10+ years experience in Regulatory compliance inspections for the United States Government.
Expert knowledge of Federal Statutes and Air Transportation Regulations.
Federal Supervisory and Management experience directing field unit Inspectors, managing work assignments, and handling personnel issues.
Experience managing all levels of large scale aviation inspection/certification projects, including budgeting and resource allocation.
Routinely providing authoritative guidance and advice to aviation regulated entities in order to ensure compliance with Federal Transportation Laws.
Experience with ISO 9001, Quality Management Systems and Principles.
Extensive experience and skilled at analyzing regulatory compliance inspection results; preparing written reports and correspondence to include enforcement investigation cases for FAA legal action.
Global travel experience (Asia, Europe, Middle East) evaluating airline specific technical documents and aircraft inspections for regulatory compliance.
Meeting quarterly and calendar year FAA goals and safety responsibilities.
Strong verbal communication
Risk management processes and analysis
Quality/Safety Assurance FAA staff experience
Written and oral communication skills
Current USG Security clearance
Strong Interpersonal skills
Aviation Safety Inspector, 06/2003 to Current Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration – Memphis, TN
Develop and administer regulations and safety standards pertaining to the operation of aircraft. Engage in the following types of assignments:
Routine global flight inspections; inspections of domestic and foreign air operations stations within the FedEx system for compliance with Federal Transportation Laws.
Examining airmen for initial certification and continuing competence;
Evaluating airline/airmen training programs, equipment, and facilities;
Evaluating the operational aspect of programs of air carriers and similar commercial and aviation operations for regulatory compliance.
Works independently during flight and airport inspections identifying potential safety and technical areas to be rectified.
Inspection of aircraft, flight crew procedures, loading facilities, cargo handling, Air Carrier procedures, and overall system safety management to ensure safe operation of the aircraft and compliance with the Federal Aviation Regulations.
Perform aircraft accident and incident investigations; preparation of enforcement investigative reports for FAA legal or civil administrative action.
Assigned as on-the-job office instructor for newly hired Inspectors.