Supervisory Aviation Safety Inspector

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Posted
Apr 15, 2021
Closes
Apr 22, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Serves as a Front Line Manager within a Flight Standards office/branch, who reports to a middle Manager. Executes the Agency's aviation safety mission, while accepting responsibility for being active in communicating and building change coalitions, seeking out opportunities to involve their teams in supporting change across the organization, and employing best practices for sponsoring change and managing resistance.

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Responsibilities

The Front Line Manager is responsible for aviation safety activities in a complex and dynamic environment. Manages and monitors individual and unit, group, or team performance standards with organizational initiatives, goals, and objectives by providing feedback, acknowledging achievement, and addressing performance deficiencies. Incumbent has full authority and responsibility to make all decisions and take action in the assigned program areas, subject to the manager's administrative review. Higher-level management reviews performance periodically by utilizing/reviewing work products, status reports, and organizational measures in place to ensure timeliness, policy compliance, and overall alignment with the Flight Standards Service.

Directs the work of subordinate employees at the organizational unit level creating appropriate expectations for achieving intended results. Managerial duties include planning, organizing, setting priorities; assigning and allocating work for a unit, group, or team; monitoring and evaluating performance; coaching and developing employee capabilities; approving leave; and taking or recommending corrective/disciplinary action, as appropriate. Defines/redefines priorities as needed while meeting changing demands. Delegates the work that is appropriate for others under their direct supervision. Identifies relevant stakeholders associated with the work of the unit or branch and engages to receive feedback on unit performance, relationships and individual well-being. Creates partnerships exemplified by mutual respect, productive conflict, and effective action taking to address service issues. Encourages teamwork within the unit or branch exemplified by ensuring individuals are working with others beyond their area of expertise, specialty or job role to collect and consider other views and perspectives.

Applies a comprehensive knowledge of the technical aspects of the directed work, typically governed by Federal Aviation Regulations, established guidelines, policies, and procedures. Faces challenges or barriers, taking time to consider and discuss a range of relevant views from direct reports, peers and others. Takes actions to address impediments to success for individuals, unit, or team. Creates, communicates and reinforces clarity of direction for individuals. Views questions from direct reports as opportunities to clarify direction, learn, and grow. Builds and maintains external stakeholder trust and confidence. Works collaboratively to resource and achieve critical priorities effectively across functions and cultures. Works collaboratively with stakeholders and service providers in designing and providing a sound business case to next-level manager for fiscal and human resource needs that support individual direct reports and the unit, group, or team, aligning with the expectations of Flight Standards.

Travel Required

25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
NA

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
  • A one-year supervisor/managerial probationary period may be required.


Qualifications

OPM Qualification Standard for the Aviation Safety Inspector (from the Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions) is located at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1800/aviation-safety-series-1825/

OR

FAA Qualification Standard for Aviation Safety Inspectors - Aircraft Dispatch is located at: https://employees.faa.gov/org/staffoffices/ahr/program_policies/policy_guidance/hr_policies/hrpm/emp/emp_sup/emp-1-7_1825AD/

OR

FAA Qualification Standard for Aviation Safety Inspectors - Cabin Safety is located at: https://employees.faa.gov/org/staffoffices/ahr/program_policies/policy_guidance/hr_policies/hrpm/emp/emp_sup/emp-1-7_1825CS/

OR

FAA Qualifications Standard for Aviation Safety Inspectors - Rotocraft-Helicopter is located at: https://employees.faa.gov/org/staffoffices/ahr/program_policies/policy_guidance/hr_policies/hrpm/emp/emp_sup/emp-1-7_1825RH/

General Requirements for All Positions:
  • 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; and
  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Medical Requirements for All Positions:

    Applicants must be physically able to perform the duties of the Aviation Safety Inspector position in a safe and efficient manner and must meet all of 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.

  • Applicants not requiring valid second-class medical certificates who are tentatively selected will be required to:
  • Provide documentation from a board-certified physician certifying that they meet the minimal medical requirements; or
  • 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:

    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 level. 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 includes: monitoring and evaluating training programs for compliance with regulations and standards; experience performing investigations and recommending solutions; and experience developing new or modifying existing policies and procedures.

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

    Recency of specialized experience is waived for current and former FAA employees in the 1825 series.

    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.

    Due to the Pandemic, and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee's report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is safe to relocate.

    As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Leadership and Management Dimension 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 Dimension.

    In lieu of providing a Leadership and Management Dimension narrative response in the text box listed below each Dimension, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each Leadership and Management Dimension. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your Leadership and Management Dimension 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 and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Leadership and Management Dimensions listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

    Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

    This is not 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
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

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    If you are an FAA employee, you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

    If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/ .

    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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