FAA Aviation Careers – Aerospace Engineer

Website Federal Aviation Administration

Job Description:

Due to the Pandemic, and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee’s report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. the person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is determined by state and Federal officials that employees are allowed to report to the workplace where this position is located, on a regular basis.

Job Responsibilities:

  • This position will serves as an Aerospace Engineer (for System Safety Assessment) within the Policy & Innovation Division of Aircraft Certification Service (AIR). The incumbent will provide expertise on technical, regulatory, and policy matters with specialized experience in the area of system safety and related risk analyses.
  • Applies experience and comprehensive knowledge of aerospace engineering principles, theories, and concepts applicable to system safety and related risk analyses, as well as an understanding of new technologies and methodologies, to solve complex problems and to develop improved technical processes. He/She also applies and integrates safety management principles and techniques to aircraft certification, policies, regulations, continued operational safety, and development of industry consensus standards for aircraft safety assessment and development assurance.
  • Broad policies and objectives provide general guidance for addressing project/program issues. The incumbent provides advice to the Policy & Innovation Division branches and aircraft certification offices in area of expertise to enable the safe certification of aircraft products that employ existing or new and emerging technologies. He/She works across organization boundaries to assess the safety of aircraft system designs, and evaluates compliance to applicable regulations, policy, and industry standards. Recommends, develops, and processes rules, special conditions, exemptions, advisory circulars, and national directives pertaining to specialty area. Supports the development and application of safety risk management methodologies across the Division.
  • The incumbent provides policy and guidance for domestic and international consideration for standardization. Initiates, organizes, and conducts the development of new or modified Federal Aviation Regulations pertaining to aircraft systems. Participates in Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committees/Aviation Rulemaking Committees to draft new rules, and on ad hoc teams with industry, other aviation authorities, and agencies to develop regulations, policies and standards. Where necessary, participates in the analysis of accident, malfunction, and service difficulty reports involving aircraft systems.
  • Plans and accomplishes highly complex and challenging projects and other work activities under the minimal direction of a manager. Solves complex problems and develops improved technical processes for the organization. Works closely with Policy & Innovation Division management, internal FAA stakeholders and external stakeholders (i.e., industry, other aviation authorities, etc.) to address challenges with emerging technologies. Identifies and participates in research and development studies to ascertain the need for new safety standards, or to implement new technologies to improve continued operational safety (COS). Develops mutually rewarding relationships with fellow employees, and other stakeholders. All activities are conducted to the highest ethical standards by communicating effectively, remaining flexible, respecting differing opinions, and exercising patience in challenging situations.
  • Contacts are both internal and external. The incumbent coordinates with FAA technical specialists and industry members to facilitate technical discussions and negotiate consensus solutions that benefit the general public, aircraft operators, and manufacturers. Develops, integrates and implements solutions to diverse, complex problems that frequently require working across functional and/or organizational lines. Applies systems thinking to work task and responsibilities. The FAA is moving to a systems based approach to oversight of the aviation industry and it is essential to evaluate large/complex delegated organizations, as well as smaller delegated entities, and efficiently and effectively oversee these entities based upon risk to operation within the aviation system.

Job Requirements:

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
  • This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.
  • Duty location/locality pay will be determined based on selectee’s current duty location

Job Details:

Company: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Management

Job Location: Orlando, FL, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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