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    The Supervisory Foreign Affairs Specialist serves as the International Programs Branch Manager in AIR-041 within the International Office of Aircraft Certification Service (AIR).

    The International Programs Branch Manager, directly supervising multiple employees and/or multiple organizational units. The Manager regularly coordinates with other Managers across multiple organizational units. The work requires application of professional knowledge, practices, principles, theories, concepts, methods, techniques applicable to the Aircraft Certification Service programs. The Manager is responsible for assuring that the work of the organization directly supports the mission of AIR and AVS.

    Supports the International Office Manager to executive daily operations to:

    • Align Section resources, activities, and stakeholders with AIR objectives
    • Develop Section personnel and resources consistent with AIR's future needs
    • Foster a work environment and culture that emphasizes employee engagement, risk-based decision-making, innovation, collaboration, communication, accountability, diversity and inclusion throughout the Section

    Specific duties include:

    Direct Report Supervision: Monitors and evaluates performance. Executes personnel actions and/or corrective or disciplinary actions. Works to prepare employees for future opportunities across the division, with focus on continuity of operations and long term organizational success. Coaches, mentors, and develops employees to perform current work and support career progression for the future. Ensures employees have technical skills to accomplish their assigned tasks.

    Team Environment: Monitors organizational health and regularly seeks input and feedback from employees. Establishes and enhances practices to encourage diversity and inclusion, communication, collaboration, and innovation in the resolution of issues. Communicates and regularly reinforces connectivity between subordinate employee activities and the broader AIR mission. Defines and assigns accountability for key internal performance objectives. Engages personnel in monitoring key performance indicators and making adjustments necessary to achieve key performance objectives. Works with employees to identify resource needs and advocates for resources on behalf of the team.

    Stakeholder Collaboration: Establishes and maintains effective communications within AIR. Partners with other AIR organizations to accomplish work. Represents FAA at aviation events, industry conferences, and other civil aviation authority meetings on topics pertinent to the Section. Mediates the resolution of controversial technical disputes involving complex civil aviation issues.

    Operations Monitoring: Engages employees in documenting, refining, and assuring compliance with processes governing all activities. Assesses the productivity, quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of organizational processes. Monitors and approves expenditure of funds. Reviews and approves time and attendance and assures accurate labor distribution reporting. Assigns, communicates, and clarifies context for tasks and responsibilities. Oversees daily operations to ensure timeliness, effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, and compliance with policy in attaining organizational goals. Facilitates coordination and effective communication across FAA organizations, the aviation industry, other civil aviation authorities, and union representatives to accomplish work.

    Program Support: Oversees technical and administrative support programs of the office. Responsible for overall management responsibilities associated with the planning and direction of programs. Develops techniques to improve program and policies. Manages data systems, administrative processes, and data entry necessary to support office and branch performance metrics and dashboards that can be effectively used by management team to manage branch and office performance.

    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)

    0130 Foreign Affairs

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