CONTINUING EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND PROFICIENCY
Aviation Safety personnel shall participate in continuing education and training as necessary to
improve their performance and proficiency and ensure that they stay up-to-date on changing
technology and new requirements. This may include courses and/or training provided by:
Department of Energy
Other government agencies
A description of suggested learning proficiency activities, and the requirements for the
continuing education and training program for aviation safety personnel are included in
Appendix A of this document. [Note: Additions to Appendix A may be added at a later date.]
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following are the typical duties and responsibilities expected of DOE facility technical
personnel assigned to the Aviation Safety Officer Functional Area:
A. Develops and implements a field aviation safety program appropriate to the scope of
operations, including instituting safety goals and publicizing them with program participants.
B. Gathers, trends, and analyzes aviation safety performance data to ensure the safety of the
field aviation program.
C. Implements an integrated safety management system as required by Department of Energy
Policy 450.4, Safety Management System Policy.
D. Conducts periodic assessments of aviation activities to ensure that requirements, policies, and
procedures are implemented and followed. Conducts assessments of commercial aviation
service (CAS) operators to ensure the safety of CAS operations.
E. Prepares reports documenting assessment findings, concerns, and recommendations and
tracks corrective actions to help prevent similar occurrences.
F. Participates as directed in aviation accident or incident investigations. Provides assistance to
accident investigation boards during their investigations.
G. Identifies and reports safety concerns to the aviation manager and works to eliminate
H. Reports safety concerns directly to the field office manager when he/she believes that the
field office manager's intervention is required.
Develops Aviation Safety Documents (ASD) for aviation activities that are outside the scope
of activities covered by established regulations and policy. ASDs will address potential
hazards associated with the activity and methods to mitigate these hazards.