Federal Aviation Administration Aerospace Engineer (Avionics/Electrical Systems) in Anchorage, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration
  • 1 vacancy - Anchorage, AK
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Tuesday 10/4/2016 (21 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 10/25/2016 (0 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

Business Component:

Central Region, Small Airplane Directorate, Anchorage Aircraft Certification Office


Incumbent serves as an aerospace engineer with responsibility for regulatory oversight of aircraft certification programs and continuing operational safety in aircraft electrical and avionics including National Airspace System (NAS) NextGen technologies. Incumbent is responsible for applying safety management principles using advanced engineering knowledge and risk management techniques. Responsibilities include review and evaluation of FAA regulatory compliance for aircraft certification projects and initiation of safety determinations for continuing airworthiness. Oversees Organization Designation Authorizations (ODA) and Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs) for technical and procedural compliance to the regulations. The incumbent works with applicants for design approvals related to 14 CFR parts 23, 25, 27, or 29 and other 14 CFR parts of the Federal Aviation Regulations as assigned.

Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) - In accordance with applicable FAA Travel regulations, full relocation benefits will be paid (actual expenses).
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Position has education requirements; transcripts must be submitted.
  • Please see required documents section.

Successful completion of a full four-year professional engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering in an accredited college or university. TRANSCRIPT MUST BE SUBMITTED. To be acceptable the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics;(b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties);(g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. In addition to the basic requirements all candidates must demonstrate one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level pay band (or equivalent grade level) in the Federal Government (FV-H, specialized experience at the FG-5/7/9 or FV-G band level; FV-I, specialized experience at the FG-11/12 or FV-H level).

Specialized Experience: For the FV-I level: aerospace engineering experience with design, analysis, and airworthiness compliance methods in aircraft electrical systems and/or avionics and finding compliance to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations part 23, 25, 27, or 29. Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history.

Specialized experience for the FV-H level: the experience must be equivalent to the next lower grade level/pay band and should include experience in design, analysis and/or airworthiness compliance methods for aircraft electrical systems and/or avionics.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for consideration.


Copy of college or university transcript must be submitted prior to close date of this announcement, please upload or FAX to 816-329-2656 and annotate announcement number on cover sheet. Candidates who do not submit a copy of their transcript will be determined to be not qualified.

We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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

Office of Civil Rights (ACR)


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Other Information

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

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 external announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this external 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 work history that describes how you meet the 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. Your answers may be adjusted as appropriate.

Some, all or none of the candidates may be interviewed.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information:Locality Pay, COLA

Salary Range: $64,476.00 to $120,313.00 / Salary range includes 25.16% locality pay. In addition, 5.31% Cost-of-Living Allowance (COLA) is authorized. Locality and COLA are subject to change.

Series & Grade: FV-0861-H/I

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

Control Number: 452402100

Job Announcement Number: ACE-AIR-16-210-49865