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Federal Aviation Administration Careers – Aviation Safety Inspector

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Job Description:

Cabin Safety Inspector serves as a resource and technical authority in an assigned field office on cabin safety requirements as they relate to work activities affecting civil aviation. Provides technical support regarding cabin safety for assigned air carriers and air operators. Ensures assigned operators comply with applicable Federal Aviation Regulations, FAA policy and guidance and approved programs.

Job Responsibilities:

Develops a work program to ensure periodic surveillance of training instructors, company training programs and all phases of air carrier operations. Determines through surveillance and investigation that the training facilities are properly and adequately organized and equipped, staffed with appropriately qualified instructors, and conduct flight attendant training as required by appropriate FAR and FAA approved training program. Serves as the technical advisor to the Principal Operations Inspector (POI) on assigned areas of the company’s training program. Coordinates technical instructions, policy orders and procedures through the POI and related FAA personnel to ensure standardization of training activities. Conducts investigations of public complaints, congressional inquiries and aircraft incidents and accidents. Conducts enforcement investigations and prepares final reports and recommendations on disposition. Provides verbal and/or written technical assistance to legal counsel, testifies at court trials and formal hearings and gives depositions. Participates in special projects within the FAA to improve cabin safety procedures and policies. Conducts evaluations, assessments and interviews with National Headquarters and industry participants. Develops recommendations and prepares summary reports on findings. Serves as a National Resource and will be used to participate in programs/projects sponsored by FAA Headquarters. Participates on domestic and international committees in the evaluation of aircraft manufacturers’ certification of new type aircraft. Evaluates the manufacturer’s proposed certification plan of new type of aircraft and prepares critique of this surveillance and reports the outcome to the FAA and aerospace engineers. Performs initial certification of new operators in all cabin safety related areas. Reviews all documents and evaluates all plans to ensure compliance with the FAR’S, FAA policy and guidance. May provide support to other regions during certification process. Reviews and recommends approval or disapproval of manuals and revisions to manuals related to assigned cabin safety programs. Monitors and evaluates training programs conducted by the company to ensure compliance with the FAR’S, national and regional directives, and safe operating practices. Recommends changes to these training programs including cabin simulators, training devices or other such equipment. May recommend amendments to previously approved manuals to correct any conflict with regulatory requirements, eliminate unsafe practices, and/or improve the specificity of instructions. Attends FAA and company operations meetings. Evaluates cabin simulators, training devices and other training aids to ensure compliance with original approval. Evaluates operations and facilities by on-site inspections and by reviewing reports by geographic inspectors. Identifies trends which indicate deterioration in cabin safety functions. Participates in cabin safety related incident/accident investigations of of air carriers and air operators within geographic area of responsibility or in other areas as assigned. Incumbent 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.

Job Requirements:

  • Have a 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.

Job Details:

Company: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Management

Job Location: Hagerstown, MD, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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