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Job Detail (EXPIRED): Air Safety Investigator - DEADLINE TO APPLY MARCH 27

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COMPANY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) DATE:
POSITION: Air Safety Investigator - DEADLINE TO APPLY MARCH 27
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
Position: Air Safety Investigator
Announcement Number:
Opening Date: Mar 15, 2012
Close Date: Mar 27, 2012
Series: 1815

Business Component:
Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, Office of
Accident Investigation and Prevention, Accident
Investigation Division, AVP-100
Duty Location(s): Washington, District of Columbia  -  
Vacancies:  1
Salary Range: $74,780 - $141,735
Grade(s): FV-I / FV-J
Job Status: Full Time
Appointment Duration: Permanent

About the Application Process:
• About the FAA...
• Employment Information...
• Citizenship Requirements...
• Veterans Preference...
• Locality Pay...
• Cost of Living Adjustment(COLA)...
• Financial Disclosures...
• What to Expect Next...No Permanent Change of Station
(PCS) payments are authorized.Who May Apply:
FAA Employees - FAA Wide

We are not accepting applications from non-U.S. citizens.

How We Will Evaluate You:
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.

Key Requirements:
•U.S. Citizen
•Selectee must pass a medical examination prior to
•Selectee must maintain a First-Class Medical Certificate
•or valid second-class FAA medical certificate.
•This is a drug-testing designated position.
•Valid state driver's license is required.

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

Job Duties:
The incumbent will serve as an Air Safety Investigator in
the Accident Investigation Division, and as such, performs
around-the-clock operations of time critical accident
investigations, ensures that aviation safety issues are
identified, conducts safety oversight of transportation
practices, works to improve accident investigation
procedures, works closely with industry and other
government agencies to promote aviation safety, develops
and recommends policies and procedures governing
aircraft accident and incident investigations. Serves as the
principle FAA liaison to the NTSB representative, and to
FAA headquarters during the course of the investigation.
Reviews and comments on draft accident reports
developed by the NTSB concerning specific investigations.
Reviews flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder
transcripts released by NTSB. Participates in pre-hearing
conferences and depositions concerning the assigned
accident/incident investigation. Contacts and briefs FAA
witnesses. Responds to all requests for information;
letters, memos, Congressionals, Freedom of Information
Act (FOIA) inquires, and senior staff. Represents the FAA
during U.S participation in foreign investigations. Develops
FAA safety recommendations to prevent future accidents
and to promote aviation safety.

Minimum Qualifications:

For all grades and specializations, applicants must
possess a Commercial Pilot Certificate with instrument
rating, the appropriate military rating, or other certificate
that meets or exceeds the requirements of the
Commercial Pilot Certificate, e.g., an Airline Transport Pilot

All applicants must possess the Minimum Flight Hour
Requirements: Total Flight Time as pilot-in-command in
aircraft of any weight or category is creditable for this
requirement. Each 2 hours acquired as a copilot, an FAA
certificated flight engineer on a commercial air carrier, or a
military flight officer on a military air carrier may be
substituted for 1 hour of flight time in meeting the
minimum total flight time requirements. Only flight hours
acquired as pilot-in-command are creditable.

The Minimum Flight Hour Requirements Include:

1. Total Flight Time: 1500 flight hours as pilot-in-command
or copilot in aircraft of any weight or category is required.
2. Pilot-In-Command: 1000 flight hours of actual pilot-in-
command is required.
3. Multi-engine Airplane: 500 flight hours in heavy multi-
engine airplanes, i.e., gross takeoff weight in excess of
12,500 pounds is required.(Up to 250 hours flying time
acquired in helicopters may be substituted.)
4. Helicopter: Up to 200 hours of flying time acquired in
heavy multi-engine airplanes may be substituted.
5. Small Airplane: 500 hours of flight time in an airplane
weighing 12,500 pounds or less gross takeoff weight is

For inservice placement actions, flight hours may be
waived for candidates who demonstrate that they have the
knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the

