Aviation Safety Inspector (AC - Flight Oversight) (Assistant Aircrew Program Manager )

Federal Aviation Administration

Federal Aviation Administration

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Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024


The Assistant Aircrew Program Manager (AAPM) serves as a full assistant to an Aircrew Program Manager (APM) and is responsible for the adequacy of aircrew ground and flight training/testing and standards for specific aircraft of an assigned air carrier. Assists in the management of programs on assigned aircraft including designated examiners and/or Aircrew Program Designees (APD).

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  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

    07/03/2024 to 07/23/2024

  • Salary

    $88,520 - $115,079 per year

    The salary shown reflects the basic pay only. Locality pay will be added for the respective location.

  • Pay scale & grade

    FG 13

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    2 vacancies in the following location:

    • FAA Flight Standards Duty Locations Nationwide 2 vacancies
  • Telework eligible

    Yes—as determined by the agency policy.

  • Travel Required

    Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time-to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

  • Relocation expenses reimbursed


  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule


  • Service


  • Promotion potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1825 Aviation Safety

  • Supervisory status


  • Security clearance


  • Drug test


  • Announcement number


  • Control number



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Clarification from the agency

Open to AVS and AMA Employees Only



Flight Oversight ASIs do not conduct certification (pilot evaluating, testing, and checking) job functions as a required crewmember, including safety pilot. The incumbent will not, in any scenario, act as a required crewmember or safety pilot of an aircraft. Flight Oversight ASIs apply a broad knowledge of the aviation industry, aviation safety, and Federal aviation laws, regulations, and policies.

Under the direction of the Aircrew Program Manager, accomplishes the following duties:

Develops a work program to insure periodic surveillance of designated pilot and flight engineer examiners, pilot and flight engineer check airmen, and company training programs.

Assures the assigned air carrier conducts flight crew training and testing required by Title 14of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), FAA-approved training programs, and current testing standards. Oversees company check airmen and APDs. Serves as the technical advisor to the principal inspector on assigned areas of the company training and testing programs. Coordinates technical instructions, policy orders, and procedures through the principal inspector to assure uniformity of training and testing activities.

Conducts enforcement investigations and prepares final reports and recommendations on disposition. Performs or assists in the emergency suspension of airmen certificates. Conducts re-examination of certificated airmen.

Conducts investigations of public complaints, congressional inquiries, and aircraft incidents and accidents.

Provides verbal and/or written technical assistance to legal counsel, testifies at court trials and formal hearings, and gives depositions.

Coordinates with geographic inspectors for the accomplishment of nonroutine air carrier surveillance.

Recommends the designation of APDs and pilot examiners. Conducts flight tests, additional type ratings, and

flight engineer certification; proficiency tests; initial qualification tests, and line-oriented flight training.

Assures standardization of check airmen and designated examiners and recommends to the Principal Inspector any changes which are considered necessary.

Monitors assigned areas of the flight crew training program and associated records to ensure compliance with 14 CFR, national and regional directives, and safe operating practices.

Monitors assigned air carrier ground and flight training. Attends certificate holder's company and safety meetings.

Evaluates training programs to ensure that they meet the requirements of 14 CFR. Approves or disapproves these training programs including flight simulators, training devices, or other such equipment used in these programs. May require amendments to previously approved manuals to accomplish the following: correct any conflict with regulatory requirements; eliminate unsafe practices; and/or improve the specificity of instruction.

General technical and administrative supervision is provided by an assigned supervisor within the office. Independently responsible for all regulatory, certification, and/or surveillance activities conducted within assigned tasks and responsibilities. Actions taken are guided by adherence to both national and regional FAA directives, 14 CFR, and sound management practices.

Performs other duties as assigned.



Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents).
  • Ingrade/downgrade applications will be accepted.


Basic Requirements. All applicants must meet the following basic requirements:

a. Not more than two separate incidents involving Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations violations in the last five years;

b. Valid State driver’s license;

c. Fluency in the English language;

d. No chemical dependencies or drug abuse that could interfere with job performance; and

e. High school diploma or equivalent.

Medical Requirements. Applicants must be physically able to perform the duties of the ASI position in a safe and efficient manner, with or without a reasonable accommodation. The minimum medical requirements include the following:

a. Have good distance vision in each eye and be able to read, without strain, printed materials the size of typewritten characters (glasses and contact lenses permitted);

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

c. Not have any physical conditions that would cause them to be a hazard to themselves or others or that would interfere with their ability to operate/occupy a flight deck observer’s seat (jumpseat) or a cabin passenger seat in a variety of aircraft.

Air Carrier (Flight Oversight) Aviation Safety Inspector Qualification Requirements. In addition to meeting the basic and medical requirements, applicants must meet the following additional qualification requirements:

a. At least one year of pilot experience in multi-engine aircraft of more than 12,500 pounds maximum certificated takeoff weight.

b. Three years of experience working in an organization with an air carrier, commercial operator, or air agency certificate, an organization whose work led to the certification of individual airmen, or an organization that operated aircraft. At least one year of this experience must be with an organization that operated multiengine aircraft of more than 12,500 pounds maximum takeoff weight.

c. Minimum 1,500 total flight hours.

d. Must hold a valid Airline Transport Pilot Certificate.

e. Not more than two flying accidents during the last five years in which the applicant's pilot error was involved.

To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-H, FG/GS-12. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience may include but not limited to monitoring and issuing certificates to a large complex aviation organization or several smaller organizations that, in total, are comparable in complexity to one large aviation organization. Work at this grade level/pay band is generally reviewed from an overall standpoint for accuracy, consistency, and effectiveness in meeting requirements.

Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history.

Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Note: The aviation safety inspector (ASI) (Flight Oversight), position does not require a second-class medical certificate.

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Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

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/financial-disclosure-requirements

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.

Selectee will be required to report to an FAA Flight Standards Duty Location which may be discussed at selection. Position is telework eligible in accordance with the Agency Policy.

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.

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 one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

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.

This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by PASS: Flight Standards Services.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IMPORTANT: 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. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.


Required Documents

All applicants MUST provide a copy of their most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) which verifies current position, title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record as shown below.

If you are an FAA employee, you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


How to Apply

You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must be submitted at the time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with a register.


We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:

  • Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)

  • Duties (be specific in describing your duties)

  • Employer's name and address

  • Supervisor name and phone number

  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)

  • Salary

Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.

You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.
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Agency contact information

Danielle Muldrow
1 (718) 553-3492
1 (718) 995-5688
Federal Aviation Administration
AEA Regional HR Services Branch
1 Aviation Plaza, Room 207
Jamaica, NY 11434
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Next steps

Once we receive your complete application, the Human Resources Office will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications. Eligible and qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. You will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

For instructions on how to check the status of your application, please go to: USAJOBS Help Guide.

Important - If you make any changes to your application, you must resubmit it. If you make changes to your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and only your previously submitted application will be evaluated.

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 the agency contact listed in the Agency Contact Information section of this announcement or the hiring manager. An employee with a disability must notify the decision-maker of the accommodation request. Job applicants and employees are required to follow up oral requests in writing. 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 Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

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