Aviation Safety Inspector - General Aviation Operations

Washington D.C.
Apr 25, 2016
Apr 24, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

Amendment Date: 12/12/2016
Amendment Note: This announcement has been extended closing on April 21, 2017. Updated medical requirements.

Business Component:

FAA, Aviation Safety, Flight Standards Services

  • No

  • 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
  • Medical and pilot certificates must be uploaded/submitted with application
  • Please ensure you include copies of the front and back of your certificates
  • OPM Qualifications Standard for Aviation Safety Series, FG-1825 MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    • (A) Not more than two separate incidents involving Federal Aviation regulations violations in the last 5 years;
    • (B) Valid State driver`s license;
    • (C) Fluency in the English language;
    • (D) No chemical dependencies or drug abuse that could interfere with job performance; and
    • (E) 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.

    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:

    1. 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);
    2. Have the ability to hear the conversational voice (hearing aid permitted); and
    3. 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:

    1. Possess a valid second – class medical certificate in accordance with FAA regulations; and
    2. 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:

    1. Provide documentation from a board-certified physician certifying that they meet the minimal medical requirements; or
    2. 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.

    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 in the Federal Service. 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:

    • (A) Valid, unexpired Flight Instructor Certificate with single and multi-engine airplane and instrument airplane ratings. The applicant must have given a minimum of 200 hours of flight instruction in an aircraft;
    • (B) Professional flying skill as demonstrated in a flight check to Commercial Pilot Certificate with an instrument rating;
    • (C) Possession of Airline Transport Pilot Certificate or Commercial Pilot Certificate with instrument airplane rating;
    • (D) Minimum of 100 flight hours within the last 3 years;
    • (E) Minimum of 1,500 total flight hours;
    • (F) Possession of single and multi-engine land airplane ratings; and
    • (G) Not more than 2 flying accidents in the last 5 years in which the applicant's pilot error was

    Evaluation Criteria

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA)
    1. Risk Management - The ability to assure that risk is identified, evaluated, documented, eliminated or controlled within defined program risk parameters.
    2. Evaluation - The ability to determine if a process or component is doing what it was designed to do and is producing the intended results.
    3. Workload Management - Ability to organize and complete work activities effectively, efficiently, and in accordance with established priorities.
    4. Decision Making - Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions based on critical thinking principles and sound facts and data; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; makes recommendations and commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals.
    5. Communications - The ability to communicate in English in a clear, concise manner that is appropriate for the target audience.
    6. Teamwork - The ability to work well with other team members; monitor progress; to ensure goals are achieved.
    7. Interpersonal Skills - The ability to relate to individuals; consider differing views; consider and respond appropriately to needs, feelings, capabilities; provide constructive and positive feedback; and manage conflict.
    8. Information Management - Identifies a need for and knows where or how to gather information; organizes and maintains information using information management systems.

    IMPORTANT: Ensure that your work experience supports your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) answers. Your answers and associated work experience will be evaluated further to validate whether the answers that you selected are appropriate. Answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.


    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. Your answers and associated application package/resume will be evaluated further to validate whether the answers that you selected are appropriate. Answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.


    A positive education experience is not required for this position.

    We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.

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