Federal Aviation Administration
Published
December 2, 2019
Location
Watkins, Colorado
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Summary

The Assistant Principal Operations Inspector serves as a full assistant to a Principal Operations Inspector performing the full range of certification, surveillance and inspection duties for assigned air carriers, air operators, air agencies, airmen and designees.

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Responsibilities

The Assistant Principal Inspector (Operations) Part 121 serves as a full assistant to a Principal Inspector (Operations) Part 121 performing the full range of certification, surveillance and inspection duties for assigned air carriers, air operators, air agencies, airmen and designees. Has program responsibility to assure that assigned organizations meet Federal Aviation Regulations with respect to operations programs. Assists in the establishment of work programs for inspection and surveillance. Assures on a continuing basis that organizations are properly and adequately organized, staffed, and equipped; have and conduct an adequate training program, including an acceptable record keeping system; and have facilities and procedures that meet all regulatory requirements. Chairs joint FAA-industry meetings; maintains regular contact with organizations assigned; and coordinates with top management officials. Requires or directs correction of any deficiencies/discrepancies and refuses or withdraws approval if they cannot be resolved. Is responsible for the conduct of enforcement investigations and preparation of final reports and recommendations on disposition. Performs or supervises the emergency suspension of certificates or cancellations of operations specifications. Conducts or directs the reexamination of certificated airmen or recertification of an operator or agency. 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 Minimum Equipment List (MEL) approvals with the Principal Airworthiness Inspectors. Takes enforcement action in instances of noncompliance with the MEL. Coordinates with geographic inspectors for the accomplishment of nonroutine air carrier surveillance. Approves/accepts or disapproves/rejects manuals and revisions to such manuals. 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. 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. Approves/disapproves designation of check airmen and makes recommendations on the appointment of designees. Evaluates operations and facilities by on-site inspections and review of reports by geographic inspectors or others. Negotiates changes essential or desirable in their policies and procedures. Determines the appropriate methods and/or plans for securing corrective action and determines through on-site inspection or inspector reports the effectiveness of any action. Evaluates and approves/disapproves requests to operate under conditions not previously authorized and may prescribe additional conditions and limitations as appropriate. Approves the original issuance of operations specifications and issues original operating certificates. Approves amendments to operations specifications. Evaluates the safety of proposed changes in route or airport authorization; prescribes any changes required before approval. Directs or participates in proving flight evaluations to determine compliance with FARs. Recommends changes that will be required prior to approval. Is responsible for monitoring all phases of operations including: training programs and records; base and station facilities; and route systems. Coordinates with and reviews reports from geographic inspectors and others to identify trends which indicate deterioration in safety of operations. Directs or suggests changes required to correct such trends. Is responsible for monitoring the activities of designated examiners, check airman and instructors.

Travel Required

25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

NA

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