Air Safety Investigator (Air Carrier Operations)


Vacancy ID: 818830   Announcement Number: AS-818830-DM   USAJOBS Control Number: 334955900

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1. Title of Job

Air Safety Investigator (Operations)
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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14

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Delegated Examining
002 Merit Promotion
003 Non-Competitive

21. Geographic Availability

110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Do you have a Commercial Pilot Certificate with instrument rating or other certificate that meets or exceeds the requirements of a Commercial Pilot Certificate, e.g., an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate?

A. YES
B. NO

2. Do you have at least 1500 total flight hours? Two hours spent as a co-pilot, FAA certified flight engineer on a commercial air carrier or military flight officer may be substituted for one flight hour as pilot-in-command.

A. YES
B. NO

3. Do you have at least 1000 flight hours as pilot in command?

A. YES
B. NO

4. Do you have at least 500 flight hours operating multi-engine airplanes with a gross weight of at least 12,500 pounds?

A. YES
B. NO

5. Do you have a valid state driver's license?

A. YES
B. NO

6. Are you able to speak and write English fluently?

A. YES
B. NO

7. Do you possess a high school diploma, general equivalency degree (GED) or other comparable documentation?

A. YES
B. NO

8. Do you possess a current first or second class medical certificate in accordance with FAA regulations?

A. YES
B. NO


Qualifying Aircraft: For the purpose of this application "qualifying aircraft" are defined as follows: newer generation, turbine powered aircraft that are generally equipped with FMS and GPS navigation, IRU platforms, FADEC fuel controls, EFIS display units, EGPWS, advanced TCAS or TAWS warning systems. Examples of airplanes in this category would be B747-400 (and later), MD-11/MD-10, B737NG (and later), B757/B767, B777, B717, A320 series, (and later Airbus models). Also, similarly equipped, advanced, newer generation aircraft used in civil air carrier, regional, corporate or charter flight operations such as the G-450 (and later) and the Global Express.

9. For GS-12 Level: Do you have 52 weeks of specialized experience as pilot-in-command on turbine-powered, multi-engine airplanes operated under 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 121 or 135, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ATP airman certificate with large (weighing more than 12,500 pounds) turbine-powered airplane type rating; experience as flight crewmember on large, complex "qualifying aircraft"; or served as an FAA authorized check-airman or flight simulator instructor on complex, multi-engine, turbine-powered airplanes?

A. YES
B. NO

10. For GS-13 Level: In addition to GS-12 level requirements, do you also have 52 weeks of specialized experience as Pilot-in-command on "qualifying aircraft" operating under 14 CFR Part 121; and/or served as FAA authorized proficiency check-airman and/or Aircrew Program Designee (APD) on *qualifying aircraft" operating under 14 CFR Part 121.

A. YES
B. NO

11. GS-14 Level: In addition to the requirements for the GS-13, do you have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience within the past three years as a Domicile or System Chief pilot as defined by 14 CFR Part 119.65, Director of Safety as defined by 14 CFR Part 119.65, Vice-President of Flight Operations, Director of Flight or Aircrew Training, (or equivalent duties) of an airline operating under 14 CFR Part 121, with *qualifying aircraft" in its fleet.

A. YES
B. NO

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

12. Received formal training on procedures, methodology, and techniques of conducting aviation accident and incident investigations.

13. Completed the two-week NTSB Aircraft Accident Investigation (AS101) course.

14. Participated as a party coordinator or group member in a NTSB led investigation.

15. Served as a member of an air carrier or pilot union flight safety department, or equivalent safety committee that was responsible for accident/incident response.

16. Served as a manager or check-airman with responsibility for procedures, training, proficiency checking, line operations, and oversight of civil air carriers operating under CFR Parts 121 or 135 in domestic and international flight operations.

17. Experience within previous 3 years as pilot-in-command of large (maximum gross weight of more than 12,500 pounds), complex, multi-engine turbine powered *qualifying aircraft" operating under CFR Part 121 or 135 in domestic and international flight operations.

18. Experience within previous 3 years as pilot flight instructor, pilot check-airman with authorization to conduct proficiency checks on large (maximum gross weight of more than 12,500 pounds), complex, multi-engine turbine powered aircraft operating under CFR Part 121 or 135 in domestic and international flight operations.

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19. Experience within previous 3 years as pilot flight instructor, pilot check-airman with authorization to conduct proficiency checks on  (maximum gross weight of more than 12,500 pounds), complex, multi-engine turbine powered "qualifying aircraft" operating under CFR Part 121 or 135 in domestic and international flight operations.

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20. Worked with a group that was responsible for identifying safety issues, and developing those issues into safety recommendations or other safety initiatives to promote aviation safety.

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21. Led a group that was responsible for identifying safety issues and developing those issues into safety recommendations or other safety initiatives to promote aviation safety.

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22. Developed, organized, wrote, edited and reviewed written detailed reports that were disseminated both inside and outside an organization.

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23. Researched and developed comprehensive, technical and accurate position statements and responses to inquiries regarding civil air carrier operations and aviation safety.

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24. Initiated special research projects and studies that led to the production of a formal or written report.

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25. Initiated special research projects and studies that led to the production of formal written reports or safety recommendations or other initiatives dealing with aviation safety.

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26. Expertise with word processing and presentation software.

27. Utilized Microsoft Word.

28. Utilized Microsoft PowerPoint.

29. Developed technical briefings that were presented to a diverse audience.

30. Developed briefings, speeches, or presentations that you presented to a diverse audience.

31. Spoke and made presentations in front of large audiences.

32. Experience with public speaking while using audio visual programs, i.e. Microsoft Power Point.

33. Experience as group member in the research and development of comprehensive, technical, studies, position statements, and/or other technical projects.

34. Experience leading technical groups responsible for research and development of comprehensive, technical, studies, position statements, and/or technical projects.

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35. Experience influencing, motivating, challenging, and directing others, and in maintaining the ability to adapt leadership styles to a variety of situations as a member or leader of a group or team.

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36. Experience organizing work, setting priorities, determining resource requirements, determining short-term and long-term goals and strategies to achieve them.

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37. Provided effective leadership in managing a team of experts from a single discipline.

38. Provided effective leadership in managing a team of experts from multiple disciplines.

39. Ability to effectively work alone with little or no supervisory oversight.

40. Ability to effectively work in a group or team environment.