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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 determined by state and Federal officials that employees are allowed to report to the workplace where this position is located, on a regular basis.

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    Responsibilities

    The position serves as an Aerospace Engineer within Aircraft Certification Service (AIR), and is a subject matter expert for AIR engineering delegation policy and training related to Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs) and/or Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) as well as future FAA recognition of applicant compliance assurance systems. The position plans and accomplishes highly complex and challenging projects/ programs and other work activities under the minimal direction of a manager or more experienced engineer.

    The incumbent performs work associated with projects/tasks within the scope of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, part 21, Certification Procedures for Products and Parts; and part 183, Representatives of the Administrator.

    Serves as subject matter expert for AIR engineering delegation policy and training related to Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs) and/or Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) as well as future FAA recognition of applicant compliance assurance systems. Performs highly complex and challenging projects applying experience and comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles, theories, and concepts applicable to aerospace engineering. Develops and revises directives, advisory materials, and guidance. Provides expertise in the interpretation of regulations, policy, and safety standards as they relate to delegation, aircraft design, manufacture, modification, and maintenance.

    Promotes accountability framework and discretionary authority principles and applies risk-based principles to delegation policy. Ensures risk management and system oversight philosophies are applied to policy/standards development including a clear understanding of FAA’s and industry’s roles and responsibilities enabling an effective and appropriate level of FAA involvement and risk-based oversight.

    Prepares and delivers training/briefings in both face-to-face seminars as well as in on-line formats. Responds to inquiries from FAA, other aviation authorities, aviation industries/associations, congress, and the general public. Provides guidance to field offices in performing risk-based oversight of designees. Works with delegation management software tools and may provide guidance for development of new software capabilities within the AVS Designee Management System (DMS).

    Conducts research, analyzes, and evaluates programs and safety issues and seeks a wide-range of regulatory and non-regulatory remedies. Participates/leads work groups and teams having broad national and international scope. Uses sound project management skills. Manages, plans, and organizes assigned programs, projects and tasks (including establishing goals, milestones, and project time-lines).

    Establishes collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders to address issues and solve problems. Coordinates, updates, and interfaces with senior FAA management, Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) field offices, other FAA offices, aviation industry representatives, designees and the general public to provide guidance on delegation programs and related policies/processes. Assists the branch manager with daily operational issues and other needs as requested.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    NA

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/601523200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.