Task:

M4.8.5 Respond to a Legal Request for a Deposition or Appearance in Court Trials and Formal Hearings

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Function:

4.0 General Technical

 

Duty:

4.8 General

 

Sponsor:

Safety Analysis and Promotion Division

 

Job Series:

1825-Aviation Safety Inspector

 

Rating and Ranking:

Difficulty:                   High

Importance:                 Critical

Task Applicability:

SAS Tracking:            3747    5747

SAS Elements:            None

Regulatory and/or Statutory Requirement(s):

49 U.S.C. § 44709      Amendments, Modifications, Suspensions, and Revocations of Certificates

49 U.S.C. § 46301      Civil Penalties

49 U.S.C. § 46305      Actions to Recover Civil Penalties

14 CFR Part 13           Investigative and Enforcement Procedures

49 CFR Part 9             Testimony of Employees of the Department and Production of Records in Legal Proceedings

49 CFR Part 845         Rules of Practice in Transportation: Investigative Hearings; Meetings, Reports, and Petitions for Reconsideration

Relevant Guidance and Advisory Material (current editions):

Order 2150.3               FAA Compliance and Enforcement Program

Order 8020.11             Aircraft Accident and Incident Notification, Investigation, and Reporting

Order 8900.1               Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

Job Aid(s):

None

Prerequisite Specialized Training:

None

NOTE: Ensure you have the most current information. The Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS) may be used to obtain current guidance.

Job Task Performance Steps and Knowledge:

1           Respond to a request to make a deposition or court appearance.

1.1.       Coordinate with investigating and reviewing office staff and FAA enforcement counsel when called upon to give testimony.
K:         Order 2150.3
Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 5
1.2.       Open the appropriate Safety Assurance System (SAS) Activity Recording (AR) record.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 10, Appendix 10-1

2           Prepare for deposition or court appearance.

K:         14 CFR Part 13

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 5

2.1.       Review background material in associated file or reports.
K:         Order 2150.3
Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 5
2.2.       Prepare qualification statement.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 5
2.3.       Review line of questioning and overall case with FAA enforcement counsel for pretrial preparation.
K:         Order 2150.3
2.4.       Obtain additional witnesses if required.
K:         FAA Form 1360-33

3           Participate in formal proceedings.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 5

3.1.       Maintain professional demeanor during formal proceedings.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 5

4           Appear for deposition or hearing.

K:         49 CFR Part 9

             Order 8020.11

5           Document results of deposition or court appearance.

5.1.       File documentation in office file.

6           Close the SAS AR record.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 10, Appendix 10-1