Serves as an Electronics Engineer within the Office of Airports, Safety and Standards Division, AAS-100.
The incumbent applies experience and comprehensive knowledge of electronics engineering principles, theories and concepts as they relate to the development of standards, specifications, criteria, certification and guidelines for airfield electrical systems such as airfield lighting, signage, visual aids and navigational aids. Systems assigned include the latest airport lighting technology, including light emitting diode (LED) technology and other forms of replacement technology for incandescent lighting. Incumbent reviews and analyzes issues related to aircraft enhanced flight vision technology and night vision goggle technology and the associated issues with some of these technologies to see certified LED airfield lighting. Incumbent applies knowledge of specifications of airport lighting equipment and assists with the management of the third-party airport lighting equipment certification program for the FAA Office of Airports.
Incumbent coordinates advanced engineering and research projects to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of proposed airport electronic systems; analyzes and evaluates information; sponsors and coordinates research. Incumbent briefs and coordinates with managers, supervisors, contractors, and other people/groups involved with airport lighting, to resolve issues and provide detailed recommendations. Incumbent defines and develops standards, criteria, requirements and related system/program elements; evaluates validity of program assumptions; correlates technical conclusions, prepares and submits recommendations for change. Monitors the dissemination and implementation of approved changes.
Incumbent writes guidance in the form of FAA Advisory Circulars and Engineering Briefs to be used by consultant engineers, airport operators, airport maintenance personnel, and equipment manufacturers. Incumbent acts as the representative of FAA Office of Airports in interactions with other FAA organizations, other government agencies, and aviation industry interest groups. Incumbent serves on International committees representing the FAA for airfield lighting.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: The salary listed above includes a 29.32% locality payment for the Washington, DC metropolitan area.