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U.S. Army Reserve Command Aviation Safety Inspector in McGuire AFB, New Jersey


About the Position: This position is with the Army Reserve Aviation Command (ARAC), Aviation Support Facility (ASF) Dix East, located at McGuire

Air Force Base, New Jersey.


Organize, execute, and conduct the aviation safety program for an Army Reserve Aviation Support Facility (ASF)

Analyze information and prepare report of findings to include identifying causes, methods, and techniques to reduce, eliminate, or control the hazards and minimize the potential of recurrence.

Represent the ASF Supervisor in meetings and conferences relative to aviation safety matters to promote safety, resolve problems, and exchange information.

Independently plan and carry out aviation, facility and ground safety training programs to prepare airfield operations personnel in case of a safety incident.


Conditions of Employment


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. 30 Percent or More Disabled VeteransCurrent Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceExecutive Order (E.O.) 12721Interagency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)Non-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferOffice of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement EligiblePeople with Disabilities, Schedule APostal Service/Peace Corps and Other Unique AuthoritiesPriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleReinstatementVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 In order to qualify, you must meet the experience and certification requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements for an Aviation Safety Inspector in the 1825 series as outlined in the OPM qualification standards. The minimum eligibility requirements for this position are below or may be found on the following link: qualification-standards/1800/aviation-safety-series-1825. 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:

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: 6. Have good distant vision in each eye and be able to read, without train, printed materials the seize of typewritten characters (glasses and contact lenses permitted);

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

  2. 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: 9. Possess a valid second-class medical certificate in accordance with FAA regulations; and

  3. Pass recurrent medical examinations as prescribed by the FAA. AND In addition to meeting the minimum requirements, applicants for the GS-12 level must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level and must meet all of the following requirements: 11. At least 1 year of pilot experience in multi-engine aircraft of more than 12,500 maximum certificated takeoff weight;

12 Not more than 2 flying accidents during the last 5 years in which the applicant's pilot error was involved;

  1. Minimum 100 flight hours during the last 3 years;

  2. Commercial Pilot Certificate with instrument rating;

  3. Minimum 1,500 total flight hours. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes Making routine inspections of organizations for compliance with Federal Aviation, OSHA, DoD, Army Aviation and Army Reserve Regulations and policies. Instruct and evaluate (1) individual pilots by written and oral examinations or (2) mechanics by written and practical examinations. Train and educate on ground and aviation safety, proper handling of hazardous waste management (HAZMAT) and communication (HAZCOM). Apply regulations and safety standards that are well established and fully applicable. Plan, direct, coordinate and evaluate the Safety and Occupational Health Program. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

Mishap/Accident InvestigationOral CommunicationSafety and HealthSafety and Health Training and Education Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-11).


Additional Information

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 12 - Safety position. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit for more information. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.