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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: Flight Standards Division

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, Flight Standards Division reports directly to the Deputy Director, Flight Standards Field Operations and provides executive leadership and direction for the full range of Flight Standards regional program activities. The Manager is responsible for initiating and implementing required programs, adjust them to meet regional requirements and otherwise speak or act for the agency or the Director and Deputy Directors of Flight Standards on any matter involving the functions assigned to the Flight Standards Division. The Manager provides leadership in the planning, directing and evaluating of region-wide programs to administer and secure compliance with agency regulations, programs, standards, and procedures governing the inspection, certification, and surveillance of general aviation and air carrier operations; certification and maintenance of aircraft; examination, certification, and surveillance of all categories of flight operations and maintenance of airmen and related examiners, and of air agencies; investigation and reporting of aircraft accidents, incidents, service difficulties, and violations; and National programs for which the region serves as a lead region or has designated program responsibility. He/she provides leadership over Flight Standards District Offices within the region and for Aircraft Evaluation Groups, as applicable. The Manager directs through subordinate staff members, the indepth safety performance analysis inspections of air carrier and general aviation operators and air agencies. Administers programs for the determination for new instrument procedures and development of Flight Standards input to annual air navigation and air traffic facilities program and the regional airspace program. The Manager encourages and fosters the safe and orderly development of civil aviation in the region and determines the need for and makes recommendations for new or amended regulations, policies, and procedures and for research and development projects, and the issuance of waivers to the Federal Aviation Regulations.