Summary 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 safe to relocate. The incumbent serves as a Continued Operational Safety (COS) Program Manager in the Compliance & Airworthiness Division. Responsibilities He/she applies expertise of engineering knowledge, extensive certification, COS experience and leadership skills to develop, integrate, implement and evaluate processes for all activities associated with complex COS issues. The COS Program Manager facilitates communication of critical safety information within Aircraft Certification and assists management in developing relationships and processes essential for COS. He/She serves as a focal for processes used in the oversight of (COS), monitors adherence of employees to established COS oversight processes, and proposes appropriate changes to the division and local COS processes when necessary to improve effectiveness and/or efficiency.Applies experience and comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles, theories, and concepts applicable to the Continued Operational Safety (COS) Programs, as well as an understanding of new technologies and methodologies, to solve complex problems and to develop improved technical processes for the organization. Assignments frequently require knowledge and experience working across functional and/or organizational lines. Typical assignment includes responsibility for overseeing and/or accomplishing COS work activities and project/program management as follows:Managing Continuing Airworthiness Program: Applies broad technical, organizational, data management and team leadership skills to lead COS oversight of assigned make/model products from identification of potential safety issues through closure; Support management in ensuring the Compliance and Airworthiness Division, AIR-700, meet the COS program and process requirements and metrics; Identifies gaps in program metrics and processes, and recommends program improvements to address those gaps; Leads and/or participates on teams to conduct organizational improvement, implement new processes, procedures, conduct audits, maintenance of confidence, or other activity to achieve organizational performance objectives related to COS activity; Leads or steers major team activities associated with major COS related agreements with design approval holders or foreign authorities; and serves as focal point for development and maintenance of those agreements; Advises management on implementation of COS processes within and across branches, staffing requirements to implement COS related programs and teams; Monitors and provides briefings to the workforce to ensure adherence to established COS procedures and working agreements; Oversees workforce compliance to COS processes and continually looks for opportunities to improve these processes; Advises engineering workforce on the application of risk and causal analyses; Responsible for overseeing assigned engineering workforce and design approval holders or foreign authorities in their duties to acquire and review operational data for potential safety issues; Develop, implement and continuously improve COS databases used for tracking and monitoring status of open COS and safety items; Coordinates safety issues with other COS Program Managers for potential impact on other products.COS Subject Matter Expert: Often represents the branch as a principal point of contact to provide advice and guidance on the applications of COS policies and procedures both internally and externally. Applies broad policies and objectives and provides general guidance for addressing issues and exercises considerable discretion to develop new and innovative approaches. Responsible for mentoring engineers on performing COS work and provides policy guidance and instruction to others, both internally and externally. Provides guidance to lower-level staff to solve difficult technical issues. Works with management to solve problems. Work is reviewed through status reports and at project completion, to ensure technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project/work activity. Requirements Conditions of Employment We are not accepting applications from noncitizens. Qualifications Basic Requirements: Successful completion of a full four-year professional engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering in an accredited college or university. To be acceptable the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the ABET as a professional engineering curriculum; 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); (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics; OR,ALTERNATIVE REQUIREMENTS: 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 professional 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:Professional registration: Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico;Written Test: Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico;Specified academic courses: Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A;Related curriculum: - Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.Specialized Experience for J-Band: In addition to the basic/alternative qualification requirements identified above, all applicants must demonstrate one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (FV-I or FG/GS-13). Specialized experience is experience which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or directly related to work of the position to be filled. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE include: Experience in type certification, continued airworthiness of certificated aircraft, and experience leading teams or individuals. Experience with directing and coordinating projects in a timely manner.Quality Ranking Factor is the knowledge, skills and abilities that could be expected to significantly enhance performance in a position, but, unlike selective factors, are not essential for satisfactory performance.QUALITY RANKING FACTOR: The well-qualified or preferred candidate will possess documented experience in evaluating foreign authority Airworthiness Directive (AD) action in order to develop a Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information AD or unilateral AD action. 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.This position has a minimum education requirement as specified in the Qualifications Required section. College/University transcript(s), or applicable documentation, described in the Qualifications Required section must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement to show the requirements are met; Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration. Please see Important Information Regarding Education under the Required Documents section. 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, 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/working_here/financial_disclosure_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. As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, 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, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or 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 that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the 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.FAA's CORE COMPENSATION PLAN This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available at: http://www.faa.gov/jobs/working\_here/The FAA is an excepted service agency. Basic Federal employee benefits remain the same as other Federal agencies. This is a bargaining unit position.Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA
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