Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Safety Assistant (Office Automation) in Anchorage, Alaska

  • Duties



This position serves as an Aviation Safety Assistant in a Flight Standards Field Office in Anchorage, AK. The individual will utilize various automation systems to provide administrative and semi-technical support to the supervisor, manager, Aviation Safety Inspectors and Administrative Officer. This role also interacts with other FAA offices and assists visitors to the office.

Business Component:

Federal Aviation Administration, Flight Standards Service, General Aviation Safety Assurance, General Aviation D (AFG-400), Anchorage Flight Standards District Office (ALSD03)

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As an Aviation Safety Assistant (Office Automation), you will provide administrative, semi-technical and automation support to the office staff by obtaining background data, preparing reports, reviewing applications and interviewing applicants for certificates, processing certificates, entering into and extracting information from various automated systems and programs, and maintaining technical and administrative files. Duties include but are not limited to the following: Processing FAA-issued airman certificates such as an FAA designated representative, mechanics, repairmen, flight engineers and pilots. Processing FAA authorizations such as inspection authorization, aircrew program designee, aerobatic competency, etc. Processing FAA issued operator and air agency certificates such as air carrier, repair stations, and approved schools. Examining applications and supporting documents for completeness, consistency of information, and fulfillment of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) requirements. Assisting with the orientation and training of new examiners and with required annual and periodic training as needed. Researching appropriate handbooks, collecting information, organizing material pertinent to meetings and training sessions such as pre-certification, examiner renewal, inspector authorization, and flight examiner and written test examiner indoctrinations. Responsible for assigning technical and administrative files such as certificated operator and designee case files in accordance with agency directives. Assembling and entering information into various automated programs and systems. Providing various other related general office and administrative support as assigned.

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


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

FAA Employees - Internal Agency Employees - This position is open to current FAA Employees only

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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0303 Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant

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  • Requirements


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)

To qualify at the FG-303-5 level, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level of FG/GS-4 or equivalent; OR have 4 years of accredited education above the high school level; OR have a combination of education and experience. Examples of specialized experience may include but is not limited to: performing a variety of clerical tasks such as assisting in the preparation of correspondence and reports; maintaining time and attendance records for office staff; maintaining filing systems; answering phones and greeting customers; and entering and retrieving information from automated systems. Note: If you are using your education to qualify, you must upload and submit (with your online application) copies of your college transcripts by the closing date of this announcement.

To qualify at the FG-303-6 level, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level of FG/GS-5 or equivalent. Examples of specialized experience may include but is not limited to: performing a variety of administrative and clerical work such as preparing reports, researching background data, reviewing and analyzing information, interpreting directives, examining documents for accuracy and completeness, entering and retrieving information from a variety of automated systems, and explaining administrative requirements and processes to customers.

To qualify at the FG-303-7 level, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level of FG/GS-6 or equivalent. Examples of specialized experience may include but is not limited to: performing a variety of technical administrative work such as preparing complex reports; assisting in interpreting and implementing newly modified agency directives and determining action needed; researching, writing and typing technical and non-technical correspondence and reports; coordinating unit schedule and instructing personnel on administrative policies and procedures; researching technical data, reviewing and analyzing complex information, interpreting directives, examining documents for accuracy and completeness; entering and retrieving information from a variety of automated systems; and explaining administrative requirements and processes to customers with minimal supervision and/or guidance.

Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

The qualification requirements may be found at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-cler.asp

This position requires the skills of a fully qualified typist (minimum of 40 words per minute based on a 5 minute sample with 3 or fewer errors).


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Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

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.

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) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this external announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA, please describe in your work history how you meet the answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate. Your answers may be adjusted as appropriate.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities listed on this announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information:Locality Pay, COLA

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Not Applicable

Drug test required


  • Required Documents


Required Documents

A resume is required and must be submitted online via the USAJOBS system.

We highly encourage using the upload feature in USAJOBS for supporting documents. If you are unable to use the upload feature in USAJOBS you may fax or mail the documents to our address/fax indicated under Agency Contact Info (see below). If you fax or mail your documents, you must include a cover sheet with your name, announcement number, and contact phone number(s). All supporting documents must be received in our office before or on the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration. We do not accept application documents via the email system. Documents sent via email will not receive consideration.

If you are an FAA employee, you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply


How to Apply

You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of "Received" by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of "Received" each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.


We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.

Please 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, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)
  • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
  • Salary

Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.

You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.

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Agency contact information
Customer Service



907 271-5367




Federal Aviation Administration Human Resources Management Office 222 West 7th Ave #14 Anchorage, AK US

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Next steps

Candidates for FAA positions are evaluated using our Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR) system. AVIATOR compares your skills and experience as described in your application with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be an eligible, highly-qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.

Important - If you make any change to your application, you must resubmit it. If you change your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and your previous application will be considered.

FAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/493458900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/09/2018 to 03/29/2018

Service: Excepted

Pay scale & grade: FG 5 - 7

Salary: $37,055 to $59,669 per year Salary range includes 28.02% locality pay. In addition, 3.74% Cost-of-Living Allowance (COLA) is authorized. Locality and COLA are subject to change.

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time