This position will be located in the Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, AVS, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office, AUS, Safety & Integration Division, AUS-400, Safety & Operations Branch, AUS-430.Learn more about this agency
This position serves as a Remote Identification (Remote ID) and Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) Program Manager for planning and managing complex projects to implement the development of FAA regulations, policies, and programs in support of the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Air Space System (NAS).
The incumbent provides leadership for highly complex and challenging projects under the minimal direction of a manager which include: Systems development and integration; Process development and implementation in collaboration with program/policy offices to ensure processes developed align with the broad program strategy and broad UAS Integration Strategy; lead cross organizational groups to develop implementation plans for program policies.
Applies experience and expert knowledge of FAA policies and procedures to develop, transition, and/or manage new technical and organizational programs in support of the integration of UAS into the National Airspace System (NAS).
Identifies and resolves challenging problems or issues such as conflicts with draft policies and programs, congressional requirements, FAA/DOT objectives, industry needs, which often cross organizational boundaries and impact on the accomplishment of strategic objectives. Typical assignments may include providing guidance to less-experienced professionals; leading large project/program teams; defining and developing internal policies and procedures; predicting potential issues and proposing preventive action. Designs metrics and measures to consider agency-wide business line criteria designed to gage success of projects and associated initiatives. Collaborates across the FAA to identify internal stakeholder programs and develops plan and manage complex projects to inform the FAA the development of regulations, policies, programs, and, procedures.
Works with senior level officials within FAA to manage information such as proposed policy, strategic plans, and decisions on implementing policies, and requirements associated with new FAA programs and processes that support UAS policies. Structures stakeholder engagement, facilitates communication and relationships, and enhances the effectiveness, through knowledge sharing to ensure the successful completion of UAS integration deliverables. Provides informal and formal presentations to top agency management officials on critical UAS integration objectives. Liaises with industry stakeholders to gather information on industry’s objectives and priorities and inform industry on FAA priorities with regard to UAS integration objectives.
Contacts are both internal within the FAA and external with other government entities, the public, and industry to gather information on potential needs and conflicts and provide information on FAA plans as appropriate. Often represents AUS as a principal point of contact to provide advice and guidance on the application of policies and procedures. Formulates and recommends positions on major projects/ policies/issues to senior management. Prepares, reviews, and recommends approval of major reports for internal and external distribution on projects, programs and other work activities. Develops briefings to convey strategic vision or organizational policies to internal and external audiences.
Broad policies and objectives provide general guidance for addressing issues but often require the development of new approaches. Often asked to develop new policies, procedures, and approaches taking into consideration FAA policies, government-wide rules and regulations, and external concerns. May create new solutions and policy interpretations, as the situation requires.
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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