Aviation Safety Inspector (GAM) Assistant Principal Maintenance Inspector
##### Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
##### DOT/FAA, Flight Standards Service, Office of GA Safety Assurance, Charleston FSDO, Charleston, WV
- ##### Open & closing dates
11/07/2019 to 11/27/2019
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
- ##### Salary
$88,704 to $115,313 per year
Salary include locality pay of 15.67%.
- ##### Appointment type
- ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:
Charleston, WV 1 vacancy
##### Relocation expenses reimbursed
##### Telework eligible
Yes as determined by agency policy
The Assistant Principal Inspector (Maintenance) General
Aviation/Part 135 serves as a full assistant to a Principal
Inspector (Maintenance) General Aviation/Part 135 performing the
full range of certification, surveillance, and inspection duties for
air carriers, air operators, air agencies, airmen, and designees.
Has program responsibility to assure that assigned organizations
meet Federal Aviation Regulations with respect to maintenance,
preventive maintenance, and alteration programs.
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Under the general direction of the Principal Inspector (Maintenance)
Principal Inspector (Maintenance) accomplishes the following
Assures on a continuing basis that assigned organizations are
properly and adequately organized, staffed, and equipped; have and
conduct an adequate training program, including an acceptable record
keeping system; and have facilities and procedures that meet all
regulatory requirements. Chairs joint FAA-industry meetings;
maintains regular contact with organizations assigned; and
coordinates with top management officials. Requires or directs
correction of any deficiencies/discrepancies and refuses or
withdraws approval if they cannot be resolved. Develops maintenance
program requirements through participation on Maintenance Review
Coordinates Minimum Equipment List (MEL) approvals with the
principal operations inspector. Takes
enforcement action in instances of noncompliance with the MEL. Is
responsible for the conduct of enforcement investigations and
preparation of final reports and recommendations on disposition.
Performs or supervises the emergency suspension of certificates or
cancellation of operations specifications. Conducts or directs the
reexamination of certificated airmen or recertification of an
operator or agency. Conducts investigations of public complaints,
congressional inquiries, and aircraft incidents and accidents.
Provides verbal and/or written technical assistance to legal
counsel, testifies at court trials and formal hearings, and gives
depositions. Coordinates with geographic inspectors for the
accomplishment of non-routine air carrier surveillance. Has
responsibility for initial and ongoing certification of air
carriers, aircraft, airmen, and agencies. Makes recommendations on
the appointment of designees. Evaluates requests to operate under
conditions not previously specified in the maintenance portion of
the operations specifications and approves or disapproves requests
and provides additional conditions and limitations as needed.
Provides guidance to the assigned air carrier in the development of
required maintenance manuals and record keeping systems. Reviews and
determines adequacy of manuals associated with the air carrier's
maintenance programs and revisions thereto. Assures that manuals and
revisions comply with regulatory requirements, prescribe safe
practices, and furnish clear and specific instructions governing
maintenance programs. Approves operations specifications and
amendments thereto. Determines if the maintenance facilities being
established or contract arrangements entered into by air carriers
for purpose of overhaul work, major repairs, alterations, and other
maintenance are satisfactory. Reviews changes and negotiates with
air carrier management to resolve problems. Determines if overhaul
and inspection time limitations warrant revision. Evaluates an
operator's proposed reliability programs for compliance with
national policies. Advises operator of deficiencies and required
changes. Approves/disapproves reliability programs. Determines if
the air carrier's training program meets the requirements of the
FARs, is compatible with the maintenance program, is properly
organized and effectively conducted, and results in trained and
competent personnel. Directs or participates in proving flight
evaluations to determine compliance with the FARs. Recommends
changes that will be required prior to approval. Directs the
inspection and surveillance of the air carrier's continuous
airworthiness maintenance program. Monitors all phases of the air
carrier's maintenance operation, including the following:
maintenance, engineering , quality control, production control,
training, and reliability programs.
### Travel Required
25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
- #### Job family (Series)
1825 Aviation Safety
### Conditions of Employment
- US Citizenship is required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
Analyzes trends to detect a deterioration in the maintenance
program. Analyzes reports submitted by the air carrier to insure
compliance with the maintenance program and assures the air carrier
has an effective continuing analysis and surveillance program to
meet the requirements of the FARs. Is responsible for monitoring the
activities of air operators, air agencies, airmen, and designees.
