About the Agency
Federal Aviation Administration, Northwest Mountain Region, Transport Airplane Directorate, Transport Standards Staff, Airframe & Cabin Safety Branch, ANM-115.
The incumbent serves as a technical expert responsible for rulemaking and guidance development associated with occupant safety in transport category airplanes.
- Develops innovative solutions for new standards or means of compliance for novel or unusual technology.
- Engages with industry to identify novel or unusual technology and obtain input on new or revised standards and guidance.
- Engages with industry groups to understand new aviation technologies and how they may impact aviation designs and associated regulations.
- Proposes, defines and oversees research associated with novel or unusual designs or technologies.
- Develops airworthiness standards and related advisory and guidance material for the certification of aircraft.
- Develops proposed special conditions, exemption documents, equivalent safety findings, evaluation procedures and any other documents necessary to assure the adequacy, and standardization of certification programs.
- Collaborates with bilateral partners to develop new and revised regulations, special conditions, exemptions, policies and advisory circulars in order to maintain harmonization and an acceptable level of safety.
- Provides policy, guidance and instruction to others, internally and externally.
- Communicates to all levels within the Aircraft Certification Service, to counterparts in other lines of business and to the public.
- Develops strategies, implementation plans and responses to safety recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board as well as from individuals or organizations within the FAA.
- Resolves most technical issues without the intervention of management.
- Plans and accomplishes highly complex and challenging projects/programs and other work activities with minimal direction, as a team leader or team member.
- Applies experience and comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles, theories and concepts to solve complex problems and improve airworthiness standards and guidance.
The incumbent learns and applies risk management in planning and decision making regarding the appropriate level of FAA involvement in: certification projects, continued operational safety decisions, review of findings made by Foreign Civil Aviation Authorities. Each of these areas depend upon a clear understanding of FAA and industry roles and responsibilities to enable effective and appropriate FAA involvement in consideration of shared safety responsibilities.
Additionally, the incumbent must be able to apply systems thinking to the above responsibilities. The FAA is moving to a systems-based approach to oversight of the aviation industry and it is essential for the incumbent to be able to evaluate large/complex delegated organizations as well as smaller delegated entities and determine how to most efficiently and effectively oversee these entities based upon compliance and safety risks within the aviation system.
The incumbentperforms other duties as assigned.