Aviation Accident Investigator

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 17, 2019
Closes
Sep 24, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Accident Investigation and Prevention (AVP) within the FAA's Aviation Safety (AVS) line of business.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent serves as an Aviation Accident Investigator in the Accident Investigation Division, and as such, performs around-the-clock operations of time critical accident and incident investigations.

The incumbent applies experience and comprehensive technical knowledge gained in the air transportation system and/or aviation industry such as flight operations, avionics, and/or mechanical systems. Performs multiple, varying and complex assignments under the minimal direction of a manager, team leader or more experienced technical specialist. Acts as principal technical specialist for accident and incident investigations and for other large work activities.

The incumbent identifies aviation safety issues, conducts safety oversight of transportation practices, improves accident investigation procedures, and works closely with industry and other government agencies to promote aviation safety. Contacts are internal and external. Often represents FAA as a senior technical point of contact for accident and incident investigations, as well for projects, programs, and other work activities.

The incumbent develops and recommends policies and procedures governing aircraft accident and incident investigations.
The incumbent reviews and comments on draft accident reports developed by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concerning specific investigations. The incumbent reviews flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder transcripts released by NTSB.

The incumbent attends NTSB pre-hearing conferences and depositions concerning the assigned accident/incident investigation. The incumbent also responds to requests for information from within the FAA; letters, memos, Congressional requests, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) inquiries, and senior staff. As an Aviation Accident Investigator, the incumbent drafts and submits FAA safety recommendations to prevent future accidents and to promote aviation safety.

The incumbent performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

50% or less - The job may require up to 50% travel.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
NA

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.


Qualifications

To view the complete qualification standard, applicants should reference - U.S. Office of Personnel Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Administrative and Management Positions.

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards

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 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.

Specialized experience may include but not limited to: Experience as a technical specialist for accident and incident investigations that identifies aviation safety issues, conducts safety oversight of transportation practices, improves accident investigation procedures, and works close with industry and other government agencies to promote aviation safety.

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

Education

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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.

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.

You may also be considered for this vacancy based on eligibility under the 30% or More Disabled Veteran Program, and Persons with Disabilities/Persons with Targeted Disabilities. To be considered for one of these special hiring authorities, you must identify your eligibility in your questionnaire in the Applicant-Preferred Conditions of Employment section. In addition, you must submit documentation that provides evidence of eligibility as indicated in the Required Documents section of the announcement.

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 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.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements 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 priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

All, some or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

This is not a remote position.

Selection may also be made from announcement: ACT-AVS-19-AVP100-63703.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

Only supplemental documentation, e.g. transcripts or veteran's documentation will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or faxed to 609-485-8995 on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.

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.

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