The incumbent serves as a General Engineer in the Safety Management and Future Systems Branch of the Air Traffic Safety Standards Oversight Division of the Air Traffic Safety Oversight Service (AOV).Learn more about this agency
The incumbent applies advanced knowledge of aviation industry Safety Management Systems (SMS) and experience with a variety of engineering disciplines, including safety and human factors engineering, to interpret, evaluate, revise and modify Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Aviation Safety (AVS) and Air Traffic Organization Safety and Technical Training (AJI) SMS policy and guidance to support the safety of the National Airspace System (NAS) related to the provisioning of air traffic management and services.
The incumbent applies experience and advanced knowledge of engineering principles, theories and concepts to gather and analyze disparate data to assess and identify the safety risk of NAS changes or existing safety issues associated with the provision of air traffic management and services. The incumbent uses knowledge of the Safety Management System (SMS) and the Safety Risk Management Guidance for System Acquisitions (SRMGSA) to analyze and interpret FAA policies to ensure compatibility and consistency with the SMS. The incumbent participates in the review and approval of FAA SMS Order 8000.369, FAA Safety Management System, VS Order 8000.367, AVS Safety Management Systems, FAA Order 8040.4, FAA Safety Risk Management, the ATO SMS Manual and FAA Order JO 1000.37 revisions by reviewing and updating existing Agency SMS policies.
Considers the objectives of the major subdivision and LOB/SO when developing, integrating and implementing solutions to diverse, complex problems. Assignments frequently require knowledge and experience working across functional and/or organizational lines. Typical assignments may include: system design and integration; extensive research; and direct responsibility for project/program management. Formulates, writes, and coordinates plans and programs for meeting operational oversight requirements of the NAS and AOV, ensuring compliance with the Air Traffic Organization’s (ATO) Safety Management System (SMS).
Exercises judgment/discretion in all phases of analysis and evaluation by identifying the most important issues, developing possible options, assessing mitigation strategies relevant to the fielding of the FAA Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), expressing technical information orally and in writing to diverse audiences.
Defines, organizes, and assigns resources to accomplish organizational objectives. Allocates resources to accomplish large work activities within established schedules. Evaluates safety compliance and risk mitigation issues while identifying issues requiring top-level management attention, developing recommendations for the modification of existing plans and programs, developing, when necessary, new policy, plans or programs to resolve and identify problem areas.
Provides policy and technical engineer and aviation advice on safety oversight issues related to risk assessments, technical reviews, and safety assurance documentation by synthesizing complex interrelated concepts and distills essential elements into concise decision briefings for executive management, identifying issues to be analyzed or resolved, developing and presenting courses of action to enable the planning of short and long term efforts and identifying future impact on AOV
Collaborates with other organizations in the development of safety policy related to the Office of Aviation Safety’s SMS, attending meetings both internal and external to the FAA. Often represents FAA as a senior technical point of contact on projects, programs and other work activities. Communicates results to all levels internally (within an LOB/SO or across LOB's/SO's) and externally. Plays a lead role in drafting, reviewing, and editing reports or contractual documents for final approval prior to external distribution. Presents briefings to obtain consensus/approval on policies. Coordinates significant technical matters with representatives of external organizations.
25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.
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