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Federal Aviation Administration Supervisory Aviation Safety Inspector, Operations or Dispatch, Front Line Manager in Irving, Texas

Summary Serves as a Front Line Manager within a Flight Standards office/branch, who reports to a middle Manager. Executes the Agency’s aviation safety mission, while accepting responsibility for being active in communicating and building change coalitions, seeking out opportunities to involve their teams in supporting change across the organization, and employing best practices for sponsoring change and managing resistance. Responsibilities The Front Line Manager is responsible for aviation safety activities in a complex and dynamic environment. Manages and monitors individual and unit, group, or team performance standards with organizational initiatives, goals, and objectives by providing feedback, acknowledging achievement, and addressing performance deficiencies. Incumbent has full authority and responsibility to make all decisions and take action in the assigned program areas, subject to the manager's administrative review. Higher-level management reviews performance periodically by utilizing/reviewing work products, status reports, and organizational measures in place to ensure timeliness, policy compliance, and overall alignment with the Flight Standards Service. Directs the work of subordinate employees at the organizational unit level creating appropriate expectations for achieving intended results. Managerial duties include planning, organizing, setting priorities; assigning and allocating work for a unit, group, or team; monitoring and evaluating performance; coaching and developing employee capabilities; approving leave; and taking or recommending corrective/disciplinary action, as appropriate. Defines/redefines priorities as needed while meeting changing demands. Delegates the work that is appropriate for others under their direct supervision. Identifies relevant stakeholders associated with the work of the unit or branch and engages to receive feedback on unit performance, relationships and individual well-being. Creates partnerships exemplified by mutual respect, productive conflict, and effective action taking to address service issues. Encourages teamwork within the unit or branch exemplified by ensuring individuals are working with others beyond their area of expertise, specialty or job role to collect and consider other views and perspectives. Applies a comprehensive knowledge of the technical aspects of the directed work, typically governed by Federal Aviation Regulations, established guidelines, policies, and procedures. Faces challenges or barriers, taking time to consider and discuss a range of relevant views from direct reports, peers and others. Takes actions to address impediments to success for individuals, unit, or team. Creates, communicates and reinforces clarity of direction for individuals. Views questions from direct reports as opportunities to clarify direction, learn, and grow. Builds and maintains external stakeholder trust and confidence. Works collaboratively to resource and achieve critical priorities effectively across functions and cultures. Works collaboratively with stakeholders and service providers in designing and providing a sound business case to next-level manager for fiscal and human resource needs that support individual direct reports and the unit, group, or team, aligning with the expectations of Flight Standards (FS). Contributes views, perspective, and experience as a member of the office, branch, or division leadership team. Anticipates changes that affect organizational vision, and assists in developing new policies and procedures. Develops strategies to implement organizational change. Demonstrates a positive attitude to achieving results, quickly recovering from setbacks, and learning from experience. Models creative thinking and innovation. Selects or recommends selection of non-supervisory employees for positions in the unit. Ensures direct reports are competent in their role and range of responsibility. Provides guidance and mentoring to enhance employee’s knowledge and ability. Provides coaching for development and uses influence to support employee performance and growth while providing effective feedback. Demonstrates leadership and commitment to the FAA model EEO program. Ensures equal opportunity for all employees or applicants through compliance with applicable laws and regulations to eliminate discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. (Responsibilities continued under Education:) Requirements Conditions of Employment We are not accepting applications from noncitizens. Qualifications Aviation Safety Series, 1825Aviation Safety Inspector positions have job-related medical requirements. When applicable, applicants must meet job-related medical requirements which will be assessed and validated during the pre-employment process.These medical requirements include:Aviation Safety InspectorMedical Requirements: 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.Specialized Experience, Training and Certification Requirements for Specific Positions:To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience in the normal line of progression, equivalent to the FG-13 or FV-I as an Aviation Safety Inspector in one of the following specialties: Operations or Dispatch.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: Assisting, conducting, or performing various technical functions related to certification, surveillance, investigation, and enforcement activities. Additional experience may be in investigating and reporting on accidents, incidents, and violations; and evaluating the overall operational programs of air carriers and similar commercial carriers; secure compliance with agency regulations, programs, standards and procedures.Applicants must meet specific requirements as outlined in the Office of Personnel Management Aviation Safety Series, Qualification Standards for Operations specialty or Human Resource Policy Manual Policy Chapter Supplements for Aircraft Dispatch specialty. Information can be found on the following website:Single Agency Qualification Standard (from the Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions) is located at: Qualification Standard for Aviation Safety Inspectors - Aircraft Dispatch is located at:;CERTIFICATES AND RATINGS:For Operations: Airline Transport Pilot Certificate or Commercial Pilot Certificate with instrument rating.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: of specialized experience and the need for a valid second-class medical is waived for employees currently in the 1825 series, if applicable..Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement. Education (Continued Responsibilities:) Cooperates fully and ensures the full cooperation of employees under his/her supervision in authorized EEO complaint processing. Seeks assistance and/or guidance from the FAA Office of Civil Rights and other staff offices immediately as EEO questions arise and as the need for EEO training is identified. Consistently treats others with respect and handles emotionally charged or controversial issues responsibly, fairly and effectively. Demonstrates and fosters high standards and ethical behavior. Models commitment to public service and the mission of the FAA. 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.Ingrade/Downgrade applications will be accepted.All or none or some of the candidates may be interviewed.This is a NTE position - this position may be extended, terminated or made permanent without further competition.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)/Leadership and Management Dimension (LMD) 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/LMD.In lieu of providing a KSA NARRATIVE response in the text box listed below each KSA/LMD, in your work history on your resume/application, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA/LMD. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Please also 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 and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008); Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week); & Salary. Determining length of Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible due to an incomplete application.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.This is not a bargaining unit position.Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA