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Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Safety Inspector (Cabin Safety) in United States

Summary Serves as an Aviation Safety Inspector (Cabin Safety). Responsibilities A Cabin Safety Inspector duties involve developing, administering, or enforcing regulations and standards concerning cabin safety policy and operations, including safety aspects of aviation facilities, equipment, and procedures. Aviation Safety Inspectors apply a broad knowledge of the aviation industry, the general principle of aviation safety and the Federal laws, regulations and policies affecting aviation. Requirements Conditions of Employment We are not accepting applications from noncitizens. Qualifications General Requirements for All Positions: Not more than two separate incidents involving Federal aviation regulations violations in the last 5 years; Valid State driver's license; Fluency in the English language; No chemical dependencies or drug abuse that could interfere with job performance; and 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, and must meet all of the following requirements: 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; Have the ability to hear the conversational voice (hearing aid permitted); 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. In addition, applicants for positions that require participation in the operation of aircraft must: Possess a valid second-class medical certificate in accordance with Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) regulations; and Pass recurrent medical examinations as prescribed by the FAA. Applicants not requiring valid second-class medical certificates who are tentatively selected will be required to: Provide documentation from a board-certified physician certifying that they meet the minimal medical requirements; or Individuals who do not meet the minimum medical requirements but who are otherwise qualified will receive an individualized assessment to determine whether they can perform the essential functions of the position. Specialized Experience Requirements for FG-12 or Equivalent Grade Level/Pay Band: In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must possess three years of specialized experience in a passenger-carrying multi-engine aircraft over 12,500 pounds gross takeoff weight, which provided experience in each of the three categories as described below. a. Experience which provided a comprehensive knowledge of all the following: Cabin Safety policy; Flight attendant air carrier duties and responsibilities; Cabin safety operations; FAA regulatory requirements; Air carrier cabin safety emergency procedures and associated training; Passenger handling practices; and Emergency and safety equipment located in the aircraft cabin. AND b. Experience in at least one of the following functions: Conducting emergency procedures instructions; Developing cabin safety emergency procedures; or Developing handbooks, policies, procedures, or manuals in a type of work or cabin safety technical programs and procedures. AND c. Experience in at least one of the following areas: Managing flight attendant emergency training, technical cabin safety issues, program management, or line supervisory responsibilities in certificated air carrier flight attendant program operations; Developing operations and training manuals, programs, policies, and procedures to train flight attendants for effective safety of passengers in air carrier operations; or Applying Federal regulations to air carrier operations that was gained in any of the following areas: Emergency procedures training programs and administration, emergency procedures, aircraft evacuation, aircraft evaluation, emergency aircraft evacuation demonstration; Special programs (i.e., crew resource management, exit row seating, carry-on baggage, or passenger information cards); or Emergency equipment or the installation of such equipment. In addition to the specialized experience listed above, the scope of experience must include: Specialized experience described above that was gained in more than one kind of air carrier aircraft (e.g., make, model, series, variant); and A portion of the applicant’s specialized experience described in both paragraphs b and c above must have been gained within the last three years. RECENCY OF EXPERIENCE: A portion of the applicant's specialized experience described in both paragraphs b AND c (above) must have been gained within the last 3 years. Education Applicant must be a high school graduate or equivalent. ADDITIONAL JOB INFO: The FAA is an excepted service agency. Basic Federal employee benefits remain the same as other Federal agencies. The Flight Standards Service utilizes a National Centralized Hiring Process for standardized interviewing, screening, and verification of qualifications and experience of Aviation Safety Inspector applicants. Interviews will be conducted over the phone or via Zoom to determine whether they possess the necessary qualifications, competencies and personal qualities to successfully perform Aviation Safety Inspector duties. Applicants will be questioned about information on their application and will be required to show appropriate certificates or other requested documents. 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. The 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. Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or e-mailed applications cannot be accepted. 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 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. In addition, you must submit documentation that provides evidence of eligibility as indicated in the "Required Documents" section of the announcement. 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. This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by PASS: Flight Standards Services. Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA