Job Overview


About the Agency

Business Component: Southwest Region, Aircraft Certification Service, Rotorcraft Directorate, Airplane Certification Office, ASW-150

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


Serves in the Rotorcraft Directorate as a Continued Operational Safety (COS)/Safety Management Specialist with expertise in all aspects of airplane and rotorcraft safety (certification, maintenance and operations.) Is responsible for detailed investigation and follow-up of accidents and service difficulties. Identifies trends in continued operational safety related to fielded products (Type Certificates, Supplemental Type Certificates, Parts Manufacturer Approvals or Technical Standard Order Authorizations) and formulates strategies to address these trends. Performs risk assessments and root cause analyses, works with manufacturers to develop suitable corrective actions, and interfaces with manufacturers, operators and maintenance personnel, as well as policy Directorates, FAA safety database specialist, Manufacturing Inspectors and Flight Standards Inspectors. Communicates with civil air authorities of other countries to achieve mutual safety objectives. Monitors the implementation and effectiveness of the corrective actions. Advises Oversight Management Team (OMT) leads on Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) COS issues. Implements the FAA safety data base procedures in the office and coaches other specialists in their use. Works with engineers and flight test pilots to identify appropriate corrective actions for safety trends observed during data reviews. Provides technical advice to applicants on COS aviation safety matters. When appropriate, recommends policy or regulatory changes to the appropriate offices. Drafts documents in support of Airworthiness Directives and responses to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and FAA safety recommendations. Champions Safety Management principles to further continued operational safety initiatives within the office. The work requires the application of advanced mathematical or statistical techniques and safety principles, standards, practices and analytical techniques. Proactively seeks and builds relationships with internal and external sources of relevant safety data and mines these sources for useful information that may not be provided through normal channels of communication.

Develops mutually rewarding relationships with fellow employees, industry, and stakeholders. All corporate activities will be conducted to the highest ethical and professional standards by communicating effectively, remaining flexible, respecting differing opinions, and exercising patience in challenging situations.