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Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Safety Inspector (Team Lead MFG) (1825) in Burlington, Massachusetts

Aviation Safety Inspector (Team Lead MFG) (1825)

Department of Transportation

Federal Aviation Administration

Aircraft Certification Service, System Oversight Division
  • ##### Open & closing dates

07/10/2019 to 07/30/2019

  • ##### Service


  • ##### Pay scale & grade


  • ##### Salary

$102,309 to $158,608 per year

Salary includes 28.27% locality pay rate for Burlington, MA.

  • ##### Appointment type


  • ##### Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:


Burlington, MA 1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

- Duties

Serves as the Aviation Safety Inspector (Team Lead).

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Duties and Responsibilities: This Aviation Safety Inspector (Team Lead- MFG) positon will serve as a Senior Aviation Safety Inspector (SASI) assisting the manager in completing daily duties and responsibilities associated with supporting the operation of the office. The incumbent works independently and exercises sound judgement when making decisions affecting the office. In the absence of the manager may serve as acting manager for assigned office as well as other offices when needed or requested. As instructed by the manager, the SASI is authorized to direct and assign work of office personnel and may serve as an approver for actions routinely performed by the manager as permitted by policy. The SASI reports to the manager on performance progress, training of employees, and disciplinary problems. Makes recommendations to the manager regarding promotions, reassignments, recognition, and personnel needs. Approves spot/short term leave requests. Resolves simple complaints of employees and refers others to the manager. Commun.icates assignments, projects, and problems to be solved, to include deadlines and milestones for completion. The SASI signs office correspondence and reports ensuring that all actions and/or program reporting requirements assigned to the office are completed within defined schedules. Serves as the focal point for programs such as the Quality Management System, Oversee System Performance, and AVS Staffing Tool and Reporting System. The SASI applies experience and a comprehensive knowledge in evaluating compliance for applicants, Production Approval Holders (PAHs) and/or holders of Organization Designation Authorizations (ODAs) with the applicable Code of Federal Regulations, FAA Policy, and nonU. S. regulations governed by Bilateral Agreements. The SASI serves as primary advisor to the manager on major projects and/or programs. The SASI supports planning, organizing and conducting audits (both domestic and international); continued operational safety oversight; production and airworthiness certification; compliance oversight; and oversight programs for designee and delegated organizations. The SASI applies risk management in planning and decision making at a system level. A clear understanding of FAA and industry roles and responsibilities is needed to enable an effective and appropriate level of FAA involvement in consideration of shared safety responsibilities. Additionally, the SASI uses systems thinking to address the responsibilities listed above. As the agency moves toward a system-based approach, the SASI determines how to efficiently and effectively oversee entities based upon compliance and safety risks within the aviation system. As a Team Lead, the SASI serves as mentor. coach and role model to ASls/ASEs within the office and across the organization. As a leader in the organization, the SASI assists the manager in promoting AIR's goals and objectives by demonstrating behaviors that support informed decision-making and enhanced collaboration with internal/external stakeholders. Provides guidance to lower-level technical staff on how to solve difficult technical issues. Independently resolves routine technical problems without the intervention of management. Work is reviewed periodically at major milestones and at completion, for technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity. Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • #### Job family (Series)

1825 Aviation Safety

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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)

MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 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: A. Have a 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; B. Have the ability to hear the conversational voice (hearing aid permitted); C. 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. APPLICANTS FOR AVIATION SAFETY INSPECTOR (MANUFACTURING) POSITIONS MUST ALSO MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS: A) Experience in the area of quality systems, methods, and techniques in the manufacture of products and/or articles that demonstrates the ability to determine whether aircraft and related products meet the approved design criteria, or the design criteria on which approval is being sought and is in condition for safe operations; or B) Experience involving either the actual issuance of airworthiness certificates or having responsibility for managing programs leading to the issuance of original airworthiness certificates or original export airworthiness approvals for products and/or articles; or C) Experience involving a combination of paragraph A and paragraph B above. In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications listed above, to qualify for this position at the FV-1825-J level, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-I, FG/GS-13 in the Federal Service. 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: experience in the area of quality systems, methods, and techniques in the manufacture of products and/or articles that demonstrates the ability to determine whether aircraft and related products meet the approved design criteria or the design criteria on which approval is being sought and is in condition for safe operations (e.g., First article, in process and final assembly inspection; Quality assurance provisions of special processes (e.g. heat treating, brazing, welding, carburizing, plating, CAD-CAM, robotics, software quality control, etc.,)); Destructive and non-destructive inspection; manufacturing processes, Airworthiness assurance; Developing and implementing quality systems and procedures; Testing procedures; Use of approved design data; Experience involving either the actual issuance of airworthiness certificates or having responsibility for managing programs leading to the issuance of original airworthiness certificates or original export airworthiness approvals for products and/or articles.

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

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


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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.

Some, all or none may be interviewed.

This is not a bargaining unit position.

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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.

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Security clearance


Drug test required


- Required Documents

Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50).

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

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.

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A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of "Received" 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 have a status of "Received" each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.


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Agency contact information
Angie Hightower

(816) 329-2670


(816) 329-2656



Federal Aviation Administration ACE Regional HR Services Division 901 Locust Street, Room 402 AHF-C100 Kansas City, MO 64106 US

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