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The Policy and Innovation Division supports aerospace innovation by creating novel means of compliance, develops and maintains Aircraft Certification Service regulations, manages the Aviation Safety (AVS) Senior Technical Experts Program (STEP) and overall fleet safety, as well as educational outreach. The Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor (CSTA) for High Energy Electromagnetic Effects is one of a cadre of nationally and internationally recognized technical experts comprising the AVS STEP.Learn more about this agency Responsibilities
The CSTA for High Energy Electromagnetic Effects provides an FAA-wide, mission-critical, leadership role in identifying and mitigating aviation safety risk related to high energy electromagnetic effects on aircraft, including areas such as aircraft lightning protection, high intensity radiated fields (HIRF) protection, electromagnetic compatibility, intersystem electromagnetic interference, and electrostatic effects. The incumbent works to evaluate the readiness of emerging technologies, shape agency policies, and promote the adoption of safety enhancing operational requirements and practices into the FAA's regulatory and certification programs. The CSTA also provides instruction and advice to the FAA, other departments and agencies, the aviation industry, professional societies, associations, academia, and international organizations.
Specific responsibilities include:
• Serves as a senior advisor in the Aviation Safety (AVS) Line of Business, providing scientific expertise and assistance to the relevant stakeholders working to enhance aviation safety, efficiency, and innovation. The incumbent provides expert advice and assistance to AVS managers and leaders, type certification boards, airworthiness directive boards, maintenance review boards, flight operation evaluation boards, special certification review teams, accident investigation teams, and special condition standards review activities.
• Plans, directs, promotes, and coordinates research and the publication of scientific papers intended to evaluate new technologies, address service difficulties, and promote FAA adoption of the most safety enhancing policies and practices in the realm of high energy electromagnetic effects.
• Prepares and/or provides technical education and training to the FAA, industry, associations, foreign airworthiness certification authorities, and international organizations through certification projects, training courses, seminars, and workshops.
• Represents the FAA in dealings with other civil aviation authorities, national and international forums, industry committees, and task groups on work to mitigate aviation safety risk posed by high energy electromagnetic effects. Coordinates regulatory initiatives with foreign airworthiness authorities to provide harmonized requirements and consensus standards in order to expedite and reduce the cost of international certification to the aviation industry.
• Supports industry and government in the investigation of accidents or incidents where high energy electromagnetic effects are thought to have played a role. Collaborates with the National Transportation Safety Board and foreign entities by applying expertise in determining causal factors; identifying shortcomings in policy, technology, or practices; and recommending remedial actions to prevent or reduce the probability of such accidents or incidents in the future.Travel Required
50% or less - The job may require up to 50% travel.Supervisory status
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1. A resume.
2. An attachment individually addressing each Technical Requirement if you do not address them in the answer blocks within the application.
NOTE: Please do not submit additional materials (e.g., DD Form 214, performance plans/evaluations, letters of recommendation, etc.); they will not be considered as part of the application package.
This position has a positive education requirement; college transcripts are required for ALL candidates newly appointed to the FAA in the 0800 (Engineering) series.
College transcripts must be submitted from current FAA employees applying for internal vacancies if they have never held a position in the 0800 (Engineering) series with the FAA.
College transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who are currently occupying an 0800 (Engineering) series.
If selected, official transcripts are required prior to employment.
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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A resume and narrative individually addressing the requirements listed in this announcement should be submitted online via the Apply button on this announcement. Uploaded resumes and narratives must be submitted in Word (or Word compatible) or PDF format. All documents must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement in order to receive consideration for the position.
You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of "Received" by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of "Received" each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.
Application packages will be evaluated against the criteria outlined in the technical requirements described for the position. In addition to submitting a resume, applicants should address each of the technical requirements individually, describing work accomplishments that relate to each requirement.
Amendment Date: 01/21/2021
Amendment Note: This announcement has been extended.
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