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Aviation Accident Investigator

The incumbent serves as an Aviation Accident Investigator in the Accident Investigation Division, and as such, performs around-the-clock operations of time critical accident and incident investigations.The incumbent applies experience and comprehensive technical knowledge gained in the air transportation system and/or aviation industry such as flight operations, avionics, and/or mechanical systems. Performs multiple, varying and complex assignments under the minimal direction of a manager, team leader or more experienced technical specialist. Acts as principal technical specialist for accident and incident investigations and for other large work activities.The incumbent identifies aviation safety issues, conducts safety oversight of transportation practices, improves accident investigation procedures, and works closely with industry and other government agencies to promote aviation safety. Contacts are internal and external. Often represents FAA as a senior technical point of contact for accident and incident investigations, as well for projects, programs, and other work activities.The incumbent develops and recommends policies and procedures governing aircraft accident and incident investigations. The incumbent reviews and comments on draft accident reports developed by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concerning specific investigations. The incumbent reviews flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder transcripts released by NTSB.The incumbent attends NTSB pre-hearing conferences and depositions concerning the assigned accident/incident investigation. The incumbent also responds to requests for information from within the FAA; letters, memos, Congressional requests, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) inquiries, and senior staff. As an Aviation Accident Investigator, the incumbent drafts and submits FAA safety recommendations to prevent future accidents and to promote aviation safety.The incumbent performs other duties as assigned. To view the complete qualification standard, applicants should reference - U.S. Office of Personnel Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Administrative and Management Positions.https:
//www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-StandardsTo qualify for this position, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-I, FG/GS-13 in the Federal Service. 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 as a technical specialist for accident and incident investigations that identifies aviation safety issues, conducts safety oversight of transportation practices, improves accident investigation procedures, and works close with industry and other government agencies to promote aviation safety.Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
  • Department:
    1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series
  • Salary Range:
    $103,147 to $159,907 per year

Estimated Salary: $20 to $28 per hour based on qualifications.


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