensive technical knowledge of aviation statutory regulations to ensure compliance. Conducts regulatory compliance reviews, outreach, staffing support, writing, research, and other functions to facilitate timely submission of AVS deliverables. Applies regulatory experience and expert technical knowledge of aviation safety regulations, as well as an understanding of new technologies and methodologies, to solve complex problems and develop improved technical processes or systems. Develops plans, techniques, and policies to address current or anticipated problems and issues. Monitors the execution of the program portfolio and its component projects, ensuring that it continues to meet the original design objectives. Plans and implements solutions to address quality control issues and selects appropriate qualitative or quantitative methods to be used in quality control of key safety system programs to assess and identify shortfalls and recommends solutions for preventive action, measure progress, continuous improvement and success.

Uses experience planning and implementing projects to define, organize, and assign resources to accomplish organizational objectives. Allocates resources to accomplish large work activities within established schedules. Works with manager in defining project scope, goals and deliverable; defining tasks and required resources; collecting and managing project team inputs, managing budget, and allocating project resources. Participates in technical working groups and ad hoc advisory committees.

Collaborates and engages in discussions related to the Agency's mission and ensuring the operation and safety of the National Airspace System (NAS). Participates in a variety of complex studies and researches projects to measure, assess, and evaluate the effect of changes and trends pertinent to the activities of the agency's aviation safety programs. Identifies and resolves complex individual transactional or aviation safety programmatic issues and interprets regulatory and policy and compliance issues related to statues, regulations and program requirements to develop improvement to technical processes or systems. Provides policy guidance and instruction to others, both internally and externally.

Contacts are internal and external. Often represents FAA as a senior technical point of contact on projects, programs and other work activities. Communicates results to all levels internally (within an LOB/SO or across LOB's/SO's) and externally, including senior level executives and program sponsors/owners. Coordinates significant technical matters with representatives of external organizations provide input, coordinate approvals, and to measure and report progress. Presents briefings to obtain consensus/approval on policies. Coordinates significant technical matters with representatives of external organizations. Plays a lead role in drafting, reviewing, and editing reports for final approval prior to external distribution.


Conditions of Employment

  • Review the Additional Information Section of this vacancy announcement for important information regarding your COVID vaccine status.
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)


To view the complete OPM qualification standard for the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, and Compliance Series, 1801, please refer to:


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. 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 may include but not limited to: Experience working as part of or with an Organizational Designation Authority (ODA) or Organization Management Team (OMT) on a wide variety of technical issues, policy issues, and tasks related to the principles and practices as it applies to aviation safety.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following has been determined to be a Selective Placement Factor
for this position. This means possession of this criterion is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criterion are ineligible for further consideration.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR (SPF): Skill in fulfilling the responsibilities of an ODA Holder, working with an ODA Unit, or conducting oversight of an ODA Holder in an aviation environment.

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 order and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

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.

Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

If the selecting official decides to interview any employee on the selection list for a vacancy, then all who remain under consideration for the position at that point in the process must be interviewed. If the selection list is shortened to a best qualified list through a comparative process, then the best qualified list shall be considered to be the selection list.

The announcement is an open continuous announcement. We will review and refer candidates to the hiring official periodically throughout the opening period.

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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 provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

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 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (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.

This is not a bargaining unit position.

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