Aviation Safety Inspector


  • Duties
    Help Duties Summary

    This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Office of Aviation Services (OAS), Western Region, in Boise, Idaho. The incumbent will lead or conduct surveillance and inspection of diverse types of rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft and ancillary equipment to ensure maintenance and safety compliance with departmental and federal regulations.

    At the Supervisor's discretion, and if qualified, the incumbent may perform the duties of Aviation Safety Inspector (Operations) and/or Aviation Safety Inspector, Equipment Specialist (Avionics).

    The Organizational title for this position is Aviation Safety Inspector, Equipment.

    This is a permanent, full-time, career/career conditional appointment.

    **This announcement has been extended and will close effective 11:59PM ET on Monday, April 23, 2018**

    Requirements:
    • Position is subject to medical requirements and incumbent must maintain medical requirements
    • This position is subject to pre-employment drug testing and is subject to future drug testing
    • Valid State driver's license
    • At least a high school diploma or equivalent
    This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.

    Salary Information: GS-12: $73,375 - $95,388 per annum. GS-13: $87,252 - $113,428 per annum. First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.

    This vacancy is also announced as OS-6050-18-IB-059(DEU) for for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Competitive Examining procedures.

    The Office of the Secretary has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

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    Responsibilities

    At the full performance level (GS-13) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

    1. Independently conducts periodic scheduled and unscheduled inspections to determine the contractor's continued compliance with the requirements of the contract. May unilaterally withdraw authorization cards for any aircraft or ancillary equipment if in their professional judgment the contract requirements are not met or safety deficiencies are found. Prepare a written report of the findings and recommendations. Independently follows-up to assure that all deficiencies are properly corrected before reissuing authorization cards that are withdrawn.

    2. Verifies that all FAA approvals have been obtained and are documented for the aircraft and for any alterations to such aircraft. Independently approves/ disapproves the contractor's aircraft and equipment used in Government missions. When approved, issues a card authorizing use of the aircraft and equipment in all requirements. When disapproved, makes recommendations on how to correct deficiencies and performs re-inspections as needed.

    3. Conducts initial inspections of a contractor's maintenance facility. Evaluates the contractor's maintenance quality control procedures.

    4. Provides OAS management and our customers with expert technical guidance and advice in the development, implementation and resolution of a wide range of aviation maintenance management issues related to safety, operational practices, potential contactor capability, contract modifications, policy and procedures development, and special use operations for both DOI fleet and contracted rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft.

    5. Serves as the zone manager, plans, supervises and coordinates a team of inspectors to evaluate the DOI fleet aircraft, contractor aircraft and cooperating federal, state, and local agency aviation operations, in an assigned geographical area for use on DOI missions.

    6. Prior to inspection, coordinates review of vendor records and reports of aircraft and ancillary equipment and facilities to be reviewed. Plans, coordinates and schedules inspections of aircraft, maintenance and avionics activities as it relates to contractual performance to assure continued compliance with contractual, regulatory and safety requirements.

    7. Serves as the point-of-contact for coordinating with other OAS authorized Inspectors, the U.S. Forest Service and applicable DOI Bureau personnel to conduct the required inspections. Uses available resources to identify and resolve technical problems related to safety and adequacy of operations, operation policy/ procedures, training, deficiencies, suitability of aircraft for missions performed, efficient utilization of equipment, technical condition of aircraft and special equipment, management as required. Reviews documentation prepared by team members for completeness and clarity.

    8. Evaluates new and existing procedures/ operations for safety and cost effectiveness that relate to the selection, maintenance and use of aircraft based on the operations in which the aircraft will be used.

    9. For DOI owned (fleet) aircraft, provides expert guidance and advisory services in the development and technical evaluation of proposed alterations to aircraft to assure certification requirements. Conduct quality assurance inspections to ensure adequate level of maintenance is being performed, required mission specific equipment is installed per FAA specifications and a high level of aircraft stewardship is maintained.

