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Helpful Hints

Ready to apply to an Aviation Safety Inspector position?

Before you get started on your application, take some time to review these helpful hints!

What you must include on your resume…

  • Job Title (include series and grade if federal)
  • Duties (detailed description of duties-this should include what you did, how you did it and the outcome)
  • The Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) part number that each employer operated under and the aircraft for which you have experience
  • If an Airman certificate is required, the front and back of certificate must be submitted at time of application
  • Employer's name and address
  • Supervisor's name and phone number
  • Start and end dates including the month and year for each employment history
  • Number of work hours per week for each employment history
  • Include all applicable experience in your resume
  • Visit USA Jobs for even more tips about what to include on your federal resume

What you need to know about required certifications…

Aviation Safety Inspector (ASI) positions includes various specialties. Below are the required certifications for each. Remember! You must attach all required certifications when submitting your online application.

General Aviation Operations

  • Valid, unexpired Flight Instructor Certificate with single and multi-engine airplane and instrument ratings.
  • Airline Transport Pilot Certificate or Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument Airplane rating. (Remember to check Airplane Single Engine Land and Multi-engine Land in the Pilot Rating Record, if applicable.)
  • Valid Second class medical certificate.

Air Carrier Operations

  • Airline Transport Pilot Certificate or Commercial Pilot Certificate with instrument airplane rating
  • Valid Second class medical certificate.

General Aviation Maintenance

  • FAA Mechanic Certificate with airframe and power plant ratings.

Air Carrier Maintenance

  • FAA Mechanic Certificate with airframe and power plant ratings.

General Aviation Avionics

  • N/A

Air Carrier Avionics

  • N/A

Manufacturing

  • N/A

What you need to know if you're a veteran…

If you are claiming 5 point or 10 point veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214 that includes the character of service (member 4 copy or service 2 copy.)

If you are claiming 10 point veterans’ preference, you must also include a copy of your Disabled Veteran Civil Service Preference Letter. Below are the steps to obtain it from https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage:

  • Under the "What do you want to do?" section, select "Manage Benefits"
  • Select Documents and Records
  • Select VA Letters
  • Log in or register for an account
  • Select Disabled Veteran Civil Service Preference
  • Print letter and or save and upload letter to usajobs.gov

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