Executive Director, Office of Environment and Energy
Assistant Administrator for Policy, International Affairs, and Environment
- Permanent Change of Station (PCS) - In accordance with applicable FAA Travel regulations, full relocation benefits will be paid (actual expenses).
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 the development and management of national and international aviation environmental and energy policies.
- TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT: Demonstrated experience in working with federal agencies, universities, inter-governmental agencies, and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), addressing science and research issues in the aviation environment, including programs with collaborative efforts between industry in supporting the established standards and policies related to civil aviation environmental issues, aircraft noise and aviation emissions generated and mitigation.
- TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT: Ability to lead research, engineering and development aviation environmental programs to advance technology and operational solutions.
We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.
The Executive Director for Environment and Energy provides leadership and strategic direction in the development of national and international aviation environmental policies, goals and priorities, aircraft environmental certification standards and oversees aircraft environmental research, engineering and development. He/she directs needs assessments, and formulates strategic approaches to aviation environmental and energy issues, taking into consideration current aviation needs, agency goals and authority, and technical, policy, and political implications of positions. He/she provides leadership in the development, coordination, and presentation of rulemaking notices, public announcements, and other actions which result in FAA rules and regulations that impact the National Aviation System (NAS). He/she ensures collaboration with stakeholders in the aerospace community, international aviation organizations, environmental certification organizations, state and federal agencies, nongovernmental groups and academic and research organizations.
The Executive Director provides executive direction in the development of scientific principles and analytical models and tools designed to build capabilities, establish new approaches, and provide data to support decision-making. He/she collaborates with the Partnership for AiR Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction (PARTNER) Center of Excellence to ensure to address science and engineering environmental, mobility and work force issues. He/she provides strategic direction to research, operations, and facilities and equipment budget of $60M and over 100 projects to identify environmental problems and develop cost-beneficial solutions. He/she manages multiple contracts to develop technologies to reduce noise, emissions, and fuel burn for integration into current and future aircraft.
The Executive Director represents the U.S. Government at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) to develop recommendations for international standards and policies for aviation environmental issues such as climate change. The scope is broad and includes review of non-standard areas such as market-based options and legal analysis.
The Executive Director leads the interagency integrated policy development team in identification of environmental protection strategies that support NextGen and sustain aviation growth. He/she partners with industry and government under the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuel Initiative (CAAFI) to study alternative aviation fuels to enhance environmental performance and fuel security. He/she collaborates with industry on the Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions, and Noise (CLEEN) program to accelerate development of technologies to reduce commercial aviation emissions and noise impacts and enhance fuel efficiency and supply security.
The Executive Director represents the FAA and Department of Transportation on aviation environmental matters; maintains liaison relationship with Congressional members and committees, aviation industry, users, and other groups interested in environmental quality and energy conservation. He/she provides guidance and coordinates with FAA leaders who have interest and responsibilities in environmental quality and conservations to ensure agency actions carry out the intent of applicable legislation in a reasonable and harmonized manner.