The Aircrew Program Manager (APM) is responsible for the adequacy of aircrew ground and flight training/testing and standards of specific aircraft of an assigned air carrier, L-382.
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Work is performed under the general supervision of the Principal Operations Inspector (POI). Manages programs on assigned aircraft including designated examiners and/or Aircrew Program Designees (APD). Develops a work program to insure periodic surveillance of designated pilot examiners, pilot check airmen, and company training programs. Assures the assigned air carrier conducts flight crew training and testing required by appropriate FARs, FAA approved training programs, and current testing standards. Oversees company check airmen and APD's. Serves as the technical advisor to the POI on assigned areas of the company's training and testing programs. Coordinates technical instructions, policy orders, and procedures through the POI to assure uniformity of training and testing activities. Conducts enforcement investigations and prepares final reports and recommendations on disposition. Performs or assists in the emergency suspension of airmen certificates. Conducts re-examination of certificated airmen. Conducts investigations of public complaints, congressional inquiries, and aircraft incidents and accidents. Provides verbal and/or written technical assistance to legal counsel, testifies at court trials and formal hearings, and gives depositions. Coordinates with geographic inspectors for the accomplishment of nonroutine air carrier surveillance. Recommends the designation of APD's and pilot examiners. Responsible for the conduct of ATP flight tests, additional type ratings, and certification; PIC and SIC proficiency tests; SIC initial qualification tests, and Line Oriented Flight Training (LOFT). Assures standardization of check airmen and designated examiners and recommends to the POI any changes which are considered necessary. Monitors assigned areas of the flight crew training program and associated records to ensure compliance with pertinent FAR's, national and regional directives, and safe operating practices. Monitors assigned air carrier ground and flight training. Attends certificate holder's company and safety meetings. Evaluates training programs to insure that they meet the requirements of the Federal Aviation Regulations. Approves or disapproves these training programs including flight simulators, training devices, or other such equipment used in these programs. May require amendments to previously approved manuals to accomplish the following: correct any conflict with regulatory requirements; eliminate unsafe practices; and/or improve the specificity of instruction. May be assigned other duties and responsibilities which are nongrade controlling. The incumbent will be required to participate in the flight program as an aircrew member and, as such, must meet the medical and flight currency requirements as set forth in agency orders governing the operation of aircrafts : Lynden Air Cargo LR7A.
50% or less
1825 Aviation Safety
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)
This position requires frequent travel.
Valid state driver's license is required.
General Requirements for All Positions:
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 for All Positions:
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:
Have 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;
Have the ability to hear the conversational voice (hearing aid permitted);
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.
In addition, applicants for positions that require participation in the operation of aircraft must:
Possess a valid second-class medical certificate in accordance with Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) regulations; and
Pass 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; or
Individuals 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.
When the predominant work involves air carrier operations, applicants for Aviation Safety Inspector (Operations) positions must meet all of the following requirements.
At least 1 year of pilot experience in multi-engine aircraft of more than 12,500 pounds maximum certificated takeoff weight;
Not more than 2 flying accidents during the last 5 years in which the applicant's pilot error was involved;
Professional flying skill as demonstrated in a simulator check to Airline Transport Pilot Standard.
Minimum 100 flight hours during the last 3 years;
Airline Transport Pilot Certificate or Commercial Pilot Certificate with instrument airplane rating (Department of Navy positions require pilot experience as demonstrated by previous ATP level performance in large multi-engine airplanes and helicopters);
Possession of a valid second-class FAA medical certificate (For positions within the Department of Navy, applicants must also be physically qualified to ride as an observer aboard squadron aircraft. In addition, must also meet physical requirements to travel and lift heavy objects while performing mishap investigations); and
Minimum 1,500 total flight hours.
To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience at the FV-H, FG/GS-12 level in Air Carrier Operations. 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 conducting flight crew training and testing required by appropriate FARs, FAA-approved training programs, and current testing standards. Conducting enforcement investigations and preparing final reports and recommendations on disposition. Monitoring assigned air carrier ground and flight training.
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: https://employees.faa.gov/org/linebusiness/avs/offices/afs/tools/qat/.
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