Other Requirements:
1. Valid State driver's license
2. Fluency in the English language
3. No chemical dependencies or drug abuse that could
interfere with job performance
4. A high school graduate or equivalent

candidates MUST demonstrate one year (52 weeks) of
Specialized experience to at least the next lower pay band
FV-H/FG-12 or FV-I/FG-13 in the normal line of
progression for the occupation in the organization.
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 which provides an extensive knowledge of at
least two of the following four areas: 1) Aircraft operations,
either in a flight crew member, flight dispatcher, or
supervisory position, 2) air traffic control,as a full
performance level radar controller, 3) aircraft design,
certification, or maintenance, or 4) FAA Aviation Safety
Inspector. Extensive training and experience in conducting
or managing accident investigations will be considered as
a substitute for one of the two required areas of
specialized experience.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following
has been determined to be a selective factor for this
position. This means possession of this criterion is part of
the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the
duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who
do not possess this criterion are ineligible for further

knowledge and experience in conducting investigations
and special studies of aircraft accidents/incidents.

Other Job Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA)
knowledge and experience in conducting investigations
and special studies of aircraft accidents/incidents.
2. Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with multidisciplinary subject matter experts
and facilitate organizational consensus.
3. Ability to communicate ideas and facts in a clear and
understandable manner, tailoring communication to the
intended audience.
4. Skill and preparing technical reports.
5. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in using
aviation safety data to identify and analyze emerging risks,
future hazards, and safety trends in the air transportation

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.

FAA offers an excellent comprehensive benefits programs.
To learn more about the federal government benefits,
please click here.More Information About This Job:
We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant
Travel may be required.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.

1. The above salary includes the 24.22% locality pay for
the Washington, DC metro area.
2. This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation
plan. Additional information about core compensation is
available on the following website:
3. In the text box following each Knowledge, Skills and
Abilities (KSA) and Selective Placement Factor (SPF),
please provide a brief explanation of your possession of
the applicable KSA or SPF. Include the name, title,
organization name, and phone number of at least one
reference that can be contacted for further verification of
your level of capability. Failure to address the Selective
Placement Factor will result in the loss of further
4. Applications will first be reviewed to determine if they
meet the minimum qualification requirements. Failure to
meet minimum qualification requirements automatically
disqualifies an applicant.
5. Incumbent must be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a
6. On infrequent occasions, investigative assignments
may be given on short notice and may involve work at
unusual times for long hours at accident sites, sometimes
in remote, rugged and hostile settings. The incumbent
must be able to work in physically demanding and
adverse conditions such as in swamps, deserts, on
steep, uneven and mountainous terrain.
7. The incumbent will be responsible for the economical,
and efficient utilization of all resources committed to the
8. The incumbent must qualify to obtain and maintain a
government issued travel charge card.
9. On occasion, foreign travel will be required.
10. Successful completion of a security investigation will
be required.
11. This position is covered by the Department of
Transportation's Drug and/or Alcohol Testing Program.
Any applicant tentatively selected for this position must
pass a pre-employment or pre-appointment drug and/or
alcohol test prior to employment or appointment.
12. The selectee will be subject to random drug and/or
alcohol testing.

This is a bargaining unit position.Required Documents:
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), upon request.

Only supplemental documentation, e.g. SF-50s, Flight
Hours,and Medical Certificates will be accepted in
combination with your on-line application. These
documents MUST be faxed to [202-267-7032] on or before
the closing date of this announcement. All submitted
documents should reference the announcement
number.For more information on this job:
Call Human Resource Management Division, AHP-200 at
202-267-8012 or email to 9-AWA-AHR-200-
Servicing HR office:
Federal Aviation Administration
Human Resource Servicing Division, AHP-200
800 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 523
Washington, DC 20591
Phone: (202) 267-8012
Fax Number: (202) 267-7032

You must apply on-line to receive consideration. Your
application must have a status of "Submitted" by 11:59 PM
Central 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 "Submitted" each
time a referral list is created in order to receive
consideration for positions associated with register.
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