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Federal Aviation Administration Aerospace Engineer (System Safety) in FAA Location Negotiable Upon Request, United States

Summary This position will serves as an Aerospace Engineer (for System Safety Assessment) within the System Oversight Division of Aircraft Certification Service (AIR). The incumbent will provide expertise on technical, regulatory, and policy matters with specialized experience in the area of system safety and related risk analyses. Responsibilities Applies experience and comprehensive knowledge of aerospace engineering principles, theories, and concepts applicable to system safety and related risk analyses, as well as an understanding of new technologies and methodologies, to solve complex problems and to develop improved technical processes. He/She also applies and integrates safety management principles and techniques to aircraft certification, policies, regulations, and continued operational safety for aircraft safety assessment and development assurance.Broad policies and objectives provide general guidance for addressing project/program issues. The incumbent provides advice to the System Oversight Division BASOO Branch personnel to enable the safe certification and related compliance oversight of aircraft products. He/She works across functional boundaries to assess the safety of aircraft system designs, and evaluates compliance to applicable regulations, policy, and industry standards. Supports the development and application of safety risk management methodologies across the Division and in coordination with representatives across AVS.The incumbent works closely with counterparts in the Policy and Innovation Division to support development and implementation of new and existing policy. Where necessary, participates in the analysis of accident, malfunction, and service difficulty reports involving aircraft systems.Plans and accomplishes highly complex and challenging projects and other work activities under the minimal direction of a manager. Solves complex problems and develops improved technical processes for the organization. Works closely with System Oversight Division management, internal FAA stakeholders and external stakeholders (i.e., industry, other aviation authorities, etc.) to address challenges with emerging technologies. Supports FAA and industry research and development studies as appropriate to implement new technologies to improve continued operational safety (COS). Develops mutually rewarding relationships with fellow employees, and other. All activities are conducted to the highest ethical standards by communicating effectively, remaining flexible, respecting differing opinions, and exercising patience in challenging situations.Contacts are both internal and external. The incumbent coordinates with FAA technical specialists and industry members to facilitate technical discussions and negotiate consensus solutions that benefit the general public, aircraft operators, and manufacturers. Develops, integrates and implements solutions to diverse, complex problems that frequently require working across functional and/or organizational lines. Applies systems thinking to work task and responsibilities. The FAA is moving to a systems based approach to oversight of the aviation industry and it is essential to evaluate large/complex delegated organizations, as well as smaller delegated entities, and efficiently and effectively oversee these entities based upon risk to operation within the aviation system.The incumbent will perform other duties as assigned. Requirements Conditions of Employment We are not accepting applications from noncitizens. Qualifications A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.ORB. Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: 1. Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1 , or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions. 2. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. 3. Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A. 4. Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)Note: An applicant who meets the basic requirements as specified in A or B above, except as noted under B.1., may qualify for positions in any branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise.For more information on the alternate methods, please refer to the OPM Qualification Standards for Engineering at: http://main.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0800/0800.htm.In addition to the basic qualification, to qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-I, FG/GS-13 level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.Specialized experience includes but is not limited to:- Experience in the application of aircraft certification requirements, policies, and procedures used in the design and certification of an aircraft or aircraft system (i.e., 14 CFR Parts 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 33, 35; advisory circulars; and, policy memorandums).- Experience designing, testing, or evaluating aircraft or other transportation vehicle systems.- Experience in the development assurance of aircraft or other transportation vehicle systems.- Experience in using system safety analysis methods and tools to evaluate systems.- Experience with fostering the open exchange of technical ideas and information in order to develop engineering solutions to resolve complex issues that involves input from different FAA and/or other organizations.- Experience with planning and carrying out the implementation of new or revised policies, procedures, and processes in an organization.Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):As part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the application in the hiring process for all announcements. As an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA in your work history, include WORK HISTORY THAT DESCRIBES HOW YOU MEET THE ANSWER YOU CHOSE FOR EACH KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level you selected is appropriate. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factors, may be further evaluated on the announcement's KSA, and referred to the manager for consideration.Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration. Education This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered. Additional Information We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.Position may be subject to a background investigation.A one-year probationary period may be required.The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies. www.faa.gov/jobs/workinghere/financialdisclosure_requirementsThe U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.If selected, you will be required to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.Applications will be accepted from any U.S. citizen. On-the-Spot will be used to fill this position. The 'Rule of Three', Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy.Amended to remove 'Direct Hire' from position job title.This position is located in AIR-862. However, this vacancy announcement may be used to fill future vacancies in any of the other Air Division Offices. Duty location may be negotiated at time of selection.Only the following locations will be negotiable. Percentages next to the City/State represent the locality rate for that particular location.Anchorage, AK -30.42%Scottsdale, AZ – 20.84%Lakewood, CA – 33.61%Enfield, CT – 30.20%Washington, DC -31.53%Orlando, FL – 16.20%Hapeville, GA - 22.63%Des Plaines, IL -29.18%Wichita, KS – 16.20%Burlington, MA – 30.20%Belleville, MI – 27.86%Minneapolis, MN – 25.49%Kansas City, MO - 17.67%Saddle Brook, NJ – 35.06%Farmingdale, NY – 35.06%Queens, NY – 35.06%North Olmsted, OH – 21.25%Vandalia, OH – 19.93%Bethany, OK – 16.20%Oklahoma City, OK – 16.20%New Cumberland, PA – 17.90%North Charleston, SC – 16.20%Fort Worth, TX - 25.68%San Antonio, TX – 17.39%Des Moines, WA – 28.28%Security Requirement: Moderate Risk (5). This position requires completion and favorable adjudication of a background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained. (Subject to a five-year period of reinvestigation).Interview statement: If the Agency decides to interview any qualified employee on the selection list, then all on the list who are qualified must be interviewed. If the selection list is shortened to a best qualified list through a comparative process, then the best qualified list shall be considered to be the selection list.This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by NATCA: Regional AIR - ACE ANM ANE ASW.Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

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