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Summary

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.

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About the FAA         Employment Information

Business Component: Southwest Region, Aircraft Certification Service, Rotorcraft Directorate, Regulations and Policy Group, ASW-111

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

Duties

Serves as an Aerospace Engineer with propulsion systems and engine installation engineering expertise in the Rotorcraft Standards Staff, Regulations and Policy Group. Responsible for evaluating rotorcraft propulsion systems, and engine installations by use of rules, policy, and the associated standards for rotorcraft applications. Serves as an agency expert in rotorcraft type certification and continued operational safety (COS) issues related to rotorcraft propulsion systems and engine installations and is responsible for detailed coordination with other engineers within the FAA's Aircraft Certification Offices and Foreign Civil Aviation Authorities. As an expert, you will provide staff assistance and serve as advisor to the Manager, Regulations and Policy Group on matters to the assigned area of responsibility pertaining to rotorcraft type certification and COS. Provides policy for the implementation of regulations, as well as when regulations do not adequately address the technology being employed. Recognizes the need for new rules or policy that may be necessary for new applications of equipment or the application of new state of the art propulsion/engine equipment. Provides policy and guidance for domestic and international consideration for standardization. Develops and coordinates rotorcraft type certification policy. Initiates, organizes and conducts the development of new Federal Aviation Regulations pertaining to rotorcraft propulsion systems and engine installations, or projects of a nature directly or indirectly related to rotorcraft programs. Evaluates the safety of rotorcraft propulsion systems, and engine installations, and where necessary participates in the analysis of accidents, malfunction and service difficulty reports involving rotorcraft propulsion systems, and engine installations. Participates in Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committees/Aviation Rulemaking Committees to draft new rules and ad hoc teams with industry, other aviation authorities, and agencies to develop regulations, policies and standards. Prepares correspondence, advisory material, reports, directives, memoranda, and delivers presentations on controversial or complex technical issues. Identifies trends in the continued operational safety (COS) arena related to rotorcraft propulsion systems, and engine installations, and formulates strategies to address the issues. This may involve investigating rotorcraft accidents, incidents, failures, malfunctions, performance, maintenance or service problems; performing root cause analyzes, statistical analyzes, risk assessments, developing corrective actions for the identified hazards and monitoring the implementation and effectiveness of the corrective actions. Identifies appropriate corrective actions as a result of safety trends observed through data analysis. Develops Airworthiness Directives and Safety Information Alert Bulletins; reviews and responds to NTSB and FAA Safety Recommendations; and identifies and participates in research and development studies to ascertain the need for new safety standards or to implement new technologies necessary to improve continued operational safety. Serves as project officer (PO) for various rotorcraft models responsible with performing project management duties for the rotorcraft models assigned. Duties include working with project team members, domestic and foreign applicants, other FAA offices, and owners/operators to address and resolve a variety of type certification and COS issues pertaining to the rotorcraft models assigned. Performs other duties as assigned.