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    The incumbent will serve as a national technical expert on the use of technology, fuels, and operational procedures to reduce the environmental impacts of aviation.

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    Serves as the Deputy Program manager for the Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) Program in the Office of Environment and Energy (AEE). Is a recognized expert within the FAA and is called upon to provide leadership for highly complex and challenging activities under the minimal direction of a manager or an executive.

    Applies experience and expert knowledge of engineering principles, theories, and concepts that are applicable to his or her discipline as well an understanding of new technologies and methodologies to perform critical tasks that require the development of new concepts or innovative approaches. He or she will provide technical leadership and direction on the FAA’s efforts to:

    (1) Accelerate the maturation of novel engine and airframe technologies that will lower aircraft energy, emissions, and noise through the CLEEN Program; or

    (2) Advance sustainable aviation fuels through the ASCENT Center of Excellence and the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI); or

    (3) Develop environmentally friendly operational procedural concepts through the CLEEN Program and ASCENT COE, among other means.

    Applies knowledge of FAA's policies and objectives to identify, define, and organize work for multiple work activities. Acquires and allocates resources to accomplish work activities within established schedules.

    The incumbent will be expected to: Provide advanced engineering support on issues involving aircraft and engine technologies, aviation fuels, or aircraft operations to the CLEEN Program Manager. Use engineering skills, program management knowledge to integrate systems engineering, system integration and technology development. Provide technical recommendations to the CLEEN Program Manager on technology maturation, testing, and evaluation. Develop project plans in coordination with the AEE Executive Director, Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor, Division Managers, and the CLEEN Program Manager.

    Broad policies and objectives provide general guidance for addressing issues that require the development of new and innovative approaches. Develops new policies, procedures, and approaches taking into consideration FAA policies, government-wide rules and regulations, and industry standards.

    Select realistic methods for achieving objectives and develop new techniques and methods when established precedents are lacking. Design, direct, review, and evaluate complex engineering studies to determine if developmental technologies will meet the goals and objectives of AEE. Develop and present information to advisory committees on all aspects of the CLEEN program as well as efforts on sustainable aviation fuels, and/or operational procedure concepts. Help set up the CLEEN Consortium meetings, develop materials, coordinate support organizations, consortium memberships, and support contractors.

    Represents FAA as the primary technical authority for major projects, programs, and other areas of FAA responsibility. Formulates and recommends organizational positions on major projects/policies/issues to senior management. Communicate and maintain close and continuing contact with key representatives of both internal and external customers including, other FAA Offices, employees, and managers.

    Provides expert guidance and instruction, both internally and externally, to address diverse, complex issues, which often cross multiple projects/programs, or functions/technical areas.

    Assist the CLEEN Program Manager in day-to-day management operations as needed. In the absence of the CLEEN Program Manager, the incumbent will be present at FAA HQ to carry out the CLEEN Program work functions.

    Works mainly independently and has broad discretion to ensure alignment with organizational objectives and policies. As employee is a technical expert, his or her final work typically is reviewed for success in achieving planned results, not technical merit.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0801 General Engineering

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