Aviation Safety Inspector - Air Carrier Operations
FAA, Aviation Safety, Flight Standards Services
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:
- 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.
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) At least 1 year of pilot experience in multi-engine aircraft of more than 12,500 pounds maximum certificated takeoff weight;
- (B) Not more than 2 flying accidents during the last 5 years in which the applicant's pilot error was involved;
- (C) Professional flying skill as demonstrated in a simulator check to Airline Transport Pilot Standard;
- (D) Minimum 100 flight hours during the last 3 years;
- (E) Airline Transport Pilot Certificate or Commercial Pilot Certificate with instrument airplane rating; and
- (F) Minimum 1,500 total flight hours.
A positive education experience is not required for this position.
We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.
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Aviation Safety Inspectors in this specialty (Air Carrier Operations) apply knowledge and skills typically acquired as airmen (pilots, navigators, flight instructors, etc.), to develop and administer regulations and safety standards pertaining to the operation of aircraft. They engage primarily in the following types of assignments
- (a) Examining airmen for initial certification and continuing competence;
- (b) evaluating airmen training programs, equipment, and facilities;
- (c) evaluating the operational aspect of programs of air carriers and similar commercial and aviation operations for adequacy of facilities, equipment, procedures, and overall management to ensure safe operation of the aircraft. They may perform a variety of other inspections, investigations, and advisory duties. However, the primary requirement for positions in this specialization is knowledge and skill in the operation of aircraft.
Inspectors are required to travel frequently and to occasionally work irregular duty hours.