Supervisory Aviation Safety Inspector


Supervisory Aviation Safety Inspectors have authority over National Simulator Program (NSP) team members. NSP teams ensure that flight simulation devices are adequately training pilots who use them as part of their mandatory training. Supervisory Aviation Safety Inspectors report directly to the Manager of the Air Transportation Division and are responsible for achieving the goals set forth by the NSP. Duties include working with FAA executives around the country as well as United States diplomatic personnel and foreign countries to implement safety and other procedures. Supervisor duties also include conducting performance reviews of subordinates and initiating corrective or disciplinary action when necessary.


Working in management can be very stressful. In addition, the FAA is often involved in life-threatening situations or accidents and that can create a difficult work environment.


Applicants must have a proven track record for managing a diverse team. Experience with Flight Standards automation programs including OASIS, FSAS, SPAS, FPPS/LDR, and BOSS is preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills is necessary.


Applicants must be United States citizens. Candidates for the position of Supervisory Aviation Safety Inspector must have a thorough understanding of FAA rules, regulations, facilities, and aviation operations. A minimum of 1,500 total flight hours logged as Pilot in Command, in addition to having a Commercial Pilot Certificate with instrument airplane rating or an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate. No more than two flying accidents in the last five years is acceptable.


The FAA will provide some training on the job.


Inspectors must travel often and will sometimes be required to work irregular hours.

Salary and Benefits

Benefits include life and health insurance, competitive salaries, retirement programs, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days.

$92,656.00 – $143,645.00

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