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Aerospace Engineer Flight Test Engineer

Company name
Department Of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration

Salary
$84,007.00 to $130,199.00

Location
Los Angeles, CA

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Open & closing dates

02/15/2018

to

03/08/2018

Service

Excepted

Pay scale & grade

FV I

Salary

$84,007 to $130,199 per year

Salary includes locality payment of 30.57%

Appointment type

Permanent

Work schedule

Full-Time

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Los Angeles County, CA

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

This job is open to

Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

Merit promotion

Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Transfer

Veterans

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Announcement number

ASW-AIR-18-BM113-56319

Control number

491498400

Duties

Duties

Summary

THIS POSITION WILL BE LOCATED IN LOS ANGLES, CALIFORNIA.

Business Component: Aircraft Certification Service (AIR), Compliance & Airworthiness Division, AIR-700, Flight Test Branch AIR-710, West Section, AIR-716.

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Responsibilities

You will serve as a Flight Test Engineer in the West Flight Test Section, responsible for the standard application of Federal Aviation Regulations, programs, policies, and procedures pertaining to the type certification and continued operational safety of aircraft. You will support all aspects of flight testing related to certification programs, development programs, designee programs and continued operational safety. This includes but is not limited to planning, development, review, and execution of ground and flight evaluations conducted during certification programs. Analyzes and evaluates technical data submitted by applicants to show compliance for the design and flight testing of aircraft, aircraft systems, propulsion and flight crew interfaces. In addition, you will be responsible for supporting the risk assessment of the safety review board for the FAA flight tests during certification programs, both for domestic and for foreign validation projects.

You will be agency expert in the field of flight test analysis and/or human factors. To fulfill the responsibilities of this position, you must be current in evaluating state-of-the-art technological changes that could affect the proper flight-testing of aircraft flight characteristics, aircraft performance, aircraft system operations and flight crew interfaces. Incumbent, as a crewmember, will be a member of a flight test team and will be required to participate in flight tests on experimental aircraft. As a crewmember, you will be required to maintain currency in the tasks assigned in the Flight Test Operations Manual (FTOM), is required to maintain a current third class medical, and is subject to drug testing as testing designated position.

Reviews flight test related documentation and participates on test teams as an agency expert in flight-testing. Provides guidance and oversight in the certification process to applicants. Participates in select critical aspects of aircraft performance, controllability, stability, and/or human factors (HF) test activities. Participates as directed in the work of national and international groups, industry groups, and other government agencies. Provides technical guidance on matters related to performance, controllability, stability, and/or HF aspects of aircraft certification.

This is a Testing Designated and Safety Critical Position.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Current or Former Federal Employees & EVHO - Federal Employees & EVHO

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for definition of EVHO.

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job family (Series)

0861 Aerospace Engineering

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Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

US Citizenship is required.

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)

Designated or Random Drug Testing required.

A recent SF-50 is required (See Required Documents for requirements)

Bargaining Unit: Yes

Qualifications

Candidates must have One Year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level (FV-H, FG/GS-11/12) that is typically in or related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in this position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Specialized experience may include but is not limited to: (1) experience in field of flight test analysis and/or human factor and/or performance testing on aircraft and/or to determine compliance with federal certification standards. (2) Experience with Federal Aviation Regulations programs, policies and procedures pertaining to the type of certification and continued operational safety of aircraft. (3) Experience working Flight Test issues, flying qualities, mechanical systems, avionics/electrical systems and propulsion flight test.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each (KSA), in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

Education

Successful completion of a full 4-year professional engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering in an accredited college/university. To be acceptable, the curriculum must (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses in 5 of the following 7 areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statistics, dynamics (b) strength of materials (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics (d) thermodynamics (e) electrical fields and circuits (f) nature and properties of materials or (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics,

OR

A COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE. To qualify based on education, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration. If selected, official transcripts will be required.

Complete OPM Qualification Standard for the Professional 800 series:

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=0800-ndx

We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.

Preview Job Questionnaire

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

Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.

Position may be subject to a background investigation.

A one-year probationary period may be required.

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.

APPLICANTS THAT DO NOT SUBMIT FORMS SF-50 WILL LOSE CONSIDERATION DUE TO AN INCOMPLETE BID PACKAGE.

FORMS SF-50 SENT VIA EMAIL WILL NOT RECEIVE CONSIDERATION. FORMS SF-50 MUST BE SUBMITTED ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.

Form(s) may be uploaded to your on-line application or submitted by mail or fax. If you choose to submit the form via fax, we cannot guarantee timely receipt or assume responsibility for the quality or legibility of the form. Illegible forms will result in loss of consideration. Mailed or faxed forms should be addressed to the agency point of contact listed in this vacancy announcement.

Incomplete Applications: Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Your application/resume MUST have your official title, grade and series on your work history.

Interviews: If selecting official interviews one all have to be interviewed.

Requirement for Security Clearance: Selection and placement are contingent upon waiver or completion of satisfactory security requirements. For Moderate Risk (Level 5), this position requires completion and favorable adjudication of a National Agency Check with Inquiry (NACI) background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained.

Core Compensation Position: This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation Plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: https://employees.faa.gov/employee_services/pay_perf/pay/core_comp_plan/

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

SF-50 may be uploaded to your on-line application or submitted by mail or fax. If you choose to submit the forms via fax, we cannot guarantee timely receipt or assume responsibility for the quality or legibility of the form. Illegible forms will result in loss of consideration.

Mailed or faxed forms should be addressed to the Agency's point of contact listed in this vacancy announcement and include the Vacancy Announcement Number on each page.

This is 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

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Drug test required

Yes

Required Documents

Required Documents

APPLICANTS THAT DO NOT SUBMIT UNOFFICAL OR OFFICAL TRANSCRIPT WILL LOSE CONSIDERATION DUE TO AN INCOMPLETE PACKAGE

APPLICANTS THAT DO NOT SUBMIT VETERAN PREFRENCE DOCUMENTS SUCH AS DD214; VA LETTER ETC. WILL LOSE CONSIDERATION DUE TO AN INCOMPLETE PACKAGE.

APPLICANTS THAT DO NOT PROVIDE A COMPLETED RESUME WITH ALL THE REQUIRE INFORMATION WILL LOSE CONSIDERATION DUE TO AN INCOMPLETE RESUME.

Applicants claiming eligibility for the Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO), MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.

If you are a current or former Federal employee (including a current FAA employee), you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are a current Federal employee and need a current copy of your SF-50, please contact your personnel office. If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/

. If you are a former Federal employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF-50 by writing the National Personnel Records Center Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL 62295. Additional information is available from this link: http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/civilian-personnel/

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.

Benefits

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of Received by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of Received each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.

We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:

Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)

Duties (be specific in describing your duties)

Employer's name and address

Supervisor name and phone number

Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)

Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)

Salary

Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.

You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide

, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.

Agency contact information

Brenda Maxie

Phone

817-222-5529

Fax

817-222-5852

Email

brenda.maxie@faa.gov

Address

Federal Aviation Administration

ASW HR Employment Operations Branch AHF-C300

10101 Hillwood Pkwy

Fort Worth, TX

US

Learn more about this agency

Next steps

Candidates for FAA positions are evaluated using our Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR) system.

AVIATOR compares your skills and experience as described in your application with the requirements of the position.

If you are found to be an eligible, highly-qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.

(In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.)

Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.

Important - If you make any change to your application, you must resubmit it.

If you change your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and your previous application will be considered.

FAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on Office of Civil Rights (ACR)

or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

or how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance

Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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Department Of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
Website : http://www.faa.gov/

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