The Office of Aerospace Medicine s vision is to provide global leadership for Aerospace Medicine in the 21st century. Their goal is aerospace safety through medical excellence, commitment, and teamwork. Their services include aerospace medical education, aerospace medical and human factors research, aviation industry drug and alcohol testing, medical clearance of air traffic control specialists, Occupational Health and pilot medical certification.
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The incumbent serves as the Deputy Federal Air Surgeon (DFAS), Office of Aerospace Medicine and is the Federal Governments medical authority in civil aviation. The proper discharge of this authority requires research, development, and dissemination of medical information for the prevention of aircraft accidents and the effects on occupants involved in accidents. This is accomplished through studies and recommendations dealing with the medical standards, health and effectiveness of air traffic controllers, the survivability factors relating to aircraft accidents, medical fitness standards for civil airmen, and the bioengineering aspects of aircraft design and aircraft operating procedures.
The DFAS oversees the daily operations of the Program Management Division, Medical Specialties Division, Drug Abatement Division, and the Regional Aerospace Medicine Divisions and executes the mission via a staff of approximately 250 geographically-dispersed employees, including one executive and 36 senior managers. The incumbent communicates with high level executives within Aviation Safety and across other FAA lines of business and staff offices, representatives of the aviation industry, members of Congress, the public and other Government agencies, as well as with various domestic, foreign, public, and private agencies and organizations.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Manages, directs, and evaluates office programs. Provides leadership, program definitions and plans, program emphasis, goals and objectives, and the most effective methods of carrying out the progress of the office.
- Develops Federal Aviation Regulations and criteria specifying the minimum standards of medical fitness for civil airmen. Conducts meetings or public hearings with industry or other groups in connection with medical regulatory activities, interpreting or amplifying the intent of proposed regulatory matters.
- Assures technical adequacy of aviation medicines research and develops research plans and policies to include: 1) the development of medical standards and procedures relating to the certification of airmen and the development and operation of aircraft, 2) the control of environmental hazards which may affect the health, safety and performance of aircrew members, passengers and air traffic controllers, 3) the medical research support of other agency research and regulatory activities, 4) monitoring aircraft cabin safety problems and research into onboard equipment and procedures to identify potential safety and efficiency improvement.
25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.
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.
This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
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.
This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).
Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.
Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.
Degree: Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or equivalent from a school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association (external link); Association of American Medical Colleges (external link); Liaison Committee on Medical Education (external link); Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association (external link), or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) at the time the degree was obtained.
Degree from Foreign Medical School: A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (external link), a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.
Please see below link to reference educational requirements for this position: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/medical-officer-series-0602/
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING EDUCATION: Applicants MUST submit copies of their college or university transcript and certificates by the closing date. NOTE: Applicants who have never held a position in the Medical Officer Series (602) with the FAA must submit a copy of your college or university transcript by the closing date. If selected, an official transcript will be required. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS. Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US Department of Education. Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited US educational institution in terms of equivalency to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered. COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS, LICENSES, AND CERTIFICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO VERIFY QUALIFICATIONS. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.
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Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.
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.
Person hired as the Deputy Federal Air Surgeon could be eligible to receive an annual Physicians Premium Pay (PPP).
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
Drug test required