Aviation Safety Inspector (GAM) Principal Maintenance Inspector


Posted on Jul 31, 2020

Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation

Boise, ID

Serves as an Aviation Safety Inspector, General Aviation Mechanics (GAM), Principal Maintenance Inspector (PMI) in the Boise Flight Standards District Office.

Applicants for all Aviation Safety Inspector positions must meet the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standards:General Requirements for All Positions:Not more than two separate incidents involving Federal Aviation regulations violations in the last 5 yearsValid State driver's licenseFluency in the English languageNo chemical dependencies or drug abuse that could interfere with job performance, andHigh School diploma or equivalent.Medical Requirements for All Positions:Applicants must be physically able to perform the duties of the Aviation Safety Inspector position in a safe and efficient manner, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

The minimum medical requirements include the following requirements:Have good distant vision in each eye and be able to read, without strain, printed materials the size of typewritten characters (glasses and contact lenses permitted);Have the ability to hear the conversational voice (hearing aid permitted); andNot have any physical condition that would cause them to be a hazard to themselves or others 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 the aircraft must:Possess a valid second – class medical certificate in accordance with FAA regulations; andPass 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; orIndividuals 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.Aviation Safety Inspector (General Aviation Maintenance):When the predominant work involves General Aviation Maintenance, applicants for Aviation Safety Inpector (Maintenance) positions must meet all of the following requirements:Experience involving the maintenance and repair of airframes, power plants, and aircraft systems with responsibility for certifying airworthiness.Maintenance experience with aircraft 12,500 pounds or less maximum certificated takeoff weight.Aircraft maintenance experience in a repair station; air carrier or airline repair facility; military repair facility; or local, state or Federal governmental agency.Aircraft maintenance work experience within the last 3 years.FAA Mechanic Certificate with airframe and power plant ratings.In addition, applicants must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-H/FG-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 includes: Evaluating mechanics and repair facilities for initial and continuing certification; evaluating mechanic training programs; inspecting aircraft and related equipment for airworthiness; investigating and reporting on accidents, incidents and violations of FAR Part 135 air carriers/air operators.For Lateral Movements Between 1825 Specialties: To assist in determining qualification requirements, applicants transferring between specialties at the same grade level are strongly encouraged to complete the appropriate Qualifications Assessment Tool (QAT) check sheet and upload it along with their resume.

Check sheets are contained in Order 3410.26, Flight Standards Service Air Carrier and General Aviation Qualifications Assessment Tool for AFS Aviation Safety Inspectors.

This order is located at: https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Order/3410.26.pdfThe recency of specialized experience is waived for current FAA employees in the 1825 series.Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their Work History.Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.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.

How to Apply

Follow the application procedure at www.usajobs.gov for more info.


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