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Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Safety Technician in Watkins, Colorado

Summary

Incumbent serves as an Aviation Safety Technician in the Denver Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) 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.

Responsibilities

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 enforcement.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. 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.

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. Examples of specialized experience may include: 1) demonstrated accomplishment in practical technical aviation operations; 2) computer skills or knowledge of common software applications; 3) analytical skills, interpersonal skills and communication skills.To qualify for this position at the FG-9, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-E, GS-/FG-7/8. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Examples of specialized experience include: 1) demonstrated accomplishment in practical technical aviation operations; 2) computer skills or knowledge of common software applications; 3) analytical skills, interpersonal skills and communication skills. In addition, experience should also include the following: 1) gathering and compiling aviation safety data; 2) experience in analyzing aviation safety information for the purpose of identifying trends; 3) experience in preparing technical reports and documents; 4) experience in assisting in aviation investigations such as complaints, occurrences, incidents, accidents and/or violations.**Preferred candidates, though not required, will have technical training and/or certification experience applicable to a regulated aviation environment.Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact rating or may result in not being considered for the job.Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history.Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.This position may be filled at the FG-8 or FG-9.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.

Education

Education is not qualifying for this position.

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.Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or e-mailed applications cannot be accepted. If you need to submit additional documents to supplement your on-line application, e.g. transcripts, SF-50, or veterans' documentation, you may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS. Supplemental documentation can also be faxed to (206) 231-4150 on or before the closing date of this announcement. Please include your name and the vacancy announcement number on each of your faxed pages and redact all Personally Identifiable Information (PII), such as social security number and date of birth.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 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 choose 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 Resources 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 alphabetical order and referred to the selecting official for consideration.The FAA is an excepted service agency. Basic Federal employee benefits remain the same as other Federal agencies. This is a bargaining unit position.Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

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