Department Of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
$70,940.00 to $124,381.00
Open & closing dates
Pay scale & grade
FV H - I
$70,940 to $124,381 per year
Salary cited above includes 27.48% locality pay.
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Serves as an Aerospace Engineer for the Aircraft Certification Service (AIR). AIR develops safety standards, policies, and guidance that govern the design, production, and airworthiness of aircraft, engines, propellers, parts and appliances (hereafter referred to as aviation products). In addition, AIR issues approvals and provides oversight of FAA approval holders, designees, and delegated organizations.
Business Component: Aviation Safety, Aircraft Certification Service, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Boston ACO Branch, Aviation Safety Section, IR7B1
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H Band Duties: Incumbent applies experience and detailed knowledge of engineering principles, theories, and concepts applicable to aircraft mechanical systems to plan and accomplish assignments. Performs a variety of routine, multiple and varying conventional certification assignments associated with aircraft mechanical systems under the limited direction of a manager, project/program manager, or more experienced engineer. The assignments pertain to such matters as (1) consideration of proposals to modify aviation products in service to improve fuel efficiency, flight characteristics, etc.; (2) evaluation of design and test work submitted to demonstrate compliance; (3) investigations of service difficulties related to engineering concerns; and, (4) certification and continued operational safety of aviation products. Typical work assignments may include, but are not limited to: Reviews and evaluates proposals to modify aviation products in service; determines whether proposals meet certification requirements and recommends parameters for certification approval; reviews and evaluates certification proposals for supplemental type certificates; assesses extent to which original certification criteria apply; where product is significantly altered from original certification project, recommends project areas for which compliance must be re-demonstrated; visits manufacturers’ and/or modifiers’ facilities and discuses technical procedures, methods, and policies involved in the preparation of required data and test procedures; evaluates design data submitted to show compliance against the certification basis to determine whether data meets the required parameters; approves data or requests additional documentation when data is lacking or insufficient; confers with engineers in other sections to coordinate on the assigned phases and projects; participates in accident investigation where engineering integrity has been identified as a factor; participates in supervision of FAA Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs); supports Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) holders; and, assists higher level engineers in supervision of Safety Management System (SMS) of design approval holders. Performs other duties as assigned.
I Band Duties: The incumbent has responsibility for regulatory oversight of aircraft certification programs and continuing operational safety in aircraft mechanical systems; applying safety management principles using experience, advanced engineering knowledge, and risk management techniques; and, investigating and identifying safety of flight issues using risk assessment tools, and utilizing policies and procedures to mitigate unsafe conditions through the use of airworthiness directives or other continued operational safety processes. Responsibilities include the review and evaluation of regulatory compliance for aviation product certification projects and initiation of safety determinations for continuing airworthiness. Oversees Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs) for technical and procedural compliance to the regulations. As a member of an Organization Management Team (OMT), provides comprehensive oversight for Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) holders. In cooperation with other pertinent AIR organizations, participates in supervision of Safety Management System (SMS) of design approval holders. The incumbent may also work with applicants for design approvals related to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 23, 25, 27, 29, or 33 and other 14 CFR parts as assigned. Performs other duties as assigned.
Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current or Former Federal Employees & EVHO - Current/Former Federal Employees & EVHO
for definition of EVHO.
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
Job family (Series)
0861 Aerospace Engineering
Aircraft Design Engineers
Engineers, Aircraft Design
Engineers, Flight Test
Flight Test Engineers
Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship is required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
This position has a minimum education requirement (see Required Documents).
COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPT(S) MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE CLOSING DATE.
We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.
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: 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-G, FG/GS 5/7/9 OR FV-H, FG/GS-11/12) in the Federal government. 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. Applicants must include examples of their experience in the design, modification and/or airworthiness of aircraft mechanical systems, in their work history, to receive consideration for this specialty.
Specialized experience for the H Band must include, but is not limited to, applying engineering concepts, principles and practices to the design, modification, and/or continued airworthiness of aircraft mechanical systems such as flight controls, landing gear, and hydraulic systems, pressurization, de-ice, braking, and drive systems.
Specialized experience for the I Band must include, but is not limited to, applying advanced engineering concepts, principles and practices to the design, modification, and/or continued airworthiness of aircraft mechanical systems such as flight controls, landing gear, and hydraulic systems, pressurization, de-ice, braking, and drive systems.
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.
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Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.
We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Travel may be required.
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.
Target grade level for this position is at the FV-I band.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: http://jobs.faa.gov/FAACoreCompensation.htm
To view the full qualification requirements for this position, go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), General Schedule Qualification Standards, Professional and Scientific Positions: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards
Also, to view the full Individual Occupational Requirements for entry into this occupation, visit the following OPM webpage: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800/
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 KSAs listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category rating, or priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for consideration.
This is a bargaining unit position.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.
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Drug test required
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING EDUCATION:
Transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who have occupied an Engineering position in the FAA. If you are not a current FAA employee in an Engineering position or other career field with a minimum education requirement, you MUST submit a copy of your unofficial college transcript(s) or a list of courses, grades earned, completion date, and quarter and semester hours earned by the closing date of this announcement. If selected, official transcripts will be required. 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 US educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an accredited American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.
Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or e-mailed applications cannot be accepted. If you need to submit additional documents to supplement your on-line application (e.g. transcripts, SF-50, or veterans' documentation) you may upload these documents with your applications in USAJOBS. Supplemental documentation can also be faxed to 781-238-7283 on or before the closing date of this announcement. Include your name and the announcement number on each of your faxed pages and redact all Personally Identifiable Information (PII), such as social security number and date of birth.
Applicants claiming eligibility for the Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO), MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.
If you are a current or former Federal employee (including a current FAA employee), you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.
If you are a current Federal employee and need a current copy of your SF-50, please contact your personnel office. If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/
. If you are a former Federal employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF-50 by writing the National Personnel Records Center Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL 62295. Additional information is available from this link: http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/civilian-personnel/
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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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How to Apply
How to Apply
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.
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Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
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Employer's name and address
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Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)
Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.
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Federal Aviation Administration
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