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Appendix 27-3

Bureau Aviation Management Responsibilities Summary

A.      National Office, Director, Headquarters staff are responsible for the following:

1.           Implement, execute, and enforce Departmental aviation policy.

2.           Develop and execute Bureau aviation policy.

3.           Publish Bureau aviation management plan.

4.           Establish a Bureau aviation safety program.

5.           Monitor Bureau aircraft accident prevention program.

6.           Ensure adequate aviation management staff (Bureau Aviation Manager, Bureau Aviation Safety Manager).

7.           Perform aviation safety evaluations.

8.           Identify fleet aircraft acquisition, replacement, and disposal to support Bureau programs.

9.           Ensure Bureau/agency personnel involved in the use/control of aviation resources receive the appropriate level of aviation safety training.

10.           Participate in Departmental Aviation Management Board of Directors Working Team.

11.           Assign Bureau/agency representative for Aircraft Mishap Review Board (AMRB).

12.           Promote use of Aviation Mishap Information System (AMIS).

13.           Respond to AMRB recommendations.

14.           Report to OAS all Bureau flight activity not processed through the OAS payment system.

15.           Identify and submit program requirements.

16.           Expand Departmental pilot standards and crew requirements.

17.           Ensure compliance with OMB Circular A-126.

18.           Ensure compliance with OMB Circular A-76.

B.       Regional Office Directors, State Office Directors, Area Office Directors are responsible for the following:

1.           Disseminate Departmental aviation safety policy and information.

2.           Participate in Departmental aviation safety award program.

3.           Ensure adequate aviation management staff.

4.           Identify fleet aircraft acquisition, replacement, and disposal to support Bureau programs.

5.           Ensure Bureau/agency personnel have appropriate aviation training.

6.           Operate and maintain aircraft for maximum safety and efficiency.

7.           Assign a liaison for Bureau aircraft and accident investigations.

8.           Monitor Bureau airspace needs.

9.           Promote use of AMIS system.

10.           Identify and submit program requirements.

11.           Expand Departmental pilot standards and crew requirements.

12.           Ensure compliance with OMB Circular A-126.

13.           Ensure compliance with OMB Circular A-76.

C.       Park Superintendents, District Managers, and Refuge Managers are responsible for the following:

1.           Enforce mandatory Departmental standards.

2.           Ensure adequate aviation management staff.

3.           Perform project planning.

4.           Perform risk assessment.

5.           Ensure Bureau/agency personnel have appropriate aviation safety training.

6.           Operate and maintain aircraft for maximum safety and efficiency.

7.           Report unsafe operations, conditions, and situations.

8.           Ensure Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE) compliance.

9.           Ensure flight following compliance.

10.           Promote use of AMIS system.

11.           Identify specific procurement requirements.

12.           Identify and submit program requirements.

13.           Request technical assistance for specialized aviation problems.

14.           Manage and control vendor aircraft within scope of procurement.

15.           Report significant contract and operational problems to OAS.

16.           Procure aircraft services in accordance with procurement requirements.

17.           Prepare/endorse procurement payment documents.

18.           Provide information necessary for procurement litigation.

19.           Perform post-use evaluation of operating pilots and equipment.

20.           Ensure compliance with OMB Circular A-126.

D.       First Line Supervisors of DOI Pilots, Aviation Users, and DOI Pilots are responsible for the following:

1.           Enforce mandatory DOI standards.

2.           Perform project planning.

3.           Perform risk assessment.

4.           Ensure Bureau/agency personnel have appropriate aviation safety training.

5.           Ensure pilots have recent flight experience.

6.           Operate and maintain aircraft for maximum safety and efficiency.

7.           Report unsafe operations, conditions, and situations.

8.           Provide aircraft orientation.

9.           Ensure ALSE compliance.

10.           Ensure flight following compliance.

11.           Provide oversight for vendor aircraft usage.

12.           Promote use of AMIS system.

13.           Identify specific procurement requirements.

14.           Request technical assistance for specialized aviation problems.

15.           Manage and control vendor aircraft within scope of procurement.

16.           Administer maintenance and service contracts.

17.           Report significant contract and operational problems to OAS.

18.           Procure aircraft services in accordance with procurement requirements.

19.           Prepare/endorse procurement payment documents.

20.           Provide information necessary for procurement litigation.

21.           Perform post-use evaluation of operator, pilots, and equipment.


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