Serves as an Aerospace Engineer for the Aircraft Certification Service (AIR). AIR develops safety standards, policies, and guidance that govern the design, production, and airworthiness of aircraft, engines, propellers, parts and appliances (hereafter referred to as aviation products). In addition, AIR issues approvals and provides oversight of FAA approval holders, designees, and delegated organizations.Learn more about this agency
Incumbent serves as an Aerospace Engineer with responsibility for regulatory oversight of aircraft certification programs and continuing operational safety in mechanical systems and/or cabin safety. Performs multiple, varying, and complex assignments under the limited direction of a manager or more experienced technical specialist. May act as a contributing specialist on large work activities or as a team leader for single or small work activities.
Incumbent is responsible for applying safety management principles using advanced engineering knowledge and risk management techniques. Responsibilities include interpreting, reviewing, analyzing and evaluating regulatory compliance for aircraft certification projects and initiation of safety determinations for continuing airworthiness. Supports the FAA’s transition to an oversight organization and effective utilization of delegated organizations and designees. Oversees Organization Designation Authorizations (ODA) and Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs) for technical and procedural compliance to the regulations. May act as a key technical point of contact for assigned activities. The incumbent may also work with applicants for design approvals related to 14 CFR parts 23, 25, 27, or 29 and other 14 CFR parts of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) as assigned. Defines, plans, and organizes assigned resources to accomplish organizational objectives.
Allocates resources to accomplish small work-activities within established schedules.
Established policies/procedures provide guidance for most assignments, but allow considerable discretion to select the most appropriate approach or to recommend new approaches. Assignments typically require solutions that are to be derived by interpreting and extrapolating from situations that were faced in the past. Provides recommendations to improve work processes.
Identifies and informs management of problems that require their attention. Often develops and recommends techniques to address problem situations. Work is reviewed periodically at major milestones and at completion, for technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity.
The expected journeymen level of this position is FV-I (FG/GS 13).
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.
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