|Airport Certification and Safety Inspector|
|Organization: Federal Aviation Administration|
...Come be a part of the new generation in aviation, an industry that is absolutely critical...collaboration with the ADO's and other Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) organizations to...presentations to audiences within and outside the aviation community. 2. Knowledge of airport operations...
||Department Of Transportation
||Federal Aviation Administration
||4/16/2013 to 5/6/2013
|Who May Apply:
||Kansas City, Missouri
||$68,724.00 - $106,511.00 / Per Year
|Series & Grade:
||Full Time - Permanent
The Next Generation of Flight is Underway - and you can be part of it! We need you and your fresh ideas to shape the air transportation system of tomorrow, and the way America flies. Come be a part of the new generation in aviation, an industry that is absolutely critical to this nation's economy and security.
The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is a fundamental transformation of our nation's airspace system. It uses 21st century technologies to meet future demands, avoid gridlock in the sky and on the runways, further improve safety, and protect the environment. For more information on NextGen, watch this brief introduction : NextGen Introduction
About the FAA Employment Information
Business Component: FAA, Central Region, Airports Division
No Permanent Change of Station (PCS) payments are authorized.
- U.S. Citizen
- This position requires frequent travel.
- Valid state driver's license is required.
- This is a drug and alcohol testing designated position.
Serves as an Airport Certification Safety Inspector (ARP) responsible for 14 CFR Part 139 compliance for the Office of Airports (ARP), Central Region. This position serves as subject matter expert in the area of airport certification safety.
Responsible for conducting periodic and surveillance inspections at large hub and smaller Part 139 Airports to ensure compliance with standards for 14 CFR part 139 in the areas of records, personnel, paved areas, unpaved areas, safety areas, marking signs, and lighting, snow and ice control, air craft rescue and firefighting, handling and storing of hazardous substances and materials, traffic and wind direction indicators, airport emergency plan, self-inspection program, pedestrians and ground vehicles, obstructions, protection of NAVAIDS, public protection, wildlife hazard management, airport condition reporting, and identifying, marking and lighting construction and other unserviceable areas.
Reviews Construction Safety Phasing Plans and conducts inspections of airports to ensure operational safety during construction meets current standards.
Conducts reviews of wildlife hazard assessments and approvals of wildlife hazard management plans at Part 139 airports and works closely with the airports, Airports District Offices (ADO'S), Wildlife Biologists, other technical experts, and stakeholders to reduce hazardous wildlife and attractants on and in the vicinity of airports.
Reviews and verifies individual airport layout plans, obstruction charts, safety equipment descriptions, construction drawing and documents related to certification requirements.
Recommends approval or denial of applications for Airport Operating Certificates
Investigates potential regulatory violations and initiates administrative or legal enforcement actions, as appropriate. Coordinates sanction recommendations with the lead inspector as to sanctions, including civil penalties, certificate suspension or revocation.
Reviews petitions from airport owners for exemptions from any or all FAR Part 139. Conducts investigation of vehicle/pedestrian deviations at airports and evaluate results for closure or enforcement (administrative or legal).
Supports investigations of an aircraft accident or incident on or near an airport, as a subject matter expert.
Works in collaboration with the ADO's and other Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) organizations to improve surface safety at airports by reviewing or investigating the factors leading to the surface incidents, runway incursions, and aircraft excursions.
Supports various safety training outreach efforts with various stakeholders to include out of region and international training initiatives.
Reviews and provides comments on policies, procedures, standards, guidance, and other instructions issued by Washington Headquarters.
Conducts Runway Safety Area inventories which may include physical inspection of a safety area to determine what is installed and if it meets agency standards.
Work Environment: This position requires up to 50% travel. A valid driver's license is required. This position may require the inspector to drive significant distances (100-300 miles) and requires the inspector to walk considerable distances to inspect airfield pavement, safety areas, lighting, markings, signage, and fueling systems. Frequently this requires working around the hazards of moving aircraft (taxiing, landing, and takeoff) and ground vehicles. The candidate may also be required to lift and/or carry objects of about 20 to 50 pounds, as well as climb ladders and/or work in unusual environmental/weather conditions.
Physical Requirements: Selected candidates must successfully complete a Basic Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Training Course which places the candidate in a strenuous physical heat controlled environment with fire protection suits and self-contained breathing apparatus that could be heavy and awkward.
To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-H Payband, FG/GS-12 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience may include but not limited to: Experience in airport management or operations. Experience in other FAA Airports programs. Experience in other FAA safety enforcement programs. Experience inspecting DOD and/or Part 139 certificated airports for deficiencies and/or unsafe conditions; airport management and/or operations, other FAA Airports programs and/or other FAA safety enforcement programs.
Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.
IMPORTANT: Ensure that your work experience supports your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) answers. Your answers and associated work experience will be evaluated further to validate whether the answers that you selected are appropriate. Answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA)
1. Ability to prepare and deliver clear, concise and comprehensive presentations to audiences within and outside the aviation community.
2. Knowledge of airport operations.
3. Knowledge of Airport Certification Program requirements and ability to inspect facilities, records, and/or analyze procedure to ensure compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations, Part 139, "Certification of Airports".
4. Knowledge of airport crash, fire, and rescue vehicles, aircraft fire and rescue facilities and extinguishing agents.
5. Knowledge and experience utilizing FAA 150 series advisory circulars and ability to interpret and apply Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR).
To preview the application questionnaire, click the following link: View Application Questionnaire
Please mention you learned of this employment opportunity on the Careers In Government website.
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FAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on www.faa.gov/acr or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.
Federal Aviation Administration
Human Resources Management Office
901 Locust Street, Room 402
Kansas City, MO
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Job Announcement Number: ACE-ARP-13-32-30823
Control Number: 341825700
Aviation & Harbor|
City: Kansas City|
Country: UNITED STATES
| Mid to Senior Level|
$68,724.00 to $106,511.00 Annually