Deputy Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives

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

Summary

The Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) is part of the Office of Aviation Safety (AVS) and includes more than 1,300 engineers, scientists, inspectors, test pilots and other experts responsible for oversight of design, production, airworthiness certification, and continued airworthiness programs for all U.S. civil aviation products and foreign import products.

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Responsibilities

The Deputy Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives serves as the chief operating officer for AIR strategic change, executive catalyst for strategic change within AVS and the FAA, and ombudsman. The incumbent is responsible for AIR's overall organizational agility and capacity to support the FAA Strategic Initiatives. The Deputy Executive Director also provides executive oversight to proactively address emerging safety issues such as introducing complex and different types of new entrants into the aerospace system and increased sharing of safety data. The Deputy Executive Director oversees approximately 380 Federal employees and a $25.5M budget.

Principal Responsibilities:
  • Leads the AIR executive team to ensure incorporation of collective knowledge and experience on overall AIR strategic planning, goal setting, and management. Works as an executive team member to align resources to higher level agency and department objectives.
  • Liaises with industry to develop and track metrics to measure continuous improvement in AIR's ability to satisfy stakeholders' needs and industry's compliance culture across the rapidly changing global aviation industry.
  • Represents the FAA's positions at aviation events, industry conferences, and other civil aviation authority meetings regarding regulatory approaches and safety impacts for industry and international regulators, new technology impacts to the FAA regulatory and safety system, and the FAA's approach to evolve the certification workforce to meet the challenges of new innovations in the industry.
  • Provides executive oversight of reform initiatives, such as Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Commercial Space Transportation Security, as well as program direction over the Alternative Fuels Program Staff.


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.


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.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following have been determined to be selective factors for this position. This means possession of this criteria is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criteria 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 overseeing the development and implementation of Federal aviation laws, regulations, and operating procedures.
  • TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT : Demonstrated ability to serve as an effective spokesperson and represent a high profile organization with global regulatory authorities, national and international industry bodies, manufacturers, research organizations, academia, and the public on aviation safety and regulatory framework.


Education

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

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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.

Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.

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
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

1. A resume.
2. An attachment individually addressing the Leadership and Technical Requirements 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 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.) 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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