Executive Director, Office of Operational Safety

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 07, 2021
Closes
Jan 15, 2021
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Office of Commercial Space Transportation regulates the U.S. commercial space transportation industry, to ensure compliance with international obligations of the United States, and to protect the public health and safety, safety of property, and national security and foreign policy interests of the United States. Additionally, the Office of Commercial Space Transportation facilitates the strengthening and expansion of the United States space transportation infrastructure.

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Responsibilities

The Executive Director, Office of Operational Safety serves as a senior advisor to the Associate and Deputy Associate
Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation. The Executive Director provides executive leadership and direction for commercial space programs, goals and priorities which includes the areas of launch vehicle and spaceport safety authorization, safety analysis, and safety assurance. The Executive Director executes the work of the organization via a staff of approximately 70 employees and the administration of an annual $10M budget.

Principal Responsibilities

Provides executive leadership, oversight and direction for the Operational Safety organization consisting of the Safety Authorization, Safety Analysis, and Safety Assurance Divisions, which are required for commercial space transportation operations.

Oversees agency efforts to ensure the public health and safety through the licensing of commercial space launches and reentries and launch site operations, performing compliance monitoring at launch events and monitoring FAA licensed, permitted and otherwise regulated commercial space transportation activities to ensure compliance with FAA regulations.

Directs planning and execution of policies, standards, and procedures relating to commercial space transportation licensing, safety oversight, and operations regulated and monitored by the FAA.

Formulates and executes strategies to ensure continual improvement of operational services to stakeholders. Regularly reviews projects and programs to ensure they are aligned with long and short-term agency and line of business (LOB) goals, objectives, and plans. Establishes and refines Operational Safety objectives to support agency and LOB goals and plans.

Travel Required

25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
NA

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information Clearance.


Qualifications

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.

Leadership Requirements
1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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 Requirements
1. TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT: Demonstrated experience implementing and overseeing compliance with commercial space transportation safety and licensing requirements, including interpretation and execution of applicable policies, regulations and standards.

Education

An education requirement has not been established for this occupational series.

Preview Job Questionnaire
Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

Additional information

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.

This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying a "testing designated position (TDP)" will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.

This is not a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

1. A resume.
2. An attachment individually addressing each Leadership and Technical Requirement if you do not address them in the answer blocks within the application.
3. An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if you are claiming noncompetitive eligibility as a current/former FAA
Executive or current/former member of the Senior Executive Service or equivalent system.
4. A Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (SESCDP) certificate if you are claiming noncompetitive status based on your completion of an SESCDP program.
Note: Please do not submit additional materials (i.e. DD Form 214, performance plans/evaluations, letters of recommendation, etc.) as they will not be considered as part of the application package.

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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