Federal Aviation Administration Investigations Specialist in Miramar, Florida

  • Duties



This position is located within the Office of National Security Programs and Incident Response (AXE), Law Enforcement Assistance Program.

Amendment Date: 03/16/2018 Amendment Note: Amended closing date to 3/22/18 and org code to AXE-810

Business Component:

Associate Administrator for Security and Hazardous Materials Safety, ASH-1, Office of National Security Programs and Incident Response, AXE-1, Law Enforcement Assistance Program Division, East LEAP Branch, AXE-810

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The mission of ASH is to ensure aviation safety, support national security, and promote an efficient airspace system through the development and administration of policies and programs. This position supports ASH in accomplishing mission critical responsibilities and key agency goals and objectives through the conduct of civil, administrative, and regulatory investigations.

The incumbent performs a mix of multiple and varying assignments under the limited direction of the manager or more experienced specialist. Established policies/procedures provide guidance for most assignments but allow for some discretion to select the most appropriate approach or to recommend new approaches. He/she applies experience and detailed knowledge of the Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP) to accomplish assignments. The incumbent frequently refers difficult problems and work issues to a manager or more experienced specialists when guidelines are not available or applicable. Incumbent's work is reviewed periodically during assignments and at completion to ensure timeliness and technical compliance with the requirements of the project or other work activity. Typical duties may include but are not limited to the following:

General Investigations: Conducts routine civil, administrative and regulatory compliance investigations involving multiple parts of CFR Titles 14 and 49 and other federal policies and directives. Investigations may include regulatory infractions/enforcement (revocation/suspension) cases, medical or behavioral patterns of airmen, safety hotline cases and others. As required, appears before National Transportation Safety Board hearings or participates in other judicial and administrative proceedings. Interviews witnesses and administers oaths and affirmations. Receives evidence and security material, documents or property in accordance with the laws of search and seizure and established rules of evidence. Takes signed sworn statements, and prepares reports to document facts disclosed during investigations. Acts as a contributing specialist on work activities relating to LEAP.

Law Enforcement Assistance: Conducts routine investigations as part of the Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP), consisting of investigating airmen who have been convicted of or alleged to have been involved in criminal activity involving the use of their certificates or aircraft within the jurisdiction of the United States. Incumbent performs ramp surveillance and inspections to identify violations of the Federal Aviation Regulations. Acts as a liaison between the FAA and federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Establishes and/or maintains effective liaison and working relationships with law enforcement and intelligence agencies and organizations. Coordinates investigative and program resources to ensure information from consumer agencies flows to and from FAA Lines of Business as required. Completes Enforcement Investigation Reports (EIR). Prepares an evaluation of the facts, circumstances, and background information including a concise analysis and summary of facts for any regulation violated. Implements vetting operations associated with the FAA's Airmen Certification program. Provides technical guidance and assistance to law enforcement agencies seeking criminal prosecution or conducting airborne drug interdiction. As part of the LEAP investigative processes, is responsible for ensuring the identification and collection of physical evidence that relates to the activities alleged to have taken place. Maintains proper custody of all physical evidence. The investigative process requires extensive casework involving identification and interviewing of individuals involved in alleged activities and of witnesses, and obtaining sworn statements and developing investigative leads.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

50% or less - The job may require up to 50% travel.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Current or Former Federal Employees & EVHO - Current Federal Employees, Former Federal Employees and EVHO; Excepted Service Click here for definition of EVHO.

Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

  • #### Job family (Series)

1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series

  • 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)
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Successful completion of security investigation will be required.
  • DD-214 is required for EVHO Applicants.
  • Transcript is required if qualifying at FV-G/H level with Education.
  • Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50 is required for current & former.

You must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least 3 years of progressively responsible experience, 1 year of which being equivalent to at least FG/GS-11/FV-G, that demonstrates your experience conducting routine regulatory investigations by identifying violations, gathering and analyzing pertinent data and communicating effectively orally and in writing. Experience developing contacts, building relationships, providing outreach and assistance in a law enforcement environment. Such experience may have been gained in administrative, professional, technical, investigative or other responsible work. Experience in substantive and relevant secretarial, clerical or other responsible work may be qualifying as long as it provided evidence of the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) necessary to perform the duties of the position to be filled. OR, Education substitute: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor's degree gained from an accredited college or university.

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.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.


Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html . To qualify based on education, you MUST upload/attach or fax a copy of your college transcripts or certificates at time of application. Please write the vacancy announcement number of the top of the first page of your transcripts and upload/attach to your application or fax it to . Your transcripts MUST be received by the closing date of the announcement to be considered. If selected, official transcripts will be required prior to employment.404-393-0636

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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.

Interested candidates MUST be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance

PCS is not authorized.

This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to preemployment or preappointment drug screening and be subject to random drug testing upon appointment.

Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

This is not 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


Drug test required


  • Required Documents


Required Documents

To qualify based on education you must submit a copy of your high school or college transcripts or certificates.

All supplemental documents such as SF-50, DD-214 etc. must be received by the closing date of this announcement to be considered. These documents must be uploaded or faxed to 404-393-0636. Be sure to include announcement number on each page - if you are faxing. No e-mails please.

Applicants claiming eligibility for the Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO), MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.

If you are a current or former Federal employee (including a current 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 a current Federal employee and need a current copy of your SF-50, please contact your personnel office. 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 a former Federal employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF-50 by writing the National Personnel Records Center Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL 62295. Additional information is available from this link: http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/civilian-personnel/.

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
Brenda Williams

(404) 305-5323






Federal Aviation Administration ASO Human Resources Management Division 1701 Columbia Avenue College Park, GA, GA US

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Next steps

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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.

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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/493729900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/13/2018 to 03/22/2018

Service: Excepted

Pay scale & grade: FV H

Salary: $65,600 to $101,683 per year Salary include a locality pay rate of 22.64% for the Miramar, FL area.

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time