    10. Conducts in-house aircraft and equipment technical training for the purpose of standardizing procedures to DOI aviation employees and inspectors when adequate training sources are unavailable either from the manufacturer or other sources.


    Travel Required
    25% or less - Travel of 10 or more nights per month may be required at certain times of the year.

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    13

    Who May Apply This job is open to… Status Candidates (Merit Promotion, VEOA, Special Hiring Authorities, ICTAP/CTAP)
    Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

  • Job family (Series)
    1825 Aviation Safety

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  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
    • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
    • You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.
    • You must be a U.S. Citizen.

    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/ .

    Qualifications
    Minimum Qualification Requirements:

    To qualify for this position you must meet the General Requirements, Medical Requirements, General Aviation Requirements and the Specialized Experience for the grade to which you are applying.

    General Requirements:
    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. At least a high school diploma or equivalent.

    Medical Requirements:
    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:

    1. Have good distant vision in each eye and be able to read printed materials the size of typewritten characters (glasses and contact lenses permitted) without strain;
    2. Have the ability to hear the conversational voice (hearing aid permitted);
    3. Not have any physical condition that would cause them to be a hazard to themselves or others or that would interfere with their ability to fly as passengers in a variety of aircraft.

    General Aviation Maintenance Requirements:
    In addition to the above, applicants must also possess the general aviation maintenance minimum qualification requirements:

    1. Experience conducting the inspection, maintenance and repair of airframes, powerplants and aircraft systems with responsibility of certifying airworthiness.
    2. Maintenance experience with aircraft 12,500 pounds or less maximum certificated takeoff weight.
    3. At least one year of helicopter maintenance experience in the last ten in a 14 CFR part 145 repair station; or, a 14 CFR part 135 air carrier repair facility; or, a 14 CFR part 91 repair facility (FBO); or a local, state or Federal governmental agency repair facility, in addition to any military repair facility experience.
    4. General aviation aircraft maintenance work experience within the last 3 years.
    5. FAA Mechanic Certificate with Airframe and Power plant Ratings (A&P)
    6. Must either currently possess an FAA Inspection Authorization (IA); or, possess the qualifications per 14 CFR 65.91 to obtain an FAA IA. Documentation of valid FAA Inspection Authorization must be provided by Entry on Duty date or within 30 days of job offer, whichever comes first.

    Specialized Experience GS-12:
    Note: At the GS-12 level you may not substitute education for experience.
    To qualify for the GS-12, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) conducting the inspection, maintenance and repair of airframes, powerplants and aircraft systems with responsibility of certifying airworthiness;(2) lead or provide oversight of maintenance inspections of diverse types of rotary wing aircraft and ancillary equipment to ensure quality of maintenance and safety compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations.

    Specialized Experience GS-13:
    Note: At the GS-13 level you may not substitute education for experience.
    To qualify for the GS-13, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as (1) conducting the inspection, maintenance and repair of airframes, powerplants and aircraft systems with responsibility of certifying airworthiness; (2) lead or provide oversight of maintenance inspections of diverse types of rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft and ancillary equipment to ensure quality of maintenance and safety compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations; and (3) at least 3 years (seasons) experience maintaining and inspecting rotary wing aircraft in a field environment.

    Selective Placement Factor:

    All applicants must currently hold, or possess the qualifications to hold, a position of Director of Maintenance as defined in 14 CFR 119.71 (e) (1&2) (three years of experience within the last 6 years maintaining aircraft as a certificated mechanic or, have 3 years of experience within the last 6 years repairing aircraft in a certificated airframe repair station including 1 year in the capacity of approving aircraft for return to service.)
    -OR- Documented experience serving as an authorized aircraft inspector for a state or federal government agency responsible for issuing approval or disapproval documentation (carding) for FAA certificated small aircraft (12,500 lbs or below).

    Note: You are required to provide documentation in your resume that you meet the requirement above. Failure to provide documentation in your application that you meet the above requirement may result in disqualification from consideration for this position.

