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Business Component: Central Region, Small Airplane Directorate, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, Flight Test Branch

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


The incumbent serves as a Human Factors (HF) specialist for the Wichita Aircraft Certification Office (ACO) and Small Airplane Directorate with the following duties and responsibilities:
Participates in the evaluation, standardization, and approval of flight display symbology, color philosophy, flight deck design, and pilot-vehicle interface for new/revised technical standard order (TSO) authorizations and type certification programs while balancing standardization needs with existing certification practices, project schedules, pilot training, and operational issues. Works with Directorate Standards Staff personnel, ACO flight test pilots, ACO aerospace engineers, and Aircraft Evaluation Group (AEG) personnel to evaluate HF related requirements for flight decks and flight deck displays. This includes coordinating and participating in formal team evaluations for new and novel display formats and technologies when necessary. Participates in strategic initiatives to standardize Human Factors evaluation procedures and requirements within the FAA through policy and regulation development, and through industry panels, consensus groups, and technical committees including working with the Human Factors (HF) Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor to accomplish AVS HF related strategic goals. Supports the FAA as required in industry forums and public speaking events where HF related issues are discussed or presented. The incumbent will be physically located in Wichita ACO and work supports the ACO approximately 60% of the time and Directorate work approximately 40% of the time.