Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
10/10/2019 to 10/31/2019
Pay scale & grade
$79,968 to $103,962 per year
Salary range includes locality rate of 24.00%.
1 vacancy in the following location:
Yes as determined by agency policy
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Individuals with disabilities
Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.
Clarification from the agency
U.S. Citizens, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans
The Aviation Safety Inspector (Aircraft Dispatch) serves at the certificated dispatch/operational control expert technical authority to interface between assigned air carriers/course operators/designated aircraft dispatcher examiners (DADE) and the FAA. The incumbent will be required to complete initial new hire training to include formal and on-the-job training up to 24 months.
Learn more about this agency
The Aviation Safety Inspector (Aircraft Dispatch) ensures that the individuals and organizations continuously meet the standards prescribed by and applicable to Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), agency orders and directives and ensures compliance in all aspects of dispatch and operational control-related issues through the use of a planned surveillance and inspection program on a continuing basis.
50% or less - The job may require up to 50% travel.
Conditions Of Employment
- US Citizenship is required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- A one-year probationary period may be required.
- Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate is required.
- Front and back of certificate must be submitted.
All applicants must meet the following basic requirements:
- Not more than two separate incidents involving Federal Aviation Regulations violations in the last 5 years;
- Valid State driver's license;
- Fluency in English;
- No chemical dependencies or drug abuse that could interfere with job performance; and
- High school graduate or equivalent.
Medical Requirements: Applicants must be physically able to perform the duties of the Aviation Safety Inspector Aircraft Dispatch position. They must:
- 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); and
- Not have any physical condition that would cause them to be a hazard to themselves or others that would interfere with the their ability to fly as passengers in a variety of aircraft.
Specialized Experience Requirements: In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must meet the specialized experience requirements as outlined below.
- Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate
- Recency of experience: A portion of the applicant’s specialized experience must have been gained within the last three years.
- At least two years of experience as a part 121 scheduled domestic and/or scheduled international (flag) dispatcher, and at least one year of experience in at least one of the following positions:
- Air Transportation Supervisor (ATS);
- Designated Aircraft Dispatcher Examiner (DADE);
- An Aircraft Dispatcher with primary responsibility for developing, creating, and/or revising dispatch manuals and procedures which require a comprehensive knowledge of FAA regulatory requirements and current FAA policy for a Part 121 Air Carrier; or
- A Dispatch Instructor for a Part 121 Air Carrier.
As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial 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 chose for each KSA.
Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resources Specialist as appropriate. Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for consideration.
Applicant must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
Preview Job Questionnaire
Make sure your Resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.
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.
You may also be considered for this vacancy based on eligibility under the 30% or More Disabled Veteran Program, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment, and Persons with Disabilities/Persons with Targeted Disabilities. To be considered for one of these special hiring authorities, you must identify your eligibility in your questionnaire in the Applicant-Preferred Conditions of Employment section. In addition, you must submit documentation that provides evidence of eligibility as indicated in the Required Documents section of the announcement.
This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying a "testing designated position (TDP)" will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.
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.
Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.
Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
The Flight Standards Service utilizes a National Centralized Hiring Process, for standardized interviewing, screening, and verification of qualifications and experience of Aviation Safety Inspector applicants.
Applicants will be required to appear in person for an interview and/or other assessments to determine whether they possess the necessary qualifications, competencies and personal qualities to successfully perform Aviation Safety Inspector duties. Applicants will be questioned about information on their application and will be required to show appropriate airmen certificates, ratings and pilot logbooks or other appropriate records of flight time to substantiate that the applicant meets the requirements of this announcement.
Interviews for this position are conducted in Denver, Colorado. Other interview locations can be considered.
This is a bargaining unit position.
Links to Important Information: Locality Pay
How You Will Be Evaluated
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.
Background checks and security clearance
You must provide a front and back copy of your Aircraft Dispatch Certificate to receive consideration under this announcement.
If you are requesting consideration for any of the special hiring authorities, you must submit the following documentation:
30% or More Disabled Veteran Program: You must submit a DD 214, Certificate of Discharge (Member 4 copy is preferred), and supporting documentation as required by form SF-15 such as an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from branch of the Armed Forces certifying to the present existence of the veteran's service-connected disability.
Veterans' Recruitment Appointment: You must submit a DD 214, Certificate of Discharge (Member 4 copy is preferred). Applicants claiming 10-point preference must provide supporting documentation as required by form SF-15 such as, an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the present existence of the veteran's service-connected disability before preference is awarded.
Persons with Disabilities and Persons with Targeted Disabilities App
All Veterans: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit either a DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy or equivalent), or a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a completed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.
If you are claiming 10 point preference but fail to submit the supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be tentatively assessed as a 5 point preference eligible provided your DD Form 214 reflects that you have the service required to qualify for preference. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.
Veterans currently on active duty claiming veterans' preference: You will be granted tentative preference if you submit a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions and your application shows that you have the required service. Prior to being appointed, you must provide to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office a DD Form 214 documenting discharge/release and showing that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized terminal leave.
- SF-15 : Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference
- SF-256 : Self-identification of Disability
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.
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.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
How to Apply
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.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.
We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.
Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
- Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
- Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
- Employer's name and address
- Supervisor name and phone number
- Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)
- Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.
You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide
, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.
Candidates for FAA positions are evaluated using our Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR) system.
AVIATOR compares your skills and experience as described in your application with the requirements of the position.
If you are found to be an eligible, highly-qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.
(In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.)
Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.
Important - If you make any change to your application, you must resubmit it.
If you change your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and your previous application will be considered.
All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation,
race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status,
age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations
to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of
the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable
accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by
contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
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