Aviation Safety Inspector (Airworthiness) US Department of Agriculture US Department of Agriculture 1,731 reviews

    Duties

    Summary

    This position is located in Region 6, in Fire and Aviation Management at the Redmond Air Center in Redmond, Oregon.

    The incumbent serves as an Aviation Safety Inspector (Airworthiness) responsible for Regional Aviation Maintenance Program management and works as a team member for projects of the National Airworthiness program.

    For additional information about the position, please contact James Reed at 541-504-7254 or email [email protected]

    Responsibilities

    • Serves as Contracting Officer's Representative on aviation maintenance/support contracts.
    • Provides support to the regional Working Capital Fund (WCF) aircraft maintenance program.
    • Plans the work to be accomplished by the unit, assigns work to employees, and establishes production or quality standards for the unit's work.
    • Provides operational and technical expertise to U.S Forest Service aviation operations primarily consisting of contracted resources, but includes government owned and operated aircraft as well.
    • Advises both the regional and national aviation programs regarding development and implementation of policies, programs and standard practices as they relate to aviation maintenance.
    • Interprets and ensures compliance with Forest Service policy and other regulatory agency's requirements.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel – Overnight travel for meetings, trainings and field/site visits for aircraft inspections.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    1825 Aviation Safety

  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service or exempt.
    • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
    • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
    • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
    • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify.
    • This is a Test Designated Position. You will be tested for illegal drugs prior to appointment and randomly therea??er. Appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results.
    • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
    • Must hold a current and valid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Power plant (A and P) Certificate. A copy of the certificate is required.
    • Must hold a current and valid Federal Aviation Inspection Authorization (IA). A copy of the certificate is required.
    • This is a Test Designated Position. You will be tested for illegal drugs prior to appointment and randomly thereafter. Appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results.

    Qualifications

    In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.

    Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements.


    Aviation Safety Series, 1825
    Applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

    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. High school diploma or equivalent.

    Medical 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.

    Specialized Experience, Training, and Certification Requirements:
    1. Experience involving the maintenance and repair of FAA civil certificated airframes, power plants, and systems of multi-engine aircraft of 12,500 pounds or less maximum certificated takeoff weight OR more than 12,500 pounds maximum certificated takeoff weight maintained under an airworthiness maintenance and inspection program.
    2. Aircraft maintenance experience in a repair station; air carrier or airline repair facility; military repair facility; or local, state, or Federal governmental agency.
    3. Experience involving the maintenance and repair of airframes, power plants, and aircraft systems with responsibility for certifying airworthiness.
    4. Aircraft maintenance work experience within the last 3 years.
    5. FAA Mechanic Certificate with airframe and power plant ratings.

    In addition to meeting the requirements described above, the following additional experience is required for the grade specified.


    For the GS-13 grade level: Applicant must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-12 level.

    Examples of specialized experience are: Provided oversight as a Contracting Officers Representative for maintenance and parts contracts servicing Working Capital Fleet (WCF) aircraft. Scheduled and approved all inspections and maintenance actions of assigned aircraft. Inspected and provided surveillance and oversight of aircraft, which have undergone major overhaul, alterations, or repairs. Compiled and reported findings, making recommendations on repairs and modifications. Determined appropriate maintenance activity level for complex and critical maintenance issues.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Work Experience: Your resume must clearly document the following for each block of work experience; the beginning day, month and year the work assignment started and ended; the hours worked per week; position title, and series and grade if applicable; and description of duties performed. This information must be provided for each permanent, temporary or seasonal appointment/work assignment or volunteer work and should be clearly documented as a separate block of time. Incomplete, inaccurate or conflicting work history may not be credited for qualifications purposes. This can result in an applicant not being considered for the position.

    Education

    Education is not a requirement for this position.

    Additional information

    The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.

    Government Housing is not available

    Daycare facilities are available

    Daycare facilities are not available

    This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements.

    This position performs limited supervisory duties.

    The use of incentives may be authorized. Final determination will be made at the time of job offer

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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

    You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. You will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Individuals with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category.

    Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may be found ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

    To view the application form, visit: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11025576

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing, National security

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

    Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the responsibilities section including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications.

    If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.

    If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted.

    If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. For more information on veterans' preference visit FEDSHIREVETS.

    Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    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.

    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.

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