Department Of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Office (AUS), Integrated Pilot Program (IPP) is underway - and we want you to be part of it! AUS is looking for enthusiastic self-starters interested in joining the IPP team to help shape the National Airspace System (NAS) of tomorrow. The IPP is expected to provide immediate opportunities for new and expanded commercial UAS operations, and foster meaningful dialogue between local and national interests.
Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Office, Program & Data Management Branch, AUS-410
Serves as a Program Manager responsible for leading and managing an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) project. The incumbent will foster innovation and advancement of the IPP Project by working closely with internal LOB/SO counterparts, as well as working with State, Local, and Tribal government partners on the advancement of commercial drone operations and applications of technology to explore and develop the means to integrate UAS operations in the NAS with national and global implications.
He/She provides direct leadership for highly complex and challenging activities under the nominal direction of the IPP Special Projects Manager. As such, acts as a lead to define and direct challenging and innovative approaches, methodologies, and or techniques/programs/activities that frequently affect more than one LOB/SO or the FAA as a whole.
The incumbent will manage all phases of the IPP Project to include overseeing strategic planning, risk management, schedule management, change control, and resource allocation to accomplish project goals and objectives. He/She will plan and develop analyses and evaluations to evaluate the risk impact on the programs, projects, and activities including Safety Risk Management and provide recommendations to senior management, making recommended alternatives for the design and implementation of overall IPP Project goals to manage cost, schedule, and technical performance baselines.
Incumbent will oversee and manage all contractual and legal agreements between the FAA and the IPP awardees to align with project goals and overall program objectives. He/She is responsible for effective management of the IPP Project and compliance with the pertinent parts of the UAS IPP Presidential Memo, the FAA, and all future pertinent law, regulations, and FAA Orders. Oversees coordination of reports or contractual documents for final approval prior to external distribution.
The incumbent will work with IPP Project Team, as well as across project teams to coordinate activities with internal stakeholders and external counterparts to address diverse, complex issues, which often cross multiple disciplines, projects/programs or functional/technical areas and have impact on the accomplishment of milestones and overall goals.
The incumbent represents the FAA and UAS as a senior technical point of contact on all activities related to the IPP Project. He/She formulates and recommends positions on major project or policy issues and facilitates effective decision making to senior management. Coordinates cross-organizational efforts and results to all levels of staff within a Line of Business (LOB)/Service Office (SO) or across LOB/SO's, as well as externally, to include the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, other Federal government departments, State, Local, and Tribal governments, and the private sector.
The incumbent engages with internal and external stakeholders to incorporate community participation in order to provoke meaningful dialogue relative to UAS drone operations, and promote UAS technology, regulations and policy to develop solutions meeting UAS integration project goals. The incumbent serves as an advocate for the development of a comprehensive plan to safely accelerate and manage the integration of UAS in the NAS, and to develop regulations, policies and operating materials, which govern UAS operations. In developing solutions, the incumbent identifies and resolves highly complex problems or issues often crossing organizational boundaries, considers sensitive interconnections between public, business, and government interests, and collaborates with all three groups to facilitate communication, build broad support for implementation of solutions, and accomplish the IPP Project goals and Agency strategic objectives.
25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.
Who May Apply
This job is open to...
U.S. Citizens - The public
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Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship is required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
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Remote option may be considered at management's discretion.
At least 25% travel may be required.
PCS IS NOT AUTHORIZED.
Applicants must demonstrate at least one year (52 weeks) of SPECIALIZED experience equivalent to the next lower grade/pay band (FG/GS-13/FV-I) in the Federal Government. Specialized experience is defined as that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is typically in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled.
Specialized experience is defined as:
Experience analyzing, evaluating, and advising on aviation safety matters.
Experience interacting with internal and external audiences which demonstrates engagement, oversight, information sharing, and education using a risk-based methodology with outcomes of a positive impact on aviation safety.
Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
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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.
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Sana N. Butler
Federal Aviation Administration
HQ Human Resource Services Division, AHF-100
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