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    Due to the Pandemic, and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee’s report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is safe to relocate.

    The incumbent serves as a Compliance and Airworthiness (C&A) Technical Advisor in the Compliance & Airworthiness Division.

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    The incumbent applies experience and expert knowledge of engineering principles, theories, and concepts applicable to Continued Operational Safety (COS) programs to solve complex problems. He/she may serve as the representative of FAA management in critical COS decision-making processes. In doing so, the incumbent advises management and staff on schedule and prioritization recommendations, independently or in accordance with guidance from management. Assignments require knowledge and experience working across functional and/or organizational lines and require the ability to direct and coordinate the activities of AIR-700 personnel. Typical assignments include serving as a single point of contact (POC) for the AIR-700 division on high profile safety issues which includes serving as the liaison with other AVS organizations assigned to the issue. The incumbent provides support with complex and challenging issues, and supports management in ensuring the FAA meets the COS process requirements and metrics. He/she will help monitor FAA and design approval holder (DAH) performance and provide briefings to the workforce to promote adherence to established procedures and working agreements. The incumbent leads and coordinates activities of multiple FAA personnel from multiple FAA organizations in engaging with DAHs to arrive at best practices for COS activities, enabling consistency across DAHs relative to FAA national strategic objectives.

    As the COS technical expert, the incumbent will be capable of providing advice and guidance on the applications of policies and procedures both internally and externally. This will require the incumbent to speak credibly across a range of engineering disciplines, operational, and maintenance environments. He/she will collaborate with other Technical Advisors and use advanced engineering knowledge and experience at the product level to identify fleet safety risks and trending across product types, and coordinates safety issues with other Technical Advisors and Program Managers for potential impact on other products.

    The incumbent will reach out to the broader user community groups to identify overall fleet safety risks and trending across product types, and address wide-ranging safety concerns across multiple aircraft types. He/she leads or steers major team activities associated with major working agreements with foreign authorities and also provide support for Partnership Meetings with appropriate division branches and DAHs. The incumbent will lead efforts to reach out to other stakeholders in the FAA as well as the aviation community to build relationships and provide information on COS policies and processes. He/she serves as resource for development and maintenance of those agreements, while promoting consistent application of risk analysis, compliance philosophy, safety continuum, and applicable processes between foreign and domestic products.

    The incumbent is responsible for supporting management in overseeing the technical activities of personnel. This includes providing policy guidance and instruction to others, both internally and externally. The incumbent will help prioritize workload and identify gaps in program metrics and processes, and develop program improvements to address those gaps in consultation with management and other stakeholders. The incumbent advises management on implementation of processes within and across branches and staffing requirements to implement related programs and teams. He/she will help develop, implement and continuously improve databases used for tracking and monitoring status of open safety items. The incumbent collaborates and coordinates with other Technical Advisors and PMs to oversee workforce compliance to processes across the agency, and promotes best practices while refining and standardizing COS processes.

    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


  • Job family (Series)

    0861 Aerospace Engineering

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