Job Overview


The Next Generation of Flight is Underway - and you can be part of it! We need you and your fresh ideas to shape the air transportation system of tomorrow, and the way America flies. Come be a part of the new generation in aviation, an industry that is absolutely critical to this nation's economy and security.

The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is a fundamental transformation of our nation's airspace system. It uses 21st century technologies to meet future demands, avoid gridlock in the sky and on the runways, further improve safety, and protect the environment. For more information on NextGen, watch this brief introduction : NextGen Introduction

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Business Component: Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety (AVS)

Additional Salary Information: Salary will be set within the range based on qualifications, experience and equivalent peer salaries in the organization. Locality pay will be added to the base, not to exceed the current statutory pay cap of $179,700.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) - In accordance with applicable FAA Travel regulations, full relocation benefits will be paid (actual expenses).


The Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate is responsible for administering and managing the full range of Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) activities assigned to the Directorate. Exercises full responsibility and authority to initiate and implement required programs, tailoring them to meet Directorate requirements. The Directorate has national policy and regulatory responsibilities for Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 33-Airworthiness Standards: Aircraft Engines and Part 35-Airworthiness Standards: Propellers. It also has complete responsibility for the direction and management of all other engineering and manufacturing activities within the geographic boundaries of the Directorate. The Aircraft Certification Service is managed actively through a series of teams. The Directorate Manager is a member of the Aircraft Certification Management Team (ACMT), composed of the Service's Executives/Senior Managers. The Directorate Manager may also be called upon to be the sponsor of ad hoc teams and/or the ACMT linking member for standing teams. In this context, the Aircraft Certification Service culture of open, participative management and horizontal integration should be kept in mind when addressing the managerial requirements below. This position requires extensive travel, including international travel, amounting to a minimum of thirty percent of the Manager's time annually.