Aviation Safety Technician

Department Of Transportation Hollywood, FL
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Incumbent serves as an Aviation Safety Technician in a Flight Standards field office providing technical support to aviation safety inspectors and the public. Performs or assists with a wide range of certification, surveillance, and investigation duties requiring research and evaluation.

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Incumbent serves as an Aviation Safety Technician in a Flight Standards field office providing technical support to aviation safety inspectors and the public. Performs or assists with a wide range of certification, surveillance, and investigation duties requiring research and evaluation. When directed, provides technical assistance to the public in areas such as certificate requirements for airmen and aircraft. Assists in the replacement of lost or mutilated certificates by verifying airmen and aircraft certificate status. Extracts information from documents in the technical data library such as type certificate data sheets, airworthiness directives, service bulletins, technical standard orders and supplemental type certificates in support of aviation safety inspectors and industry. This support includes certification of air carriers, operators, and air agencies, surveillance of airmen and aircraft; investigation of accidents, incidents and enforcements. Extracts Safety Performance Analysis System (SPAS) data to identify trends for items that affect aviation safety. Provides data to aviation safety inspectors. This includes information from the Vital Information System (VIS) to certificate operators and complete reports; from the Program Tracking and Reporting System (PTRS) to assist in the inspection and surveillance of airmen and air agencies; and from the Enforcement Information System (EIS) to complete investigation reports. Provides support for the office's minimum equipment list (MEL) process. Tracks initial and revision status. Conducts and/or assists with investigations as assigned, such as complaints, occurrences, incidents, accidents and enforcement action. Gathers information, conducts interviews and drafts correspondence and reports. Assists in drafting and issuance of waivers and authorizations, such as aviation events, parachute jumps, pipeline patrol and banner-towing. Checks all documents for appropriateness and completeness. Researches compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), policies and procedures. Assists in conducting onsite surveys, if appropriate. Compiles data for technical reports, such as Air Carrier Aircraft and Engine Utilization Reports, pilot type rating failure reports and pilot-in-command proficiency check failure rate reports. Prepares examiner pass/fail rate reports. Reviews flight instructor files for renewal eligibility based on attendance at approved clinics or level or activity. If appropriate, renews certificates. Reviews airmen certification files submitted by designated examiners to ensure that certification requirements are met and proper endorsements and/or signatures are documented. Reviews inspection authorizations files for renewal eligibility based on level of activity within time frames required by the FAR Reviews student pilot and ground instructor applications to determine compliance with FAR and issues certificates or disapproves applications. Conducts signal light tests and recommends approval or disapproval to aviation safety inspectors. Reviews requests for special flight permits to determine eligibility, issues only those for small aircraft that are not required to be inspected by the FAA before the permit is issued and refers all others to aviation safety inspectors. Provides technical support to aviation safety inspectors during the certification of operators and air agencies by performing functions such as assisting with the evaluation of an emergency evacuation demonstration, records review and pre-certification briefings.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

1802 Compliance Inspection And Support

* Requirements

Help 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)


To qualify for this position at the FG-8 grade level, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FG/GS-7 in the Federal Service. Specialized Experience: Applicants specialized experience must demonstrate accomplishment in practical technical aviation operations, computer skills and knowledge of common software applications, analytical skills, interpersonal skills, communication skills. Candidates should show technical training and/or certification experience applicable to a regulatory aviation environment. Specialized experience may include but is not limited to the following: Experience in pilot certification procedures, airframe and power plant certification procedures, inspection authorizations (IA), computer data analysis programs, and application of the Federal Aviation Regulations. Refer to OPM's Operating Manual Qualification Standard at . Qualifications must be met by the closing date of the announcement. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility or consideration for employment.http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/group-stds/gs-cler.asp

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 external announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this external 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 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 appropriate. 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 priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for consideration.


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