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Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Safety Technician in Van Nuys, California

Summary Due to the Pandemic and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee’s report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is determined by state and Federal officials that employees are allowed to report to the workplace where this position is located, on a regular basis. Responsibilities At the FG-8 level the incumbent serves as an Aviation Safety Technician in a Flight Standards 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 actions. 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.At the FG-9 level the incumbent serves as an Aviation Safety Technician in a Flight Standards 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.Provides expert 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 and analyzes 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. Informs management of any noteworthy trends from this analysis.Extracts, analyzes and presents Safety Performance Analysis System (SPAS) data to identify trends for items that affect aviation safety. Provides conclusions and recommendations 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 such as complaints, occurrences, incidents, accidents and enforcement actions. Gathers and analyzes information, conducts interviews and prepares correspondence and reports for management signature. Requirements Conditions of Employment We are not accepting applications from noncitizens. Qualifications To qualify for this position at the FG-8 grade, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FG/GS-7. Specialized experience may include but is not limited to: demonstrated accomplishment in practical technical aviation operations, computer skills and knowledge of common software applications, analytical skill, interpersonal skills, and communication skills. Typically preferred candidates will show technical training and/or certification experience applicable to a regulatory aviation environment.To qualify for this position at the FG-9 grade, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FG/GS-8.Specialized experience may include but is not limited to: demonstrated accomplishment in practical technical aviation operations; computer skills and knowledge of common software applications; analytical skill; interpersonal skills; and communication skills; experience in gathering and compiling aviation safety data; experience in analyzing aviation safety information for the purpose of identifying trends; experience in preparing technical reports and documents; and experience in assisting in aviation investigations such as complaints, occurrences, incidents, accidents and/or violations. Typically preferred candidates will show technical training and/or certification experience applicable to a regulatory aviation environment.Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.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 announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this 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 information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or 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 based on the work history and experience you provided. 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. Education Not Applicable 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. www.faa.gov/jobs/workinghere/financialdisclosure_requirementsThe U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.PROMOTION POTENTIAL: Full promotion potential to the FG-9 Level: Identification of promotion in the vacancy 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 the selectee meeting training, qualification requirements, and recommendation by the supervisor.REQUIREMENT FOR SECURITY CLEARANCE: Selection and placement are contingent upon waiver or completion of satisfactory security requirements. For Moderate risk (5), this position requires completion and favorable adjudication of a National Agency Check and Inquiry (NACI) background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained.INTERVIEWS: If the agency decides to interview any qualified employee on the selection list, then all on the list who are qualified must be interviewed.SALARY SET IAW PASS / ATO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT: https://my.faa.gov/content/dam/myfaa/org/staffoffices/ahr/emp_labor_management_relations/labor_relations/agreements/2013_PASS_AVS_CBA.pdfThis is a bargaining unit position.Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

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