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    Summary

    The Regulations and Analysis Division, develops, manages, and executes the AST Rulemaking Program and the AST Tools and Analysis Program. Under the Tools and Analysis Program, the Regulations and Analysis Division conducts launch vehicle quantitative and qualitative analyses such as flight safety analyses, system safety analyses, and other specific types of risk analyses that address public safety.

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    Responsibilities

    Serves as a System Safety Engineer applying experience and advanced knowledge of aerospace engineering principles, theories, and concepts applicable to aerospace engineering to accomplish assignments and to develop plans and techniques to improve programs and policies. Provides technical support and performs technical reviews of the systems safety program. Understands the objectives of the LOB when developing, integrating, and implementing solutions to diverse, complex problems sufficient to identify and evaluate mitigation of potential software hazards associated with public safety in support of launch and reentry vehicle operations, as well as the reliability of critical systems and components, flight trajectories, policies and procedures, and safety personnel and organization. Analyzes and evaluates the safety and reliability of aerospace vehicles, systems and/or components.

    Applies advanced knowledge of aerospace engineering principles and system safety organization in order to evaluate applicant’s methods and approaches for understanding, assessing and validating the safety and reliability of software in safety-critical applications associated with public safety. Conducts system safety analyses related to space flight systems and operations.

    Uses knowledge of commercial space transportation systems, or other complex aerospace systems to update Division policy and procedures governing system safety as directed, and makes recommendations for changes needed to keep policy and procedures up to date. Keeps pace with or recommends new system safety analysis tools and techniques applicable to commercial launch and reentry vehicles. Interprets principles of system safety and risk assessment to ensure compliance with appropriate standards (e.g., DO-178C, MIL-STD-882E, ANSI-STD-0010); and safety analysis principles to effectively determine public safety requirements for launch and re-entry hazards and risks.

    Supports Division efforts in the development of regulatory requirements and technical guidance documents for commercial space transportation. Established policies/procedures, which provide guidance for most assignments, but allows considerable discretion to select the most appropriate approach or to recommend new approaches. Most assignments require solutions that are derived at by interpreting and extrapolating from situations that were faced in the past. Will provide recommendations to improve work processes.

    Provides guidance to lower-level staff to solve difficult technical issues. Resolves all but unique technical problems with minimal intervention of management or a more experienced engineer. Identifies and informs management of problems that require their attention. Often develops and recommends techniques to address problem situations.

    Work is reviewed periodically, typically at major milestones and at completion, for technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of project or other work activity. Work activities typically support and may be vital to the success of projects or activities of one or more organizational units, subdivisions, and LOBs/SOs. The work also affects the safety and security of the uninvolved public.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    NA

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