Lead Legal Instruments Examiner (Applications)

Summary

The Lead Legal Instruments Examiner performs multiple, varying, and often complex assignments involving the adjudication of legal instruments, applications and supporting documents for 25 classes of airmen certificates with an infinite number of various ratings, type ratings, limitations, exemptions, categories, etc.

This job is open to

  • Internal to an agency

    Current federal employees of this agency.

Clarification from the agency

Open to current permanent FAA employees within AFB-720

Duties

Applies experience and advanced/comprehensive knowledge of airmen certification processes and procedures. Examines airmen applications, supporting documents and enforcement actions and has final decision-making authority regarding issuance of all classes of airmen certificates and an infinite aviation public and other government agencies regarding airmen certification information.

Reviews procedures, assists and participates in studies when appropriate, and implements change as necessary. Analyzes and evaluates a wide variety of documents for correct dispersal. Determines the distribution of those documents to the appropriate branch and/or section in accordance and compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for parts 61, 63, 65, 107, 141, and 142.

Makes final determination whether to issue the certificate or rating for which the airman is applying, by consideration of all available legal and regulatory guidelines contained in the CFR, various FAA Orders, exemptions, court decisions, legal precedents, or other governing policy documents for airmen certification.

Reads incoming correspondence, publications, regulations, and directives which may affect the Civil Aviation Registry. Determines those that can be acted upon personally, and takes required action. When necessary, obtains clarification on instruction from originating office or appropriate focal points. Determines which are of the utmost importance or interest to the manager and/or, supervisor and refers accordingly.

As the Team Lead, directs and assigns work of team members and is responsible for the administrative and technical direction of Legal Instruments Examiners (with the exception of labor management relations (LMR), conduct and discipline). Approves short-term leave requests. Resolves complaints of employees which may impact labor/management relationships. Reports and makes recommendations to the front-line manager regarding promotions, reassignments, recognition, and personnel needs.

Provides guidance regarding policies and procedures and resolves routine issues with minimal input from supervisor, to include to phone duty inquiries in regards to airmen certification questions and problems. Assists in answering emails, unresponsive inquiries to third parties including AGC, and backup to correspondence review. Provides assistance in training on new and recurrent procedures to legal instruments examiners. Teaches Academy training and FSDO briefings as determined by Manager. Assists in the review of legal instruments examiner’s work for quality assurance and control. Provides the technical section of any guideline updates needed. serves as

the (IACRA) user testing Subject Matter Expert at the appropriate time or any other user testing that may occur.

Advises the aviation public on the correct procedures for completing required airmen certification forms, the appropriate forms to use and resolves problems as required. Reviews legal instruments and supporting documents to determine whether or not the submission meets the criteria required for approval or disapproval. Determines whether reviewed legal instruments conform to governing legal provisions and other complex deviations. Ensures the airman applicants meet all requirements to determine if any conditions exist that might preclude or limit approval. If such conditions are found to exist, the legal instruments examiner may notify the submitting party,

explain why the action cannot be approved as requested, advise the party on how such requirements may be met and/or provide information on alternative options for certification. Difficulties include meeting strict deadlines and keeping track of voluminous quantities of information, policy, regulations, guidance and examination information to include the working knowledge of the computer based system used to complete the submission.

Performs other duties as assigned.

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)
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • Successful completion of a security investigation may be required.
  • Please Review Required Documents and Additional Information.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position at the FV-H (GS/FG-12/13) level, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-G (GS/FG-10/11) level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled.

Specialized Experience includes: Experience applying policies and procedures in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations; experience administering program services, guidelines, and procedures associated with the Airmen Certification process; experience analyzing findings and making recommendations; experience in providing guidance concerning the application and interpretation of regulatory material affecting the Airmen Certification regulatory program.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of the announcement. Applicants should provide examples of Specialized Experience in their Work History.

Education

Information Regarding KSAs:

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 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, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or 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 based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA); listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

Preview Job Questionnaire

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. www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/financial_disclosure_requirements

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

Notes:

  1. This is a Temporary NTE 2 Years Appointment. It may be terminated at any time or made permanent at the discretion of management.
  2. Some, none or all applicants may be interviewed.
  3. To be filled within any section of AFB-720.
  4. Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications cannot be accepted.
  5. Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.
  6. Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.
  7. This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: https://www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/benefits
  8. Additional information regarding living in Oklahoma can be found at www.abetterlifeokc.com
  9. To check receipt of submitted documents, please email sidney.r.snider@faa.gov.

This is not a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

  • 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. Opens in a new windowLearn 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 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.

  • 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    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.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have – whether you’re a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you’re eligible under their policies.

    Documentation, e.g. Notification of Personnel Action (Current SF-50), etc. will be accepted in combination with your on-line application and must be uploaded or submitted to 9-AMC-AHF-C400@faa.gov on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.

    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.

  • How to Apply

    You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must be submitted 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 be submitted at the time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with a register.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.

    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 and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 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.

    Agency contact information

    Sidney Snider

    Phone

    1 (405) 954-7981

    Email

    sidney.r.snider@faa.gov

    Address

    Federal Aviation Administration AAC Regional HR Services Division 6500 S. Macarthur Blvd, HQ Room 155 AHF-S210 Oklahoma City, OK 73169 US

    Next steps

    Once we receive your complete application, the Human Resources Office will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications. Eligible and qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. You will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

    For instructions on how to check the status of your application, please go to: USAJOBS Help Guide.

    Important – If you make any changes to your application, you must resubmit it. If you make changes to your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and only your previously submitted application will be evaluated.

    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 the agency contact listed in the Agency Contact Information section of this announcement or the hiring manager. An employee with a disability must notify the decision-maker of the accommodation request. Job applicants and employees are required to follow up oral requests in writing. 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.

  • Fair and Transparent

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

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

Documentation, e.g. Notification of Personnel Action (Current SF-50), etc. will be accepted in combination with your on-line application and must be uploaded or submitted to 9-AMC-AHF-C400@faa.gov on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.

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.

How to Apply

You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must be submitted 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 be submitted at the time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with a register.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.

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 and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 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.

Agency contact information

Sidney Snider

Phone

1 (405) 954-7981

Email

sidney.r.snider@faa.gov

Address

Federal Aviation Administration AAC Regional HR Services Division 6500 S. Macarthur Blvd, HQ Room 155 AHF-S210 Oklahoma City, OK 73169 US

Next steps

Once we receive your complete application, the Human Resources Office will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications. Eligible and qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. You will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

For instructions on how to check the status of your application, please go to: USAJOBS Help Guide.

Important – If you make any changes to your application, you must resubmit it. If you make changes to your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and only your previously submitted application will be evaluated.

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 the agency contact listed in the Agency Contact Information section of this announcement or the hiring manager. An employee with a disability must notify the decision-maker of the accommodation request. Job applicants and employees are required to follow up oral requests in writing. 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.

Fair & Transparent

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

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
  • Reasonable accommodation policy
  • Financial suitability
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period
  • Signature and false statements
  • Privacy Act
  • Social security number request
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