May be assigned other duties and responsibilities which are nongrade
controlling. The inspector, when so directed, is required to keep an
appropriate control point informed as to his/her whereabouts and the
telephone number at which he/she can be reached in the event of an
aviation incident/accident requiring FAA investigation. General
technical and administrative supervision is provided by (an assigned
supervisor within the district office). Is independently responsible
for all regulatory, certification, and/or surveillance activities
conducted within assigned tasks and responsibilities. Actions taken
are guided by adherence to both national and regional FAA
directives, Federal Aviation Regulations, and sound management
**General Requirements for All 1825 Positions:**
1. Not more than two separate incidents involving Federal Aviation
regulations violations in the last 5 years
2. Valid State driver's license
3. Fluency in the English language
4. No chemical dependencies or drug abuse that could interfere with
job performance, and
5. 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,
***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
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.
When the predominant work involves **general aviation maintenance**,
applicants for Aviation Safety Inspector (Airworthiness) positions
must meet all of the following requirements.
1. Experience involving the maintenance and repair of airframes,
power plants, and aircraft systems with responsibility for
2. Maintenance experience with aircraft 12,500 pounds or less
maximum certificated takeoff weight.
3. Aircraft maintenance experience in a repair station; air carrier
or airline repair facility; military repair facility; or local,
state or Federal governmental agency.
4. Aircraft maintenance work experience within the last 3 years.
5. FAA Mechanic Certificate with airframe and power plant ratings.
**In addition**, applicants must demonstrate in your application
that you possess at least one year of specialized experience
equivalent to FV-H or GS/FG-12 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. Examples of experience include: Work involving a
wide range of assignments or a few highly complex assignments,
requiring planning and organization, setting priorities, and working
without clear and specific guidelines.
To assist in determining qualification requirements, applicants
transferring between specialties at the same grade level are
strongly encouraged to complete the appropriate Qualifications
Assessment Tool (QAT) check sheet and upload it along with their
resume. Check sheets are contained in Order 3410.26, Flight
Standards Service Air Carrier and General Aviation Qualifications
Assessment Tool for AFS Aviation Safety Inspectors. This order is
The recency of specialized experience is waived for current FAA
employees in the 1825 series.
Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in
their work history.
Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy
Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not
being considered for the job.
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Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your
qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.
### 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.
Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this
vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or e-mailed applications cannot
be accepted. If you need to submit additional documents to
supplement your on-line application, e.g. transcripts, SF-50, or
veterans' documentation, you may upload these documents with your
application in USAJOBS. Supplemental documentation can also be faxed
to (404) ###-#### on or before the closing date of this
announcement. Please include your name and the vacancy announcement
number on each of your faxed pages and redact all Personally
Identifiable Information (PII), such as social security number and
date of birth.
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
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
In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed
below each KSA in your work history, please include WORK HISTORY
THAT DESCRIBES HOW YOU MEET THE 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. Your
answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as
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 and referred to the selecting official for
All or none of the applicants may be interviewed.
This is a bargaining unit position.
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
**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
### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
##### Drug test required
- Required Documents
SF-50 (Please see below).
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
#### 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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comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
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- How to Apply
You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application
must have a status of **"Received"** by 11:59 PM **Eastern Time** on
the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for
positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have
a status of **"Received"** each time a referral list is created in
order to receive consideration for positions associated with
**IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE
CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.**
**We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume
builder in the creation of resumes.**
**Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following
- Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
- Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
- Employer's name and address
- Supervisor name and phone number
- Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18
2007 to April 05 2008)
- Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
**Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is
dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of
this information may result in a finding of ineligible.**
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again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide,
Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and
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### Agency contact information
### Brenda Williams
Federal Aviation Administration
ASO Regional HR Services Division
1701 Columbia Avenue
College Park, GA 30337
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### Next steps
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Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR)
system. AVIATOR compares your skills and experience as described in
your application with the requirements of the position. If you are
found to be an eligible, highly-qualified candidate, you will be
referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In
some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must
be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not
you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the
position and the judgment of the selecting official.
**Important** - If you make any change to your application, you must
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submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
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