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    Summary

    Incumbent serves as technical expert and advisor on assigned manufactured or modified Unmanned Aircraft, Urban Air Mobility, Optionally Piloted Aircraft, and associated systems. Provides electrical and electronic systems representation in all phases of developmental work involved during and prior to certification and subsequent to placing such systems into service.

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    Responsibilities

    Incumbent serves as technical expert and advisor on assigned manufactured or modified Unmanned Aircraft, Urban Air Mobility, Optionally Piloted Aircraft, and associated systems. Provides electrical and electronic systems representation in all phases of developmental work involved during and prior to certification and subsequent to placing such Unmanned Aircraft, Urban Air Mobility, Optionally Piloted Aircraft, and associated systems into service. The work of this position has considerable impact on the level of safety for industry operation of the aircraft.

    Participates in the development and establishment of national and international standards, procedures and airworthiness criteria tailored especially to meet the requirements and conditions considered necessary to assure effectiveness of the design for assigned aircraft. Manages team efforts with respect to the development of agency avionics and airborne instrument airworthiness criteria. In the establishment of uniform minimum standards, contributions are obtained from appropriate Flight Standards Service offices, the Aircraft Certification Directorate, aircraft manufacturers and industry operators.

    Relates the assigned aircraft manufacturer's continuous airworthiness maintenance programs for avionics to the aviation industry, with particular emphasis on assuring realistic, economically feasible, and technically practical programs of airworthiness assurance which may be applied by the industry. Participates in Type Certification Board in making decisions related to the avionics equipment and airborne instruments of aircraft produced by aircraft manufacturers. Serves as representative on Flight Operation Evaluation Boards, evaluating and presenting maintenance aspects. Provides technical advisory service relative to unique and unusually complex electrical and electronic equipment and system designs. Serves as consultant with respect to technical matters pertaining to airborne instrument performance requirements, instrument test equipment, maintenance and alteration standards used within area of responsibility.

    Reviews and evaluates the reliability and operating history of avionics equipment being used in assigned aircraft. This involves the review and analysis of aircraft and equipment malfunction reports (Mechanical Reliability Reports, Malfunction and Defect Reports, Incident Reports) and as a result of this analysis takes appropriate action. Such action may result in recommendations for reduced overhaul times, revised procedures, issuance of airworthiness directives, and issuance of alert bulletins. Develops and implements special avionics projects as required to effectively accomplish program objectives. Recommends technical program or policy changes as appropriate.

    Provides technical assistance with respect to the initial development and approval of avionics utilized by the aviation industry. Participates in industry and aviation meetings and represents the Flight Standards Service on assigned matters.

    Provides expert consultation in support of accident or incident investigations, analysis, and implementation of corrective actions related to the particular aircraft assigned.

    Travel Required

    75% or less - The job may require up to 75% travel.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    NA

  • Job family (Series)

    1825 Aviation Safety

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/609899200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.