    Conditions of Employment:
    Driver's License: You will be required to operate a government motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid U.S. driver's license.
    Physical Demands: During aircraft inspections, the incumbent must be able to negotiate confined areas of aircraft interiors and be able to stoop, squat, and climb to inspect aircraft exteriors. During accident investigations, the incumbent may be required to traverse wilderness areas including negotiating steep terrain to reach accident sites.
    Medical Requirements: 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:

    1. Have good distant vision in each eye and be able to read printed materials the size of typewritten characters (glasses and contact lenses permitted without strain;

    2. Have the ability to hear the conversational voice (hearing aid permitted);

    3. Not have any physical condition that would cause them to be a hazard to themselves or other or that would interfere with their ability to fly as passengers in a variety of aircraft.

    Working Conditions: Position requires long periods of work confined to a desk with numerous contacts to be made by telephone, interpretative review of significant amounts of manually written technical data and constant scheduling and rescheduling of work activities. Position also requires performing field aircraft inspector reviews including actual inspections for intermediate periods of time on aircraft and facilities, sometimes in periods of darkness and/or in inclement weather. May be required to be outside for periods of time in extreme of heat, cold, and other weather phenomena. The overall work environment involves occasional periods of stress.
    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

    Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Merit Promotion candidates must also meet Time-in-Grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

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    Additional information

    Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position.

    Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties.

    The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.

    Important Note: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report. In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary; along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment. DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity. Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g.: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:

    1. Aviation Maintenance Inspection - Knowledge of rotary wing and fixed wing maintenance and equipment inspection. Ability to perform inspections of rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft and support equipment to ensure compliance with DOI aviation contracts.

    2. Aviation Regulations - Knowledge of current FAA Federal Regulations approved FAA maintenance practices and industry standards in order to provide the agency and its stakeholders timely and accurate aircraft maintenance and technical collaboration in the creation and implementation of policy and contract specifications.

    3. Analytical - Able to breakdown raw information and undefined problems into specific, workable components that, in turn clearly identify the issues at hand. Makes logical conclusions, anticipates obstacles, and considers different approaches that are relevant to the decision making process.

    4. Interpersonal Communication - Ability to meet and deal effectively with people of various backgrounds, occupations, government levels (federal, state, and local) to accomplish the overall mission of the organization.

    5. Technology Application - Integrates technology into the workplace; develops strategies using new technology to manage and improve program effectiveness; understands the impact of technological changes on the organization.

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  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is available at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume

    Your application package must include: (1) Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words.(2) Completed online Assessment Questionnaire; (3) Your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station; and a past SF-50 showing your highest FPL position; (4) Certificates, license, etc. (if applicable); (5) Form DD-214 OR VA letter and Standard Form 15, if eligible under VEOA or VRA; (6) Proof of eligibility if applying under a special appointing authority;(7) Current or former Government employees are strongly encouraged to submit a recent performance appraisal.

    You will find additional information on the following topics: (1) e-Verify; (2) Selective Service; (3) CTAP/ICTAP; (4) Education - accreditation; (5) Foreign education; (6) Veterans preference; (7) Special appointing authority documentation; and more can be found on our web site: https://www.bsee.gov/careers/usajobs-assistance OR http://www.boem.gov/USAJobs-Assistance/ .

    If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 or above (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position.

    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.

  • Benefits
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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    Help How to Apply

    Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

    To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at www.usajobs.gov . To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.

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    Phone
    703-787-1446
    Fax
    000-000-0000
    Email
    [email protected]

    Address

    Office of the Secretary of the Interior
    1849 C Street NW
    Washington, District of Columbia
    United States

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    You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgment from USAJobs that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line assessment questionnaire, resume and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background checks, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the Human Resources Office posting this announcement.

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    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov . For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/494384700 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Company
Office of the Secretary of the Interior
Posted
03/26/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Boise, Idaho, US