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Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Safety Technician in Long Beach, California

Summary Incumbent serves as an Aviation Safety Technician (AST) with the Long Beach FSDO providing technical support to Aviation Safety Inspectors (ASI's) and the public. Performs or assists with a wide range of certification, surveillance, and investigation duties requiring research and evaluation in accordance with current FAA safety directives/orders. Responsibilities Provides expert technical knowledge and support to aviation safety inspectors, the general public, stakeholders, and airmen regarding a wide variety of aviation-related topics. Extracts safety data and information from FAA records to identify trends for items that affect aviation safety and enters technical findings in agency approved databases. This individual will provide technical assistance and/or support with certification, surveillance, investigation, and/or enforcement, examples include, but are not limited to: Certification Support • Provides technical support to ASI's during certification of operators and air agencies. • Reviews airmen certification files, submitted by designees for accuracy. • Reviews inspection authorization files for renewal eligibility. • Conducts Operational Color Vision Tests. • Reviews designee management system to determine renewal eligibility. • Compiles data for technical reports. Surveillance Support • Assists ASI's with surveillance of aviation events. • Assists in drafting and issuing waivers and authorizations. Investigation Support • Drafts Enforcement Investigative Reports (EIR) for review and final approval by an ASL • Acts as the Point of Contact (POC) for safety assets (PPE) related to accident investigations. Enforcement Support Incumbent will be responsible for enforcement functions including: conducting violations, voluntary disclosure, suspect illegal charters, incidents, navigation and altitude deviation investigations. Other • Provides technical support for special inspections, including a variety of the functions described in the previous paragraphs. • May conduct meetings or portions of meetings in support of technical work functions. • Prepares technical correspondence in support of assigned work functions. • Provides administrative support and project tracking utilizing required computer software. Performs other duties as assigned. Requirements Conditions of Employment We are not accepting applications from noncitizens. Qualifications To qualify for this position at the FG-8 grade, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FG/GS-7 level. Specialized experience is: 1) demonstrated accomplishment in practical technical aviation operations; 2) computer skills or knowledge of common software applications; 3) analytical skills, interpersonal skills and communication skills. To qualify for this position at the FG-9, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-E, GS-/FG-8 level. 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 is: 1) demonstrated accomplishment in practical technical aviation operations; 2) experience in using computerized database systems; 3) experience in preparing technical reports; and 4) experience in researching, analyzing and providing recommendations. In addition, experience must also include the following: 1) experience in gathering and compiling aviation safety data; 2) experience in assisting in aviation investigations such as complaints, occurrences, incidents, accidents and/or violations. Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact rating or may result in not being considered for the job. Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history. Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement. This position may be filled at the FG-8 or FG-9. Identification of promotion in the vacancy announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon the selectee meeting training, qualification requirements, and recommendation by the supervisor. Education Education is not qualifying and may not be substituted for this position. 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. 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. Applicants must apply online 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 online application, e.g. transcripts, SF-50, or veterans' documentation, you may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS. Supplemental documentation can also be faxed to (424) 405-7365 on or before the closing date of this announcement. Please include your name and the vacancy announcement number on each of your faxed pages and redact all Personally Identifiable Information (PII), such as social security number and date of birth. As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative, 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. Security Requirements: Moderate (5): This position requires completion & favorable adjudication of a Tier 2 (T2) background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained and approved. This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by PASS: Flight Standards Services. Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA