Helicopter Aviation Safety Inspector – New York

Aviation Safety Inspector (Operations-Rotorcraft-Helicopter)


Federal Aviation Administration

Flight Standards Services


  • Open & closing dates

     11/07/2019 to 12/05/2019

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    FG 11 – 12

  • Salary

    $71,593 to $111,558 per year

    FG-11 $71,593-$93,077 FG-12 $85,810-$111,558 Salary includes the locality rate of 33.06%.

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Farmingdale, NY
Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes – You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy




A permanent change of station of $10,000 MAY be offered to applicants who meet the criteria in the FAA Travel Policy.

The Aviation Safety Inspector performs a variety of tasks associated with technical administration, certification, and surveillance. The selectee serves as a developmental performing duties as assigned without authority for actions or decisions and will be required to complete initial new hire training to include formal and on-the-job training up to 24 months

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The Aviation Safety Inspector (Rotorcraft-Helicopter) is responsible for the performance of assigned technical administration, certification, and surveillance duties and assures that aviation organizations and airmen comply with regulatory requirements and reports deficiencies to the principal inspector or supervisor. The selectee 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 aircraft. The inspector, when directed, is required to keep an appropriate control point informed as to his/her whereabouts and the telephone number at which he/she can be reached in the event of an aviation incident/accident requiring FAA investigation.

Duties and responsibilities at the FG-12 level may include but are not limited to: selectee is delegated the specific authority to make decisions as to the quality of operations activities inspecting at the different aviation facilities; assuring that aviation organizations and airmen comply with regulatory requirements, and reporting deficiencies to the principal inspector or supervisor; conducting enforcement investigations and preparing final reports and recommendations on disposition; performing or assisting in the emergency suspension of certificates or cancellation of operations specifications; conducting the reexamination of certificated airmen or recertification of an operator or agency; conducting investigations of public complaints, congressional inquiries and aircraft incidents and accidents; providing verbal and/or written technical assistance to legal counsel, testifying at court trials and formal hearings, and giving depositions; reviewing manuals associated with certification requirements of air carriers, air agencies, and air operators for accuracy and FAR compliance; making recommendations to the principal inspector or supervisor; evaluating air carriers, air agencies, and air operators and making recommendations to the principal inspector or supervisor; evaluating training programs to insure that they meet the requirements of the FARs, including simulators, training devices, and other such equipment, as well as check airmen; performing a variety of airmen certification functions; monitoring pilots, designated pilot examiners, check airmen, and aviation organization operations and training activities; and taking appropriate corrective action for deficiencies noted or making recommendations to principal inspector or supervisor.

May be assigned other duties and responsibilities that are non-grade controlling.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

1825 Aviation Safety

Source: USAJOBS – Job Announcement