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    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.

    Incumbent applies experience and advanced knowledge of aerospace engineering principles, theories, and concepts with responsibility for regulatory oversight of aircraft certification programs and continuing operational safety in propulsion systems, airframe/structures, electrical systems or mechanical systems; applying safety and risk management techniques; and investigating and identifying safety of flight issues using risk assessment tools, and utilizing policies and procedures to mitigate unsafe conditions through the use of airworthiness directives or other continued operational safety processes. Responsibilities include the review and evaluation of regulatory compliance for aviation product certification projects and initiation of safety deerminations for continuing airworthiness.

    Oversees Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs) for technical and procedural compliance to the regulations. As a member of an Organization Management Team (OMT), provides comprehensive oversight of Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) holders. In cooperation with other pertinent AIR organizations, participates in supervision of Safety Management System (SMS) of design approval holders. Also works with applicants for design approvals related to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 23, 25, 27, 29, or 33 and other 14 CFR parts as assigned.

    Incumbent applies aerospace engineering concepts to develop plans and techniques to improve programs and policies. Understands the interrelationships between their assignments and other engineering disciplines when developing, integrating, and implementing solutions to diverse, complex problems. Performs multiple, varying, and complex assignments and plans the implementation of projects/ programs under limited direction from a manager, project/program manager, or more experienced engineer. Acts as a contributing specialist on large work activities; or as a team leader for single or small work activities. Work is reviewed periodically, typically at major milestones and at completion, for technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    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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