$100K — $150K *
This position is located within the FAA's Aircraft Certification Service. The incumbent serves as an Aerospace Engineer and provides concise technical expertise in the field of aircraft engineering, to enable the agency to develop aircraft certification regulatory and guidance materials. While this position requires an expert Aerospace Engineer, it also requires specific training and experience with the complexity of human machine interface, human factors, and related areas.
The incumbent is responsible for the development and evaluation of human machine interface (HMI)-related regulations, guidance material, standards, policies, programs, procedures, training materials, and human factors criteria pertaining to civil aircraft, systems, equipment and other work activities under the minimal direction of a manager, project/program manager or other experienced engineers. This includes, but is not limited to, systems and equipment for all types of aircraft (transport, rotorcraft, small aircraft, and unmanned aircraft systems). applies experience and comprehensive knowledge of aerospace engineering principles, theories, and concepts applicable to human Factors, as well as an understanding of new technologies and methodologies, to solve complex problems and to develop improved technical processes for the organization. The incumbent serves as an advisor on human machine interface (HMI) issues related to aircraft, systems and equipment, including manned and unmanned. Assignments frequently require knowledge and experience working across functional and/or organizational lines.
Typical assignments include: responsibility for the development, review, analysis, and revision of new and existing regulations and guidance materials pertaining to HMI-related civil aviation aircraft, systems and equipment. This includes, but is not limited to, FAA and international regulations, policies, standards, and procedures related to HMI concerns in certification of systems and equipment for all types of aircraft (including transport category, rotorcraft, small aircraft, and unmanned aircraft systems).
The incumbent is responsible for soliciting and managing industry input, sponsoring and utilizing relevant research, and reviewing, updating, and providing training materials for HMI-related regulatory and guidance materials for certification of civil aircraft, systems, and equipment. The incumbent provides HMI-related technical expertise on the design and evaluation of aircraft, systems, and equipment, including displays and controls, procedures, workload and errors, and maintainability. The incumbent is responsible for other specialized assignments, in the field of expertise as well as general assignments. He/She defines, organizes, and assigns resources to accomplish organizational objectives. Allocates resources to accomplish large work activities within established schedules.
Contacts are internal and external. He/She coordinates with counterparts, subject matter experts, and management to enable safe introduction of advanced and emerging technologies proposed by national and international applicants. This requires coordination within and across the FAA, other regulatory authorities, industry, and international safety standards development organizations for global harmonization.
Broad policies and objectives provide general guidance for addressing issues, but allow considerable discretion to develop new and innovative approaches. He/She draws on experience to solve unusual problems and may create new solutions and policy interpretations as the situation requires. The incumbent provides policy guidance and instruction to others, both internally and externally. Provides guidance to lower-level staff to solve difficult technical issues. Develops plans, techniques, and policies to address current or anticipated problems and issues. Works with senior management to solve problems.
Work is reviewed rarely, typically through status reports and at project completion, to ensure technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity. The work activities impacts directly on the objectives of one or more major subdivisions, the LOB's/SO's and the objectives of the FAA.
Valid through: 8/13/2020