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    Thanks to the work of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), over the past 50 years, aviation has become central to the way we live and do business, linking people from coast to coast and connecting America to the world. In fact, FAA has created the safest, most reliable, most efficient, and most productive air transportation system in the world.

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    The Deputy Executive Director for the Office of Accident Investigation and Prevention participates fully with the Executive Director in carrying out the management and coordination of the accident investigation program, data analysis and safety management system programs, along with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and FAA safety recommendation programs. In the absence of the Executive Director, the Deputy Executive Director serves in the full capacity of the Executive Director.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    Represents the Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety and is the principal staff element of the FAA with respect to advising the Associate Administrator on accident investigation matters. Monitors, conducts and maintains liaison with all internal FAA elements and with external public, private and domestic or international safety elements concerning accident investigation matters.

    Responsible for the oversight of accident/incident investigations and special safety problems or trends to identify safety issues and make recommendations to reduce the likelihood of recurrence of accidents or incidents to enhance aviation safety in air commerce.

    Provides broad policy and program direction for the development of an Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) program that transitions the FAA from a diagnostic to a prognostic approach to safety analysis through promotion of a broad multidimensional Government-Industry effort to develop state-of-the-art incident analysis methodologies, analytical tools and sharing capabilities.

    Provides broad policy and program oversight for maintenance and enhancement of the ASIAS automation infrastructure and architecture, including establishment of the capability to identify trends in specific metrics as well as extending existing capabilities for managing textual data, air traffic radar data, data based on statistically sound surveys and other relevant performance data.

    Aligns at a national level, the AVS research and engineering and development programs with and across other Government-Industry safety initiatives; e.g., Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST), General Aviation Joint Steering Committee, Department of Defense, MITRE, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

    Provides broad policy and program direction for the development and implementation of an AVS Safety Management System that defines and governs the AVS internal management and external regulatory missions, including the development of implementation strategies, plans and programs.

    Provides the AVSMT, FAA and industry stakeholders advice and expertise required both to identify emerging systemic safety hazards and risks and develop action plans to mitigate those hazards and risks.

    Provides direction in the development and administration of a budget of over $50M consisting of Operations funding in addition to Facilities and Equipment (F&E) funding. Provides assistance and guidance regarding the formulation and development of the organization's budgetary policies and procedures, and presents justification to the Associate Administrator for the monetary needs of AVP programs and activities.

    Provides leadership and technical direction to multiple divisions of complex aviation safety programs including, but not limited to, Accident Investigation, Safety Analytical Services, Safety Management and Research Planning, Management Services and Safety Recommendations. Supervisory structure of subordinate unites include level three managers (K/L band) who manage subordinate organizations. Organization consists of approximately 80 technical, professional and support employees.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0340 Program Management

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