Director, Policy and Innovation Division
Incumbent serves as the Director, Policy and Innovation Division, and is responsible for executive direction in support of aerospace innovation by seeking out the best solutions for the organization that will drive outcomes, anticipating key changes in the market, and mobilizing teams around the change to develop a clear pathway to certification for all aerospace products.The Director provides direction in the development and maintenance of Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) regulations, guidance and directives, research and development activities for AIR, and maintains and manages the Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor program, as well as fleet safety studies and evaluation of overall fleet safety needs.
The Director reports to the AIR Executive Director. The Director exercises full responsibility and authority to initiate and implement required programs, tailoring them to meet AIR requirements.alignment of division resources, activities, and stakeholders with AIR mission and strategic objectivesdevelopment of division personnel and resources consistent with AIR’s future needsfostering of a work environment and culture that emphasizes risk-based decision making, innovation, collaboration, communication, accountability, diversity, and inclusion.
The Director may be called upon to serve as acting Executive Director or Deputy Executive Director of the Aircraft Certification Service.
As a basic requirement for entry into the FAA Executive System, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Leadership and Technical Requirements listed below.In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following has been determined to be a selective factor for this position. This means possession of this criterion is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criterion are ineligible for further consideration.LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience in achieving operational results? If so, provide examples of ways you have exercised leadership to deliver significant results. Explain how you established goals, assessed outcomes, and improved products and services. Indicate how you identified and met customers' requirements and addressed the needs of stakeholders. Include examples of complex problems you solved or difficult obstacles that you overcame as a leader. Your description should include (1) the size and complexity of organizations you have led, (2) the scope of programs you have managed, and (3) the impact of your results on customers and other stakeholders. LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience leading people? If yes, describe the size of the organization and number and types of positions you have managed. Discuss ways that you have established and maintained positive work environments and prevented or eliminated discrimination or harassment. Describe ways that you have mentored and developed employees and built individual and team performance. Discuss how you have established and led teams to deliver products and services. Include in your description experience in leading others in a matrix environment across organizations. LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience building relationships? If yes, describe (1) the types of individuals with whom you routinely collaborate; and (2) the purpose and outcomes of the communication. Discuss your experience in communicating and cooperating with others to achieve goals. Provide examples of how you have built relationships to achieve consensus and how you were able to obtain the cooperation of others with competing priorities and perspectives. Describe how you effectively communicate information within and outside of your organization. LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience leading strategic change? If yes, describe examples of strategic changes that you led for your organization; describe the entities that the change affected (agency, industry, organizational components). Discuss obstacles you encountered and how you overcame them to the benefit of the agency. Include in your description ways that you applied long-range vision, developed strategies, and applied innovative ideas and techniques. TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT: Demonstrated experience in Federal aviation laws, regulations, and operating procedures. TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT: Demonstrated experience in aerospace innovation (e.g., collaboration with aerospace industry to certify new aviation products, while maintaining aviation safety standards). We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.
Travel may be required.Position may be subject to a background investigation.A one-year probationary period may be required.Veterans preference does not apply to the FAA Executive System.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.
**The person selected for this position may select one (1) of the following areas for duty location: Burlington, MA; Renton, WA; Kansas City, MO; Fort Worth, TX; Washington, DC**This is not a bargaining unit position.Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA